Working Class Movement Library

Job Title: Heritage / Accreditation / EDI / capital redevelopment
Location: Working Class Movement Library, Manchester
Time Commitment: 8 hours a month
Contact Details:
Closing date: 2023-12-15

Trustees play an active role in the Working Class Movement Library. The role of the Board is to provide financial and strategic oversight for the charity in line with our charitable objectives and as required by law. The legal responsibilities of being a trustee include:

  • Ensuring the charity is carrying out its legal purpose for the public benefit
  • Comply with the charity’s legal document and the law
  • Act in the charity’s best interests
  • Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  • Act with reasonable care and skill
  • Ensure the charity is accountable.

Trustees must agree to being listed as a trustee on the Charity Commission website. In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise. As the library moves to a new, exciting phase we are interested in receiving applications from people with expertise or backgrounds in:

  • The heritage sector
  • Archive accreditation
  • Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in a museum/ heritage setting
  • Delivering capital re-development projects in the heritage or cultural sector

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment:

Trustees are expected to be able to commit around 8 hours a month to the role of trustee with regular working group meetings and quarterly board meetings. Every trustee is expected to commit to at least one working group. The current working groups are:

  • Human Resources, Policies & Procedures
  • Jubilee House: Operational, Renovation and Future Planning
  • Engagement (Audience Development, Education and Events)
  • Fundraising
  • Collections and Conservation

They are also expected to attend at least two strategic planning days a year. No previous board experience is necessary as we will provide full training and support. Meetings are mostly in person but will include the option to attend remotely and we welcome applications from people across the UK.

Daytime or evening meetings:

Most meetings are held in the evenings.

Closing date for applications:

Friday 15 December

Contact details or web link for applicants to find out more:

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