Who we are
About Awards for Young Musicians (AYM)
AYM exists because musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t: family finances and other obstacles too often get in the way.
We’re here to change this in two key ways:
We support young musicians from low-income families: with funding and other help.
We support music education: through training, advocacy and research.
We work across the UK and across genres of music.
To find out more visit: www.a-y-m.org.uk
In 20 years we have grown to become one of the largest and most respected charities in music education. Every year we support hundreds of young musicians from low-income families with funding and much more, and we support music teachers through training, advocacy and research: a combination that creates real impact. And we’ve plenty more growing to do!
As we look to refresh our board, we are recruiting a number of trustees across all disciplines and across the whole of the UK, particularly beyond the South East of England. While previous trustee experience isn’t necessary, a passion for encouraging young people’s musical potential is paramount. We’re happy to pay reasonable expenses.
As we move into a new, exciting phase of our development, we are looking for committed new trustees with energy, passion and time who will continue to drive us forward. Previous trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome trustees who can bring a diversity of life experiences, cultural knowledge and expertise.
Above all we are looking for trustees who are passionate about and willing to advocate strongly for giving all young people the opportunity to have a musical life, particularly those facing the most barriers. We also expect trustees to have an overarching commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
This is an ongoing process and we welcome applications at any time.
- Strategy: contributing actively to the formation of strategy, and the AYM business plan, and evaluating the performance of the organisation against the plan.
- Oversight: ensuring that the charity is well run, efficient and compliant with the charity’s Articles of Association, its policies, including safeguarding and EDI, governance codes of practice, legal responsibilities and upholding the organisation’s reputation and values.
- Advocacy: advocating for the charity at all times, supporting fundraising efforts and promoting the work of the charity in the trustee’s daily life.
All trustees must have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
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