Join our team and have a say in abcd’s future

Join our team and have a say in abcd's future

We are seeking new members of our Board of Trustees, who will play a vital role in the development of the Association as we move forward following the pandemic and shape the abcd of the future.

Specific skills and knowledge

Most Trustees undertake specific tasks within abcd's activities. A Trustee 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 have a background in music education, would be interested in and qualified to take responsibility for overseeing marketing planning, or who possess a background in fundraising. abcd recognises the lack of diversity within the UK choral world and is committed to diversifying all areas of its organisation, including the Board of Trustees; we encourage people from all backgrounds, and all choral genres, to apply.

Generic skills and knowledge

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

Commitment

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.

The availability of any Trustee will be governed by their individual circumstances. However, as a minimum, they 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 currently take place mainly online, usually early evening midweek, with one midweek in-person meeting per year in London; Council meetings are also currently online, usually at weekends.

Being a Trustee 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 Trustees are unpaid. However, all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. We will do our best to accommodate any access needs or requirements that Board members may have.

Find out more

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.

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 14 June 2022.

Posted: Wed 11th May 2022

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