Trustee

London

The National Childrens Choir of Great Britain

The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain is looking for talented trustees to use their skills and experience as a member of our Board. This is an exciting opportunity to build on the success of a dynamic children’s choir.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain was founded in 1998, to bring together talented young singers from throughout the United Kingdom and give them the opportunity to work together and enjoy making music under the guidance of inspiring teachers.
The choir has grown from its original membership of 38, who sang in the Millennium Youth Prom in the Albert Hall as their first concert, to more than 250 members of the Junior and Senior Choirs.? Young singers can join from ages 9 – 19, and each choir member is encouraged to develop their ability within a supportive environment.
The choir meets twice a year for residential courses, which give the singers the opportunity to work and live with their peers and form enduring friendships.

The National Children's Choir of Great Britain was founded in 1998, to bring together talented young singers from throughout the United Kingdom and give them the opportunity to work together and enjoy making music under the guidance of inspiring teachers.

The choir has grown from its original membership of 38, who sang in the Millennium Youth Prom in the Albert Hall as their first concert, to more than 250 members of the Junior and Senior Choirs. Young singers can join from ages 9-19, and each choir member is encouraged to develop their ability within a supportive environment.

The choir meets twice a year for residential courses, which gives the singers the opportunity to work and live with their peers and form enduring friendships.

The role of the trustees is to set and oversee the strategic direction of The National Children's Choir of Great Britain. They ensure that it meets its objects, as defined in the governing document. They also work to ensure that the charity remains on a sound financial footing.

Trustees work on a voluntary basis and are not expected to contribute financially to the charity.

Board meetings are held four times during the year, usually in the London area, and last approximately two hours. During the pandemic, the Board have been meeting remotely via Zoom.

Trustees may be asked for input and advice on charity matters in between board meetings.

Occasional attendance at choir concerts and events would be welcomed but is not a requirement of the role.

Parents or guardians of current choristers are not eligible to apply.

What are we looking for?

Skills and experience that complement the existing make-up of our Board. We are interested in trustees who have experience of, or skills in, any of the following:

  • Governance
  • Financial management and accountancy
  • HR
  • Business experience
  • Health and Safety

Supporting documents

  • Trustee-role-specification-April-2021.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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