St George’s Hall Charitable Trust is on the hunt for new members to help shape its future.
The trust is dedicated to conserving, restoring and developing the Grade I listed venue – with a focus on raising funds which can be invested in projects to sustain and improve the building.
The trust is looking for three individuals who can bring some of the following skills and knowledge:
- Strategic organisation design and development
- Knowledge of heritage
- Fundraising skills
- Entrepreneurial skills
- Ambassadorial skills
In particular, they would like to prioritise the following as of distinctive interest:
- Influencing – able to bring strong networks and to influence key stakeholders to help shape and advance the delivery of their strategy
- Working with others – able to work as part of a strong non-executive and executive team at board meetings and in between formal meetings.
- Exercising judgement and balancing risk – interrogating information provided in order to inform decisions in the best interests of St George’s Hall in line with the aims and objectives of the Trust.
Designed by Harvey Elmes and Charles Cockerell, St George’s Hall opened its doors to the public in 1854, and was also home to the city’s Civil and Crown Courts until the 1980s. It has been described as ‘the best example of Neo-Classical architecture in Europe’.
Recent initiatives include the opening of the History Whisperer visitor experience and plans for a statue of health pioneer Mary Seacole in the Great Hall, as a continuing and constant reminder of her place in our nation’s history.
If you are interested in applying for one of the roles, further information about the Trust is available upon request from the Trust’s Secretary Robin Thomaides – email [email protected]
If you wish to apply to become a trustee please email Robin Thomaides a letter of application setting out why you would like to become a trustee, together with your CV. Alternatively, please address your letter to: Robin Thomaides, Legal Services, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH.
Applications should be submitted by Friday 15 July 2022, with interviews for shortlisted candidates likely to take place towards the end of August. Trustees usually serve for three years.
Chair of St George’s Hall Charitable Trust, Claire Dove OBE, said, “We want to recruit new additions to the team who have a passion for the Hall and want to make a positive difference.
“We want them to bring their experience and forge links with the community, delivering a shared vision for the Hall which will ensure it remains a must-visit destination for tourists, and a place residents and local businesses use as often as possible.
“The new attraction we opened in the building last year opened it up to a whole new audience. This is something we are really keen to build on in the future.”
Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Cllr Harry Doyle, said, “There’s a huge amount of civic pride in St George’s Hall because of its architecture and history.
“Trustees have a key role to play in maintaining its reputation as a leading visitor attraction and finding ways of securing funds to maintain and improve the building, in line with its long-term strategy.
“It’s a chance to make a real difference to a truly iconic venue.”
About St George’s Hall Charitable Trust
St George’s Hall Charitable Trust is a registered charity (no. 1051396) which was established in 1995. It is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee. The Trust is independent of the City Council although it works closely with the City Council’s members and officers because of their shared interests in progressing the Hall’s development and restoration
The formal purposes of the Trust is “to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement for the benefit of the inhabitants of Merseyside and of the nation at large, of features of the land and premises commonly known as St. George’s Hall, Liverpool (“St. George’s Hall”) which are of historic, architectural, cultural, technical, engineering, or public interest and the historic, architectural, cultural and technical heritage of St. George’s Hall”
The Board of Trustees meets on a quarterly basis at St. George’s Hall. Outside of these meetings trustees are encouraged to promote the Hall, whenever appropriate, to friends and contacts with a view to seeking donations towards the Hall’s fundraising targets.
Image: Liverpool City Council