In Spring 2017, a new National Army Museum (NAM) will open its doors to the public. Transformed through a £25 million project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Museum’s mission is to gather, maintain and make known the story of the British Army and its role and impact in world history, and to provide a museum experience that meets the widest range of public need and connects the British public with its Army.
Our vision is to be the leading authority on the history of the British Army and a first class Museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates and entertains.
The aim by 2022 is for NAM to have established itself as a world class Museum with national and international reach. It will seek to become the Army’s primary memory bank and act as a focus for creativity, learning and debate around the subject of Britain’s Army.
Due to the retirement on rotation of existing members, we are seeking to appoint a number of new members to NAM Council.
Key responsibilities of Council are to:
- set and maintain the Mission, Vision and Values of the NAM;
- set the overall strategy and manage risk;
- maintain effective board performance;
- promote the NAM;
- support the Chief Executive.
Members of Council are appointed for a three-year term, which may be renewed once, and are not remunerated (reasonable expenses will be paid).
There are a minimum of three meetings a year but preparation time, service on sub-committees and other Council duties can considerably increase this time commitment. Meetings are normally held in London.
The Council recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse membership and is committed to equality of opportunity.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION.
The closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Sunday 23 April 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 22 May 2017.
Appointment is subject to references.
For further information and an application form, please contact Teresa Scott, Assistant Director (Human Resources) on 02078812444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org