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Trustee Recruitment

Could you be our next trustee?

We welcome applications to join our Board of Trustees to help take the Royal Gunpowder Mills to the next stage of its journey.  Over recent years there has been much debate as to the future of this valuable historic site, which is a Scheduled Monument and Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills Company Limited (a registered charity) holds the long lease and manages the site.  Our work is assisted by a large number of volunteers and we work closely with community.  We run education programmes for local schools and the visitor attraction.  Our vision is to conserve the Royal Gunpowder Mills and secure the long term viability of the site as a visitor attraction and interpretation centre for the history of explosives and propellants in a manner sympathetic to the site,  and conserve the whole of the site for future generations,

We seek applications from people able to contribute to high-level debate and decision making, able to uphold our collaborative and consultative approach.  

We aim to maintain a range of skills within our Board relevant to our work.  In addition to the skills and experience set out in the Trustee Candidate Pack, we particularly welcome at this time applications from people with professional backgrounds in:

  • Legal   
  • Finance
  • Business development
  • Other expertise pertinent to the work ahead, such as property consultancy, change management, fundraising, or other aligned skills.

To apply in confidence please first download our Trustee Candidate Pack which outlines the trustee role, person specification, key functions and responsibilities, and provides further information about the Charity.  Please submit your CV and a short supporting statement to the Chief Officer: Stella Morris 01992 707360.

If you wish to discuss, please contact Stella Morris (as above)

Further information about the history and our activities can be found at and on social media platforms @gunpowder.  The Charity Commission provides a guide to trusteeship at

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