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We’re looking for a new trustee! – CLOSED

December 17, 20211:20 pmSeptember 29, 2023 1:21 pm

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in helping us to promote a peaceful future, by sharing stories of Peace from the past and present?

The Peace Museum is recruiting a Trustee for the role of Board Administrator, to support us in the effective running of our meetings.

This role is suitable for someone with:

  • Experience of carrying out admin tasks through a paid or voluntary role.
  • Good organisation and written communication skills, with the ability to create clear, concise and accurate notes.
  • An interest in museums and/or the work of The Peace Museum.

You do not need previous Trustee or management experience. Full training and support will be provided for all Trustee-specific responsibilities.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to develop new skills and experience, especially of strategic and senior level decision making processes.
  • The opportunity to meet new people and become part of a friendly Board made up of 14 Trustees.
  • The chance to make a difference to your community and beyond. Your voice will be heard in shaping the way the museum operates and how it works with its audiences.

What does a Trustee do?

  • The Board Administrator is responsible for ensuring the effective running of the Board meetings. This includes creating and sending out an agenda ahead of meetings, sharing papers to be read in advance and arranging dates for future meetings.
  • Trustees are required to attend four meetings a year, currently two of which take place in person and two virtually.
  • The Board Administrator will also be required to support meetings of the Executive Board. This includes producing agendas and attending the meetings to take minutes. These meetings currently take place online once a month.
  • The Board of Trustees works together to make sure a charity stays true to its mission. Trustees use their skills and experience to support the charity and help it achieve its aims. Examples of day-to-day tasks include reviewing and editing policies and approving budgets.
  • The Board is made up of people with a broad mix of skills and backgrounds. We are a supportive, flexible team who look to ensure the smooth running, strategic direction, effective management and governance of the museum.
  • We welcome people from all backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to, young people aged 18-24, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic People and people with disabilities, who are all currently underrepresented on our Board of Trustees.
  • The Trustee role is a voluntary position but Trustees are encouraged to claim reasonable travel expenses.

Download the information pack here for further information about the museum, the full role description and how to apply for the role.

Still not sure if it’s for you? We are offering potential applicants one to one informal phone or Zoom calls with a current Trustee. This is a good opportunity to hear more about the role and ask any questions you may have.

Email Victoria Bentley on [email protected] by 10am on 3 January 2022 if you would like to arrange a call, or feel free to send any questions you may have by email instead. Deadline closes Jan 5th 2022 at 5pm.

Written by Ezra Kingston