We are recruiting for trustees!

We are recruiting for trustees!
29th April 2021 Jessica Turtle
Truths of the Last Ten Years exhibition opening with friends of Museum of Homelessness and Queerseum at the Outside Project Community Centre December 2019

The opportunity

Museum of Homelessness is at an exciting stage in its development and we recently advertised for new trustees to support our transition to the next phase. This is an opportunity to shape and nurture a 21st century museum with community at its heart.

Please note that the application deadline for trustees ended on 31 May 2021.

In the last 5 years, a vibrant and wonderful community has come together around the idea of a Museum of Homelessness. This community has developed; excellent governance; democratic organisational processes; a strong reputation; groundbreaking creative and collecting activity; a fantastic range of partners and a safe financial foundation. We are now creating a new three-year plan and it looks like this will be a step-change period for the charity.

What we need

Having conducted a governance audit, we are currently in the process of appointing a number of trustees through 2021. We are specifically seeking people who could contribute through the following areas of experience and knowledge:

Strategic/business development (small charity a bonus)

Digital & marketing

Human rights (could be legal or journalism for example)

Progressive museum/cultural practice

Experience of the UK asylum & immigration system

Experience of homelessness

If you could contribute one or more of these experiences/skill and knowledge sets and you would like to join an award winning organisation and help it grow mindfully, please read on…

How to apply

Please read the information on the role of trustees and the trustees job description and person specification.

Then, to apply please send us a statement telling us:

  • Why you want to be a trustee for MoH
  • What you can bring to MoH experience /knowledge wise
  • What you think you will get from being involved
  • How this fits in to what you are doing at the moment

Your statement can either be in word, in the body of an email or it can be a short film/voice recording. During this process, we will be looking at how people meet the skills/experience we’ve identified and also how they meet the job description and person specification (included in the final pages of this pack).

Applications should be emailed to jess@museumofhomelessness.org

Key dates

  1. Application deadline – 31st May
  2. Interviews – 9th and 10th June
  3. Attend one board meeting in either June or September 2021
  4. New Trustees take up role by March 2022, we would like to stagger the start dates across this financial year.

Access and Inclusion

We want to be an inclusive museum. Museum of Homelessness actively works to interrogate and dismantle unequal power structures in society. We don’t always get things right, but we keep learning as we go and we always try our best. Our work is powerful because it is honest and it is shaped by people who have experienced all kinds of inequality.

Together, we believe that to fight homelessness and poverty we must simultaneously fight all other forms of marginalisation. If this statement and purpose resonates with you due to your experiences and/or identities, we would particularly love to see an application from you.

NB You are not expected to disclose your experiences as part of the application or as part of your work with MoH.

We have an easy read version of the recruitment materials here, but please contact jess@museumofhomelessness.org if another format would be more accessible.

Museum of Homelessness Trustee recruitment pack April 2021 FINAL


Museum of Homelessness Trustee Recruitment easy read FINAL VERSION

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