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The William Morris Society seeks new Chair

The William Morris Society seeks new Chair

Closing Date
30 November 2022
Location
London
Time Commitment
3-4 days a month

With 800 members worldwide, the William Morris Society celebrates the life and legacy of William Morris, the Victorian era’s greatest socialist designer and poet.

Based in Hammersmith, the Society runs a popular museum and shop from the coach house of Morris’s riverside home, Kelmscott House. It runs a successful series of talks and lectures on Morris’s life, work and its heritage collection. The Society also produces a magazine and academic journal which is distributed to its members.

The role

With 800 members worldwide, the William Morris Society celebrates the life and legacy of William Morris, the Victorian era’s greatest designer, poet and socialist. #

Based in Hammersmith, the Society runs a popular museum and shop from the coach house of Morris’s riverside home, Kelmscott House. It runs a successful series of talks and lectures on Morris’s life, work and its heritage collection. The Society also produces a magazine and academic journal which is distributed to its members.

This is an exciting time to join the Society as it embarks on the development and delivery of its next forward plan. Following the pandemic and flooding to the Hammersmith headquarters the Society is looking to the future; to embed digital fully into all activity and to redevelop the Hammersmith site to meet the needs of current and new audiences. #

Essential requirements

  • Enthusiasm for the ideas and legacy of William Morris and his circle
  • The ability to lead and take a strategic perspective
  • Skills and experience to work collegiately and chair meetings
  • Knowledge of the charity sector and its governance

Desirable requirements

  • Appreciation of the charity sector and its governance or a willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of the heritage business sector
  • Fundraising and financial skills

Other information

Requires reasonable accessibility to London and might attract someone recently retired from senior management in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

Time commitment: 5 board meetings per year plus 3-4 days per month.

The role is voluntary but out of pocket expenses will be paid.

The post holder will be co-opted onto the Trustee Board as soon as is convenient, to take up the post from the May 2023 AGM.

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