Simon Millson, Chair of Trustees
29 days ago
British Youth Music Theatre
British Youth Music Theatre
British Youth Music Theatre (BYMT)
Treasurer & Trustee
BYMT is looking for a qualified accountant or someone with significant experience within a finance role to join the Board of Trustees and chair the Finance Committee.
You will support BYMT’s Chief Executive and Finance Manager on all aspects of financial management including budgeting, forecasting, cash flow management and financial controls.
Overview of BYMT
We are a national performing arts education charity that specialises in creating brand new music theatre for young people aged 11-21 years old. We work across the UK and Ireland with leading industry professionals to offer unique opportunities and high-quality training to young singers, actors, dancers and musicians as well as emerging artists and stage technicians.
We are an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Since 2003 we have trained over 8,000 young people, many of whom have successfully entered the creative industries such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lauren Samuels, Charlotte Ritchie, Jack Bence, Lucy Griffiths and many more.
We've also created over 80 brand new musicals, including Loserville the Musical, which went on to be produced professionally in the West End and was nominated for Best New Musical at the Laurence Olivier Awards.
Qualities and Qualifications
• A qualified accountant with demonstrated knowledge and experience of financial practices
• Experience of SORP accounting for charities would be beneficial
• An interest and knowledge, if not a passion, in the arts, theatre and music
• A collaborative, supportive and clear-headed person willing to challenge and ask questions and make recommendations to the Board
• A willingness to be available to staff for advice and support
· Attend an expected four face-to-face meetings each year
· Attend ad-hoc online meetings, most likely four each year
- Chair the Finance Committee, with four meetings each year
· Commit to three years service on the Board of Trustees
· To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
· To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
· To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects
· To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
· To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
· To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
· To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
· To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds
· Appoint the chief executive officer and monitor his/her performance
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.
This may involve:
- To make introductions and or leverage contacts to benefit the charity
- Scrutinising board papers and leading discussions, especially on legal matters
- Focusing on key issues and providing guidance on new initiatives