Recruitment: Trustee

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We are recruiting! (with Sound and Music Logo)
Deadline: October 30th 2019

The UK’s leading organisation for new music are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to join our dynamic board of trustees.

Sound and Music seeks candidates passionate about its values and mission to create a world where new music and sound prospers. Our work includes composer and artist development, partnerships with a range of organisations, audience development, touring, network building, and education.

About this Role

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support and challenge to the Chair, Chief Executive and senior management team to ensure that Sound and Music achieves its ambitions encouraging creativity, cohesion, innovation and new ideas through new music, composition, and sound. In particular you will support us in shaping Sound and Music strategy for 2022 and beyond.

The ideal candidate will come with connections to the corporate sector and/or high net worth individuals which can help us build our support base. Experience of building innovative and value-creating corporate partnerships is also of great interest.

Specific attributes for this role: strong networks with the corporate sector and/or high net worth individuals with an interest in arts and culture, and a willingness to utilise these networks for the benefit of Sound and Music. It is expected that Trustees will serve for at least 3 years, preferably for 6 years.

General attributes of all board members:

  • Passionate about music but not necessarily working in the music sector
  • Potential to contribute constructively and effectively as Board/committee member
  • Ability to provide strategic direction, set policy, define goals, set targets and evaluate performance
  • Ability to attend 4 full Board meetings and 1 away day per year; also to give time to providing expert advice to the executive, as appropriate
  • Potential to bring new financial and strategic partners to benefit Sound and Music

The organisation is committed to expanding the diversity of Board members, particularly as regards gender, age, disability and ethnicity.

The position is unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid.

Apply Now:

To apply, or to find out more about this opportunity, please download the application pack and the personal details form.

Please email if you need these documents in another format than provided here.

Closing date for applications: 30th October 2019

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