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Trustees – National Trust

The valleys. The coastlines. Historic town centres and urban city streets. This is our home and, as one of our Trustees, you’ll help protect it for generations to come. We need outstanding Trustees who can help deliver the next phase of our history. We’re looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds to join our Board. We are looking for real passion, experience of leading large organisations and the dynamic attitude needed to bring our efforts to life: if you have these qualities, you could be a National Trust Trustee, whatever your background.

For further information and details of how to apply, please see the candidate brief. All candidates will be required to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. This will not be disclosed to anyone assessing your application.

For a full candidate brief (including a video on page 3) and details of how to apply, please click on the ‘apply’ button below. All applicants will be required to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This will not be disclosed to anyone assessing your application.

The closing date for applications is 21st March.

Highgate Cemetery

Voluntary role, but reasonable expenses will be paid
Location: Highgate, North London

Founded in 1975, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust is the registered charity that operates and cares for Highgate Cemetery, London’s most famous Victorian burial ground, for the public benefit. The site is both a visitor attraction and an operational cemetery, but shortage of space means that creative solutions will be required to preserve its fabric and significance. With around 90,000 visitors a year and over 200 volunteers, the Trust is in a strong position to move forward. It is hard at work on a conservation plan, the foundation of the strategy which will guide this outstanding Victorian cemetery through the twenty-first century. This is an exciting time to be involved.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have skills and experience in finance and/or estate management, although those with other relevant skills are also encouraged to apply. Please see the role descriptions on our website.

Further details and to apply here.

Closing date for applications Friday 23 February 2018

National Trust: Historic Environment Advisory Group

The National Trust’s Specialist Advice Network is looking for new members to join the Historic Environment Advisory Group, to share their unique expertise and act as critical friends. The Historic Environment Group is one of four voluntary Advisory Groups in the Trust which together cover the areas where external volunteer advice is greatly valued.

We are looking for four new members whose expertise and interests cover one or more of the following areas:

  • Archaeology particularly practitioners with strong connections to other national or international partner organisations in the heritage field.
  • Major Infrastructure with a deep understanding of how major infrastructure proposals are evaluated and approved, their engineering and potential impact on (and mitigation of) the historic and special natural environments.
  • Landscapes with particular skills in understanding cultural landscapes at a macro scale and experience of evaluating the impacts of large-scale proposals affecting landscapes.
  • Vernacular Buildings with skills and experience of evaluating proposals for the adaptation of vernacular buildings and the ability to consider potential impact on both the significance of the building and its setting.

To apply: Email a CV and covering letter to Isabel Gilbert, Advisory Groups Coordinator: Isabel.gilbert@nationaltrust.org.uk
Closing date: 16/02/2018
Interviews: 21/02/2018, 27/02/2018

Seeking Trustees

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint seven Trustees to the Theatres Trust board. The criteria applicable to all seven appointments are as follows:

• An understanding of and interest in the aims and objectives of Theatres Trust as the national advisory public body for theatres
• Able to facilitate communication between Theatres Trust, Government Ministers, the UK Parliament and the devolved administrations
• An understanding of and commitment to artistic and cultural landscape
• An advocate for Theatres Trust with an ability to actively promote its work to wider networks
• Committed to promoting cultural diversity and equality

More details here…

Birmingham Conservation Trust: Trustees

Birmingham Conservation Trust is recruiting several new trustees to join its Board and lead the Trust into the next three to six years of its strategic programme.

Amongst the trustee roles, the Trust is seeking a treasurer, a chair of the management committee of the multiple-award winning Coffin Works museum, and trustees with fundraising experience. For those with the right qualities, this is an extraordinary opportunity to shape the direction of the trust and build the support and partnerships needed to secure sustainable and imaginative new futures for Birmingham’s endangered historic buildings.

For more information, and to receive a briefing pack, please contact Simon Buteux on
simon@birminghamconservationtrust.org or 0121 2334785 / 07973 498013.

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2016.

Members – Historic Environment Scotland

Appointment of Members to the Board

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to two Members to the Board of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

HES is the new lead organisation for the historic environment in Scotland.  A new public body which is also a registered Scottish charity, HES  role is to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment and to manage its collections as a national resource for reference, study and research.

As the successor to Historic Scotland, HES is one of the major operators of visitor attractions in Scotland, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles. HES has a subsidiary trading company,  HES Enterprises.  HES  also  has responsibilities as a regulator  and as a grant distributor, as well as an important  role in promoting the development of skills  , both traditional  and modern.

More information on HES , including the new Corporate plan , can be found on its website here.

We are seeking applications specifically from people with experience of finance, audit and risk who want to contribute to the development of this new organisation and feel they have the skills required.

This appointment will be for up to four years.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1 July 2016.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust – Trustees

We’re looking for a few more trustees to join our small, but dedicated volunteer Tithe Barn Trust team. Amongst us we already have Heritage Management, Agricultural, Community Liaison and Financial experience. However, we also need an Architect, Historic Building Surveyor and Project Manager. We’re a not for profit volunteer group aiming to save and sympathetically restore the 16th Century Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for community use. We have begun the process to become a registered charity. Our vision is to: Work for a vibrant, diverse and sustainable future of the Tithe Barn and its surroundings to safeguard their unique heritage features for the benefit and enjoyment of local people.

Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com or phone James, our Chair, on 07958 389713.

Heritage Lottery Fund/National Heritage Memorial Fund: Trustee for Wales

In addition, to the responsibilities common to all Trustees, the Trustee for Wales is:

• a Deputy Chair of the Board (along with the Trustees for Scotland and for Northern Ireland)
• the Chair of the Committee for Wales and has particular responsibility for representing NHMF/HLF in Wales and for representing the interests of Wales at the Board. The successful appointee will be required to actively engage with stakeholders in the heritage and cultural sectors in Wales and with the Welsh Government.

Average of at least five days per month, plus time to read the necessary papers.

Deadline: 9 Nov 2015

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