Trustee Board role – London Transport Museum

The role:

Help us to reach out and shape the future by igniting curiosity in London’s transport

Our vision is to be the world’s leading museum of urban transport. We create experiences that reveal how transport has shaped our city, develop the skills and potential of young people, promote their safe and active travel and provide an industry forum to debate and shape London’s future.

We’re now seeking to recruit to our Trustee Board to deliver our recovery from the COVID epidemic. You’ll have plenty of experience of providing strong governance and oversight and be willing to become a key contributor to our trustee board and its committees. Upholding statutory duties for the effective and efficient oversight of the Museum will be involved, as well as contributing your knowledge and experience to its strategic development to ensuring our financial stability through sound investment decisions collaborating with the Enterprise Board.

The Museum is transforming it’s reach, both experiential and digital, across an innovative portfolio of museum events, heritage rail and bus operations, the Hidden London tours programme, industry thought leadership and educational reach into every London borough.

To fulfil the Trustee role, you’ll need to commit to 10-20 days per annum. The main Board meets each quarter with a strategic away day each Summer and Autumn. You’ll be a critical friend to the Museum supporting its business as usual activities and deploying your skills and experience on your trustee portfolio with executive teams.

About you

You’re currently a highly values driven Executive Director at CEO level or equivalent with a passion for London, its transport, culture, diversity and the future. We are seeking exceptional Board level leaders with relevant commercial and cultural sector experience to shape and drive forward the Museum’s strategic direction.

A proven background in either of the following is required:

  • Education/Learning environments - STEM development / learning experience across the education (secondary/higher/university) sector encompassing digital learning

  • Youth & Communities engagement – ideally gained in the charity sector, local authority, partnerships, social enterprise / impact or youth work/engagement

  • Commercial Property – ideally gained in the private sector in London, to support and advise the Museum on its estate and development strategy

You’ll be fascinated by the challenge and the chance to directly contribute to the heart of London’s transport heritage and excited by helping to realise the potential offered by the Museum’s outstanding ‘toy box’ of iconic collections – the red Routemaster bus, the Underground Map, Johnston typeface, posters and artwork, Tube trains and the roundel to name but a few.

You will have exceptional ambassadorial, interpersonal, advocacy and negotiating skills.

To discuss the role and to receive more information, please get in touch with Darren Duporte at