Hartlebury, Worcestershire
Unpaid role
Permanent, Part-time, Voluntary
Job description


Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust is the charity that cares for the historic palace that was the home of successive Bishops of Worcester for many generations.

The Trust was formed in 2008, to save this wonderful building and its grounds from developers. In 2014, with the help of a £5m Heritage Lottery Fund Grant, the board was able to purchase and then restore the Castle, reopening it to the public in 2018 as Worcestershire’s newest visitor attraction.

Since then the Trust has sought to ensure a welcoming and inspiring experience for all visitors, working in partnership with Worcestershire County Council and its Museum Service and creating a sound financial footing for all operations.

The work of preserving and sharing this precious asset for generations to come is about to enter an exciting new phase, as the Chair and Trust Board seeks a number of new trustees. Due to the pandemic, the last eighteen months have been difficult for Hartlebury Castle, as it has for many other heritage venues, but thanks to a talented and resourceful board and team, and to continuing support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, the venue is set to emerge in a stronger position than ever to grow its audience and sustain its future.

The board of trustees has had a tradition of being, quite literally, hands on in the completion of the original capital project, securing sound governance of the organisation and supporting the Director and his team in implementing a comprehensive business plan.

We are looking for individuals with a passion for history and the natural environment, to build on this foundation. Individuals with skills, experience and networks to help us deliver our vision for Hartlebury Castle, build our profile, and ensure our visitor offer is welcoming to everyone. We need board members who can think strategically and be committed advocates for the vision and future of the Castle. These are unpaid, voluntary roles. Board meetings are currently held monthly (weekday evenings) at the Castle and trustees are expected to attend 9 out of 12 on a yearly basis.

To apply

For more detailed information and role descriptions, as well as details of how to apply, please follow the link.

Closing date for applications:  7 January 2022

Posted on: 12 November 2021
Closed date: 12 December 2021
Job ref: A000104
Tags: Volunteer Management, Governance