The Heritage Trust ®: Volunteer Trustee

The Heritage Trust is a Building Preservation Trust aimed at protecting and conserving the historic environment. Our ethos and constitutional framework revolves around the acquisition of historic buildings and then raising funds via grant providers and fundraising activities to enable sustainable new uses to found that allow the building to play a role within the community. We have recently taken ownership of our latest project the “Bretby Pottery Showroom” that is in South Derbyshire, an important Grade II building at risk that has been derelict for the past 20 years.

The trust is currently run by 4 volunteer trustees and we are currently looking for one additional trustee who can add value to the work of The Heritage Trust and contribute towards the rescue of our latest project. To be successful as a trustee, a passion for the historic environment is essential and we would particularly welcome people from all ages, experiences and particularly from the following backgrounds:

  • Community engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Legal
  • Surveying

Although this role is to undertaken on a voluntary basis, The Heritage Trust can offer relevant training opportunities including governance, fundraising, conservation and management skills.

The successful applicant for the trustee position will be elected onto the Board of Trustees and will contribute to the strategic direction of the Trust and have a say on how the Trust operates. Although experience of being on a board of Trustees is desirable, this is not essential.  The Trust is based in Derbyshire so potential trustees should be within a commutable distance and able to attend meetings (roughly every 6-8 weeks in the evening/ weekend) that are currently held in Woodville, Swadlincote. Along with the attendance of these meeting there would also be a requirement to be able to communicate by email on a regular basis.

If you would like to apply for the trustee position, please send a covering letter explaining why you wish to become a trustee of The Heritage Trust and a copy of your CV to

If you would like to find out more about becoming a trustee of The Heritage Trust, please call John on 07741 091 719 or Michael on 07971 172 164 or visit the website.

Discover more about The Heritage Trust, the work we do and our latest project.

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