Chair of the Board of Trustees

We are looking to appoint a new dynamic, inclusive and visionary Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Spitalfields Music is well-positioned to implement Arts Council England’s Let’s Create strategy over the next decade, with a strong commitment to diversity evident not only in its artistic endeavours but also in the diverse expertise and backgrounds of its trustees, leadership and staff. The organisation prides itself on drawing talent from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The incoming Chair of Spitalfields Music will be a values driven individual who is excited to hit the ground running. Playing a crucial role in upholding the organisation’s mission, vision and values, they will hold the Board and Senior Leadership Team accountable for achieving objectives, providing inclusive leadership and ensuring effective governance. Collaborating closely with the Chief Executive, the Chair will foster unity within the Board, working alongside the management team to accomplish our ambitious goals.

Please see the Recruitment Pack for more details.

Applications close on 16th November 2023 at 12 noon. If you have any questions in the meantime, or would like an informal chat about the role, please contact our CEO, Sarah Gee

Equal Opportunities form available here

Trainee Trustee Scheme 2023-24

Applications are now open for our Trainee Trustee Scheme. We’re offering up to five opportunities to individuals who are under-represented in the music sector to shadow our board of trustees, and receive training on governance. Participants will have the chance to participate in board meetings, shadow a board ‘buddy’, and take part in a training course of trusteeship.

This initiative is primarily available to:
• People of the Global Majority
• D/deaf, disabled and neuro-divergent people *
• People aged under 35

* We will help with the costs of BSL interpreter/ caption facility/ access support worker as required.

We have highlighted these groups in particular, as they are under-represented amongst our trustee body at present. People who do not fall into one of the above categories are welcome to apply but are unlikely to be selected for interview.

Please see the Recruitment Pack for more details.

Applications close on Wednesday 6th December 2023 at 5pm. If you have any more questions about the scheme, please contact our Chief Operating Officer, Kimberley Godley-Hendon