Trustee Vacancies

TRUSTEE VACANCY: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is seeking a Chair to lead its Board of Trustees.

Our Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for governing the house and charity and as Chair you would provide leadership and guidance to the Board of Trustees to enable the board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, ensuring that we are financially sustainable, well run and committed to delivering our charitable responsibilities.

The Chair will work in partnership with the House Manager to support and engage the employees and volunteers to help them achieve our aims. 

This is a voluntary role. However, expenses and access costs related to meeting the duties of the role can be covered and we will support trustees through formal and informal training and development.

DEADLINE: 12pm 27th July 2022

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?

Are you someone with experience in charity governance or leadership with the ability and willingness to lead our board with enthusiasm, commitment, confidence, and integrity? Are you skilled in running meetings and ensuring sound decisions are reached? Do you have a passion for preserving a vital part of Manchester’s literary heritage: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House?

Then we want to hear from you.

We welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills and experience and positively accept applications from people from all backgrounds.

DOWNLOAD THE RECRUITMENT PACK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

HOW DO I APPLY?

Please send us your CV and a covering letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you want to be Chair of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.

Send your application to enquiries@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

If you have any further questions or want to discuss the role further, you can contact House Manager Sally Jastrzebski-Lloyd on sally@elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview and tour of the house at the end of August 2022. The successful candidate will be asked to attend our AGM in September for approval by the Members of the charity. 

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