Overview

Role Description

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the only organisation that exists to safeguard and promote traditional craft skills in the UK. We are looking for trustees with experience of fundraising, PR and external communications (including social media), membership development (including Customer Relationship Management) and HR to join our passionate board. You don’t need to be a craftsperson to join us – our trustees are a mixture of practising craftspeople and those with an interest in supporting heritage crafts.

About the Heritage Crafts Association

Founded in 2009 by a small group of craftspeople concerned that traditional craft skills were at risk of dying out, the HCA is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with government and key agencies, we provide a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and work towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future. Our charitable remit (Registered Charity No. 1159208) is to advance public knowledge and appreciation of traditional and heritage crafts, in particular, but not exclusively, through education, advice and training.

Commitment

Five Trustee meetings per year (meetings are held in central London, on Saturdays usually 11am to 4pm) and one Annual General Meeting, with additional input up to a maximum of one half day per fortnight.

To apply

For an informal discussion, contact Ian Keys, Chair, at ian@heritagecrafts.org.uk. To apply, send a CV and a short covering letter outlining your motivation for applying for the post and your relevant skills and experience to Sally Morgan, HCA Administrator at info@heritagecrafts.org.uk.

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About Heritage Crafts Association

Founded in 2009 by a small group of craftspeople concerned that traditional craft skills were at risk of dying out, the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future. In May 2015, the HCA completed its move from a registered charity (No. 1133646) to a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (No. 1159208). Its charitable remit is to advance public knowledge and appreciation of traditional and heritage crafts, in particular, but not exclusively, through education, advice and training.