Trustee - HR - Lead for OD, Volunteer Recruitment/management

Trustee - HR - Lead for OD, Volunteer Recruitment/management

At a glance


  • HR
  • Volunteer management
  • Change management
  • Strategic mentoring


London, EC1R 0HB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? We are based in central London for Board meetings, therefore a radius of 15 miles or Zone 6, London


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
FHALMA Trustees meet as a Board four times per year in central London, and are encouraged to take an active role in our subgroups or task forces.


31 Oct 2019

With education, activism, anti-racism and social justice at our roots, we wish to recruit an inspiring individual with HR & OD skills in support our vision: to promote the benefits of the heritage of the African Caribbean diaspora.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for an enthusiastic HR professional to support the development and establishment of robust policies to ensure that the volunteering experience is excellent and rewarding. With Recruitment and OD policies as part of their oversight, they will also recruit for key volunteer roles.

What are we looking for?

They will be able to provide recommendations to access the resources to increase our volunteer pool, suggest how to access pro-bono or inexpensive learning opportunities for the teams.  Essentially, they will help manage structures that will enable us to develop a better connected volunteering network, to become empowered to increase their skills, and help them with delivering the charity’s remit. This is much needed to fuel and sustain innovative approaches to animate the narratives in the archives. They will be able to help us to seek extra specialist pro-bono support, e.g. from academic institutions, corporates or consultancies.

What difference will you make?

We believe that your strong leadership skills, professional expertise, and your ability to bring in other resources, means that you will be part of an important step change process that will help us deliver the charity’s remit. As a Trustee with strong innovative and practical skills, we need your support to ensure that FHALMA has a clear vision and strategy; therefore we are looking for your skills to help strengthen and underpin our voluntary structure.

  • Shape strategy
  • Inspire effective advocacy
  • Improve FHALMA’s performance
  • Ensure impact and accountability


We are a small team and so far we have a very good track record in delivering art and archive projects. We are keen to boost our connections across generations. (Specifically annual Huntley conferences, symposia, schools workshops, plus a ground-breaking exhibition: ). Our legacy means that we attract people from a range of backgrounds, but all who have a shared interest and value the contribution to current social, education, environmental improvements that Eric and Jessica Huntley have made across ALL communities, not only the African Caribbean Diaspora.

What's in it for the volunteer?

If you are keen to support the contributions of Black culture to society at large - you will enjoy working with us. Some of us are descendants from the “Windrush Generation”. Knowing that our archives have inspirational and positive stories, role models and evidentiary documents to inform, influence and encourage educational attainment in young people, is a privilege to uncover. Together, we can make a huge difference to improve the national dialogue: work across other sectors in delivering partnership projects, to reach intergenerational audiences;  sharpen or learn new skills, make and build new relationships via our respective networks.

A few more details

Opportunities may exist for a Trustee to bring one of their mentees to shadow them at one of the sub-committee meetings; Transformation Group: Business Planning; Fundraising; Marketing; Event Planning.

Before you apply

We are seeking to recruit up to five experienced individuals to take up Trustee positions at the charity, not just this post. We wish to see a mix of skills, experience and backgrounds on the Board. Specifically, we are looking for the qualities and experience mentioned here; however we also know that people have a range of other skills, so please look out for the other posts we have available, also on Reach. You may find a better fit for another Trustee role.
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • Museums / heritage
  • Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA (FHALMA) is a charitable foundation, run entirely by volunteers. The not-for-profit organisation was founded in 2013 with the aim of promoting the heritage...