Trustee

Trustee

Trustee/Governor
J97663
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management

Where

Hastings or London, TN37 7AB
Mainly at home

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Do you love opera and want to gain valuable Board experience? Ensemble OrQuesta is an exciting charity that's already making headlines with ★★★★ reviews with The Guardian and The Observer, and seeking a Trustee to join its Board of Directors.

What will you be doing?

Ensemble OrQuesta aims to bring together talented young artists to deliver exceptional and musically authentic performances of baroque opera, showcasing both beloved classics and lesser-known masterpieces across Off West End theatres in London.

We are seeking a Trustee to join our Board of Directors, who will:

  • Collaborate with fellow Trustees to develop and implement the organization's overall strategy, ensuring it aligns with the mission and objectives of Ensemble OrQuesta.
  • Uphold the highest standards of governance, ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations. Regularly review and update policies and procedures to maintain transparency and accountability.
  • As much as possible, support EO’s fundraising efforts, including identifying potential funding opportunities, cultivating relationships with donors and sponsors, and supporting fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Represent Ensemble OrQuesta at external events, conferences, and networking opportunities. Act as an advocate for the organization, building relationships with key stakeholders, artists, and industry professionals.
  • Along with the Board, help assess and manage risks associated with the charity's activities, ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the organization, its artists, and its reputation.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative working environment, supporting effective communication and cooperation between the board, staff, and volunteers.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Deep appreciation for baroque opera and a genuine enthusiasm for promoting young artists and their talent.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to represent Ensemble OrQuesta professionally and passionately.
  • Willingness to commit the necessary time and effort to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, attending min. 4 x board meetings a year and other related activities
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in fundraising, donor cultivation, and relationship management, with an established network within the arts or philanthropic communities.
  • AND/OR
  • Minimum 3 years' experience working with charities, with good familiarity with governance principles and a commitment to ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

What difference will you make?

If you're passionate about the Arts and want to give back while gaining valuable Board experience, this could be your opportunity to work for an exciting young opera company that's already making headlines and gaining ★★★★ reviews with The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Observer.

We're looking for Trustees that will help us take this young, dynamic and exciting charity to the next level, and make their mark by helping us elevate our governance and fundraising efforts.

As a Trustee, you will play a vital role in shaping the strategic direction and overseeing the operations of the organization, while also helping establish new audiences in London. For this reason, we are also actively seeking applicants with a strong network in the Arts in London and are willing to help influence, promote and/or support with outreach. 

Before you apply

Ensemble OrQuesta values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant experience and interest in the role of Trustee at Ensemble OrQuesta.

Causes
  • Arts
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Ensemble OrQuesta was founded in 2013 by Marcio da Silva. The core company is dedicated to performing 17th and 18th century opera in all its richness and diversity to the highest of standards with...