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Trustee Opportunity

Would you be interested in bringing your own perspectives and life experiences to help us progress our plans for the Devizes Assize Court as a community hub and new museum?

As an independent charity, important decisions are made by our trustees, working together to identify and progress priorities.  As a trustee you will also help guide the strategic future of the charity, and help us develop our ideas and plans.
Development funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been secured to support the preliminary stage of the Assizes for Devizes project and we are working with the Devizes Assize Court Trust (who own the Assize Court) to give the iconic Assize Court buildings, located alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal in Northgate Street, Devizes, a bright future at the heart of the local community. Our project also aims to regenerate a historic apart of Devizes by providing a new home for Wiltshire Museum. This will enable us to share our collections with as many people as possible, host more cultural and community events and engage more widely with local communities, all of which we are unable to expand within the constraints of our current buildings in Long Street, Devizes.

The project will take some six to seven years to complete and in the meantime we continue to run the current Museum, whilst developing our exhibition and community engagement programmes.

Role Profile

We are looking to recruit new trustees to join our Board (usually consisting of 15 individuals) who can bring their own perspectives and life experiences to help us identify and progress priorities and guide the strategic future of the charity.

In 2024 we are particularly looking for people who can:

  • be a voice for our different communities, or
  • represent a range of ages and backgrounds, or
  • have campaigning, fundraising or advocacy experience.

But applications from any interested individuals will be considered.

Type of Role: Voluntary, part-time.
Number of meetings: five per year. Other informal meetings may be held, together with request for support between meetings.
Date and time of meetings: Thursday evenings, 6.30 pm start.
Location: Wiltshire Museum, free on-site parking.
Term of Office: three years from date of election (usually at the AGM in November), re-election after three years. Maximum term is six years. Resignation at any time.

Diversity and representation

We welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, and with lived experiences that represent the diversity of our communities. We would especially encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented on our Board of Trustees:

• Individuals between the ages of 18-50
• Disabled Individuals
• LGBTQ+ Individuals
• Individuals from low-income backgrounds.
• Individuals from minority ethnic backgrounds

Want to know more?

1. For an informal discussion about the role, or if would like support or assistance with the application process, please contact us at:

2. Book on one of our Trustee Recruitment open days, for a chat with the Director:

* Saturday 6 July - 10.30 am to 12 noon
* Tuesday 9 July - 10.30 am to 12 noon and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Contact David Dawson -


Find the full role profile here.

Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you would like to become a Trustee of the Society, either by completing the Application Form, submitting a CV, a document explaining your background, a video or a recording. We would also be grateful if you could complete complete and return the Equal Opportunities Form.

Please email your application to, we will invite people for an informal discussion before confirming those who will be recommended to join our Board.

Deadline for applications: 10.30 am, Friday 12 July 2024.  Interviews will be held mid/late-July.

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Staff Vacancies

We do not have any staff vacancies at present.

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