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Cantabrainers Therapeutic Choir Charitable Trust

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Trustees of the CTCCT Trustees give their time, wisdom, energy, and expertise on a voluntary basis to our organisation. Our focus is centred on our members and the amazing people we work with, and our work is supported by our 7 Pillars: Participation, Community, People, Research, Education, Sustainability, and Smart Systems.

Currently the Board consists of four Trustees who meet formally 4 times a year with the therapists, and the General Manager. Agenda items include operations, health and safety, and financial management - as well as goal-setting and working towards our strategic priorities. In between these meetings, Trustees spend time contributing to ongoing policy development, strategic planning, and providing general support to the team on the ground delivering our programmes. Trustees may hold informal meetings as required either in real time, via Teams or on a conference phone call as appropriate. From time to time Trustees are also invited to represent the Choir at a variety of events and networking opportunities, and attend key choir events as board members.

Our Trustees have established a strong, sustainable, and growing organisation with a track record for delivering quality programmes that make a difference. After 6 years of steering the Trust, the founding Chair is retiring to focus on family. Going forward the continuing trustees (three) will continue the great work and plan strategically for our next 5 years of operation and beyond together with two new trustees (one of whom is intended to be the successor chair). A brief cross-over period between the incoming and outgoing chair is intended to create a smooth succession.

The Ideal Candidates: Could offer skills in at least one of our priority recruitment areas:

  1. Chairing a not-for-profit organization, ideally with a background in law or business.
  2. Strong networks for funding purposes and/or particular experience in diversifying revenue streams for a NFP.
  3. Expertise or background in therapeutic practice and/ or a clinical background
  4. Those with a lived experience of disability and/or links to disability service organisations.

Other qualities we are looking for:

  • Understand and support the work we do
  • Believe in the philosophy of kindness, non-judgement, patience and support inclusivity and diversity while maintaining a clear business head
  • Be enthusiastic about the benefits of a therapeutic choir
  • Have skills you are willing to contribute to the Trust
  • Be prepared to devote the necessary time to this role
  • Be prepared to contribute your voice to the established team
  • Have a good sense of humour and enjoy working with a lively team

There is no expectation of detailed musical knowledge or practical musical skills but these would be warmly welcomed.

We welcome applications from all walks of life and particularly encourage diverse voices to apply.

For further information, please email [email protected].