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Sound Sense Board of Directors
Location: UK
Deadline: 12 September 2022
Sound Sense is looking for members to join its Board of Directors and contribute to the growth and development of the UK professional association for community musicians

Would you like to influence how Sound Sense is run?

Sound Sense is run for its members by its members - people like you who form the Board of Sound Sense, writes chair Jess Abrams. Each year a number of Board members have to retire, and this year there are places for five members available for election.

As a Board of Directors, we control the overall policy of the organisation, make sure it's financially sound, and steer the activities of its staff. Our board members take their responsibilities seriously, and commit to attending at least three meetings a year and actively contributing to a working group (we have groups covering finance, HR, strategy, fundraising and research).

We want the Sound Sense's Board to represent the diversity of the UK community music field as fully as possible, and we therefore encourage nominations from people of all abilities and genders, educational, social and ethnic backgrounds, lived experiences, music genres/practices and geographic locations (within the UK).

Currently all Board meetings are taking place online, using Zoom, and we expect to continue with this for most meetings in the future, even now pandemic restrictions have eased. Your travel expenses will be covered where in-person attendance at meetings is necessary.

If you want to find out more about being a Board member, please do talk to me, Jess Abrams (chair@soundsense.org), or to Sound Sense General Manager, Clare Adams (clare.adams@soundsense.org). Or come along to our August Gathering to meet some of our current Board members and find out what being on the Board means to them personally.

If you're ready to nominate yourself for Board membership (you don't need a seconder), just email clare.adams@soundsense.org by Monday 12 September 2022 with these details:

  • your name, organisation (if any) and postal address
  • your email address and phone number
  • the statement "I wish to stand for election to Sound Sense's Board of Management. If elected, I undertake to carry out the duties of a charity trustee and company director, including attending board meetings and contributing to the work of a working group"
  • a short note (up to 100 words) about who you are and what you would bring to the board.

If more than four people nominate themselves we will hold an email ballot opening in September 2022. In order for the election to take place, we will share your name (but not your contact details) and your short note (about who you are/what you would bring) with your fellow members by email to help them cast their votes. The result of the election will be announced at our AGM on Wednesday 12 October 2022.