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Volunteer The National Museum of the Royal Navy Trustee

National Museum of the Royal Navy


Posted over 30 days ago...

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is looking to appoint a new trustee to its Board. We are specifically looking for people who have direct experience of the Royal Marine Service.


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Portsmouth, PO1 3NH

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The National Museum’s Articles of Association make provision for up to 16 Trustees, who are also the Members and Directors of the National Museum of the Royal Navy for the purposes of company law, and who collectively form the Board. The Board of Trustees meets four times a year (hybrid meetings) to set the long-term strategic objectives of the National Museum, agree corporate priorities and review performance. The role of the Board is also to ensure the distinct legal obligations and charitable objectives are fulfilled, ensuring high standards of corporate governance are maintained, with effective control systems and decision-making processes in place.  The trustees are expected to act as ambassadors for the National Museum, attending fundraising events, the opening of new exhibitions and meetings with the Royal Navy, Ministry of Defence and other key partners and stakeholders. In addition to the Board of Trustees, there is a separate NMRN Operations Board, charged with responsibility for the operational delivery of the corporate priorities. At least one trustee from the Main Board is also an NMRN Operations trustee. There are also five committees: Audit and Governance; Nomination and Remuneration; Collections, Research, Access and Learning; Fundraising; and Brand and Digital Engagement. Trustees are typically expected to be appointed to at least one of these committees with a possibility of appointment to ad hoc project boards or other subsidiaries within the NMRN group

What are we looking for?

Skills Mix on the Board The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in the following “Essential Criteria” plus demonstration of another essential or desirable skill.   Essential Criteria

Direct experience of the Royal Marine Service. An understanding of and commitment to the wider objectives of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and issues and challenges it faces in delivering them and an enthusiasm and passion for the Royal Navy. Ability to apply strategic insight and provide innovative advice and constructive challenge to the Executive Team. Excellent communication, influencing and representational skills to act as an ambassador for the museum with networking and relationship building skills.

Essential Skills (At least one required)

Understanding of sustainability reporting and the disclosure and communication of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. Exploiting Digital opportunities to achieve/enhance delivery of museum/business objectives. The use of Media, Marketing and PR to effectively communicate with a wide audience. Understanding the importance of fundraising within charities and delivering charitable objectives especially within the business and commercial arenas. Experience or knowledge of project management.

What difference will you make?

As part of the Board, you will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our vision to be the world's most inspiring Naval Museum, linking Navy to Nation. As a trustee, especially with Royal Marine experience, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help formoulate our vision for the future. Your leadership and commitment will ensure we continue to provide and extend our offer to the public.


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