Chelmsford City Council

Are you passionate about Chelmsford?

Chelmsford City Council is seeking Trustees to join the Board of the newly established Chelmsford Cultural Development Trust at a hugely exciting time for the City.

The Board will play a key role in developing funding strategies, including individual giving and legacies to assist with the future development of Chelmsford’s museums and theatres, helping to attract or creating new exhibitions and events. The management of all venues and staff will remain with the City Council.

The Board will initially focus on supporting the enhancement of Oaklands Museum, Chelmsford as it commences a large-scale redevelopment project supported with significant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Chelmsford City Council and various partners. There is huge potential to work closely with other established groups including the Friends of the Museum and the Friends of Hylands to create a more vibrant and engaging programme of heritage and cultural activities across Chelmsford.

The Council is seeking candidates with a diverse background and senior level experience from the education, financial, business, PR/communications, digital, charitable and fundraising sectors. You must be passionate about Chelmsford and developing our heritage and cultural offer in the City. As this will be a new Board, our aim will be to build a team with complementary skills and will be looking for a natural leader to emerge during the recruitment process to become the inaugural Chair. There will be one City Councillor joining the Board.

It is envisaged that the Board will initially meet every 4-6 weeks as it gets established before settling into quarterly meetings and will be supported by a ‘young persons’ advisor and City Council officers. No remuneration is available.

Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Julia Jeapes, said “It is essential that the Board is made up of individuals with a range of skills and expertise who can contribute to the success of the Development Trust. One of the main benefits of setting up a Development Trust is that it will be able to maximise various funding opportunities which exist, with a focus on applications to Trusts and Foundations and corporate sponsorship, which would not be accessible to the Council alone.”

If you would like to find out more and receive a Trustee Information Pack please contact Averil Price, Director of Community Services on 01245 606473 or email averil.price@chelmsford.gov.uk

     

 

Monday 31 July 2017

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