Trustee, The Hockey Museum

Reference No.mge Location:Woking, Surrey but most volunteers work remotely Salary:nil Main duties:

As detailed above; duties will be agreed with individual Trustees based on the areas in which they are particularly interested in to contribute to the museum.

Interview date:01/09/2021 Closing date:27/08/2021 Job Description:

Trustee Opportunities at The Hockey Museum

Position: Charity Trustee
Organisation: The Hockey Museum
Location: UK, Surrey, Woking
Closing date: 27 August 2021
Job Type: Voluntary

Are you an experienced professional looking for an opportunity to actively contribute to the development of a young, vibrant and rapidly expanding museum?

The Hockey Museum opened in 2012 and has a growing collection of objects and archive material from England, the rest of the UK and from abroad. The Museum, based in Woking, Surrey, is primarily a volunteer-led organisation with about 30 volunteers who support the museum (physically and virtually) to undertake numerous activities, plus a further 25 volunteers around the country who work on specific projects.

We gained Accreditation as a museum in 2018 and have embarked on the implementation of an ambitious, audience-centered Strategic Action Plan which focuses on storytelling and digitisation to increase the Museum’s sustainability and future growth. The museum is a champion of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) within its collections and project work and is working with England Hockey to improve awareness and understanding around EDI issues.

The current board of nine Trustees is looking to expand and recruit a number of additional Trustees to address the following identified roles:

1. A museum professional looking to broaden their experience and support a growing museum around best practice, particularly around one or both of digital audience engagement (including social media) and collections management & digitisation.
2. An experienced person with a background in finance to support the Treasurer as part of our succession plans;
3. A person with experience of successful grant applications to lead on grant writing with support from the curatorial team, and to manage relationships with funders. Grant projects are identified against the Museum’s Strategic Action Plan; and
4. An enthusiastic person who can support the curatorial team to lead and develop the museum’s current and future academic and other research initiatives.

The Trustees are particularly interested in applications from currently under-represented groups including women and people from ethnic communities to enable the Board to better reflect the gender and racial diversity of hockey.

Meetings: Daytime Board meetings are held quarterly. Trustees are encouraged to attend as many museum events as possible including Volunteer days, exhibitions and two regular social events each year. We are also looking for Trustees to actively contribute to the Museum development and/or running outside of these meetings. As a small charity, it is not possible to offer any travelling or other expenses to Trustees.

If you would like any further information, please contact John Willmott, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Please email your expression of interest with a c.v. to our secretary, Martin Ellis

Interviews will be undertaken in September with a view to successful candidates taking office immediately.

The Hockey Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registration no. 1170979);

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