April 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.


Organisation: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Location: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Role(s):  Trustees

Number of vacancies: 2

Closing date: 11.59pm, Monday 2 May 2016

Website: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 Board meetings per year plus preparation, plus project-based work (often by email or phone), Museum events when possible.

Board members should understand the issues pertinent to successful governance of a charity; an ability to think strategically and to constructively question and review reports, finances, forward plans, overall objectives, major resourcing issues and potential risks; and have a clear interest in Museum objectives to promote the art of literature and creativity. We are particularly looking for candidates with a background in Human Resources and/or Finance. Catering and Retail experience would be welcome. Board members also gain new experiences and knowledge through working with a group of leaders with backgrounds in museums, publishing, business, theatre, the law and education.

Contact details: If you are interested in being considered for the role of RDMSC Board Member please send a current CV and a short statement outlining what you might bring to the governing body of the Museum for attention of Company Secretary Eunice Wennberg office@roalddahlmuseum.org


Organisation: The Cynon Valley Trust

Location: Aberdare, south Wales

Role(s): Treasurer

Number of Vacancies: 1

Closing date: 30th April 2016

Website: The Cynon Valley Trust Facebook

The Cynon Valley Museum Trust is in the final stages of negotiations before taking over the Cynon Valley Museum & Gallery in Depot Road, Aberdare, South Wales. The Trust requires a Treasurer with financial and fund raising experience to work with this charity as the plans to re-open the above iconic, accredited venue gathers pace. With an exciting programme being planned the Trust would welcome applications from anyone interested in joining this community venture to keep this unique museum financially sustainable for future generations.

Contact Details:  For more information please contact:
Dinah Pye (Chair – Cynon Valley Museum Trust) on 01685 813318 or please send a CV to dp.ams@sky.com

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Organisation: Stotfold Mill Preservation Trust

Location:  Stotfold, Bedfordshire

Role(s): Trustees

Number of Vacancies: 4

Closing date: 30 April 2016

Website: Stotfold Mill

Stotfold Watermill is run by volunteers. The mill burnt down in 1992 and has been completely restored. It opened to visitors in 2006 and produces quality stone ground flour. We are looking to recruit people with skills in the following areas: business management; strategic development and planning; governance of charities and financial management.

Contact Details: Apply in the first instance by email to enquiries@stotfoldmill.com


Organisation: The Judge’s Lodging Trust

Location: Presteigne, Powys

Role(s): Chair and a Board of Trustees

Number of Vacancies: 7

Closing date: 30th April 2016

Website: The Judge’s Lodging

The Judge’s Lodging Trust will shortly be acquiring the freehold of the Shire Hall in Presteigne. This will enable us to embark on an exciting new development to realise the potential of the building as a centre for learning and discovery of everyday life and justice in the Welsh Borders. We are seeking to appoint a new Chair and a Board of Trustees with experience in financial management, marketing and fundraising, volunteering and heritage management to work with our newly appointed Development Manager to shape our future and raise our profile.

Contact Details: Sam Hunt at info@judgeslodging.org.uk

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Organisation: British Association of Friends of Museums

Location: Home based

Role(s): Vice Chairpersons

Number of Vacancies: 2

Closing date: 30th April 2016

Website: British Association of Friends of Museums

As positions are home based good telephone and E-mail skills are essential. A good inside knowledge and past experience of working with Friends Groups and Volunteers is desirable in order to understand their priorities and problems. We need two Vice Chairpersons, one will take over the Chairman’s role in October after a six-month introductory period and the other will support the new Chairman and ultimately take the chair at a later date.

Contact Details: Phone or e-mail the incumbent Chairman Bernard Rostron for an informal discussion and a full disclosure of what duties are involved. Alternatively write to 23, Newhouse Crescent, Norden, Rochdale OL11 5RW


Trustee Position Sought:

London – willing to travel 20-30 miles for right organisation

Are you available for daytime/ evening meetings: Some daytime, mostly evenings

Skills/experience you could offer: Culture change/customer service/people management/media management/operations/visitor experience/security/commercial income generation/stakeholder management/strategic planning

If you would like putting in contact with this person, please email: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk



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