Sound and Music

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.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Sound and Music is the national organisation for new music. Our vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators.

At Sound and Music we support a diverse range of talented composers to develop their work; we help audiences to discover and experience new music; and we enable children and young people to explore their musical creativity.

We strive for a world in which more people of all ages and from all backgrounds have more opportunities to access, create and enjoy new music.

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 Tuesday 19th August 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 enage with and be enriched by it.

In particular, we are interested in hearing from candidates with expertise and networks in digitial 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 particuarly 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. What achievements are you particularly proud of? What do you hope to get out of being a Trustee?

You can also send in 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 telephone call with Sound and Music's Chief Executive, Susanna Eastburn MBE please contact us via the email address below. Please note Susanna is on leave 22nd July to 8th August.

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

Please submit either video or written application to [email protected] before noon on Thursday 19 August.          





Supporting documents

  • Sound-and-Music-Trustee-Brief-2021_final-1-2.docx - Download
Closing date for applications

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