At a glance


  • Governance


Remote opportunity
Travel limit? None


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Trustees' meetings usually take place one evening a month from 7.30 - 9.00pm. Other input will be at your convenience.


31 Jan 2022

We're a young and developing volunteer-led heritage charity with lots of aspirations.  We're seeking trustees to increase the range of skills and experiences we have on our board of enthusiastic trustees.

What will you be doing?

We're looking for people who want to make a difference by contributing their skills and enthusiasm to our existing trustee talent pool: helping us to turn our aspirations into reality.  

We neither own nor manage assets yet (but that's something we aspire to) so there is no office base. Your duties can therefore be carried out remotely via a virtual meeting platform.  Trustee meetings are currently held monthly, but as an evolving organisation our practices could change.  

You’ll work with five co-trustees to:

  • Determine the strategic direction of the Group and make key decisions about new projects, funding applications and recruitment etc.
  • Ensure that the Group carries out its purposes for the public benefit
  • Make sure that the Group complies with the law and our governing document and acts with due diligence.  
  • Manage all the Group's resources in the most productive way possible


What are we looking for?

All of these would be lovely to have, but any of them would be highly desirable

  • experience in the heritage or conservation sector
  • communication/marketing skills
  • Financial, including fundraising and bid-writing some legal knowledge
  • experience in strategic or business planning

What difference will you make?

We're reinforcing the foundation blocks of our organisation so that we can better serve our key charitable purposes to preserve, promote and provide education about our local heritage. And you can be part of that process.

Our beneficiaries are the public in general. We're very keen to promote Halstead's historic and natural assets to local residents who may not be aware of what is so close to them as well as people who live outside the town to encourage visitors.  

  • help to preserve our heritage
  • celebrate the town and its historic and natural assets
  • help to promote a sense of pride in Halstead's heritage
  • provide a voice to our community to support our valued environment
  • help to bring Halstead alive
  • want to know, explore, and visit Halstead


What's in it for the volunteer?

  • See your own contribution to the organisation through outcomes
  • Be intellectually stimulated
  • know you are a valued member of an active, results-driven organisation
  • benefit from training opportunities
  • increase your understanding of the heritage and/or charity sector
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Set in rolling countryside, Halstead is a community-spirited town, with a history that is reflected in the townscape. Yet these natural and built assets are not as well-known as they deserve to be...