Chair of the Board of Trustees – The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Aug 12 2021

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum are looking for a new Chair.

About the job:

Since we opened as a multi-million pound bespoke museum in 2014 we have been telling the stories of Oxfordshire soldiers, their families, the towns in which they lived or came from and the consequences of conflict on them and the County.

We pride ourselves on being a new take on the classic military museum where everyone can be inspired to learn and share stories of courage and combat in conflict and peace and we want to inspire everyone with our collections and story-telling.

We are looking to appoint a new chair to our board of Trustees who will share our passion for people and history. This is an unremunerated position, although expenses will be covered.

The person we are seeking will have a real interest in showcasing the military history of the county, combined with business know-how and experience almost certainly gained outside a military environment. They will be a sensitive and empathetic leader, capable of recruiting new Trustees to join the current board members and together with them they will drive the museum forward to ensure a financially sound future as a leading visitor attraction in Oxfordshire.

This rare opportunity will suit applicants who are retired, semi-retired or currently working part time and have 2 to 3 days per month free to devote to this charity. We are open to applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, and although an interest in military history would clearly be advantageous, it isn’t the sole criterion. What we also need is drive, creativity and strong commercial skills.

The next five years will be a time of growth for the museum and we want to establish new partnerships in both the creative and business communities. As we implement this strategy we also want to commit to the principles of ambition, quality, relevance, dynamism, environmental responsibility and inclusivity.

We are committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and creating a workforce representative of the diverse communities we work with. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Disabled backgrounds.

For more information and the application pack please visit our website.

If you would like an informal chat about the position, please contact Ursula Corcoran, Museum Director.
Contact number: 01993 810 212 (answerphone available)