Are you passionate about preserving history, fostering community spirit, and shaping the future of a beloved green space? Wicksteed Park invites you to become a trustee and play a pivotal role in continuing our legacy of joy and togetherness.

Why Become a Trustee: As a trustee, you’ll be at the forefront of guiding Wicksteed Park’s mission and vision. Your expertise, enthusiasm, and dedication will help us maintain the park’s heritage, ensure its sustainability, and keep the spirit of accessibility alive.

How to Register

Fill Out the Form: Provide us with your details, including your name, contact information, and a brief overview of your background and why you’re interested in becoming a trustee.

Tell Us Your Skills: Let us know about your skills, experience, and areas of expertise that you believe would contribute to Wicksteed Park’s growth and success.

Submit Your Application: Click the “Submit” button to send us your application. Our team will review your submission and get in touch with you for further steps.


What We're Looking For

  • Passion: A genuine passion for Wicksteed Park’s history, values, and its role in the community.
  • Expertise: Skills and experience in areas such as management, finance, conservation, community engagement, marketing, or legal matters.
  • Commitment: The ability to commit time and energy to attend trustee meetings and contribute effectively.
  • Why Your Role Matters: As a trustee, you’ll be shaping the park’s future, ensuring it remains a place of wonder, relaxation, and fun for generations to come. Your insights will guide decisions, initiatives, and projects that make a tangible difference.

Join us in making a difference and leave your mark on Wicksteed Park’s legacy. Register now to become a trustee and be part of our journey toward a vibrant and inclusive future

Meet our Trustee's

Oliver Wicksteed

Oliver Wicksteed has been a Trustee since 1999 and became Chairman in 2006. During the ensuing years Oliver has driven significant strategic change working to protect and enhance the park’s environment and heritage for the community and future generations.

Now retired from the London based business he founded over 30 years ago, Oliver is a dynamic, determined and compassionate individual who is keen to contribute to the wider community and regularly speaks at events around the county.

In 2019 Oliver was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Northamptonshire. This award was given in recognition of all the work he has done at Wicksteed Park and for the good of the county over many years.

Dr Paul Stamper

Dr Paul Stamper is an independent heritage consultant, working across England on the adaptation of historic buildings and landscapes to new uses. Born and brought up in the Kettering area and attending Kettering Grammar School (opposite Wikkies) in the years around 1970, he has known the park since childhood. Much of his career was spent with Historic England, in part working on its Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, where Wikkies is designated for its historic significance..

Nick Vaughan

Having spent almost his entire career in the real estate industry, Nick has extensive experience of all sectors of property development, investment and finance. Nick cares deeply about the provision of leisure opportunities for all and is passionate about the environment and heritage at the Park. He feels strongly that the pleasure and benefits of both open space for play and heritage should be available to everyone