Trustee recruitment 2022

Could you be one of our next trustees?

We are looking for up to five trustees to join our Board from the AGM in January 2023. As a trustee of NHSF you would help guide the development of the next Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK (2023-2028), help to raise the profile of heritage science and NHSF in the UK, and help to articulate the relevance of heritage science to society.

Trustee role description (pdf)

Heritage science is an exciting multi- and interdisciplinary field that spans the arts and sciences. Heritage scientists apply science and technology to the understanding and long-term management of heritage, and to increasing people’s engagement with heritage. They work with art, artefacts, buildings, archaeological remains and landscapes using techniques ranging from sub-microscopic to satellite-based scales.

We are looking for people with genuine enthusiasm for or curiosity about heritage science and the role it can play in society, to join our Board of Trustees at the AGM in January 2023. We have two ordinary trustee vacancies, and vacancies for the roles of Chair, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from people who can help us to think creatively about the opportunities to improve the visibility of heritage science and the Forum’s work, to diversify the Forum’s income base (including through fundraising) and develop its membership. You do not need to have previous experience as a trustee as we will provide an induction and are embarking on a programme of Board development.

Role descriptions:

For further information about NHSF and for full details of the responsibilities of trustees including the roles of Chair, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer, please see the ROLE DESCRIPTIONS.

Please note that the role of trustee is voluntary, although reasonable expenses can be reimbursed in line with NHSF's expenses policy.

Application process:

Please apply by submitting a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role of trustee of the National Heritage Science Forum by email to Caroline Peach ( by 17:00 on Friday 28th October 2022.


Please indicate whether you are interested in applying as an ordinary trustee, or as Chair, Honorary Secretary or Honorary Treasurer.

Applications are welcome from people from all backgrounds and experience. You do not need to be part of an NHSF member organisation to apply. Please let us know by email if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable your participation in this recruitment process.

Applicants will be informed whether they have been invited to take part in an interview about their interest in the role with NHSF’s appointments panel by the end of 1st November 2022.

Interviews will take place online via Zoom on 16th November 2022.

The successful applicants will be proposed to the membership for appointment to the Board of Trustees at NHSF’s AGM in January 2023.