Board opportunity: Trustee and Young Shadow Trustee

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We are looking for two new trustees to join our board and support the work of the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust.

We are seeking a trustee and a young shadow trustee.

This is an exciting and important period in the new Trust’s life. As we emerge from the COVID crisis we need to maximise the number of people we are engaging with and maximising sources of income. It is particularly important that our governance structure can represent all Brighton’s population and draw on as wide a range of expertise and viewpoints as possible.

Trustee

Use your skills, enthusiasm and passion to help run Brighton & Hove’s wonderful Royal Pavilion and museums.

Three people seated in front of Brighton Palace Pier
Queer the Pier 2020

The Royal Pavilion and Brighton & Hove’s main museums are now run by an independent charitable trust governed by a board of trustees. The Trust want to appoint a new Trustee to help us run this group of venues that are so essential to the city’s wellbeing. We are particularly keen to supplement and widen the skills, expertise and experiences already on the board with younger trustees, trustees from more diverse backgrounds and with different experiences.

Young shadow trustee

Use your skills, enthusiasm and passion to help run Brighton & Hove’s wonderful Royal Pavilion and museums and gain new governance skills.

Young woman looking at image of Neanderthal man on poster
Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery 2019

The Trust want to appoint a new young Shadow Trustee to help us run this group of venues that are so essential to the city’s wellbeing. We are keen to supplement and widen the skills, expertise and experiences already on the board with a young person, probably at the beginning of their career who will bring different perspectives to the board and who we will support and mentor.

This position is designed for someone to develop their skills and experience in governance in order to have the confidence to apply for trusteeships in the future. As a shadow trustee the appointed person will take part in board discussions and have an advisory role, but will not take on the voting rights or legal responsibilities of a trustee.

We do not have a strict age restriction for this post, so as an ‘early career’ candidate the young person could be in their 20s or 30s.

Find out more

You can learn more about these roles and the work of the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust in our recruitment pack. The pack also includes a letter of introduction from our Chair of Trustees, Michael Bedingfield.

How to apply

We hope you are interested in joining the RPMT and using your skills and experience to realise our ambitions. Please send us:

  1. A personal statement explaining why you are interested in becoming a trustee or young shadow trustee and what skills and experience you would bring. Please keep this to a maximum of 500 words.
  2. Your CV, including at least two referees (references will only be contacted with prior permission and only if an applicant is offered a post on the board)
  3. A completed Application Pack: Trustee Application Pack [DOCX]
  4. A completed Equalities Form: Trustee Equalities Form [DOCX]

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 January 2021. Interviews will be held using a video link in early February.

We’d love to talk to you if you think you might be interested. Please drop Nicola Coleby, Partnerships Manager, an email: nicola.coleby@rpmt.org.uk. Applications should also be emailed to Nicola direct.