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

Would you like to chair The William Morris Society?

Posted on July 18, 2017

The Society’s Trustees are looking to appoint a new Chair for the Society when Martin Stott steps down in 2018 after four years in post.
The role involves:

  • Chairing Trustee meetings and managing Trustee/staff and Trustee processes – including convening and chairing the Finance and General Purposes Committee – between meetings
  • Engaging with external partners e.g. through the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Arts & Crafts Hammersmith project
  • Managing the Society staff
  • Acting (with others) as the public face of the Society

Enthusiasm for the ideas and legacy of William Morris and his circle, the ability to lead and take a strategic perspective, and having the skills and experience to manage staff and chair meetings are essential. Knowledge of the charity sector and its governance, and of the museums and arts sector are highly desirable. Fundraising and financial skills are very helpful.
The Society is in an exciting period of its development as it takes up the challenges of the successful Arts and Crafts Hammersmith project.
The post is unpaid though expenses are paid, takes approximately 3-4 days per month, requires reasonable accessibility to London (the Society is based in Hammersmith) and might attract someone recently retired from senior management in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
The post holder will be co-opted onto the Trustee Board as soon as is convenient, to take up the post from the May 2018 AGM.
For further details please contact the Society’s Administrator here.