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Trustee Vacancy - Weald and Downland Living Museum

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Published 21:41 on 13 Dec 2019

The Museum is particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a genuine passion for the Museum and expertise in at least one of the following areas, but will also consider other applicants who can bring a different perspective to the Trustee body:

Commercial, business, financial

State education sector

Historic buildings, conservation

Academic (Further of Higher Education or research)


Marketing, communications

A network of contacts which could be helpful to the Museum would also be valuable.

The main duties of a Trustee for the Weald & Downland Museum are to ensure:

that the organisation complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document

the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives, i.e. the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are

to contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

to ensure the financial stability of the organisation

to protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation's funds

to attend meetings having reviewed relevant papers and any necessary sub-committee meetings

to keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: The Board of Trustees of the Museum meets 5 times per year, including the AGM plus an 'Away Day'.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday, 24 January 2020.

Contact details for applicants to find out more: People interested in being appointed a Trustee of the Weald & Downland Living Museum should email a CV and a covering letter explaining how they feel they meet the requirements set out in this brief to Mrs Jo Pasricha, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, care of Sarah Ward

Last updated 13:42 on 11 May 2022

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