Trustee, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Location:Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire Salary:Voluntary Role Benefits:What do you get? Induction training to understand and fulfil your role. Expenses to enable you to attend Board events. Lively discussion at Board meetings with smart people who have a shared goal. A position to be proud of and promote to your own network. Really nice cakes. Interview date:02/04/2020 Closing date:11/03/2020 Job Description:

Join the Board of Trustees at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre


Are you committed to creativity? Do you care that charities are well-run? Do you value the power of heritage in the present and future? You could become a trustee at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre (RDMSC).

You don’t have to have been a trustee anywhere before. If you can be considered, constructive, and willing to learn, whilst adding your own insights to our cause, you can apply. Your personal and professional experience is what matters.

If you’re not sure, please get in touch for a chat. If there is anything you need to support you to apply, please tell us and we will do all we can.

Why join now?

Since 2005 RDMSC has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to Roald Dahl’s home village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire – less than an hour from central London – to explore how The World’s Number 1 Storyteller saw the world ‘through glittering eyes’, and learn how this can be the key to unlocking stories we all have inside.

It’s an exciting time to join the Museum Board: over the next 5 years we aim to transform our site and engage new audiences through our major regeneration programme, ‘Unlocking Stories at the Roald Dahl Museum’. Our Board of Trustees govern the Museum charity, supporting and questioning the staff team, to ensure that we serve our charitable purpose and meet our strategic aims.


To support our regeneration plans, we are looking for people with experience in these areas, but if you think your experiences and insights can strengthen the Museum Board, please let us know:

  • Retail management and earned income generation
  • Heritage buildings development, particularly capital regeneration projects
  • Improving visitor attractions and enhancing the visitor experience


It may help if you have experience in the heritage or cultural sector, or you are local to the Museum.

What is the commitment?

The Board meets four times a year at the Museum, and there is an annual away day. If you volunteer for project groups there may be other meetings or calls. It takes about one day a month to be a trustee, averaged across the year (more in months with meetings, less at other times). We appreciate that our trustees are volunteers; a strong Board shares its work around.

If you are interested, please download and complete the application form and send a copy of your CV/LinkedIn profile to Emma Bedlow If you have any questions, call 01494 892192 and ask to speak to Emma. Emma can arrange an informal chat with our Director, Steve Gardam, before you apply.

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