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Chair of the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust

The Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust is seeking to elect a new Trustee to act as an independent Chair

Start Date: 1 Jan 2021

Unpaid and voluntary

The extensive personal archive of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman and Prime Minister, was purchased for the Nation by the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1995. The papers were vested in a charitable trust, the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust (registered charity: 1045646).

The Trust exists to advance the education of the public by acquiring, holding, restoring and maintaining the Churchill archive and by making it available for the purposes of research and viewing.

To meet these aims the Trust has deposited the collection with the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge (where the Trust has its registered address), and has entered into a publishing arrangement with Bloomsbury Publishing. The trustees manage an endowment fund to support work on the collection and monitor, review and approve programmes relating to its preservation and access.

The elected trustee is present to represent the public interest in the Churchill Papers collection and, by tradition, has always been the independent Chair of the Trust. The appointment is for a five year term.

This is an unpaid position that is not expected to involve a commitment of more than 6 days per year. Reasonable travel expenses can be claimed.

Applicants cannot hold a position at Churchill College or the University of Cambridge.

To apply, send a CV and covering letter/email to: Churchill HR Office (email: hr@chu.cam.ac.uk), Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS.

For further information email: director.archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or ring Allen Packwood on 01223 336175.

For further information see role details here.

Applications close Mon 30 March 2020. [Please note that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the application deadline has been extended until 30 June 2020]