Call to action! Trustee sought for National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund

We are looking for an individual with a broad appreciation of heritage and a commitment to promoting public understanding and enjoyment of it to the widest possible audience to join our Board.

Picnic event at Lytham Hall
Picnic event at Lytham Hall

Who should apply

Applications are welcome from a wide range of individuals who 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 this particular appointment, a trustee is sought with the following areas of expertise:

  • Historic environment – ideally with experience of constructive conservation, including historic building reuse, and an understanding of current strategic issues relevant to regeneration and the historic environment
  • Local government and community engagement

Individuals with a knowledge of the heritage and networks in the North West of England, or an interest in developing this part of their role would be advantageous.

Why join our Board?

NHMF/HLF’s outgoing trustee, Viriginia Tandy, says this about the role: "Being an HLF trustee is like winning the lottery. It changes your life! Close working relationships with brilliant staff and your fellow trustees engenders a real sense of common purpose while the opportunity to invest National Lottery money in making great heritage projects of all sizes a reality, is a huge privilege. You will meet experts and enthusiasts, visit wonderful places and make difficult funding decisions, but the reward for your hard work is knowing that you are playing a part in making a lasting difference to the natural and cultural heritage of the UK."

Application deadline

Closing date for Trustee vacancies: 5pm on Monday 14 September 2015.

Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

How to apply

All application materials are available on the Cabinet Office appointments page.

Please complete and send the following via email

  • a CV of no more than three A4 sides
  • a supporting statement of no more than two A4 sides, describing how you meet the person specification for the role
  • a conflicts of interest form, political activity monitoring form and personal details monitoring

For more information about conflicts of interest please read Public Appointments, Probity & conflicts of interest, A Guide for candidates.

Please note these appointments are made by the Prime Minister. Following the interviews, the panel will submit a report with recommendations, to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who will decide which candidates to recommend for appointment. The Secretary of State will advise the Prime Minister to appoint the successful candidates.