September 2019 Trustee Vacancies

Bucks County Museum Trust
Bucks County Museum Trust

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AIM member Trustee vacancies


The Hockey Museum – Woking, Surrey

Role: Chair of Board of Trustees

Role description:

Chair the Board of 8 Trustees on the 5-year plan;

Ensure annual plan/budget is in line with the strategy and robust and comply with relevant statutory and accounting principles;

Coach and mentor the Curator;

Develop relationships with key financial partners;

Network with relevant museum and sport bodies.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Four times per annum plus an ‘away day’

Daytime or evening meetings: As required.

Closing date for applications:      30th September 2019 to

Contact details for applicants to find out more:



Greenham Control Tower Ltd – Berkshire

Roles: Trustees

Greenham Control Tower opened its doors in Summer 2018 as a museum, cafe and community venue with the aim to preserve and share the historical legacy of one of the few remaining airfield buildings, telling the story of Greenham Common whilst supporting and cooperating with local organisations for the benefit of the whole community. We are seeking new board members to help with the operation and strategic direction of the building. We are keen to talk to anyone with the relevant skills, especially if you have experience in any of the following areas; Finance, Law Museum management or charitable organisations.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:     1 meeting / month

Daytime or evening meetings:  evening

Closing date for applications: 30 September 19

Contact details for applicants to find out more:



Biggin Hill Memorial Museum – London

Roles: Treasurer and Trustees


  • To manage the museums financial affairs and ensure its financial viability
  • To review the budgets, accounts and financial statements in liaison with the Director
  • To ensure that appropriate accounting policies, procedures and controls are in place, including those covering reserves and investment
  • To present the accounts at Board

HR Trustee

  • Provide practical support on a variety of HR issues
  • Support the Director in delivering across these areas
  • Provide support to the Director to ensure our policies and procedures reflect best practice
  • Support the Director to address employment issues
  • Provide support on all aspects of HR admin and record-keeping and ensuring data protection compliance.

 Fundraising Trustee

  • Developing the fundraising strategy
  • Writing grant applications with the Director
  • Working with the Director to build corporate sponsorship
  • Working with the Director and staff to ensure the fundraising strategy is implemented
  • Encouraging an entrepreneurial fundraising culture

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 1 meeting per month plus 1 away day per year

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime or evening depending on availability

Closing date for applications: Thursday 10th October 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:



The Priest’s House Museum – Dorset

Role: Trustees

The Priest’s House Museum is an award-winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. We serve communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes.

The Museum has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding in June 2018, totally £1.6M for an exciting major re-development of the Museum incorporating the East Dorset Tourist Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage with new audiences.

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to two new Trustees to join the Trustee Board, with a view to being formally appointed by Thursday 28th November 2019 AGM, who can bring experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Accountant/treasurer – who could be from any type of accounting, tax and wider finance background
  • Running/being involved and familiar with a small and / or medium sized charity and / or business and including interpretation of management accounts and to be strategic at the same time
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Fundraising including from bespoke events, business, community, grants and foundations, individual and legacy giving etc.
  • Dorset and wider networks
  • Hospitality and Leisure/Tourism

In order to support us to deliver this exciting project and to develop the Trust’s longer term ambitions we are seeking trustees who are diplomatic, be able to present ideas and challenge points in a convivial manner and have the ability to get on with trustees, staff and volunteers. The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future.

The Trust is seeking to diversify the board as widely as possible and welcomes applications from all ages and backgrounds including those who may not have been a trustee before. The Trust is open to applicants from beyond the East Dorset area, although any trustee must be available to attend 4 board meetings each year, to sit on one of the committees and equally to support with attendance at museum events and ad hoc volunteering.

For an initial informal discussion and recruitment pack please contact:

Emma Ayling, Museum Director on 01202 882533 or e-mail


Deadline for applications: Friday 18th October 2019

Panel review of applications: Friday 25th October 2019

Interview date: Friday 1st November 2019 (backup Thursday 31st October)


Crossness Engines Trust – London

Role: Chair

Area/County where the organisation is situated: Thamesmead, London

The Chair will hold the Board, its supporting committees and executive team to account for delivering the Trust’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plans, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, executive and volunteers and ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for effective governance of the Trust.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 12 meetings a year plus other visits to site

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime meetings

Closing date for applications: Friday 18th October

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Mike Jones,



Bucks County Museum Trust – Bucks

Role: Trustees

Bucks Museum needs new board members, particularly from diverse backgrounds, representative of our local communities, to provide strong leadership for the organisation through transformational change with the following expertise and experience:

  • Museum management and heritage conservation
  • Marketing and communications
  • HR
  • Fundraising / sponsorship
  • Education
  • Events management

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Minimum 7 meetings a year

Daytime or evening meetings: Early evening at Halton Resource Centre near Wendover

Closing date for applications: Interview date to be advised on web site

Contact details for applicants to find out more:


The Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust – Brighton & Hove

Roles: Trustees and Chair

Trustees – The new Trust is due to take over the management of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion and Museums service in 2020. We are looking for people with cross cutting skills in the arts, heritage, learning, health and well-being. Individuals with entrepreneurial skills and experience in change management will also be invaluable.

Chair of Board of Trustees – This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in shaping the vision for this new independent trust and to be associated with one of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites. In addition, you will influence Brighton’s extraordinary portfolio of museums and their collections, and the positioning of Brighton and Hove as a world class cultural attraction.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: The Board meets four times a year in Brighton. In addition to chairing four Board meetings per year the Chair will attend the Finance and Governance sub-committee which meets four times a year.

Daytime or evening meetings: All Board meetings are held in the daytime, but Trustees will be invited to a range of events across the Trust’s five museums during both daytimes and evenings.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:



Belper North Mill Trust – Derbyshire

Roles: Trustees

Roles are: Marketing and income generation trustee, Cultural and heritage tourism Trustee, Company Secretary

The Trust is currently looking at how an enhanced, sustainable visitor attraction can be developed within proposed redevelopment plans for the Belper Mills (see our website). We are looking for new trustees who share our ambitions and are willing to take a leading role in delivering new initiatives.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Monthly meetings / minimum of 2 days a month

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:



National Motor Museum Trust Ltd – Beaulieu, Hampshire

Role: Trustee

We wish to recruit additional trustees who can bring significant expertise and enthusiasm to the trustee board. We wish to strengthen the skills on our trustee board in the following areas:

  • Advocacy and stakeholder engagement
  • Income generation, including innovative use of collections
  • Development and fundraising in the museum or not for profit sector
  • Financial management
  • Museum and archives management
  • Education and learning
  • Marketing and income generation
  • Outreach to the historic motoring movement

Note: We are open to applications from those who have the skills, time and interest but who do not wish to formally take on trustee responsibilities. There are other ways you can be involved, please talk to us.

Main Responsibilities

To ensure that the NMMT has a clear vision and strategic direction in accordance with its objectives as defined in the governing document

To ensure that it complies with relevant legal and regulatory requirements

To ensure the highest possible standards of governance

To ensure proper control and use of charity assets

Annually to approve the financial plan and budget

Attend board meetings, usually quarterly

To support staff, to receive reports from staff, monitor progress against objectives.

To ensure that major risks to which the charity is exposed are reviewed and systems established to mitigate these risks

To appoint the Chief Executive and, when appropriate, other key staff

To act in the best interests of the charity at all times using any specific skills, knowledge and expertise

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: Quarterly, in Beaulieu or London

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  If you would like an informal conversation before applying, please free to contact:

Russell Bowman

Chief Executive

01590 614631


Andrea Bishop

Director of Collections & Engagement

01590 614659

To apply, please provide the following information:

Brief resume, including current roles and previous experience

A statement of why you are interested in this role

A statement of what you could bring to this role

Your contact details

Please send this information to Anna-Marie.O’

OR by post to:

Anna-Marie O’Connor, National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN



Kington Museum – Herefordshire

Roles: Trustees

We seek two new trustees to refresh our Board and bring in specific skills and experience to help enhance the awareness locally and further afield of our hidden gem local history museum.  Specifically, we are interested in recruiting trustees with marketing and promotional experience to engage with potential sponsors and the other with current charity background to help the museum form into a modern charity able to embrace new opportunities to ensure its sustainability and expand its reach into the community.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:  monthly meetings held year-round. Sub committees meet as necessary year-round.

Daytime or evening meetings: Currently Board meetings held in evenings at Museum premises

Closing date for applications: 31st December 2019

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Denise North,  Mobile 07860 947196







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