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Non Executive Directors

  • Organisation:Royal Air Force Museum
  • Location:London, England
  • Salary:£0

Royal Air Force Museum Enterprises Limited (RAFMEL) is currently welcoming applications for up to four Non Executive Director positions on its Board.

RAFMEL is the trading subsidiary of The Royal Air Force Museum, a National Museum, Government Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, and a registered charity. The Museum welcomes almost a million visitors per annum to our two sites in London and the Midlands and our creative programmes engage with the public onsite, online and in our communities.

RAFMEL leads the development of the Museum’s commercial activities (and any activities that are ‘non-primary purpose trading’) for the benefit of the charity, as well as advising on the development of the Museum’s audiences. All profits are gift-aided to the Museum on an annual basis and are generated through retail, catering, corporate and public events and experiences, and car parking.

The Museum has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 in common with the wider museums and visitor attractions sector. However, we remain outwardly focused and people centred, guided by our Strategy 2030 which sets a clear vision with ambitious commercial goals for the next ten years. A resilient and forward looking RAFMEL is critical to the Museum’s continued success and we are looking for Non Executive Directors with commercial business acumen, creativity and expertise in one of the following areas to join our Board:

  • Leading a successful commercial visitor attraction
  • E-commerce; CRM, online business and social media marketing
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Finance.

RAFMEL Non Executive Director Board members give their services on an honorary basis, but are eligible to claim expenses reasonably incurred in performance of their duties.

We particularly welcome people from the Black and minority ethnic communities to apply, and those from across our four Nations.

The full Role Description can be found at https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/non-executive-directors/.

How to apply

To apply, please send:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4
  • A supporting letter setting out how you meet the criteria on the Role Description.

Completed applications should be emailed via the button below. Please put RAFMEL NED in the subject line.


For further information, or to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please email


Closing date: 12 noon on 22 January 2021

Interview date: 8 March 2021

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