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Dorset Museum trustee recruitment

  • Publish Date: Posted 4 months ago
  • Author:by Jenny Warner

Following an in-depth briefing from the Chair and Executive Director of Dorset Museum, Charisma was instructed to search for five new Trustees bringing specialist experience in finance, income generation, volunteering & safeguarding, and education to add value to the existing Board. It was also deemed helpful to find a Trustee who was well respected in the local community and who could engage with major donors and supporters of the work of the Museum. The excitement was rising for the new Museum to be launched in May 2021, and The Chair hoped that these new Trustees would be part of the launch to the general public.

"In our search to recruit a more diversified group of Trustees, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society appointed Charisma to find five new trustees. The Team at Charisma created a very detailed and cost effective campaign to meet the trustee criteria we had set, during the whole process we were regularly updated with progress reports. Thank you to the Charisma team for delivering such a successful and professional campaign."
Roger Maughan, Commercial Director

The search phase encompassed a number of different avenues: making direct approaches to individuals with the required skills sets, advertising the role nationally and regionally amongst the museum community, and sharing these unique opportunities through both the Museum’s and Charisma’s social media activity. This attracted significant interest and the Museum was delighted when over 30 candidates were offered on the long list for their consideration. Many candidates came from the heritage and culture sectors as well as from visitor attractions, finance and business arenas.

A short list was drawn up and the successful outcome was that five Trustees were appointed through Charisma in time for the opening of the new Museum and our client has commended Charisma team on their efficient and focused search and the high calibre of candidates presented to them.