Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Body: Ntional Museum Wales
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: No
Time Requirements: 12 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Thank you for your interest in the role of Trustee at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru). The attached Annexes provide more details on the role and the person specification; the role and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and Amgueddfa Cymru; and the selection process.


To submit an application please visit the Welsh Government public appointments website.


To apply for this role, click on the vacancy and click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom left hand corner. The first time you apply for a post, you will need to register for the Welsh Government’s online application system.  You will only need to register once, and you will be able to keep up to date on the progress of your application, and any other applications you make, via your registered account.


Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to access the application form.  To apply you will need to upload a personal statement and CV in the ‘Reasons for applying’ section of the online application form.


Personal Statement

The personal statement is your opportunity to:


1)    outline your interest in the role

2)    demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in the person specification, and essential criteria

3)    outline how you could contribute to the work of Amgueddfa Cymru.


How you choose to present the information is up to you. However, you should aim to provide detailed examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result. It will also benefit the selection panel if you can be clear which evidence you provide relates to which criteria. Providing separate paragraphs in relation to each criterion is common practice.


Please limit your personal statement to two pages.


Curriculum Vitae

Please ensure your CV includes brief details of your current or most recent post and the dates you occupied this role. Please also tell us about any past or present Ministerial appointments.


Indicative timetable

Closing date:                                 16:00 06 March 2020

Shortlisting:                                  March 2020

Interviews:                                    April 2020


Person Specification

The Role of a Trustee

Trustees act as the governing body of Amgueddfa Cymru, and their role is to set the strategic direction of the organisation and to ensure proper management of its resources. Trustees support the Director General in implementing the Museum’s Vision of ‘Inspiring People; Changing Lives’.


Trustees must also:

  • give the Museum the benefit of their experience and expertise;
  • contribute to the development of policy, strategies and priorities in the management of the Museum’s collections;
  • attend Board and Performance Review Committee meetings and prepare thoroughly for those meetings;
  • be prepared to serve on sub committees and other groups;
  • actively support the Museum’s management and staff in their work;
  • represent the Museum at public functions;
  • promote the profile of the Museum; and
  • facilitate contact with the Museum’s stakeholders.


Trustees must be aware of their obligations arising from the position of the Museum as a Welsh Government Sponsored Body.  These are laid out in the Framework Document, which sets out the Terms and Conditions of Welsh Government funding to the Museum.


Minimum Essential Criteria

To be effective, the Board needs Trustees with a broad range of expertise and experience.   For this specific recruitment campaign, we are actively seeking Trustees who have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • learning, participation and community engagement;
  • health and well-being;
  • marketing and communication;
  • creative industries, design and technology;
  • fundraising, commercial and income generation.



(Your personal statement should clarify which of these areas of experience apply to you.)


Applicants should also be able to evidence knowledge, skills and experience in a range of the following areas:


  • a commitment and enthusiasm for the Museum’s work in supporting change and development in Wales through cultural participation;
  • an understanding and interest in the cultural sector as a whole and a sensitivity to cultural issues;
  • excellent representational and communication skills;
  • an ability to work in a collegiate manner with fellow Trustees;
  • an appreciation of the distinction between the executive and non-executive functions;
  • a commitment to equality issues and to challenging discriminatory practices when appropriate.


Candidates should be able to demonstrate:


  • a commitment to the values and the Vision of Amgueddfa Cymru and an appreciation of its role and purpose as a national institution in Wales; including the cultural, learning, health and well-being, economic and socio-political contexts in which it operates, as well as understanding its obligations under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015;
  • an ability to enhance the Museum’s role in serving and representing the diverse communities and regions of Wales, and

Additional Information

For further information regarding the role of Trustee for Amgueddfa Cymru contact: Elaine Cabuts (Email: Tel: 02920 573204)


If you need any further assistance in applying for this role, please email


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