Grayshott Concerts seeks new Trustee with legal knowledge
Join our Board of Trustees and help us deliver our world-class classical music concerts and the various community outreach and education activities.
What will you be doing?
Due to imminent retirements, and following a strategic review, Grayshott Concerts is looking for new Trustees. We would like to talk to interested candidates who can bring to bear one or more of the following skills and experience:
1. financial reporting and accounting
2. legal requirements for charities
3. fundraising experience
4. community outreach and/or music education.
The Board has oversight over an excellent management team, consisting of a highly engaged group of volunteers, a freelance professional accountant, a PR agency, professional web and IT, bookkeeping and accountancy services.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for Trustees who are committed to using their time and skills to help deliver the core mission of the charity and provide effective governance and control. We are looking for people with
- A passion for the Arts and the benefits artistic endeavour brings to isolated communities
- Experience and understanding of governance in a small/medium sized charity
- Commitment to and passion for the Grayshott Concerts model, approach and ethos
- Enthusiasm and a flexible attitude
- A creative approach to solving problems
….and skills/experience in one or more of the following areas:
Finance: Knowledge of charity accounting and a understanding of monitoring financial performance preferably in a small organisation (note: we are not looking for a Treasurer, but knowledge of charity accounting and reporting would be desirable in all Trustees)
Fundraising: Knowledge of the UK’s charitable funding landscape. Understanding the importance of contributed income and the need for continuous cultivation of the membership and other networks.
Legal requirements for charities: An understanding of charity law and the requirements of charity reporting and accountability. An understanding of fundraising regulation and its requirements.
Operational: Experience with- or an understanding of organising large scale public events.
Community Outreach: An understanding of the importance of music in the community and of the beneficial social and emotional impact of live music. We focus our outreach work in particular on the elderly and young people.
What difference will you make?
We need a committed Trustee who can ensure the charity’s stability and long term development. You will be helping to implement the new strategic development plan of Grayshott Concerts which will cement a resilient future for the charity. This is important transformational work that will ensure a long term future for world-class music on the Hampshire and Surrey borders.
We believe world-class performances of classical music shouldn’t be confined to the major cities. Our location in relatively rural Surrey & Hampshire is unique and our presence here offers real benefits to our community. It is therefore desirable if candidates live locally or have an affinity with the area and are willing to travel.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
Grayshott Concerts is driven by a team of committed and passionate people; Trustees, Managers and Volunteers. Trustees are instrumental in bringing music and learning to the heart of the community and in doing so they enhance the quality of life for audiences, young people and the “harder-to-reach”. The rewards from being involved and the learning experience you’ll get cannot be underestimated.”
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