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Passionate about the potential of music to change lives? Join our trustee team

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Berkshire Maestros

We are seeking to recruit new Trustees to provide support and challenge to the Chair, Chief Executive and senior management team to ensure Berkshire Maestros achieves its strategic objectives.
Are you:

  • Passionate about the potential of music to change lives?
  • Driven to make a positive difference?
  • Willing to lead discussions and challenge ideas?
  • Able to commit to six meetings per year at 6pm on a Tuesday in Reading?

We are particularly interested in candidates with the following experience and background:

  • Fundraising
  • Secondary Education
  • HR
  • Legal (employment law)
  • Marketing

The organisation is committed to expanding the diversity of Board members, particularly as regards gender, age, disability and ethnicity. Experience as a Trustee is not essential, and training can be provided. The position is unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid.

Why become a trustee?

“Being a trustee has given me an even deeper appreciation of the breadth and extent of the work of Maestros as a whole and as well being able to contribute to the overall direction and development of the organisation. I definitely encourage anyone to consider becoming a trustee – you don’t need specific paper qualifications but a willingness to bring your particular experience and insight, provide support, ask questions and take decisions that enable this great organisation to grow and thrive.” – Adam Pollard

“As a trustee at Berkshire Maestros you need to believe in the organisation and the power of music in shaping our young people’s lives.” – Caroline Hyde

“To be a Trustee you need the ability to put the organisation first in your thinking. Willingness to absorb information, listen and speak at Trustee Meetings is vital, to question and offer advice on your specialist knowledge areas or on other topics from an independent point of view.” – Greg Sehringer

“In terms of commitment, the duties are not onerous but it is important to attend the main board meetings regularly, in particular to maintain continuity and be up-to-date with what’s going on, in order to contribute. The main commitment is a willingness to participate, discuss, question and not be afraid to suggest things.” – Andrew Jackson

We are ideally looking for Trustees to start in September 2020.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Margit Christensen,
Lastname
Their phone number?
0118 901 2356
Contact instructions?
For more information, including an informal chat, or to apply please send an email to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk outlining your reasons for wishing to become a Trustee. We are ideally looking for Trustees to start in September 2020.

Location description
Across Berkshire
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few times a year
What times and days of the week?
Mon EVETue EVEWed EVEThu EVEFri EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
6 meetings per year held during the year.
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Business orientatedCreative
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
On the job
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable expenses will be paid
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
7
Opportunity added on
6 August 2020

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