We're looking for new trustees

  • Voluntary position
  • 1 year term from appointment (renewable) 
  • Monthly meeting in east London plus 3 hours work per week / 12 hours per month

The East End Women's Museum is recruiting a board of trustees to help shape our vision and make it a reality. We are looking for people with practical skills and experience, a hands-on, collaborative approach, a commitment to women's rights and an interest in east London's history. 


We are currently working towards opening the East End Women's Museum in a permanent home in Barking in 2020. After a busy year in 2018 delivering exhibitions and events across three east London boroughs, our focus for 2019 – 2020 will be firmly on fundraising and business planning, consultation and outreach, developing our permanent exhibition and designing the space.

In 2016 we became a Community Interest Company with a small board of three directors. In 2018/19 we aim to secure charity status and we are recruiting a group of people who will be ready to become trustees as soon as that occurs. Our goal is to recruit enough people for a board of 7 – 8, including the three current directors.

We currently have two part-time staff, and we are seeking trustees who are willing to work closely with them and take a collaborative, hands-on approach to the project.

Knowledge, skills, and experience

Trustees must have at least one of these areas of expertise:

  • HR and personnel

  • Buildings and capital project management

  • Legal

  • Corporate planning and business/commercial development

  • Fundraising

  • Finance

History and heritage knowledge is welcomed, but not essential. We aim to develop an advisory network of expertise in east London and women's history at a later stage.

How to apply

Please submit a completed application form via email to Sarah Jackson at eastendwomensmuseum@gmail.com by 12pm on Monday 10 September 2018.

Interviews will be held via Skype in the week commencing Monday 1 October 2018. If you know you are not available at this time please let us know when you apply.

If you have any queries about the role please contact Sarah Jackson on eastendwomensmuseum@gmail.com.