1. English Folk Dance & Song Society



At the English Folk Dance and Song Society we champion the folk arts at the heart of England’s rich and diverse cultural landscape.

We are seeking three voluntary Trustees/Directors to join our Board, with the potential for one of the new appointees to become

Closing date for applications

Who we are

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national development organisation for the folk arts. Our mission is to preserve, promote and develop which we do through programmes of learning and participation, and professional development. EFDSS is based at its arts centre, Cecil Sharp House in London which also houses the national collection of folk materials in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

The role

EFDSS is seeking three Trustees/Directors to join its Board with the potential for one of the new
appointees to become the Deputy Chair. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right people to
work with this unique organisation and support the development of EFDSS as the national
development organisation for the folk arts.
Following an annual skills and demographics audit of the current Board of Trustees/Directors, we
are looking for individuals with professional experience and knowledge in:

 Finance

 HR

 Business/Entrepreneur
together with:

 an enthusiasm and support for the aims and objectives of EFDSS;

 a belief in the power of culture and education to transform and enrich people’s lives and a
commitment to support the work of those involved in it;

 a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and widening access.

We have strived to diversify the Board and make it representative of 21st Century Britain and
welcome applications from traditionally under-represented peoples. As a national organisation,
we also encourage applications from people living anywhere in the UK.
If you are interested in applying but do not possess the experience in the above areas, do please
contact us as future vacancies may require other experience.

Supporting document(s)

  • efdss-trustee-recruitment-2024.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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