Trustee vacancies – Bow Street Police Museum

Bow Street Police Museum opened in May 2021, and is London’s newest independent museum. We are currently looking to recruit new Trustees to join our Board.

Museum Overview

Located in the former Police Station and Magistrate’s Court on Bow Street, our exhibitions are filled with rich stories of investigations, arrests and justice being served. From the earliest watchmen and Bow Street Runners, to the modern Magistrates presiding over cases of international renown – peoples’ stories are at the heart of our content.

As a museum, our purpose is to engage audiences in an ongoing conversation about the history of policing on Bow Street. Through our exhibitions, talks, workshops and events we aim to explore the impact of law and order on the culturally rich and diverse communities of Covent Garden, both throughout history and today.

As an organisation, we are committed to providing opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all. We strive to ensure our work reflects, and represents the voices of everyone connected to our history.

Becoming a Trustee

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a brand-new organisation linked to a unique London story. We are currently looking for Trustees with knowledge and experience in the following key areas;

  • Charity Fundraising: to support the work of the Treasurer, and help the Museum define a clear strategy for securing future funding through individual donations, and project engagement work.
  • Commercial Business Development in a Heritage Environment: to help build income opportunities, and grow the activities of the Museum’s trading subsidiary.
  • Learning and Engagement in a Heritage Environment: to help develop an innovative and dynamic programme of activities and events inspired by our exhibitions and connected heritage.
  • Managing Independent Museums: to provide knowledge of the sector, and build resilience through strong networks.
  • Visitor Engagement Analysis: to grow the Museum’s understanding of the trends in visitor engagement, helping to set targets and build a programme of popular events.

Commitment and Responsibilities

We are looking for Trustees who will take an active role in the governance of the Museum, attending regular board meetings (up to eight per year), reading papers, contributing to key discussions, offering guidance on new initiatives and helping to resolve issues related to their specific area of expertise.

Key areas requiring contribution include;

  • The establishment of a clear strategic direction for the Museum.
  • The development of operational and legal policies and procedures.
  • Defining goals.
  • Setting targets.
  • The evaluation of the Museum’s performance and activities.
  • The oversight of risks and opportunities for the Museum.
  • Practices that ensure the financial stability of the Museum.
  • The effective administration of the Museum – ensuring resources are used well and for their intended purpose.
  • The establishment of a Code of Conduct.

To apply

To apply for a role as Trustee please email an expression of interest, accompanied by your CV, to

Deadline for applications is Monday 4 October 2021.

Interviews will be conducted during October, with a view for successful candidates to formally take up their position by November 2021.

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