Trustee vacancy – Alfred Gillett Trust

The Alfred Gillett Trust, in Street, Somerset, preserves the heritage collections of C & J Clark International Ltd., and the Clark Family who established the company in 1825. We look after over 100,000 items relating to the family and business, including archives, footwear, shoe making machinery, point of sale, shoe catalogues, film and sound archives, fossils, artwork and furniture and costume.

We are looking for new trustees because we have embarked upon an exciting and challenging new phase in our development.

We have secured a capital grant towards a new museum and storage facility in Street to share the rich history of Street’s shoe industry, informing and inspiring the public. The new museum is scheduled to open in 2025 to coincide with the Company’s 200th anniversary.

To plan our future and help us take our museum and archive forward as a sustainable operation we are seeking to appoint new Trustees to join our governing board who can bring skills and experience of:

  • Financial management (preferably in the charity/museum sector),
  • Fundraising,
  • Capital development, or
  • Social and local history.

We are looking for trustees who are excited by the potential of our project and prepared to work hard to make it a reality.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: 4 board meetings per year, with 4-6 additional sub-committee meetings.         

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime and evening meetings, currently on Zoom.

For an initial informal discussion please contact our Director, Natalie Watson on

For further details, including Trustee Information Pack, Application Form and Charity Details, please visit the Alfred Gillett Trust website>>