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HLF/NHMF board seeks five trustees

Geraldine Kendall, 28.03.2013
Vacancies include role for an individual with museum sector expertise
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) are seeking five trustees with expertise in the heritage sector to sit on the HLF/NHMF board.

One vacancy is available for an individual with high level and strategic expertise in the museum sector, spanning a range of museums. The applicant must have experience in the strategic development of museum services and change management.

Three general vacancies are available for individuals who have expertise in any of the following areas: senior level experience in business and commerce; partnership working between commercial and not-for-profit organisations; fine art and art history; local government; and the heritage of the West Midlands, North or East of England.

The final vacancy is for an individual with expertise in natural heritage, ecosystems and current biodiversity policy.

Alison McLean, who is standing down as a trustee, said: “Being a trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund has been both a great privilege and tremendous fun. 

"Not only have I been able to see and learn about the huge variety of our most cherished heritage - from locally treasured memories and stories to the most magnificent buildings, landscapes or works of art – but I have also worked with people who are truly inspirational.”

Trustees must give an average of two to three days per month to HLF business and can claim an allowance of up to £6,560 a year.

The HLF/NHMF board sets the strategic framework for awarding grants, making decisions on NHMF funding and HLF grants over £2m.

The closing date for applications is midday Monday 22 April.

Click here for more on how to apply