February Trustee Vacancies at AIM Member Organisations

Can you spare some time to become a Trustee at an AIM member organisation? If so, the following AIM members would love to hear from you.


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum – West Sussex

Number of vacancies: At least 3

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 3

Daytime or evening meetings: 1 daytime, 2 evenings

The award-winning Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is a museum of historic buildings covering 50 acres on the South Downs and at the heart of England’s newest National Park. Work is underway on the construction of a new £5.5m visitor centre and associated facilities which will transform the attractiveness and sustainability of this already popular and nationally important museum. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with 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: .Professional museum experience, Academic (FE, HE or research), Fundraising, Historic buildings, including architects and surveyors, Accountancy/finance, Legal, Organisational Change or a Personnel Management background, Commercial (particularly retail, catering or events), Marketing.

Contact details for applicants to find out more: Trustee Brief and application process is available on the Museum’s website. Dr Godfrey, Vice Chairman, will be pleased to discuss the positions with intending applicants on 01903 882474/07585 225367

Closing date: 1st April 2016



Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections – Hampshire

Number of vacancies: 1

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 8 plus occasional visits

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections is a go-ahead and innovative independent museum in Selborne, north east Hampshire. We were founded by a member of the Oates family to commemorate the 18th century naturalist Gilbert White, and Captain Lawrence Oates, the polar explorer, and Frank Oates, who explored in Southern Africa and Central America in the late nineteenth century. We offer exhibitions on all three men, and in addition White’s garden, restored to its 18th century designs, and a Field Studies Centre visited by 4000 school children a year. A chartered accountant is sought by Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections to join the trustees with particular responsibility for the oversight of management accounting and the annual final report and accounts. You would be joining a high quality and friendly group of trustees and ideally would need to live within 30 miles of Selborne (postcode GU34 3JH). This role would suit a recently-retired or self-employed individual seeking to join a strong team at the start of a very interesting time.

Contact details for applicants to find out more: Chairman of Trustees Dr Rosemary Irwin: rosemaryshirwin@gmail.com

Closing date: ongoing


Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association – Birmingham

Number of vacancies: 3

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 5 to 6

Daytime or evening meetings: Evening

The Pen Museum  would very much like to hear from people with strong backgrounds in organisational leadership and development. Previous experience of Museums/charity work is not essential but it is important that trustees have a genuine interest in our work. We would also particularly like to hear from people with backgrounds in: Financial management Fundraising and income generation Business & commercial development Community development

Contact details for applicants to find out more: Please refer to the Museum website for further details: www.penroom.co.uk

Closing date: 26th February 2016


The Vindolanda Trust (Chesterholm Museum) – Northumberland

Number of vacancies: 3

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4

Daytime or evening meetings: Weekend

The Vindolanda Trust (Chesterholm Museum) hold four Board meetings per year, each usually of 3 hours in length, though one could be an all-day planning and training session. In addition, Trustees may join a sub-committee if appropriate. Trustees are invited to profile-raising events at the Museums, other representational engagements, and to take part in recruitment for senior management positions, and they are encouraged to participate as much as possible. Trustees will also be expected to network on behalf of the Trust, in particular in support of fundraising activities. Trustees will need to allocate additional time to study papers and for travelling time to meetings.

Contact details for applicants to find out more: For more information please visit www.vindolanda.com or contact our CEO Dr Andrew Birley at andrewbirley@vindolanda.com

Closing date: 29th February 12 noon



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