The Chamberlain Highbury Trust is looking to appoint a new Trustee

We have vacancies on our Trust Board, and we are looking to appoint Trustees who will share our vision for Highbury and who will help us meet our objectives for our restoration project. We are particularly interested in adding financial and accountancy expertise.

Will you help us run our heritage business and educational visitor attraction, with an ambition to support local start-up businesses, and to be a great example of a sustainability hub for a green future?

Do you think you have what it takes to enliven and reimagine the heritage and history of places like Highbury, the family home in Birmingham of Joseph Chamberlain?

We are an independent charitable trust, responsible for managing and making accessible the Grade II* listed Venetian Gothic mansion and Grade II listed gardens that form the Highbury estate.

Our Vision for our Trust is:

Inspired and informed by the story of the Chamberlain Family and the history and heritage of the house and grounds, the restored Highbury estate will be a vibrant, well used place. Young people will come to develop leadership and governance skills, local people will be able to participate in an inclusive and diverse programme of activities, and visitors to the City will be welcome to enjoy a unique heritage attraction. Its green space will be open year-round, will be free to visit and will provide a relaxed learning space with nature and conservation at its heart. Highbury will contribute to the economic vitality of the local area by providing space and facilities for local people to build businesses and nurture community organisations.

We are embarking on a multi-million £££ restoration project which is incredibly exciting – if you have skills to contribute to delivering our project successfully, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for Trustees who will share our passion for Highbury’s heritage and young leaders’ futures. Help us plan our capital spend on the restoration of the mansion and gardens, develop a business enterprise hub and run what will become a major visitor attraction.

For more information and to apply please click here.

The closing date for application is Tuesday 7th March 2023 at 4.00pm.

If you would like to discuss the role of a trustee before you decide whether to apply, you are welcome to contact our Chair David Kidney: