Volunteer Opportunity

Museum of the Home - Chair

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near London, England, United Kingdom
New
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Schedule
Weekdays
Time Commitment
A few hours per month
Recurrence
Recurring
Participation
Wheelchair Accessible

Description

Museum of the Home - Chair

Museum of the Home wishes to appoint a Chair to advance and develop the ongoing transformation of our Museum as the place to explore and debate the meaning of home. 

Organisation Description

Since re-opening in 2021, following an £18.8m refurbishment, Museum of the Home is realising its vision with issues-focused programming and a celebration of diverse collections that pose the question 'What does home mean to you?'. Phase 1 of our Real Rooms Project - a complete re-display of our famous room-sets, from the 1860s to the present day - will see rooms re-open to the public in summer 2024. The challenges for the next Chair centre around ensuring that the Museum continues to be a vibrant place, welcoming to all, whilst realising our aim of being carbon neutral by 2040 and growing our commercial income in line with our values.

Essential criteria

All candidates will need to demonstrate in their application the following essential criteria to a high standard:

  • Strong enthusiasm for Museum of the Home and its potential, an ability to think strategically and to support the Museum in achieving its core purpose and vision;
  • The ability to chair and lead the board effectively, to promote high-quality discussion and ensure all voices are heard;
  • Good communication skills with the ability to act as a spokesperson and advocate for the Museum, forging strong relationships with all key stakeholders;
  • The ability to encourage donors, sponsors and supporters to work with the Museum;
  • An understanding, of and commitment to, the principles of corporate governance in the public and charity sector; 
  • A commitment to preserving cultural heritage, improving education and understanding of British and World history as it relates to the history of the home, and recognition of the importance of working in line with the Government's guidelines in relation to contested heritage as a DCMS-funded museum.

Apply via the HM Gov Public Appointments Website

Museum of the Home wishes to appoint a Chair to advance and develop the ongoing transformation of our Museum as the place to explore and debate the meaning of home. 

Organisation Description

Since re-opening in 2021, following an £18.8m…

Location

On-site

Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA, UK

How to Apply

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Once you are logged into your account, click on 'apply for this role' and follow the on-screen instructions. To apply, all candidates are required to provide:

  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • a supporting statement
  • equality information
  • information relating to any outside interests or reputational issues

We will ask you to check and confirm your personal details to ensure your application is accurate.

You will also have the opportunity to make a reasonable adjustment request or apply under the disability confident scheme before you submit your application.

In order to apply you will need to create an account or sign in.

Once you are logged into your account, click on 'apply for this role' and follow the on-screen instructions. To apply, all…

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