Trustee (Board member)

Job Title:  Trustee
Location:  Birmingham based, not for profit organisation
Salary:      Voluntary role, expenses only
Duration:  An initial term of 3 years

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Services For Education is a growing charity in Birmingham. We use the power of learning and music to improve outcomes for children, young people and communities.

We wish to appoint up to three talented individuals to join our Board of Trustees and contribute to the development of our strategic plans to 2025 and beyond.

the role

Services For Education is a unique charity that uses the power of learning and music to create and build confidence amongst children, young people, adults and communities. The main areas of focus are music provision, school support and private music lessons in and around Birmingham.

Our Music Service works with over 570 schools to provide around 38,000 pupils with high quality music lessons alongside offering opportunities to participate in one of our 70+ ensembles, bands and orchestras. Our School Support Service provides an extensive range of consultancy and training services for schools covering key areas such as safeguarding, healthy lifestyles, assessment/moderation and school improvement.

Desired experience/skills

We are seeking commercially minded professionals who can add tangible value and have the gravitas to influence, challenge and support senior decision makers during a period of growth and consolidation. We anticipate appointing one trustee to our Board who is a qualified Accountant.

Prior experience does not need to have been gained from within the charitable sector, but a passion for seeing lives transformed through education is essential!

We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas:

· Experience of working at senior or Board level, providing strategic leadership during times of change

· Strategic level financial management

· Entrepreneurial experience

· Commercial/PR expertise

· Experience gained from working in the Arts and Cultural Sector


Successful candidates would commit to regular attendance at Board Meetings (usually 6 evening meetings per year) with occasional meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team as appropriate. Our work ‘comes to life’ through our annual programme of events such as the Youth Proms at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. Trustees are warmly welcomed to such events during the year, and their attendance is encouraged.

how to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Lindsay Allen, HR Director

Closing Date: 28th February 2020

SFE is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and welcome applications from all backgrounds.