The Quilters’ Guild relies on volunteers to deliver Guild activities both nationally and locally. We now have vacancies for volunteers to take up national roles in May 2018.
Volunteer posts are open to Guild members and are for fixed terms. We value the insights, talent, skills and ideas volunteers bring to the organisation.
We are seeking new Trustees to take up position from May 2018. This is an interesting, responsible and worthwhile volunteer role within The Guild.
Lead Trustee for Membership
We welcome applications from Guild members who bring relevant Regional/Specialist Group experience or useful experience in HR or communications.
Do you have a strong financial or business background? This role is an invaluable and strategic role within The Guild. As well as being the member of the Trustee Board responsible for Guild finances, the Guild Treasurer also undertakes the role of Finance Director of The Guild’s Trading Company, Festival of Quilts Ltd.
Trustees – non-executive
We are looking for a number of non-executive trustees – if you have useful professional experience including any of the following: IT, communications or HR, then please think of applying.
Guild Accountant (new role)
Are you a qualified accountant specialising in accountancy? We need someone to support the Guild Treasurer by preparing regular management accounts for the board and to support the treasurers of the Regions and Specialist Groups.
As a national charity, The Guild relies on fundraising and donations for a substantial proportion of its income. Do you enjoy creating fundraising activities? Are you well organised and a good communicator? Fundraising supports our work with The Quilters’ Guild Collection, Young Quilters and the general work of The Guild. Can you help?
The Exhibitions Officer organises Guild exhibitions at the Festival of Quilts and other venues and has a team to help them. Are you well organised with good computer skills. Do you have experience of arranging and mounting exhibitions? We would love to hear from you.
There are lots of ways in which the Education Officer could develop quilting education, from supporting teachers, supporting the regions, or building contacts with textile and design departments at universities and colleges across the UK – could you make a contribution here?
National web-site Officer
Would you like to oversee The Guild website so that it remains appealing and up to date thereby encouraging people to use the site as a key element of their membership of The Guild? In addition you would support the team of Regional and Specialist Group Web Editors.
Would you like to have an involvement with quilting across Europe and other parts of the world? The International Officer is our point of contact with the European Quilt Association and organises The Guild’s input into EQA Exhibitions. The ability to speak another European language would be helpful (but not necessary), as is the ability to travel to events in Europe to represent The Guild.
Do you have a particular interest in quilt studies and education? If so, would you like to manage The Guild’s Library Collection, including cataloguing, acquisitions and its volunteer community?
Do you have an interest in, and knowledge of historic quilts? Within this role you will be promoting and encouraging the organisation of heritage activities such as lectures and visits across the regions, and take responsibility for The Guild archive and the preservation of Guild history. The Heritage Officer also serves on the Collections Committee.
We are seeking an experienced sales person to take up the volunteer position of Sales Director for FOQ Ltd.
The role of Sales director has two main areas of responsibility – furthering the income of Guild sales and an overview of Conference. Work for Guild sales includes production of the annual calendar, arranging staffing of sales stands at Festival of Quilts and the AGM and Conference and supporting sales staff.
The Sales Director also has an overview and final responsibility for conference, receiving input from Conference Officer where necessary. The Director reports to the Lead Trustee for Communications and attends up to six FOQ Board meetings each year.
Volunteers should be able to use a computer/email and have internet access for these positions.
For more details about these roles and how to be nominated see the Guild website or contact our Administrator at admin@quiltersguild,org.uk or call 01904 613242.
Completed nomination forms for Trustees must be received by 12th January 2018 and for National Officers by 28th February 2018