Trustee vacancy – Coldharbour Mill

Coldharbour Mill Trust in Devon is looking for a Chair with the vision to continue development of the charity by raising our profile on the regional and national stage. We’re looking for a Chair who will engender a culture of raising awareness of Coldharbour Mill. Our Chair will have experience of Heritage in a leadership role, and be an experienced Trustee or Chair.

Coldharbour Mill is one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK still in production, having been so since 1797. A museum since 1982, this small independent charity receives no regular state or council funding. The charity exists to preserve a site of great historic and architectural value. As a leading industrial heritage site, Coldharbour Mill’s mission is to educate and inspire future generations. The Trustees’ and the Mill’s management’s joint vision is to be innovative with our heritage in developing a relevant and sustainable future for Coldharbour Mill.

The Chair is retiring this year and this is an exciting opportunity for someone with a solid background and understanding of the heritage sector to take on this lead role and join the committed and dynamic Board to support this mission.

Number of meetings per annum/time commitment: The Board meets quarterly and usually for the whole day. In addition, there are monthly finance/oversight meetings which take place at 4pm at the Mill attended by the Chair and the Vice-Chair and other Trustees if available. Due to the pandemic during 2020, meetings have been taking place virtually to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Trustees which has enabled more to take part. There is an annual strategy day and Trustees are encouraged to take advantage of training and development opportunities available and are also encouraged to volunteer at events and attend community participation events.

Contact details for applicants to find out more:  Martin Halse, Chief Executive,