Museum of the Home - 3 x Trustees

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Body: Museum of the Home
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Culture, Media & Sport, Education
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, Communication / Media / Marketing, Major Projects
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: The role is an unpaid voluntary position. However expenses can be claimed for money spent taking part in Board business.
Time Requirements: 4–5 board meetings per year - typically 2 hours long, with 1–2 hours of reading reports beforehand. 1 away day - typically 4–5 hours long. 3 meetings of one sub-committee which focus on specific issues - typically 1–2 hours long.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    18/05/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    22/06/2021 at 23:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    TBC

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Museum of the Home

Are you inspired by the Museum of the Home’s vision to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together? Are you passionate about the cultural sector and its ability to make a difference? 

Why not apply to join its Board of Trustees.

The people

The Museum of the Home wishes to appoint three new Trustees who can drive forward the ongoing transformation of the Museum into a truly diverse organisation and the place to explore and debate the meaning of home. These appointments are made by the DCMS Secretary of State.

DCMS and the Museum are committed to ensuring its public appointments are diverse and benefit from a broad range of skills and perspectives, so that the board of the Museum of the Home is representative of the people it serves. The Museum and DCMS encourages applications from those whose experiences and perspectives are currently under-represented on the board and in the Museum sector.

Person Specification

The Museum of the Home particularly welcomes applications from those who have experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Education in a cultural setting
  • Museums, including strategy and partnership building
  • As a practising artist, in any media.

Applications are also welcomed from those with no prior board experience.

Essential Criteria

The successful candidates will need to demonstrate they can meet the majority of the following criteria to a high standard:

  • A commitment to the vision and values of the Museum of the Home, and to support its core purpose to be a place to explore and debate the meaning of home. 
  • An ability to think strategically and creatively to help the Museum of the Home to achieve its vision and to better serve and work in partnership with all stakeholders.
  • Good judgement with a willingness to be open, ask challenging questions and help find solutions.
  • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and World history.
  • An ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.
  • A willingness to learn about the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship.

Additional Information

 

Time commitment

Trustees are required to take part in the following meetings:

  • 4–5 board meetings per year – typically 2 hours long, with 1–2 hours of reading reports beforehand.
  • 1 away day – typically 4–5 hours long.
  • 3 meetings of one sub-committee which focus on specific issues – typically 1–2 hours long.

 

Length of service

Usually 3 years. We recognise that this may not always be appropriate so this can be adapted as necessary.

Board meetings

Meetings are usually held at the Museum of the Home; at the moment they are held on Zoom. Trustees are also encouraged to attend events or exhibitions, but we recognise that people have different demands on their time.

Remuneration

The role, as defined by the Charity Commission, is an unpaid voluntary position.

The Museum will reimburse money you spend taking part in Board business (e.g. travel, caring or support costs).

Benefits

The role can provide opportunities for the development of a wide range of leadership skills.

Board members also gain experience of, and can develop networks in, the heritage and cultural sectors and beyond. The Museum provides in-house induction for new trustees, which can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Attachments
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Museum of the Home - 3x Trustees Role Specification
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