Apollo Music Projects is looking for two Trustees to join our Board.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join the board of an exciting and growing organisation.
“Apollo is a national treasure” – Sir Simon Rattle
Apollo Music Projects is a music education charity that transforms the lives of disadvantaged children in deprived areas through the magic of live classical music. We offer children an experience that enhances and enriches their education, giving them access to something they would not experience otherwise. Since 2004, over 8,600 underprivileged children from primary and special schools in deprived parts of London have benefited from our programmes.
We are looking for two Trustees to join our Board of Trustees.
The role requires a commitment to the work we do, bringing music to children in primary and special schools, and giving children the opportunity to access high quality music workshops and performances, working closely with professional musicians.
The trustees will play a full part in taking Apollo Music Projects to the next level, expanding the organisation from a sound base and reaching more schools throughout London and further afield.
The challenges for the next period include developing a strategy and business plan, navigating the uncertainty over school funding and changes post-Brexit, letting more people know about the important work we do and developing a training programme for workshop leaders.
Particular areas of expertise which we are keen to add to our team include:
• Experience in strategy and business planning.
• Business/corporate experience and contacts, including developing new funding
• Helping AMP to develop its network of supporters and individual donors
The new trustees will join a committed and passionate Board of Trustees and will have the drive and ideas to help us to move forward while keeping the collegial atmosphere and collaborative spirit we value so highly.
We are looking for someone with:
• A clear commitment to the values and objectives of Apollo Music Projects
• The ability to work effectively as a member of a team whilst contributing an independent perspective
• An understanding of the values of accountability, openness and honesty
• The ability to think strategically and challenge constructively
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship as well of the respective roles of the chair, trustees and executive management
General responsibilities will include:
• Participating in the setting of strategy and the evaluation of performance.
• Acting as ambassador for Apollo Music Projects.
• Ensuring that Apollo Music Projects complies with charity law.
• Contributing ideas and contacts to our fundraising team
The new trustees will have a vital role to play in helping ensure that we can bring more music to more children each year, and to broaden the reach of the organisation while keeping the close-knit framework we currently have.
This is a chance for you to help Apollo Music Projects to make a real difference to children in primary and special schools in deprived areas.
“Apollo offer an experience which is unfamiliar to many children and a valuable opportunity for them to develop creatively, socially and culturally.
It is hard to overestimate the value of enriching children’s experience in this way and opening up other worlds and cultures.
Apollo have offered our pupils an experience that is hard to replicate outside of this programme and it is highly valued by our schools.”
Stephen Hall, Executive Headteacher
The trustees will be expected to attend four Trustee meetings each year, held in Highbury, North London, and to attend events and performances.
Apollo Music Projects is keen to ensure that the Board is representative of the community we serve and welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.