Can you lead heritage in Wales?

Bae Rhossili, Prosiect Partneriaeth Tirlun Gwyr
The search is on for a heritage leader who will help to protect and conserve the heritage of Wales, and the UK as a whole.

[Editor's note: Applications closed on 9 November 2015.]

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are seeking to appoint a Trustee for Wales. This is a key appointment made by the Prime Minister, with advice from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

About the role

Trustees lead strategic development and make decisions on grant requests over £2million. They also decide on applications under grant programmes focusing on historic parks, landscapes and townscapes.

Unique features of this position include:

  • Acting as a deputy chair of the Board of NHMF/HLF
  • Representing the interests of Wales at the Board
  • Chairing the Committee for Wales, taking decisions on local grants up to £2m

Former Wales Trustee Manon Antoniazzi explained that this is a unique opportunity: “During my term I was inspired by the commitment of applicants, saw the impact modest funding can have in bringing together and strengthening communities and observed the power of heritage to touch chords with people everywhere.” 

[quote=Dan Clayton-Jones, former Trustee]"The role of HLF Trustee and Chairman of the Committee for Wales is the most satisfying and fulfilling job imaginable."[/quote]

Sir Peter Luff, Chair of the NHMF/HLF, is keen to reinforces the important role of the Trustees. He said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we are able to invest in a great variety of projects that interpret heritage in so many different ways. Our Committees reflect that diversity of views and ensure that our internal dialogue is lively and constructive – and always taking heritage forward.” 

More about us

Who we are

  • NHMF is the fund of last resort tasked with saving the most outstanding treasures and masterpieces of the UK’s heritage at risk of being lost to the nation
  • HLF distributes funds from the National Lottery, and has awarded over £6.6billion to a vast array of projects across the UK during the past 21 years

What we do

In Wales more than £323m has been invested in over 2,300 projects, ranging from multi-million pound support for St Fagans, the world heritage site at Blaenavon and the landscapes of Gower to modest community projects such as one enabling the Menai Scouts from Anglesey to explore the heritage of the First World War.

How to apply

To find out more about the role, and to apply, please visit the Centre for Public Appointments website. Completed applications must be received by 5pm 9 November 2015.

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