1. The Choral Foundation

Choral Foundation Trustee

Hybrid

We are looking to recruit up to five Trustees with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

– Finance, Legal, Fundraising, media, Music

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Who we are

The Choral Foundation at His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, preserves and promotes a unique heritage of choral music 500 years in the making. Recognised as the cradle of Evensong, composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Henry Purcell composed for the choir and their music is still being sung here today.


The role

​We are looking to recruit up to
five Trustees with expertise in one or more of the
following areas:


Finance – qualified professionals with experience in the charitable sector and/or investment experience


Legal – particularly HR and/or charity governance experience


Fundraising – the ability to use
your networks to unlock philanthropic support


Media – experience gained in publishing, PR or strategic
communications


Music – a background in broadcasting, recording, rights management or performing

Time commitment


Full Board meetings four times per year,
usually in person at Hampton Court Palace, sometimes in London,
usually Wednesday evenings between 5-6.30pm


Attending Sub-Committees as needed, mostly
virtually and around six times per year, with calls and correspondence in the interim


Attending occasional events and services during the year at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace

Term of office

Trustee appointments are for three years. They may serve second
terms, if approved, and have this extended further in exceptional
circumstances.

Profile

We are a small
charity and need people with the time, energy and networks available to support the
strategic growth of an ambitious organization, as well as to ‘roll up their sleeves’ when necessary.

The charity supports
a 500-year music
tradition in one of the UK’s most historic and significant Church of England chapels. We therefore welcome applications from individuals who are sympathetic to this environment, and who believe in supporting
the continuation of excellence in church-based music, the education of choristers and
the support of adult musicians. However we encourage
applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds – from all faiths and none – and particularly welcome approaches from candidates who are
currently under-represented on our Board.

It will help if you
have:


an existing understanding of the legal duties and
responsibilities of being a Trustee;


the ability to challenge and bring a new perspective in a positive and
constructive manner; and


an understanding and experience of multi-stakeholder
environments

Successful
candidates will join a committed group of fellow trustees with a broad array of skills
spanning the arts, heritage, business, technology and financial sectors.

We are a small
charity and need people with the time, energy and networks available to support the
strategic growth of an ambitious organization, as well as to ‘roll up their sleeves’ when necessary.

The charity supports
a 500-year music
tradition in one of the UK’s most historic and significant Church of England chapels. We therefore welcome applications from individuals who are sympathetic to this environment, and who believe in supporting
the continuation of excellence in church-based music, the education of choristers and
the support of adult musicians. However we encourage
applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds – from all faiths and none – and particularly welcome approaches from candidates who are
currently under-represented on our Board.

It will help if you
have:


an existing understanding of the legal duties and
responsibilities of being a Trustee;


the ability to challenge and bring a new perspective in a positive and
constructive manner; and


an understanding and experience of multi-stakeholder
environments

Successful
candidates will join a committed group of fellow trustees with a broad array of skills
spanning the arts, heritage, business, technology and financial sectors.

Supporting document(s)

  • trustee-recruitment-pack-2024.pdf - Download
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