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Role

Trustees wanted at Music of Life - get involved, make amazing things happen

The organisation

Music of Life is a growing charity with a vision of a future where disabled children and young people have equal access to the music-making opportunities of their choice. Our ambition is to support the positive transformation of their lives through music education, develop their abilities to engage in their communities and reach their full life potential. Our work is known to improve young peoples’ physical and mental health and social engagement as well as their chances of employment.

We are currently working with approximately 400 children a year, providing individual music lessons with expert teachers, musical workshops in special needs schools and opportunities for our students to perform in public alongside professional musicians. We encourage disabled and non-disabled participants to work together in music-making activities, eliminating logistical and psychological barriers and challenging prejudice and misconception.

The opportunities

Music of Life is now embarking on a phase of further development aimed at expanding the services we provide to more children and young people. Following a skills audit, we are seeking to enhance our small but dedicated Board with new trustees who are enthusiastic about our mission and keen to contribute broadly to the governance of the charity.

Who we’re looking for

  • Accounting – Ideally, although not essentially, a qualified accountant who can serve as Treasurer. Experience in the development and use of business/charity financial reporting, management accounts, budgeting & cash flow. To liaise with our part-time management accountant and independent examiner, not in a hands-on capacity but able to help pull together the budget and to discuss the accounts at board meetings.

We're also keen to hear from people who offer skills in:

Organisational growth/development - To help the charity diversify and build sustainable funding streams;

Working with disabled young people in an educational context; and

Caring for a disabled child as a parent or carer or as a former beneficiary – who understands the need from the users’ perspective.

 

What to do next

If, like us you are passionate about the contribution music education can have on young people, please csit our recruitment prtnet Trustees Unlimited to find out more aboit us and to apply.