Posted: Sep 24, 2019

Trustees needed

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to two new Trustees to join the Trustee Board.

The Priest’s House Museum is an award winning independent museum located in the centre of Wimborne Minster. We serve communities across East Dorset, providing a wide range of outreach activities and learning programmes.

The Museum has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding in June 2018, totally £1.6M for an exciting major re-development of the Museum incorporating the East Dorset Tourist Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage with new audiences.

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to two new Trustees to join the Trustee Board, with a view to being formally appointed by Thursday 28 November 2019 AGM, who can bring experience and skills in the following areas:

Accountant/treasurer – who could be from any type of accounting, tax and wider finance background

Running/being involved and familiar with a small and / or medium sized charity and / or business and including interpretation of management accounts and to be strategic at the same time 

Commercial and financial acumen 

Fundraising including from bespoke events, business, community, grants and foundations, individual and legacy giving etc. 

Dorset and wider networks 

Hospitality and Leisure/Tourism

In order to support us to deliver this exciting project and to develop the Trust’s longer term ambitions we are seeking trustees who are diplomatic, be able to present ideas and challenge points in a convivial manner and have the ability to get on with trustees, staff and volunteers. The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future.

The Trust is seeking to diversify the board as widely as possible and welcomes applications from all ages and backgrounds including those who may not have been a trustee before. The Trust is open to applicants from beyond the East Dorset area, although any trustee must be available to attend 4 board meetings each year, to sit on one of the committees and equally to support with attendance at museum events and ad hoc volunteering.

For an initial informal discussion and recruitment pack please contact:

Emma Ayling, Museum Director on 01202 882533 or e-mail museum@priest-house.co.uk

Please post or email your application, in confidence, to:

David Morgan
Chairman
Priest’s House Museum and Garden
Museum of East Dorset
23-27 High Street
Wimborne Minster
Dorset BH21 1HR 

museum@priest-house.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Thursday 24 October 2019

Panel review of applications: Friday 25 October 2019

Interview date: Friday 1 November 2019 (backup Thursday 31 October)

The museum is now closed for refurbishment, reopening in spring 2020. The Tourist Information Centre and Garden Tea Room are open as usual. You can find us next to Wimborne Library.

Set in the heart of the charming, historic market town of Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Tourist Information Centre provides a warm welcome to visitors and local residents. Visit us in our temporary location next to Wimborne Library.