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We are looking for a new trustee from a background currently underrepresented on the board, with legal expertise and the time to become a Youth Music Trustee and a member of its Finance and Audit Committee. The legal trustee does not need to be a specialist in a specific field, but should be willing to familiarise themselves with the legal framework surrounding the organisation. You would be joining us at an exciting time in our development focused on our goal of achieving a musically inclusive England.

If you’re passionate about young people’s potential and think you can offer skills and experience to help us make a difference in their lives, then we’d love to hear from you. The role of trustee is voluntary.

Brief overview of the role:

  • Ensure the mission and purpose of the charity is maintained.
  • Determine the overall direction and development of the charity through strategic planning and good governance.
  • Act as an enthusiastic ambassador for the charity.
  • Ensure that the charity and its representatives operate within all legal and regulatory requirements and in line with Youth Music’s governing document.
  • Be pro-active in developing the charity’s network of support in the private, public and third sectors through representation and linkages with key influencers and decision makers.
  • Support the charity’s fundraising strategy by assisting in the cultivation and stewardship of potential and existing donors.

About Youth Music

Supporting life-changing music-making

We’re a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.

We believe everyone should have the chance to make music.

Our projects help young people develop musically, of course, and they have personal and social outcomes too.

Youth Music offers meaningful chances to young people in complicated situations.

For further information about our charity please visit: and for information about our grants programme please visit:

How to apply

If you wish to have an informal chat with CEO Matt Griffiths please contact him directly on

Application packs are available to download via the links below, containing:

Completed forms will need to be submitted by the deadline below to with the subject line with the subject line Trustee Application.

If you require any reasonable adjustment to be made to the application or interview procedures for this post, please let us know in the applicant details form and/or contact us by email or telephone 020 7902 1095 to have a chat.

Interviews will take place at Youth Music’s office in London. If you are invited to interview and are travelling from outside London, we will cover reasonable travel expenses.

Recruitment timeline

Deadline for applications: Monday 8 October 2018
Date of first interviews: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Date of second interviews: Tuesday 23 October 2018

Our approach

As part of our commitment to a fair and open recruitment process Youth Music anonymises all applications we receive before shortlisting candidates for interview.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Youth Music is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as it’s important that our team reflect the communities we serve at every level within the organisation.

Data protection

Youth Music will use the information you provide to assess and process your application for employment. If you become an employee, your information will be held on our databases and systems to manage your employment. Unsuccessful candidates’ information will be held for six months before being destroyed. We will store all of your data in line with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR).

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Our impact

Every Youth Music project measures its impact, helping us build a unique national overview. Our projects help young people to develop musically, of course, and they have personal and social outcomes too.