Amberley Museum

Job Title: Trustees
Location: Amberley Museum, West Sussex
Time Commitment: 6 meetings per year
Contact Details:
Closing date: 2024-04-21

Amberley Museum, founded in 1979, is located in the South Downs National Park, West Sussex.  We preserve rural, transport, industrial and communications history in a 41 acre former chalk pits and lime works, welcoming over 55,000 visitors in 2023, including 3,000 school children. We organise some 30 events every year, from classic cars and miniature steam, with children’s activities during school holidays. We have a small dedicated professional staff and rely heavily on over 350 regular volunteers, who run the narrow-gauge steam railway and vintage bus service daily, look after the wide range of other activities, collections and interact with visitors. The contribution of our volunteers was recognised nationally in 2023 when we received the Kings Award for Voluntary Service.

This is an exciting time for us, as having successfully overcome the challenges of Covid, we embarking on ambitious plans to invest, grow and prosper in coming years.

We are looking to increase the expertise of our Board membership and would like to hear from individuals with appropriate experience and perspectives. Diversity is important to us and minority groups are currently underrepresented on the Board, so we would encourage applications from a broad spectrum of professional and social backgrounds.

We are looking for Trustees with a passion for heritage and the ability to think strategically, assess opportunities and manage risk, provide oversight of staff and volunteers, and with experience in any of the public, private, or voluntary sectors.

We would particularly welcome applications from people with knowledge of the following areas:

  • Community Engagement,
  • Engineering,
  • Charity Fundraising,
  • Marketing and Media Relations,
  • Event Management.

Additional information

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: About 6 meetings per annum (hybrid available) plus some project work.

Daytime or evening meetings: Evening

Closing date for applications:      Sunday 21 April 2024

Contact details or web link for applicants to find out more: Chair of Trustees Richard Vernon on

Organisation website: