Jobs

TRUSTEES

We are currently looking to recruit three new trustees to our board - with expertise in fundraising, communications and lived experience of homelessness. 

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) & LGBTQ+ individuals and people with disabilities, who are currently underrepresented in the organisation.

The organisation

The Choir with No Name’s mission is to enable as many homeless and marginalised people as possible to beat loneliness and build their confidence and skills through singing.  Currently operational in London, Birmingham, Brighton and Liverpool, we run choirs - providing weekly rehearsals, inspirational performances, a meal after each rehearsal and outreach singing workshops to homeless people, and others marginalised by their mental health, substance use and other circumstances. 

For more information on our work, please see our impact report for 2018/19.

All our work is underpinned by a dedicated board of trustees (currently six people) who bring valuable, diverse skills and experience and lead the organisation’s strategic direction and growth.  We are seeking to expand board membership to nine, to fill gaps in our current board’s areas of expertise. 

The Roles

General trustee responsibilities

  • To use your experience, knowledge and contacts to help grow the organisation and maximise its potential
  • To attend quarterly trustees meetings (usually in central London)
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, and uses its resources exclusively for that purpose
  • To ensure that the organisation’s finances comply with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation

Additional responsibilities of the Communications Trustee

To counsel and support the board and relevant staff on communications, including on creating and implementing communications strategies for brand-building, fundraising, traditional and social media, appropriate technology, and crisis communications

Person specification

  • Strategic vision
  • Commitment to the organisation and its values
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, including being available to staff to give advice on a reasonable ad hoc basis
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Senior management level experience in the communications or digital marketing sector and knowledge of a full range of communications activities – strategy, campaigns, crisis communications, traditional and social media, digital, etc.

Additional responsibilities of the Fundraising Trustee

  • To counsel and support the board and relevant staff on fundraising, including on creating and implementing appropriate and achievable strategies for fundraising across a wide variety of income streams. 
  • To lead the board members by example in getting them involved in fundraising. 

Person specification

  • Strategic vision
  • Commitment to the organisation and its values
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, including being available to staff to give advice on a reasonable ad hoc basis
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Senior management level experience in the fundraising sector and knowledge of a full range of fundraising activities – trusts, corporate fundraising, major donor and low level individual giving, etc

Additional responsibilities of the Trustee with Lived Experience of Homelessness

To counsel and support the board and relevant staff on ensuring our services, communications, strategy and goals involve meaningful participation from our choir members and are appropriate and sensitive 

Person specification

  • Strategic vision
  • Commitment to the organisation and its values
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, including being available to staff to give advice on a reasonable ad hoc basis
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Lived experience of homelessness and using homeless services

These Trustee roles are unpaid voluntary positions, but we do offer remuneration for travel  expenses.

Term of Office

The recommended term as a Trustee is 3 years, up to a maximum of two terms. However, in reference to the role of trustee with lived experience of homelessness, if a candidate wishes to commit less time than this it would definitely be considered. 

To apply:

Please email your CV and a covering note explaining your interest in and suitability for the role to Chair of Trustees Tom Church – tomhchurch@hotmail.comno later than January 21st 2020.  If you’d like an informal chat about the role do give CEO Marie Benton a call on 07941 260874.

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