Board of Trustees

Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of more than 8,000 young people?

Are you passionate about music education?

Can you spare a small amount of time to help support young people’s music making in Wandsworth?  

As an independent and inclusive charity, Wandsworth Music delivers excellence in music education and performance to more than 8,000 children a year. We provide opportunities for young people to learn musical instruments and sing; perform in a range of ensembles and choirs; work and perform alongside acclaimed professional musicians and ensembles, and most importantly develop a lifelong love of music!

Join our board

The Board of Trustees plays a vital role in offering expertise, advice, support and advocacy to Wandsworth Music. We are passionately committed to raising the profile of high quality music making for children and young people across Wandsworth.

We are particularly keen to attract applicants who have a background and/ or interest in fundraising, philanthropy, and/or marketing. We would also be pleased to receive applications from people with an interest or background in music, arts, or education, or those with a personal or family experience of using our services.

We value diversity and are committed to having a board of Trustees that is truly reflective of the diverse communities that we work with. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented at board level, including people with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

In return for your valuable time and expertise we can offer you the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding role and to contribute to the future success of a thriving local music charity with a strong child-centered purpose and ethos.

The role of Trustee is a voluntary position with no paid salary and entails:

  • Attending approximately 4 board meetings per year. Meetings generally last 2-3 hours (typically evenings).
  • Leading or supporting on the development of an appropriate area of strategy (e.g. fundraising).
  • Actively working on 1-2 projects per year, in consultation with the operational team lead by the Chief Executive Officer. Part of this is being available and responsive on e-mails and WhatsApp messages to respond to ad-hoc queries. Expected time commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A keen passion, lived experience or knowledge of music and the arts, especially in relation to music education for children and young people.
  • A strong commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI).
  • Strong communication skills.

Desired Experience / Skills

The following experience and skills are desired and valued, but not mandatory for the role:

  • Experience of working as part of a committee or board.
  • An appreciation of the legal duties and responsibilities of being a charity trustee.
  • Networking capabilities that can bring benefits to the charity.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee, would like more information or an informal conversation then please email