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Bethlem Gallery Collection Advisory Board

We are seeking six advisors to join our new Gallery Collection Advisory Board to support and steer the development of the gallery collection.

 Aims of the Bethlem Gallery Advisory Collection Board:

  • Work together to produce the gallery’s Collection Development Policy (Acquisitions & Disposals), Documentation Policy, Care and Conservation Plan, Interpretation and Display Policy, Loans Policy. and Storage Policy
  • Give advice and guidance on ethical matters relating to the collection
  • Support the gallery’s Museum Accreditation application
  • Give feedback to gallery and the Collection Curator when needed.

We are keen to hear from people with all backgrounds and a wide range of skills. We would like to hear from you if you have lived experience of mental health services, live or work in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon or Bromley and if you have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Art – we are looking for practicing artists to join the board
  • Managing collections
  • Policy and procedure writing
  • Working within a mental health setting
  • Dealing with complex ethical issues within either the arts, mental health or collections management
  • Local to South East London
  • Museum accreditation
  • Managing art loan programmes in the community
  • Working with local businesses

If you don’t have experience in any of the areas listed above, we would still like to hear from you. Even if there isn’t a position on the board for you right now, there may be other opportunities for you to support us that we could discuss.

Following a successful application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are able to fund the Advisor roles. Fees of £32 per hour are based on Artists’ Union England Rate of Pay Guidelines. It is anticipated that that Advisory Board members will need to commit to 32 hours (approximately 4 days in total) over the next 12 months. The 32 hours includes preparation time and attending meetings.

We anticipate that the Advisory Board will generally meet in person at Bethlem Gallery on Mondays or Tuesdays, so please factor in travel time when considering this role. We can offer a hybrid / online option for sessions if needed for access reasons.

How to apply
If you feel that you can make a difference and want to help build an impactful collection, then we would love to hear from you. To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

We welcome applications in written, audio or video formats. To submit applications in an alternative format, to request information in an alternative format or to discuss any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process please email

Deadline for applications: 12pm Monday 2nd October 2023

Interviews will be held virtually on: Monday 9th October 2023

We will be hosting an online Q&A on Zoom on Monday 25 September, 12.30pm, where you can ask questions about the role and the Gallery (if you would like to join anonymously you can join with your video off and put questions in the chat).

Topic: Gallery Collection Advisors Q&A
Date/Time: Monday 25 September, 12.30pm
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 830 6817 6366
Passcode: 110616

To join by phone, find your local number:

Full job role information pack to download here.

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