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

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

At a glance


  • Governance
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Volunteer management
  • Safeguarding


London, EC1R 0HB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? We are based in central London for Board meetings, therefore a radius of 25 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
Trustees meet five times per year in central London/ remotely, and are encouraged to take part in sub-committees or task forces.

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 - Specifically annual Huntley conferences, symposia, schools workshops, plus a ground-breaking exhibition: with new plans in the pipeline).We are keen to boost our connections across generations.  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.

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 contact us to discuss how you may like to get involved. Thank you.

  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Museums / heritage
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    The Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA Foundation (FHALMA)

    FHALMA is a charitable foundation (2013) whose vision is amplify the legacy of Guyanese-born radical Black publishing pioneers...