Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Trustee2018
Contact Name: Rachel Greaves
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2018 17:33

Job Description

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:

  • Strategic thinking and business planning
  • Knowledge of abcd membership and different choral genres
  • Equal opportunities
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Management of IT projects within a similar environment

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:

  • Good analytical and interpretative skills
  • Diplomacy, tact, and interpersonal sensitivity
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Financial awareness
  • Appreciation of the importance of singing and choirs
  • IT literacy

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.

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 by 31 October 2018.