Trustee and Honorary Treasurer
|Job Title:||Trustee and Honorary Treasurer|
|Contact Name:||Andrew Denney|
|Job Published:||June 17, 2021 18:46|
Key Changes is an award-winning charity providing recovery-focused music industry mentoring programmes in hospitals and the community for people experiencing mental health difficulties. Music can play a valuable role in recovery from mental illness. It can improve expression, communication, confidence and self-esteem, supporting positive chances in behavior and wellbeing.
Our innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and music industry practice, guiding our artists from their first songwriting and studio recording sessions, through artist development and performance, to release of their music through Key Changes Records, our first-of-its-kind in-house record label. Throughout we help our artists develop creative, technical, vocational and social skills.
About the role
Our small organization is entering a new phase in its development as we look to expand our services into new locations, and ensure the support our musicians need remains available through the next phases of the COVID pandemic. Our board of 8 trustees is looking for a Treasurer who can bring the financial and commercial skills that will strengthen the organization in meeting these challenges.
We are looking for someone who can:
- Guide and support the organization’s financial planning, providing advice on key strategic developments and decisions.
- Provide financial and commercial input into major funding applications and reports.
- Provide advice around improvements to financial procedures, systems and information.
- Lead board oversight of annual budgeting, book-keeping, reporting and production of annual accounts.
- Act as an ambassador for Key Changes at public and corporate events.
You will be joining a board of trustees that is responsible for setting the overall direction of the £350,000 per annum charity, ensuring it has the resources to deliver its ambitions and making sure it meets all the requirements of charity law.
We’d love to hear from finance professionals with an interest in music, mental health or the communities we serve. Based in London, our Board meets every 4-6 weeks (currently online). We anticipate a commitment of c. 5 hours a month in this role. In return you’ll be joining a vibrant, creative and recovery-focused organization – one that inspires us all.
To apply for this role please send an email to email@example.com by 31 July setting out your interest in this role and the skills and insights you feel you can bring. You may include a CV if you wish. We will interview shortlisted candidates in August and if successful we will invite you to attend a board meeting so you can see how we work and ask any further questions you have before finalizing your appointment.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role before applying please contact our Board Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to arrange a call.