News from the Board Room (1) April 2016

Board Room 1

I am pleased to announce two more volunteer Board appointments.

Robert Bulman becomes Bury Transport Museum Director

The portfolio holder will act as a conduit between the Board and BTM. It will be important in broadening the education and tourism offer for the museum which is central to sustaining the success of the ELR’s broad heritage and cultural portfolio.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Maintaining a focus on educational and culture aspects of the BTM’s offer to schools and visitors;
  • Acting as the primary conduit for all matters where there is a joint interest between the business activities of the BTM and where there is a clear need to communicate with the wider community;
  • Promote the work of the BTM to external partners and outside bodies affiliated transport heritage, attending meetings and seminars as required;

David Wilson becomes Personnel Director

The portfolio holder will have strategic responsibility for all aspects concerning ELR paid staff and working volunteer member affairs and provisions including the development of close working relationships between the Company and the East Lancashire Railway Preservation Society (ELRPS).

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Maintain a focus on the human resources dimension of developing sound relationships with the ELRPS Council and for acting as the primary conduit for all matters where there is a joint interest between the business activities and where there is a clear need to communicate with the wider working membership;
  • Working closely with the ELRPS, develop and maintain a ‘Volunteers Charter’ through initially reviewing and revising current arrangements with working member benefits and facilities. A key aspect of this would also be the consideration of establishing a Volunteer Liaison Officer to work more closely with the ELRPS Volunteer Officer to ensure the smooth running of the recruitment and retention operation;
  • Working with ELRPS , explore the potential to develop a clear and cohesive strategy and infrastructure for the encouragement and development of the younger ‘population’ (11-15) who wish to take an interest in working member involvement on the ELR.

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