Your opportunity to make a difference

The Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the Royal Navy is seeking to appoint up to 4 new Trustees with effect from 24th October 2012.

Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, their Reserves and Auxiliaries and an awareness of the contemporary role of a National Museum.

Experience is especially desirable in the disciplines of the Higher Management of Defence, Fundraising and Development, Business and Media and PR. The position involves approximately 10 days of work per year, which will include attendance at Trustees' and Committee Meetings and National Museum events, principally but not exclusively at the National Museum's Headquarters in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from diverse backgrounds. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates as this group is currently under-represented on our Board. The initial appointment will be for a period of five years.

These positions are unpaid, although reasonable expenses incurred on museum business will be reimbursed.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity please request an application form by contacting the Personal Assistant to the Director General, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, H M Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3NH; or by email to

The closing date is Monday 17th September 2012.

Although these appointments do not come within the remit of the Commissioner of Public Appointments, they will be made using a process which takes into account the Commissioner's Code of Practice. It is possible to nominate someone else other than yourself. If you intend to do so, please clearly state this when requesting an application form.

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