We would like to hear from people who enjoy collaborating, have particular experience of finance and accounting, and share a love of music and a belief in the many possibilities that music offers to improve the well-being of vulnerable people.
In the short term, the Trustees’ focus is to ensure the Charity remains sound and stable, as lockdown eases and therapy provision resumes and grows. In the longer term, Key Changes aspires to be a charity run collaboratively with a strong and flexible leadership team able to develop the Charity going forwards. Hence the Charity is seeking Trustees with a broad and diverse range of experience and skills. We would like to hear from those who have experience in financial management, HR and personnel development, safeguarding, marketing, promotion and fundraising. Key Changes is keen that Trustees take an active and participative role in shaping the Charity’s future.
The Board of Trustees oversees the work of the charity. All who work for and with the charity act under its policies and procedures and the guidance contained in The Essential Trustee (Charity Commission publication), the Charity Governance Code and Key Changes governing document, its Memorandum and Articles.
Our ideal trustee would have:
The trustees are the governing body of the charity, helping, through collaboration with those working for the charity, to ensure good practice and to steer it forward. Through their input, they enable those who can benefit from music therapy to access it, and supportive working practices for those therapists who provide it.
As recognition and evidence grows of the positive impact of using of music with vulnerable people, there's no better time to support music therapy. This is an opportunity to volunteer with a highly valued small, established charity, and to work closely with a friendly team. Many of our therapists have worked through the charity for several years, and refer to it as the 'Key Changes family'. The role of trustee is also an intellectual challenge, collaborating on strategy and helping the charity to grow.