The Cater Museum is looking for an enthusiastic Chair with drive and energy to provide leadership for the Board of Trustees and support for the curator.

The Role

This voluntary leadership role involves:

  • Chairing and ensuring the smooth running of Trustee meetings and the AGM;
  • Writing up annual reports and accounts for the Charities Commission and Companies House with support from the Treasurer and external examiners of the accounts;
  • Ensuring the museum fulfils its charitable obligations;
  • Promoting good governance among fellow trustees;
  • Acting as an ambassador and spokesperson for the museum.

The following are essential for the role:

  • Good organisational skills;
  • Experience of meetings in a charity or business context;
  • Empathetic and diplomatic;
  • Strategically minded and forward thinking;
  • Meet the requirements of the Trustees Eligibility Criteria as set by the Charities Commission.

The following are desired for the role:

  • Experience of meetings on a charity or business board;
  • Knowledge of or experience with charities, museums, galleries, libraries or heritage sites;
  • An interest in local history.

What will you be doing?

Being a trustee of The Cater Museum would mean making decisions that would impact the visitors, our community, and museum personnel. Trustees are required to use their time and expertise to support the strategic development of the museum.

All Trustees of The Cater Museum would be expected to:

  • Attend meetings and appointments fully prepared and ready to engage in the decision making process;
  • Act with unity to achieve the museum’s strategic goals;
  • Respect the organisation’s confidentiality;
  • Have a good and up-to-date knowledge of the museum, how it operates and the environment it operates in;
  • Engage in project work and working parties, when the need arises.

Number of meetings per annum/ time commitment

A maximum of 6 board meetings per annum (lasting between 1 and 2 hours.) An average commitment of 1 day per week, worked flexibly. Trustees commit to serving a term of three years, which can be renewed.

What impact will the opportunity have?

The role is vital in helping to rejuvenate the museum. With your skills and expertise you will aid the museum’s development and create a better future for the museum, our users and the community. A more resilient board will open up funding opportunities for the museum to begin interesting projects, engage new audiences, and improve our services.

What’s in it for you?

As a Trustee you would be an integral and valued part of The Cater Museum team. You would have the opportunity to play a part in the museum’s future as well as engage with exciting developments like our current redisplay and reinterpretation of five of our six display rooms.

As a Trustee you would have access to museum focused training and networking groups.

Is this you?

If you are interested in this position, or if you have other skills and experience you would like to share, please send us a message through the ‘Contact Us’ page.