– Posted on Thursday 3rd March 2022

The Council of Ministers are seeking Trustees to join the Board of The Manx Museum and National Trust, trading as Manx National Heritage, the charity responsible for the care and promotion of the Isle of Man’s natural and cultural heritage.

Appointments to the Board are made by Tynwald who are currently seeking a Chairperson and Trustees to serve up to a five year term.

The role of the Board is to:

  • provide leadership, direction and support
  • promote the values and ethos of the organisation
  • ensure satisfactory delivery of planned outcomes
  • maintain the trust of stakeholders
  • comply with legal and financial regulation
  • identify and control risk
  • seek out resources including funding

Established more than 130 years ago to research and care for the Ancient Monuments of the Island and now an Isle of Man registered charity, over the years, the Manx Museum and National Trust has added museum, library, archive, online and art gallery functions to its remit, and in the 1950’s formally became the National Trust for the Isle of Man.

The charity works at the very heart of the Island’s community, with a statutory remit to protect, promote and make accessible the Island’s natural and cultural heritage.  This includes operating and maintaining 11 heritage visitor sites, caring for thousands of acres of natural heritage landscape, guardianship of hundreds of ancient monuments and the conservation and display of an incredible collection of heritage objects and archives held in trust for the nation.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance of Manx Museum and National Trust’s activities, achievement of its charitable purpose and works with and in support of, the Executive Committee, led by the Executive Director.

The Trustee roles are unpaid public appointments and Trustees serve a maximum term of five years. They also act as ambassadors for the charity.

Further details, including an information pack, are available on the Isle of Man Government website:

The application process is fair, open and transparent, and appointments are made on merit, based on a person’s skills and experience pertinent to the role. Current Trustees who are eligible are also invited to apply.  The closing date for applications is Sunday 13 March 2022.



Media contact:

Lynsey Clague

Communications Manager – Manx National Heritage

Isle of Man Registered Charity No 603

T: 01624 648032


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