There are currently 5 opportunities to join our organisation:

  1. Two Trustee positions
  2. Music Therapy Trainer positions

1. 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 a Lead Trustee for Safeguarding who will bring proven experience of safeguarding practice in the UK alongside an interest in our activities more widely. Safeguarding practice differs in the different countries in which we work, but our safeguarding processes are in line with best practice in the UK context, which informs how we respond to safeguarding concerns in other countries. We are particularly interested to hear from people whose experience is informed by recent work with or alongside schools in the statutory sector. You can read our Safeguarding Policy 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, 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.

2. Music Therapy Trainer positions

We are always interested to hear from Music Therapists who would like to extend their work to include sharing their skills with people involved in the day-to-day opportunities and care offered to vulnerable children and adults.

  • We are currently recruiting a Music Therapist to deliver an introductory training project with us for staff aupporting adults with learning disabilities at Livability Horizons, near Poole. Read more about the project and read the full Job Description. [Deadline: 13th May 2022]
  • We are seeking to add to the teaching team for our Interactive Music-Making course. If you are a Music Therapist with experience of working in Early Years settings and you’d be interested to find out more about joining our team for regular or occasional (guest) teaching, please get in touch.

In addition to the opportunities above, if you are a Music Therapist with a setting in mind where you would like to share your skills – or if you’d like to find out more about how you might get involved in future projects, in the UK or overseas – please get in touch.