There are currently 2 opportunities to join our organisation:

Trustee Positions

We are currently looking to recruit two new Trustees who will bring additional diversity of thinking and experience to our established Board. 

Trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They have ultimate legal responsibility for the charity’s management and administration.  Our Trustees support the team that runs Music as Therapy International and challenge them on strategy and major decision-making so they can deliver the charity’s activities with integrity and as effectively as possible.  They are not involved in the day-to-day running of the charity, but may offer relevant skills to individual members of the team to support specific aspects of the charity’s operations. 

  1. We would like to recruit one Trustee who will bring wide experience of the UK care sector to inform, challenge and help us extend our activities in the UK and our overarching UK Programme strategy.  It is not essential, but would be helpful if this person has some understanding of good practice with respect to charity and/or business governance, as well as an interest in international development and the role of music in the lives of vulnerable children and adults.  You can read more about our UK Programme here).
  2. We would like to recruit one Trustee who is new to leadership and would value the opportunity to learn about charity governance, as well as bring a new perspective to the Board.  This person should have interest in the charity’s activities in the UK and overseas and may have some relevant experience.  Alongside lived experience, marketing, design, IT or social media skills would be an asset.  We would welcome a thoughtful listener who has a charitable mindset and is confident to ask questions.

Time commitment  Preparation and attendance of 4 Trustees’ meetings per year, of which one must be in-person at our office in south London.  Meetings typically take place quarterly (weekdays, 5.30-7.30pm).  Occasional additional support may be requested from the Director on specific aspects of the charity’s operations relevant to a Trustee’s interest and experience.

Remuneration  The Trustee role is a voluntary position

To find out more  Please contact Alexia Quin by email, for an informal conversation about these opportunities or to arrange to speak to one of the existing Board .  You may also be interested to read the story of one of our current Trustees, Hannah Reid, or the story of another Trustee, Jane Robbie’s, longstanding involvement with the charity. 

You may also find it helpful to read The Charity Commission’s guidance for trustees to find out more about the role and its responsibilities.