Association of British Orchestras

Trustee with Music Industry experience

Spitalfields Music Voluntary Closing date 09 June 2023
Spitalfields Music is looking for a trustee with current experience of working for an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation at SLT level. The monitoring requirements placed on us are fair, as this is taxpayer money, but also quite time consuming for a micro-organisation. We need a bit of help in navigating what this all means, and how best to involve all trustees in monitoring of our activity plan and progress towards investment principles. If all this is gobbledegook to you, you aren’t the right person for us. When you know, you know!

If this isn’t you, but your interest has been piqued, drop us a line anyway. We’re always interested to meet new people from across the country, and it could be that your set of skills and experiences are perfect for us, and we just haven’t realised. We’re big on learning, so tell us what you can bring.


We want to make this process as inclusive as possible.

Applications can be made in writing, by video, or by audio file. Please keep written submissions to max. two pages of A4, and video/audio to c. 3 minutes. We’re not judging your editing skills; a simple recording on a phone is fine!

Please tell us why you want to be a trustee, what your interest is in Spitalfields Music and the wider arts sector, and what you feel you could bring to our board, alongside something about yourself.

Please email this to , headed ‘Trustee Application’, alongside the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. This form will not be disclosed to anyone involved in assessing your application.

What happens next?

Shortlisting will be undertaken by members of our senior leadership team and trustee body.

We will interview potential candidates by Zoom, with a small panel made up of staff and trustees.

Closing date: Friday 9 June at 10am
Interviews on Zoom: Wednesday 14 June

Upcoming Board Meetings:
Wednesday 26 July 6pm-8pm
Wednesday 25 October 6pm-8pm

Contact details
Spitalfields Music, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.