We are currently looking to recruit three 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.
- 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. Read our Safeguarding Policy.
- We would like to recruit a Trustee with proven financial and business acumen, business development and/or data analysis experience. This person would ideally come from a financial or technical background, and we would also welcome an interest or knowledge of web development, programming and IT systems.
- 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 All Trustee roles are voluntary positions
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.