National Museums Liverpool x3 Members

Body: National Museums Liverpool
Appointing Department: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sector: Culture, Media & Sport
Location: Liverpool
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: This role is not remunerated but expenses can be paid.
Time Requirements: All new trustees will experience an induction process which will include orientation days at our museums, and the opportunity to meet with staff. The role of a trustee will be explained, in addition to any specific briefing regarding museum and public sector finance or other more specialist roles. In addition to attending three Board meetings per year, trustees may be asked to join a Trustee Committee and this would require a total time commitment of eight to ten days a year. Trustees are also expected to represent NML and attend events on occasion.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    17/06/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The NML Board of Trustees

NML’s wide ranging collections and work is overseen by its management and Board of Trustees. The chief role of trustees is to assist the Chair, Sir David Henshaw, in meeting the Board’s overall responsibilities in accordance with the guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.  Trustees provide leadership, guidance and expertise on NML’s strategy and monitor its practical implementation.

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment for all three positions will be four years. 

Start Date

Summer 2022.

Location of meetings

Liverpool (for full Board meetings) / Virtual (Committee meetings) 

Person Specification

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria;

  • A commitment to the National Museums Liverpool, and support of the purposes and values of its museums, including developing cultural organisations in the North West and delivering economic growth to the region;
  • An understanding of the work of National Museums Liverpool, especially as the only national museum group based solely  outside London;
  • An understanding of operating strategically at board level, working constructively with fellow board members, wider stakeholders and executive management;
  • A clear understanding of the principles of corporate governance in the public sector
  • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, and improving education and understanding of British and World history;

Desirable criteria 

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with experience of re-development projects within an historic estate, with an understanding of the need for buildings to be adapted and used efficiently in a modern context, while protecting each venue’s individual character, historic nature, and heritage value. 

Additional Information

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