Trustee of the Board - Sound and Music

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We are looking to recruit up to two new Trustees to bring skills and networks in digital entrepreneurship and corporate partnership development to our engaged and committed Board. 

Could this be you? Read on to find out more… 

Deadline: Thursday 19th August at midday.


At an exciting time in its development, Sound and Music is looking for up to two new Board members.  

Sound and Music seeks candidates passionate about encouraging creativity, cohesion and innovation through supporting artists of all ages to create new music and enabling a wide range of audiences to engage with and be enriched by it. 

In particular we are interested in hearing from candidates with expertise and networks in digital entrepreneurship. Experience of building innovative and value-creating corporate partnerships is also of great interest.  

General attributes of all board members:  

  • Passionate about music but not necessarily working in the music sector 
  • Potential to contribute constructively and effectively as Board/committee member 
  • Ability to provide strategic direction, set policy, define goals, set targets and evaluate performance  
  • Ability to attend 4 full Board meetings and 1 away day per year; also, to give time to providing expert advice to the executive, as appropriate  
  • Potential to bring new financial and strategic partners to benefit Sound and Music  

The organisation is committed to improving the diversity of Board members in order to be more representative of modern Britain. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from backgrounds that experience racism, who are disabled and/or who are LGBTQ+. Welcoming and drawing from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives and creative input is core to the organisation’s values and ways of working.  


How to apply 


If you think that being a Trustee of Sound and Music is for you, please send a covering letter (no more than one side of A4) outlining why you would like to become a Trustee and what you feel you can contribute to the work of Sound and Music, bearing in mind what the organisation is looking for (section 2 above). What achievements are you particularly proud of? What do you hope to get out of being a Trustee? 

You may also send a 3-minute video as your application. 

Please can you also complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This means we can ensure that we are reaching a representative range of applicants and identify where we need to improve. 

If you would like an informal chat via Zoom or phone with Sound and Music’s Chief Executive, Susanna Eastburn MBE please contact us via the email address below. Please note that Susanna is on leave 22 July-8 August. 

We can offer access support at any points in the process. If you have access needs, just let us know. 

Please download and read the full trustee brief ahead of submitting you application.

Trustee Brief pdf.

Trustee Brief Word doc.

Please submit either video or written application to before noon on Thursday 19 August. 


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