Would you like to be one of Birmingham Conservation Trust’s new Trustees?
This is a unique opportunity to work with Birmingham Conservation Trust which exists to preserve and enhance Birmingham’s threatened architectural heritage, working with partners to promote the enjoyment and understanding of the City’s historic buildings. The Trust owns and runs the award-winning Coffin Works Museum in the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter. You will join us at a time of change in driving the Trust forward, working closely on the growth of our dynamic and ambitious museum and broader conservation aims.
Birmingham Conservation Trust:
We believe in working with local people to find imaginative, sustainable solutions that address local needs.
The pandemic posed a significant challenge for BCT. We had to adapt, think outside the box and fight for survival – we believe we have come out of this process as a stronger and more daring organisation.
Since reopening the Coffin Works has grown in strength, creativity and accessibility, but there are more challenges ahead. Over the last 2 years, funding streams have been our lifeline. Now we are in a position break this reliance and to push forward in growing our audiences and partnership working.
We are always looking for new ways to engage the community and generate income. One out most recent achievements has been the launch of our new Café onsite which increases revenue while providing a space for discussion and reflection at our site.
The Board of Trustees
Birmingham Conservation Trust is seeking to recruit up to five new trustees to serve on the Board.
This represents five opportunities to help shape the future of heritage in Birmingham, develop new skills and meet new people. Volunteering as a trustee is a rewarding and effective way to put the skills you have honed in your career to use to support your local community. The position will enable you to work collaboratively with other institutions, local leadership and businesses to support the future of BCT.
You will help shape the further development of the Coffin Works and the direction of the next phase of BCT work. Key areas of focus will be; our 5-year Forward Plan; strategy development; and maintenance of financial viability.
BCT is passionate about diversity. We believe strongly that diverse groups make better decisions, and that everyone should feel able to bring their whole selves to work with us. We want to continue to ensure that the board reflects the diverse make-up of the West Midlands and would welcome applications from people who identify as belonging to minority groups.
We would like to hear from anyone who feels they can contribute positively to the organisation based on these aims. However, we are particularly interested in candidates with specific expertise or experience in the following areas:
We are looking for a candidate who will:
In addition to the above duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.
Our ideal candidates would have the following qualities:
And these additional characteristics would be desirable:
The Time Commitment:
How to Apply
To apply for the position, please submit:
We would prefer to receive applications electronically.
Your statement of interest should include details of relevant experience/interests, why you would like to be considered as a trustee and what you would contribute to BCT’s Board of Trustees.
Please email your CV and statement of interest to: Chair@coffinworks.org
Please submit your CV and statement of interest by Sunday the 24th of July 2022.
Submissions are currently open and we plan to discuss the position with candidates in Autumn 2022.
We are looking to appoint trustees in late Autumn 2022.
The Charity Commission prevents people from serving as a trustee if they: