Trustee Appointment for St George’s Hall Charitable Trust
The Trustees of St. George’s Hall wish to appoint three new members to its board. In particular we are looking for trustees who can bring some of the following skills and knowledge:-
Strategic organisation, design and development
Knowledge of heritage
In particular we would like to prioritise the following as of distinctive interest :-
Influencing – able to bring strong networks and to influence key stakeholders to help
shape and advance the delivery of our strategy.
Working with others – able to work as part of a strong non-executive and executive
team at board meetings and in between formal meetings.
Exercising judgement and balancing risk – interrogating information provided in order
to inform decisions in the best interests of St George’s Hall in line with the Trust’s
values, aims and objectives.
If you are interested in applying for one of the roles we require your CV and a letter of application which should be no more than two A4 sides.
Further information is available upon request from :-
Mr. Robin Thomaides, Legal Services, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street Liverpool L2 2DH.
Phone – 0151 233 0470. Email – [email protected].
All correspondence also should be sent to the above.
Your CV and letter outlining your experience should be completed and returned
by: Monday 20th November at 5.00 pm.
Interviews to be held on 29th November 2017, PM.
History of St George’s Hall
Built in the early 1800s as a space for music festivals and the Civil and Crown Courts, St George’s Hall has always been at the heart of community life in the city of Liverpool. The Hall was designed initially as a music venue by a very young architect, Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, when he was just 25 years old.
Those who designed, built and funded this extraordinary building, sought deliberately to lift the human heart beyond the here and now, beyond the everyday and the ordinary. Since its opening in 1854, St George’s Hall has entertained hundreds of thousands of people; when visitors step through the door of this magnificent building, most people do two things – first of all they lift their heads and then immediately after doing this, they say “wow!”
St George’s Hall is a Grade 1 listed building and is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world, reopened in 2007 by Prince Charles after a £23m refurbishment programme.
Behind the gold leaf and porticoes, the Hall has one of the greatest brick arches in the world and houses a priceless mosaic floor of 30,000 tiles, arguably the best preserved example of a Minton floor in the world. The Hall is also home to a concert organ complete with 7,000 pipes, beaten in size only by the one at the Royal Albert Hall in London and at our own Anglican Cathedral.
But more importantly than all the big numbers, the people of Liverpool love this building; it is a place of celebration, congregation and commemoration.The Plateau to the front of the building has always been a place of gatherings. It is the place people come to when they want to unite as a city. Moments include events following the deaths of the Beatles members John Lennon and George Harrison; the homecomings of Liverpool and Everton football teams after Cup Final victories; the People’s Opening of our European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008, when Ringo played from the roof of the building. The Plateau has been the place for people to gather following the Hillsborough Inquest verdicts…to remember the fallen on Remembrance Sunday…to mourn for the victims of global tragedies.
It is a building of beauty and grace and is the beating heart of the city of Liverpool and its people.