Wimbledon in Sporting History logoWimbledon in Sporting History Trustee

Dons Trust representative

Volunteer role – homebased and flexible

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to become the Dons Trust Representative Trustee on the Board of Wimbledon in Sporting History.

With the completion of the new stadium, the opportunity to celebrate and tell the unique history of Wimbledon football has never been greater.

Wimbledon in Sporting History (WiSH) are a Heritage Charity that is playing a huge part in that.

WiSH are members of the National Museum Association and will run the museum at the ground and provide stadium tours. WiSH are also a key part of the Dons Trust Working Group looking at the design and presentation of the inside of the stadium, and are involved in several outreach programmes into the community

WiSH are fully bought into the concept of ‘One Club’ and that is reflected in their Board structure. WiSH’s Board consists of John Lynch (chair), Michael Padmanathan (vice-chair), who are both life-long Wimbledon fans, and two appointed trustees (one from the Dons Trust and one from AFC Wimbledon).

WiSH’s mission

Dedicated to safeguarding, preserving and displaying Merton and Wandsworth’s unique sporting history in partnership with the two boroughs’ Heritage Departments.

Dons Trust’s vision

To maintain supporter ownership of a successful, financially stable, professional football club playing at the heart of our communities. We will not forget the past.

The role

As the nominated Dons Trust representative trustee on WiSH you would be expected to:

  • Champion the visions and aims of both WiSH and the Dons Trust on the WiSH Board
  • Attend quarterly WiSH Board meetings
  • Take part in monthly management meetings where appropriate
  • Support and develop the charities aims and objectives and ensure good governance, working to the standards expected by the Charity Commission and the Museum Association
  • Approve WiSH’s annual budget
  • Provide regular reports to the Dons Trust Board

About you

The ideal candidate will:

  • Understand the unique history of AFC Wimbledon
  • Have a passion for history
  • Have previous experience of being a trustee
  • Have understanding of good governance
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills

This is a voluntary role that is unpaid and will be for a minimum one-year term. You must be a Dons Trust member to undertake this role.
To apply for this role please send an up-to-date CV and a short covering letter explaining why you believe this role is perfect to you to niall.couper@thedonstrust.org

Closing date for applications: 10am Friday 26 February 2021

Interviews will take place in an evening on the week commencing 8 March 2021

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