We're looking a legal trustee to join our board

We are looking to recruit a legal trustee to our board. If you are in the legal profession (a background in charity law a bonus), have a real affinity with what we do and are keen to get stuck in and help us be the best we can be, then this could be the opportunity for you!

For full role description and more info, download the Trustee Recruitment pack here

Role Description

Title: Trustee of the Choir with No Name
Time commitment: 
• At least 4 board meetings a year
• Occasional representation of the Choir with No Name with key internal and external stakeholders at events and meetings
• Ad-hoc phone and email contact with the Chief Executive as required
Remuneration: The role of trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, though out of pocket expenses for travel may be claimed
Location: Board meetings are usually held in London in varying locations
Length of term: This is a three-year term with the possibility of re-appointment for a further three-year term
Reporting to: Chair of Board of Trustees

1. Strategic leadership
• Ensure the Choir with No Name follows a clear vision, mission and strategic plan
• Regularly review major risks and opportunities ensuring that systems are in place to mitigate the risks and seize appropriate opportunities
• Ensure the sound financial health of the charity, with systems in place to ensure financial accountability
2. Governance and legal responsibilities
• Ensure that the charity complies with charity and company law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission and Companies House as its regulators
• Ensure that the charity doesn’t breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to its charitable purpose
• Ensure that the charity complies with the requirements of other legislation which governs the activities of the charity
• Provide legal guidance to staff and trustees on new initiatives (such as setting up new choirs in other cities or releasing recorded music)
• Appropriately develop the knowledge and capability of the board of trustees and staff team on legal issues 11
3. External relations
• Act as an ambassador for the Choir with No Name and spokesperson as appropriate
• Assist the staff and trustees to widen and diversify the Choir with No Name supporter base
• Represent the Choir with No Name at external functions, meetings and events as appropriate.

Person specification
• Legal experience and qualification, preferably in the charitable sector
• Broad knowledge and understanding of the charitable sector and the wider issues currently affecting it
• A strong affinity with the vision and values of The Choir with No Name
• Strategic thinking and experience of organisational strategy
• Experience and understanding of charity governance and working with or as part of a board of trustees
• Strong inter-personal, networking and relationship-building abilities

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for this role please submit a full CV with a covering letter explaining your interest in the organisation and how you believe you fulfil the role requirements to marie@choirwithnoname.org. Further steps towards recruitment will be discussed after an initial chat with our Chief Executive and/or Chair of Trustees.