Call for New Advisory Group Environmental Champion


Seeking a New Environmental Champion to Join the Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum Advisory Group

Open to Kingston University Staff Only

Closing Date: Thursday 31 August 2023

Kingston University’s Dorich House Museum is the 1930s former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare. An exceptional example of a modern studio house of a woman artist, Dorich House Museum holds the largest collection of Gordine’s work and a Russian art collection. The University’s Stanley Picker Gallery is one of the leading university galleries and commissioning venues in the UK, working with artists, designers, students, academics and members of the local community to encourage creativity, learning, research and innovation.

Our Gallery & Museum Advisory Group meets four times a year. The Group comprises an equal balance of Kingston University staff and external members with a relevant range of expertise, skills and duties to oversee and advise on the strategic development of our two venues and support our ambitions. Appointments to the Advisory Group are voluntary and made for an initial period of four years. For further details please see our Terms of Reference.

We are committed to working ambitiously, innovatively, and inclusively to foster equality and diversity across all of our activities and operations. We strongly encourage participation from all protected characteristics to achieve fairness of opportunity for all. We acknowledge our environmental responsibility and will reduce our impact on the planet through transforming our working practices.

We aim to make one new appointment to the Group, with this new member taking on the role of Environmental Champion. We welcome applications from staff with specific knowledge and skills in this area as well as those interested in supporting our wider activities and strategic development.

We are proactively seeking to improve the diversity of our Advisory Group membership and welcome applications from individuals who are currently underrepresented in the arts and heritage sectors, including those from Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage, those who face socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities. 

How to Submit an Expression of Interest:

Please send an email to with the subject ‘Advisory Group Environmental Champion: Expression of Interest’ attaching a completed Aptitudes Form and telling us a little about yourself by answering the following three questions:

1. What are the most important experiences and skills you would bring to the Advisory Group? (max 300 words)

2. What specific activities at the Gallery and/or Museum do you have a particular interest in? (max 300 words)

3. What would you like to achieve as a member of the Advisory Group, both for the Gallery/Museum and for yourself? (max 300 words)

For an informal preliminary conversation about the role with one of our current members, please contact Faith McKie to arrange this.

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