Trustees

The Board of Directors (or Trustees) is The Moray Society’s, and therefore Elgin Museum’s, governing body.

The Moray Society is a Scottish Registered Charity and a Company limited by guarantee and not having share capital. The governing document is the Articles of Association (Constitution). All members of the Board must be members of The Moray Society.

Current Trustee Vacancies 

We would like our Board to be representative of the community we serve, and actively encourage people of diverse age, gender, background and abilities to consider putting themselves forward.

Trustee

We are currently seeking candidates for the role of Trustee of The Moray Society. More information about applying to become a Trustee can be found below or view the Elgin Museum Trustee Person specification (pdf 79KB). We would also recommend reading our Forward Plan (pdf 1.3KB) for the period 2022-2026 to find out more about the current and future plans of the Museum.

We’re looking for individuals who can bring insights from a broad range of experience and backgrounds, have a strong interest in the culture and heritage of Moray, and who can help steer Elgin Museum and The Moray Society beyond Covid-19 to become a more resilient and sustainable organisation. Trustees will have a strong connection to the Moray area, well-established networks that bring positive benefit to Elgin Museum, and a commitment to delivering our organisation’s vision.

Trustees have a duty of care and diligence and are expected to bring their skills to the Board for the benefit of the organisation. Sometimes Trustees will be invited to sit on working task groups appropriate to their skills, or progress and deliver specific projects or activities.

We’re particularly interested in seeking applications from people who have experience in any of the following:

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Business management
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Running a cultural organisation

We would be interested to hear about your skills, abilities, and experience even if we haven’t mentioned them above.

Essential Criteria

  • Strong interest in the culture, heritage and prosperity of Moray
  • General interest in culture, heritage and museums
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador by representing the Museum to the outside world
  • Well-connected at a local and national level
  • Motivated to help drive the museum forward in collaboration with the Board and Elgin Museum’s Management Committee
  • Willingness to devote time and effort to the Society and Museum, including attending trustee meetings and occasional events
  • Highly effective communication and advocacy skills
  • Commitment to the aims and interests of the Museum
  • Ability to attend four Board meetings and an AGM annually (remotely or in person)
  • Ability to maintain regular contact with the Museum by email and or/in person
  • Membership of The Moray Society

Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of museums and/or previous experience within the museum sector
  • A readiness and ability to take on and deliver agreed projects and areas of activity
  • Well-developed and effective networking skills in a range of contexts and situations
  • An understanding and awareness of national (and local) policies relating to museums, culture, heritage and tourism

Trustees do not need to be resident in Moray to apply, however please note that the post of Trustee of The Moray Society is not a paid position and no expenses are available. Please contact us if you would like to discuss further. 

President

We are also currently seeking candidates for the role of President of The Moray Society, following the retirement of a long-standing incumbent. We’re looking for an individual who is passionate about the culture and heritage of Moray, and who can lead Elgin Museum and The Moray Society to a more resilient and sustainable future. The ideal candidate will have a strong connection to the Moray area, robust leadership skills, experience of being a Trustee, well-established networks that bring positive benefit to Elgin Museum, and a commitment to delivering our organisation’s vision.

Applicants would first need to be elected to the Board of The Moray Society (see above for more details). 

More information can be found in the Elgin Museum President Person specification (pdf 77KB). We would also recommend reading our Forward Plan (pdf 1.3KB) for the period 2022-2026 to find out more about the current and future plans of the Museum.

Essential Criteria

  • Strong interest in the culture, heritage and prosperity of Moray
  • General interest in culture, heritage and museums
  • Willingness to act as a figurehead and ambassador by representing the Museum to the outside world
  • Well-connected at a local and national level
  • Motivated to drive the Museum forward in collaboration with the Board and Elgin Museum’s Management Committee
  • Willingness to devote time and effort to the Society and Museum, including attending trustee meetings and occasional events
  • Commitment to the aims and interests of the Museum
  • Highly effective communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to attend and chair four Board meetings and an AGM annually (remotely or in person)
  • Ability to maintain regular contact with the Museum by email and or/in person
  • An ability to achieve the confidence and command the respect of staff, volunteers, and Museum users
  • Membership of The Moray Society

Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of museums and/or previous experience within the museum sector
  • Proven successful track record of fundraising skills and ability
  • An understanding and awareness of national (and local) policies relating to museums, culture, heritage and tourism

Candidates for the post do not need to be resident in Moray to apply, however please note that the role of President of The Moray Society is not a paid position and no expenses are available. Please contact us if you would like to discuss further. 

Our Trustees 

Our Board currently comprises 7 Trustees and the Convenor of the Elgin Museum Management Committee.

Vice-President – Claire Herbert, Elgin Museum Volunteer, including website, social media, YouTube, activities, projects, buildings; Archaeologist with Aberdeenshire Council including Moray.

Treasurer – Graham Robertson, Elgin Museum Volunteer, projects, buildings; retired chartered accountant.

Convenor, Museum Management Committee (Ex officio) – Dr Alison Wright, Elgin Museum Volunteer, line manager, member of Geology Group, Learning & Outreach, Projects.

Trustee – Dr Nick Brown, Chartered Town Planner, RIAS Accredited Architect in Conservation and Sustainable Design. Chair of Radio Buckie, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Trustee – Stuart Huyton, Elgin Museum Volunteer including IT; Director & Founder of Gaia Earth Technologies Limited; Board Member of Elgin BID, Trustee of Grant Lodge Trust.

Trustee – Donna Skelly, Solicitor and Member with Grigor and Young, specialising in Rural Land Law. Secretary and Treasurer of the Banff and Moray Valuators Association.

Trustee – Janet Trythall, Elgin Museum Volunteer including Accreditation, policies, archaeology, member Geology Group, line manager; Retired anaesthetist.

Trustee – Bill Dalgarno, Elgin Museum Volunteer including Membership, newsletter, Collections Management Group; retired shop manager.