Join us as a Trustee

Sound Resource is looking for other Trustees to work with the four existing Trustees to maintain existing activities and develop the charity. There are three particular areas of expertise which would be of value;

General charity development

An individual with experience in charity development, with skills and knowledge in areas such as HR, would be valuable as Sound Resource grows.

Developing a training programme and exploring moving towards accreditation

The charity is focusing on producing new practitioners to increase the number of singing projects we are able to deliver. This objective is being progressed by the mentoring programme and by developing a broader training programme. We would welcome a trustee who has experience in this area.


Sound Resource seeks a Treasurer to provide a financial overview, input in to financial strategy, fundraising, budgeting and forecasting. At present day-to-day bookkeeping and financial management is undertaken by the Project Manager.

Sound Resource seeks Trustees who have *

  • a commitment to the organisation and its vision, aims and values
  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee
  • good, independent judgement
  • an ability to think creatively
  • willingness to speak their mind
  • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • integrity

The role of treasurer needs these additional qualities:

  • financial experience and business planning skills
  • knowledge of or willingness to acquire knowledge of charity financial legislation
  • the skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • a preparedness to make recommendations to the board and provide financial advice to the organisation as a whole

Time requirement

Trustee meetings are held quarterly in Oxford and last 2 – 2.5 hours. Business is often done by email between meetings, and the time that is required for this varies balanced between Trustee capacity and the task involved.

Further information

* these bullet points have been used, with permission from a document produced by Readathon