Middleton Hall and Gardens is a Grade 2* listed building with SSSI grounds and walled gardens, set on the Warwickshire and Staffordshire border. It dates back to the 13 century and was rebuilt from a ruin 40 years ago by volunteers. The buildings and grounds are now a popular and successful heritage visitor site, and the Trust is still operating effectively despite last year’s difficulties.

We are looking for a new Chair to lead the governance of the Trust constructively and cohesively, and to negotiate the boundaries between competing demands and perspectives. Under your leadership, Middleton Hall will take the next step to becoming financially and organisationally stable and deliver its mission to serve the community as a place of creativity and discovery.

Middleton Hall has been the recipient of grants from significant heritage funders and we have a cohesive and effective Board and staff group. We will welcome applicants with the motivation, experience and attributes to take the Trust forward to deliver our mission to restore and maintain Middleton Hall and its grounds for the enjoyment of the public. This includes a major restoration project: the Tudor Barn; protection and development of the Georgian garden and SSSI lake and grounds; and widening and strengthening links with diverse local communities. The Trust is also looking to develop commercial activities to increase income.

This is a trust with great potential and increasing credibility as an organisation, having secured substantial grant funding from the NHLF, Architecture Heritage Fund, Historic England and the local North Warwickshire Borough Council over the past three years. The challenge and achievement of the position will be to pursue the organisation’s development and to secure a future for a wonderful community asset. There is a supportive culture amongst the Board, staff and a group of critical friends and professionals in the Heritage industry, which will provide support and encouragement to the critical but rewarding position of Chair. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, race, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality and class.

For more information on the hall, please see our website: www.middleton-hall.co.uk

Applications will close on Monday 14th June 2021.