Trustee - Innovation & Advocacy (Archives/Education)

Trustee - Innovation & Advocacy (Archives/Education)

Trustee/Governor
J95722
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Management consultancy
  • Business advice / analysis

Where

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

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
FHALMA Trustees meet as a Board five times per year in central London/remotely, and take an active role in our subgroups or task forces.

We are looking for an individual to explore how we can develop innovation and help build alliances/partnerships with other complementary heritage or other Black archives. 

What will you be doing?

They will be able to provide recommendations for partnerships and the resources needed to fuel and sustain innovative approaches to animate the stories/narratives in the archives. They will be able to help us to generate income though new partnerships, to fundraise, to seek extra pro-bono support, e.g. from academic institutions, corporates or consultancies.

What are we looking for?

Our Trustees will have these Qualities:

  • An understanding of, a commitment to, and an enthusiasm for the Huntley collections, its purpose and its work
  • Objectivity, fairness, independence of mind, integrity, wisdom, discretion and good judgement
  • A commitment to act solely in the best interests of the Huntley collections, and of the wider public, without regard to personal interest or benefit
  • Strategic vision and the ability to focus on practical issues
  • Readiness to take, and be accountable for decisions
  • Lively awareness of how the world is changing politically, economically and socially
  • The necessary time to be an effective trustee
  • A good team player
  • Able to take on an ambassadorial role for the Huntley Archives
  • No significant or potential conflicts of interest.

The Board as a whole should encompass knowledge of the following areas:

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of the work and needs of the sector, where the African Caribbean heritage sector covers a range of areas (archives, publishing, community activism, schools and higher education, libraries, museums, galleries)
  • Knowledge of professional issues currently facing the sector, from funding and regulation through to education, access, and volunteering.
  • Appreciation of the role of external engagement in public affairs and advocacy, including direct work with government and politicians at national and local levels, working with the media, and working with other organisations that share our vision and values.
  • Awareness and experience of leadership and management issues within a sector (such as African Caribbean heritage), especially how they relate to the work of independent charities with a focus on governance, financial management, human resources and fundraising.
  • We are keen to hear from Trustees who have ideas about promoting greater resilience for the charity, and developing new income streams

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: www.nocolourbar.org ). 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

You may have skills and lived experiences that crossover or indeed are a good fit beyond the scope of this role.  

We are recruiting for up to five Trustee positions at the charity, not just this post. We wish to see a mix of skills, experience and backgrounds on the Board. Specifically, do need support for the qualities and experience mentioned here; however we also know that people have a range of other ideas, so please get in touch to discuss how you may get involved. Thank you!

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

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