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  • Chair and Trustees
    with Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO99901 - Created/last updated: 26/03/2024


    About this opportunity:The Scottish Fisheries Museum is seeking a new Chair and Trustees to shape and guide the organisation's future direction. They are looking for people who are committed to using their expertise and networks in support of their charitable objectives and goals. The Board is responsible for leadership, direction, and oversight to a small team of nineteen, mostly part time, paid staff, plus significant volunteer support, which is vitally important to the museum.

    Located in Anstruther, the Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in 1969 to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The charity holds over 65,000 artefacts, including historic fishing vessels and two operational vessels, recognised as a collection of national significance. The museum has come through the difficult post Covid period, but there are undoubtedly ongoing challenges. They are looking to develop their resilience, combining their local context and national significance.

    Takes place:

    Training provided:Trustees are given a welcome pack which includes information on the role of a trustee and on the museum. Ongoing support is provided as required and could take the form of mentoring from existing trustees, access to wider support networks and specific training courses.
    Experience required:No specific requirements for experience were provided by the organisation.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Travel DetailsTrustees are aiming to move to a regular schedule of formal Board meetings approx. every two months, alternating between on site and remote meetings. Trustees also contribute by serving on committees such as the Resources Committee and any ad hoc commitments including correspondence. The aim is for an annual commitment of 12-15 days.

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