Vacancies – Trustees for the Royal Hampshire Regiment Board
The Royal Hampshire Regiment Trust is the main Board responsible for all activities to do with the Regiment, including the Museum and Memorial Garden. The Board is divided into 3 sub-committees: Museum & Memorial Garden; Finance & Governance and Comrades & Welfare.
We are currently looking for some new Trustees to join the board, particularly those with experience in the following areas: Heritage/Archives/Museums/Artefact Conservation; Legal; Finance; Marketing & PR; and Managerial to lead us forward in an exciting period of change.
Background. The Royal Hampshire Regiment Trust, led by a Board of Trustees is the body responsible for activities associated with The Regiment – which merged into the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) in 1992. Our successor Regiment is nicknamed the “Tigers”. Our board of 12 Trustees, led by a chair, meets 4 times a year at Serle’s House in Winchester.
Role and purpose of the Board. Headline responsibilities are to:
Determine and oversee the overall strategy and direction of the Trust.
Ensure that the Regimental Museum & Memorial Garden reflect the history and ethos of the Regiment – and the future of our successor Regiment – as our main legacy.
Ensure the Trust is well managed and properly governed as a registered charity.
Support and assist former members of the Regiment who are in need, hardship and distress; at the same time enable them to keep in touch with each other.
Promote esprit de corps by orchestrating regular events and maintaining long established links across the County and with our successor Regiment.
Manage endowment funds wisely and assist with fundraising initiatives as required.
Support staff and volunteers and act as ambassadors and advocates for the Trust.
Trustees are recruited for a term of 3 years initially – and assigned to one of three sub committees which report to the main board with delegated responsibilities shown below. There is a possibility to renew their position for a further term if necessary.
Trustees’ Main Responsibilities.
Board Meetings. Participate at quarterly Trustee Meetings to consider and decide on plans, monitor finances and investments, review policies and formulate strategy.
Governance. Ensure the Trust meets its legal, financial and governance. responsibilities in line with best practice and Charity Commission requirements
Other Duties may include:
To advise, keep up to date and/or take a lead where appropriate, in the area of expertise or experience for which the Trustee may be specifically appointed.
To consider and decide on plans to develop the Museum’s exhibitions, capital works and outreach activities.
To assist with maintaining esprit de corps amongst former members of the Regiment.
To act as a representative of the Regiment, help with fundraising or help with any other projects which may arise.
Sub Committee Responsibilities – which all report to the Main Trustee board.
Finance and Governance sub-committee.
Monitor the investment portfolio of the Regimental Trust and advise the Trust Board of any changes as necessary.
Set the Policy and Governance for financial matters including Audit.
Monitor and advise the Secretary and Curator on administrative procedures to ensure the efficient running and safe financial practices for the Museum.
Manage/oversee the budget plans and audit process.
Museum and Memorial Garden sub-committee.
Ensure that the history of the Regiment is suitably displayed for the public and that the Memorial Garden is adequately maintained.
Ensure that the Museum complies with guidelines and legislation as laid down by Arts Council England, the Museum Association and similar bodies.
Assist the Curator with the preparation for the re-accreditation of the Museum, and report back on this to the Main Board.
Ensure that the museum adapts to reflect the communities that it represents in the local area, while working on ways to increase visitor numbers.
Advise the main Trustee Board on issues affecting the Museum.
Fundraise to ensure viability until at least 2042.
Comrades and Welfare sub-committee.
To review and decide on the remuneration for individual cases for welfare grants as advised by the Secretary.
Set the policy and governance for welfare grants.
Assist the Chairman of the Comrades’ Association in ensuring that all former members of the Regiment keep in touch with each other,
Help ensure that esprit de corps is maintained – as well as links across the County and with our successor Regiment – PWRR.
Orchestrate/advise on diary of future events – contacts etc
We need 1 or 2 new trustees each year to replace those completing their term of service. At the moment, we are seeking to build up a new Trustee team over the next 2 years and are looking for a mix of new faces and talents – particularly those with a background in Museum/Heritage/Archives/Artefact Conservation; Legal; Finance; Marketing & PR and Managerial. We would like the Board to reflect a range of ages and backgrounds, and welcome diversity.
They would need to:
Commit reliably to the time (2 days a month) and have a real interest in Museum/Military history and collections.
Offer expertise of value to the Trust.
Enjoy contributing to an interesting enterprise alongside like-minded individuals.
Live somewhere easily accessible to Winchester.
Suitably qualified trustees will be asked to join the relevant sub-committees to contribute their experience and expertise.
Closing Date for expressions of interest: 1st September 2022.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these Trustee roles, please contact the museum on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 01962 863658, saying which of the 3 areas you are most interested in.