Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Have you ever considered becoming a Trustee of The William Morris Society?

Posted on February 9, 2017

The Society is looking to recruit Trustees to start at the AGMs in May 2017 or 2018. We are looking for people with some knowledge and interest in William Morris and his circle, and some understanding and preferably experience of the operation of charities and the role of Trustees. The Trustee Board is responsible for the effective operation of the Society and its partnerships, such as Arts & Crafts Hammersmith and is seeking Trustees with a skill that can contribute to the body of Trustee expertise. Specifically these include:

  • Fundraising
  • Communications, particularly social media
  • Governance and legal
  • Property and asset management
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Staff management and HR

The commitment involved

Trustees need to be members of the Society and live in the UK. Trustees serve for three year terms, renewable.

The commitment is to attend, participate in and read the relevant papers for four Trustee meetings a year, attend the AGM and occasional away days and to participate actively in the activities of the Society. This would include serving on one of its committees, and taking a lead on some aspect of the management of the Society.

The rewards of being a WMS Trustee

The Trustee Board sets the strategic direction for all the Society’s activities and provides a unique opportunity to engage with a dynamic organization working to promote the relevance of Morris’s ideas to contemporary audiences.

Out of pocket expenses are paid for trustee duties, and volunteers, which include trustees, are able to take advantage of a discount on items bought in the Society shop.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the Chair, Martin Stott on:

01865 721482 or email: