Trustee vacancy – Burton Constable

Burton Constable, East Riding, Yorkshire – an Elizabethan mansion house with collections, Georgian stables and Capability Brown parkland has over seven-hundred years of fascinating history and, more importantly, the Trustees have an exciting and inspiring vision for its long-term future.

The Burton Constable Foundation recognises that the Trustees are essential in delivering that vision, and three new Trustees are being sought to strengthen the Board in the following areas:

  • Fundraising and Development programmes
  • Audience Development
  • Managing and promoting the Country House as a visitor attraction.

If you have the skills and experience to help the Foundation to achieve its vision, the Trustees would very much welcome your application.

We welcome candidates who think they have these skills and can offer a positive contribution as a Trustee. We would particularly like to encourage those from diverse ethnic backgrounds, people belonging to minority religions, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities and long-term conditions to apply, to bring fresh perspectives through their lived experience.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: There are three full Board meetings per year – February, June and October. In normal circumstances these are held at Burton Constable, but virtual meetings are now more the norm.

In addition, some Board members may join committees such as the Finance, Risk & Remuneration, Family Liaison, Curatorial, Development, or temporary working groups (e.g. Nominations), which will require their attendance at additional meetings.

Daytime or evening meetings: Daytime

Closing date for applications: Monday 10 May 2021 at 5pm

Contact details for applicants to find out more: If you would like an informal conversation about the role then please contact our Director, Susan Hopkinson, who will be pleased to assist.

If you think you have the skills and expertise we are looking for, then we would like to hear from you.

Please send your current CV and an accompanying letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) with the names and contact details of two referees to by 5pm on Monday 10 May 2021.  Please state where you heard about this opportunity in your application.