Who we are
We believe that every young person should have a chance to change their life through music. Yet research shows that many can’t because of who they are, where they’re from or what they’re going through.
Through our insights, influence, and investment in grassroots organisations, we make sure more young people aged 0-25 can make, learn and earn in music nationwide.
We are looking for someone to join our board of Trustees and take on the
Chair of Finance & Audit Committee responsibilities. We are particularly
looking for candidates who have experience working at a senior level, with a
background in finance who
is confident distilling financial information and can assist us to fulfil our
commitment to the charity sector good governance principles.
We’re looking for someone who is:
- Passionate about the work
of Youth Music – removing the barriers to young people participating in and
progressing their music-making and career aspirations.
- Committed to equality,
diversity and inclusion.
- Has knowledge of, and can
speak about, the issues facing young people.
- Is available to spend time
getting inducted into the work of Youth Music, prepare for meetings, and following
up on the actions identified.
- Can think strategically,
critically and maintain confidentiality.
- Has a financial background
and knowledge of charity sector good governance principles.
- Is available to commit to:
o attending eight trustee
meetings a year (x3 Finance & Audit Committee, x 4 Full Board and 1 Trustee Away Day)
o actively engage with the CEO
and COO prior to F&A meetings to scrutinise the meeting paperwork and set
o attending the annual audit
preparation meeting with our auditors
- Committed to acting as an
advocate on behalf of Youth Music.
On behalf of the trustees in liaison
with the CEO and COO ensure that:
- The financial affairs of
the charity are legal, compliant, and meet the required accounting standards.
- Appropriate financial
controls, policies and reporting mechanisms are in place.
- Trustees are in an informed
position to report on the financial health of the organisation.
- Trustees are aware of their
governance obligations and act accordingly.
- Qualified accountant.
- Knowledge and experience of
good governance practices in keeping with the organisations status as a charity
and company limited by guarantee.
- Experience analysing, distilling
and communicating key financial information at a senior, strategic level.
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