Become a Trustee

Are you passionate about young people making music? Would you like to help shape the future of music making for young people in Barnet?

Barnet Education Arts Trust (BEAT) is looking to recruit volunteers who have a variety of backgrounds and a range of skills to join our Board of Trustees.

We are focused on equality and diversity of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, and all the other characteristics that make us unique. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from Black and other underrepresented minority ethnic backgrounds.

Who we are

Established in 2013, Barnet Education Arts Trust (BEAT) is an independent Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered charity no. 1150174). We are an education-focussed charity which enables children and young people from all backgrounds and every part of Barnet to deepen their enjoyment of music and to progress to the highest level of excellence.

What you will be doing

Becoming a trustee of a charity is a rewarding way to help; drawing on your own skills and experience, whilst developing new skills and building positive working relationships. This is a dynamic role, liaising with a team of committed and passionate people and you will be supporting a vibrant, independent local music charity.

Time commitment

We typically have three or four board meetings per year (with each meeting lasting around three hours) plus additional working parties when required. We hold a mixture of face-to-face (in Barnet) and Zoom meetings and you may also be required to attend occasional events and meetings with key stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

Representation of our community is central to our way of working, including at the board level. This means that we particularly welcome applications from candidates who:

  • Have lived experience of disability or neurodiversity
  • Live, work, or study in Barnet, or have some other connection to the local area
  • Identify as being from the global majority (this includes people of Black African, Black African Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany, Irish Traveller, or mixed / multiple heritage)
  • Are under 40 as they are currently underrepresented on the board

Can you bring experience in the following areas?

  • Expertise in Human Resources
  • Expertise in Charity and / or Company Law

Previous board / trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.

This is an unpaid voluntary role although reasonable expenses will be covered.

Interested in applying?

If you are interested in hearing more about this voluntary role please contact Sharon Broughall, CEO of BEAT for an informal discussion by using the form below.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter (of no more than two sides of an A4 page) to Sharon explaining your interest of the role, how you meet the criteria and how much time you can commit.