The Board is made up of twelve voluntary members who lead and organise the wider programme of events and training, as well as the general administration and day to day running of the Federation.
Board members typically take on a specific role, but also have the opportunity to work on projects and sub-committees that do not fall within their normal role, enabling members to develop skills and knowledge in other areas. Joining the Board is an excellent way to build experience in areas not covered by employment or other volunteering roles, and it is a worthwhile and strong career development opportunity.
The Board meets quarterly, with sub-committees meeting as and when necessary. The maximum Board tenure is
six years, with re-election after three. Depending on what projects you are working on, you are likely to spend one to two hours a week carrying out your role.
We are currently looking to recruit for the roles below and although previous experience is desirable there
is scope for training. If you would like to discuss any of the role specifications in more detail or have any questions please get in touch. To apply please send a covering letter that outlines which role you are interested in and what skills and knowledge you would bring, along with a copy of your CV
Closing Date for Applications: 31st July 2022 (midnight)
The Training Officer is responsible for creating and delivering the Feds annual training programme.
The role holder will take the lead in ensuring that the training offer is relevant to the membership and follows the Feds principles on affordability and accessibility. You will also build and maintain effective relationships with partner organisations to deliver joint training events, and oversee the training budget.
The Website & IT Officer is responsible for maintaining the Feds website, email, and cloud filing facilities. The main priority for this role is to develop an aesthetic and accessible website design that effectively informs users about the work of the Board, and streamlines event booking and payment facilities.
The main duty of the Events Officer is to support the membership offer by organising the bi-annual Conference and Annual General Meeting events. You will also be responsible for developing a programme of other ad hoc events either on behalf of the Fed or in partnership with other groups.
The main role of the Secretary is to oversee administration of the Board. As part of this role you will
be responsible for the line management of the contracted Administrator post, ensuring that an
accurate record of the activities of the Board is accurately recorded, filed, and archived, and that
GDPR and Freedom of Information principles are being met.
Still not sure about applying? Here are some of the benefits experienced by our Board:
'Becoming a Board member has given me a better overview of the sector and enabled me to develop a number of valuable contacts and partnerships.'
'Being on the Fed Board has really helped me to build my confidence and provided opportunities for me to network with others across the museums sector.'
'I put together and keep the GDPR policy updated for the Fed, which is something I no longer cover in my current job, so this is good ongoing experience that I can add to my CV.'
'The Fed Board has been a great place to cement training with hands on experience.'
'The right advice, training, and opportunities have been integral for me in climbing my career path, and the Fed is a great place to share the knowledge I have gained with others, which is very rewarding.'