Abernethy Forest Lodge Estate/George Stubbs 'Horse frightened by a lion'
Call to action! Four trustees sought for National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund 
16 September 2011 


Why join the Board? 
Being a trustee of HLF/NHMF offers an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the UK’s wide-ranging heritage. A Trustee who will be standing down in 2012 offers some further insights on the role:

“It has been a wonderful experience to do work which I really believe in, for such a well-run organisation. The people are passionate - whether they are trustees, staff, applicants or local supporters - the schemes outstanding and the unparalleled access to heritage an absolute honour. It has been hard work, but I shall miss it very much.”  Kathryn Gee

Who should apply?
Applications are sought from a wide range of individuals who have the skills and experience to meet the challenges of this role. 

Trustees need to have a broad appreciation of heritage and a commitment to promoting public understanding and enjoyment of it to the widest possible audience, together with strong skills in leadership, strategic and analytical thinking, influencing and communication.

For these particular appointments, candidates are especially sought who have expertise in: the historic environment or in the natural environment; financial management; engaging people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities; or who have knowledge of the heritage of the North East or the East of England.

The role of the Board
The Board sets the strategic and policy framework within which grants to benefit the heritage of the UK are awarded. It makes decisions on all NHMF awards and HLF grants over £1m. Trustees are invited to attend project openings and can be asked to engage with the media and speak on behalf of the organisation at public events.

Application deadline
The closing date for Trustee vacancies is Monday 17 October 2011.

How to apply
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) make these appointments. Further information and details on how to apply can be found on DCMS website.

For additional queries contact George Cutts, Public Appointments Unit, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, email: george.cutts@culture.gsi.gov.uk.

If you have any questions about the role or the organisation whilst completing an application, please contact Melanie Peddle, HLF Secretariat, email melaniep@hlf.org.uk.