Join us as a Trustee

 

Are you passionate about making the arts accessible to all? If so, we are looking for Trustees to join the Management Board of our unique and innovative charity. 

La Folia is a music charity and production company bringing together instrumentalists, singers, actors, dancers, visual artists and writers to create new music, original projects and ground-breaking performances under the artistic directorship of Howard Moody. At the heart of La Folia is the core value of transforming music by making extraordinary performances in unexpected places, breaking through conventional barriers, working with people in challenging circumstances and with artists of the highest quality. We aim to challenge the idea of who gets to make, perform and experience live performance. 

La Folia’s Trustees play a vital role in delivering the charity’s objectives and are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the organisation. You will be expected to challenge and contribute to ensure that our governance is robust, transparent, and compliant with legislation. 

We wish to improve the diversity of our Board and seek new Trustees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We would welcome a Young Trustee to ensure that we have a fresh perspective for our future. We would particularly benefit from adding those with the following core skills and experience to the current Board: 

  • Legal/compliance
  • Data protection
  • Finance/accountancy 

Please don’t be put off from applying if you don’t have these skills, or if you have never been a Trustee before. The most important qualities for our Trustees are enthusiasm, engagement and a desire to be involved and make a contribution to the charity, as well as a belief that the arts can be a catalyst for social change. 

We hold 4 board meetings every year and sub-committees when the need arises. All our meetings are currently online to ensure they are accessible and inclusive. We may have occasional in-person meetings at a suitable location, always with a virtual option. This is a voluntary role, though reasonable expenses can be claimed. 

To apply, please send a copy of your CV plus a cover letter (max 2 pages) to the Chair of the Board John Cox at fundraising@lafoliamusic.org, outlining your interest in the charity and what you would bring to the Board. If you would like to have an informal chat before submitting your application, please contact John Cox on 07772 567326 

The closing date for applications is 25th October 2022. 

Shortlisted candidates will initially be invited to meet with at least one Trustee and our Production and Administration Manager during October. You will then be invited to join a Board meeting in January before confirmation of your appointment which is subject to a 6- month probationary period.

Please note: these roles are subject to DBS checks.