Area: UK
Deadline: 17 April 2019

Founded in 2009, the HCA is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.

The HCA is looking for a Secretary to support the organisation at an exciting time in its development, as it expands both its staff and its activities. Recent projects include undertaking the second phase of the Red List of Endangered Crafts, producing a film recording master gilders at work on board the Cutty Sark and promoting its new Benefactors and Corporate Sponsors scheme at a fundraising dinner at the House of Lords.

You don’t have to be a craftsperson to join the HCA – its trustees are a mixture of practising craftspeople and those who are passionate about supporting heritage crafts.

In addition to the responsibilities common to all HCA Trustees, the Secretary will have specific responsibility for:

  • Ensuring compliance with the HCA’s Constitution and Rules, with the Charity Commission’s guidelines and with the law
  • Acting as the HCA’s contact with the Charity Commission
  • Maintaining the HCA’s register of policies, ensuring polices are up to date and reviewed regularly, and producing or commissioning new policies as required
  • Ensuring that committee meetings and annual general meetings are quorate and procedural formalities are followed
  • Preparing the agenda, notice, resolutions and any other documents for the annual general meeting
  • Coordinating the production of the annual report
  • Coordinating and collating the results of Trustee decisions taken outside of meetings
  • Inducting new Trustees

For a full role description and information on how to apply, please visit the Heritage Crafts Association website.