Deadline Extended: Could you be a BCA Trustee?

Black Cultural Archives is refreshing its Board of Trustees and bringing in new governance capability in readiness for the next critical phase of its evolution.

About Black Cultural Archives

In 2014, after a successful £7million fundraising campaign, Black Cultural Archives launched the only national Black heritage centre in the UK.

We are a charity committed to creating exhibitions, public programmes and a collections service that continues to stimulate fresh thinking and improve and increase the knowledge of the whole population of the importance Black history in Britain.

Our strategic objectives are to grow our collection; to provide inspiring learning experiences; to change the teaching of British history by leading the debate and inspiring others to play an active role in reshaping the national narrative; and to develop a sustainable organisation. Now after a four-year cycle of leadership we are refreshing our Board of Trustees for 2019 - 2023.

We have recently appointed a new Managing Director, who will agree and execute a new strategy, commencing end Q1 2019.

Experience and availability

Listed below are sectors which incoming trustees should have experience:

  • National heritage organisations;

  • Parliament / Civil Service / law;

  • Sport / Media / Broadcasting;

  • Youth / 3rd sector / Community groups;

  • Academics / Education;

  • Literature / Arts / Music;

  • City of London, professional services, technology, retail;

We are seeking up to 4 Trustees and a Company Secretary, with high-level Board experience of one or more of the above areas and who are demonstrably able to attract funding or hold events that generate substantial annual revenues for BCA as well as bring the time and skills to complement the current board of trustees.

Tenure is in periodic 4-year cycles, with annual reviews at board AGMs.

These are voluntary positions with no remuneration but will provide candidates with opportunities to contribute their significant expertise to our important mission and join at a time when we are renewing our governance and strategic leadership at the highest levels.

The Board meets once every 6 weeks (6.30-8.30 pm) at 1 Windrush Square.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 25th March 2019. If you would like to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

Your cover letter should highlight your interest in BCA and motivation for joining our Board. Please also detail your availability and relevant experience.

Black Cultural Archives