Association Of British Choral Directors

We are seeking new Board members

The Board of abcd is actively seeking new Board members

The abcd Board is asking members to nominate someone for membership of the Board of Trustees. If you would like to be nominated, or know someone who would, please contact Rachel Greaves or the Chair Leslie East in the first instance, who can provide more information.

Specific skills and knowledge

Membership of the Board is not a task to be taken lightly: it involves a considerable commitment and substantial skills and experience so as to contribute actively to the organisation's strategic development. Trustees are also Directors of the company, with the responsibilities for governance and financial stewardship that that entails.

Most Directors undertake specific tasks within abcd 's activities. A Director will need to be strong in at least ONE of these areas in order to be able to contribute effectively to the team:

The current trustees are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who would be interested in and qualified to take responsibility for overseeing convention planning, fundraising or marketing.

Generic skills and knowledge

The following skills are required of all Directors, and all will be expected to possess these in some measure:

The availability of any Director will be governed by his or her individual circumstances. However, as a minimum, Directors should be available each year for five Board meetings and subcommittee or working party meetings, Annual Convention and the AGM, and other national or regional events as appropriate, including some meetings of the Advisory Council. Board meetings take place during normal working hours, usually midweek; Council meetings usually on Sundays.

Being a Director of abcd requires strong commitment but it is also an extremely rewarding experience. Board members invariably learn new skills as a result of their involvement, and generally meet a number of new colleagues along the way.

abcd is a charity, and accordingly its Directors are unpaid. However, all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed and we will do our best to accommodate any special needs that Board members may have.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV plus a letter or email outlining why they would wish to be considered for the role of Trustee of abcd. All applications will receive a reply and applicants may be invited to interview. Applications should be sent to Rachel Greaves by 6 November 2018.

Posted: Tue 30th October 2018

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The abcd Board is asking members to nominate someone for membership of the Board of Trustees. If you would like to be nominated, or know someone who would, please contact Rachel Greaves or the Chair Leslie East in the first instance, who can provide more information.
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