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Icon is looking for a new Chair and Trustees to join its Board

Icon is looking for enterprising and passionate supporters of cultural heritage to bring strength and experience to its Board of Trustees! 

Being a trustee can be an exciting opportunity to make a great difference to the future of a charity, becoming a key asset in its development and growth. The appointees will also help deliver our current strategy and develop its direction going forward.

Need a little motivation? Read the personal experience of current Icon Trustee Jenny Williamson, or the farewell letter of outgoing Icon Chair Siobhan Stevenson or this write up on the importance of Trustees by former Icon Chief Executive Alison Richmond.

If this all sounds like your kind of adventure check out the information below for further details or go straight to our Board roles page to apply!

Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Conservation

This fulfilling role will appeal to a people-focused individual with a well-developed understanding and real appreciation of conservation. You will welcome the opportunity to actively engage with our membership at this period in Icon’s development and you will have the experience, vision, skills and enthusiasm to help us shape our next strategy and deliver sustainable financial growth.

The application is open to anyone with an understanding of and dedication to conservation principles and who supports Icon’s Values and Mission of delivering ‘Advocacy, Excellence and Engagement’ in conservation. Icon members are particularly encouraged to apply and take on this important role in the future of the profession and the promotion of world-class conservation practise.

The closing date for applications is 15 September 2019.

Co-opted Trustees of the Institute of Conservation

We are looking for two new Co-opted Trustees to bring strength and experience to the Board. Icon’s Board of 16 comprises a majority of professional conservators and a number of Co-opted Trustees from outside the field, who are not members of Icon. In 2019, we are looking for two new Co-opted Trustees to bring strength and experience to the Board. Icon’s Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the organisation and are both charity trustees and the directors of the charitable company.

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2019.

Elected Trustees of the Institute of Conservation

We will also be electing six members of Icon as Trustees and we will provide more information in September 2019. In the meantime, if you are interested please do contact Sara Crofts.

Apply now!


Please note these are both voluntary positions with reasonable expenses re-imbursed. Additionally, most meetings will take place in London.




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