Application Pack

There will be elections for 3 Contributor Directors to join the Board as well as becoming Trustees of the Charity as it develops its exciting programme of updating and expanding Seallam! the Hebrides People Visitor Centre to celebrate Bill (and Chris) Lawson’s legacy to the community – its heritage, history and culture.

Our Trustees have a key role supporting the management team at Seallam! Visitor Centre in driving the overall strategy of the organisation, which is vital for shaping a well-governed charity, sustainable for the future. It is an important role and an opportunity to make a positive difference by supporting and enhancing our community.

Role Specification

At this time, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals with the following skills and experience:

  • Marketing, sales, and communication
  • Build construction projects
  • E Commerce
  • Education
  • Tourism destination development
  • Visitor attractions
  • Heritage and genealogy
  • Catering


Terms of Appointment

The Northton Heritage Board meets once a month and holds one Annual General Meeting.


Directors are expected to:

  • Regularly attend Board meetings
  • Work with Seallam! Visitor Centre staff and other Directors in areas of specific expertise and/or interest, via sub-groups
  • Participate in other communication via email and telephone, where appropriate.



How to Apply


We welcome nominations from Contributor Shareholders of have a close interest in the vision for Northton Heritage Trust.


We welcome individuals irrespective of ethnicity, race, nationality, disability, age, religion or belief, gender and sexual orientation.

To nominate to become a Contributor Director of Northton Heritage Trust, please email a nomination form to The Secretary, Stephen MacKinnon at or post to The Secretary, Old Schoolhouse, Northton, Isle of Harris, HS3 3JA


Closing date for applications is Friday 6th January 2023





The secretary shall, as soon as reasonably practicable after the 6th January, post on the society’s website the name of each individual who has been validly nominated by holders of Contributor Shares for election as a director along with (a) the biographical and other details of each of individual, (b) instructions on how voting is to be conducted and (c) the period during which votes may validly be cast.


Each holder of Contributor Shares shall have that number of votes which equates to the number of places on the board for Contributor Directors which are to be filled through the election process, to be cast (on the basis of no more than one vote per candidate) in relation to his/her/its preferred candidates (out of those whose names have been posted on the society’s website by the, and on the basis that voting shall be conducted either by way of postal votes or (if the directors consider appropriate) through the society’s website.


As soon as reasonably practicable after the Voting Cut-off Date, the secretary shall calculate the aggregate number of votes recorded against each candidate and shall determine, on the basis of the votes cast, the identities of those individuals who will serve as Contributor Directors (including those Contributor Directors who are not then

retiring from office) with effect from conclusion of the AGM which follows.


The secretary’s determination under paragraph 130.9 shall be issued at the AGM; each of the individuals identified in the determination will automatically become a director (or, where a retiring director is re-elected, shall continue in office) with effect from the conclusion of the AGM.

Download the Contributor Director Nomination Form

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