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Leicestershire Music Hub are seeking to appoint an Independent Chair
Do you believe that music should be able to be accessed by all children and young people regardless of their background? Do you want to help make this a reality in Leicester and Leicestershire?
Leicestershire Music Hub is seeking to appoint an Independent Chair. This is a voluntary position with an allowance of up to £200 per board meeting to cover for expenses such as travel, printing, contribution to Wi-Fi costs etc. and the chair role will run for a term of 2 years with an opportunity to be reappointed for a third and final term. There is a commitment to four board meetings (plus preparation) per year; and at least one meeting per year will be in-person. Other meetings as advised.
Leicestershire Music Hub is committed to delivering 'The Power of Music to Change Lives', the Government's National Plan for Music Education (NPME) for all children and young people throughout Leicester and Leicestershire. The Independent Chair's role will include working alongside the Music Hub lead organisation (Leicestershire Music) and partners to ensure and maintain the effective delivery of the NPME, both in and out of school settings.
All Music Hubs must be governed by a Hub board which ensures that the Hub uses impartial, evidenced-based decision-making to allocate resources and oversee activities in a transparent manner.
The new Independent Chair will oversee the following arrangements:
- objective, consistent evidence-based decision-making
- strong insight that will help the Hub in its efficient strategic delivery
- independence and impartiality for appropriate accountability
- breadth of perspectives to help the Hub be responsive and participatory
- robust and transparent quality assurance processes
The Independent Chair will be passionate about ensuring that all children and young people can access high quality music education opportunities and this role offers an opportunity for the right individual to make a difference to the lives of the children and young people of Leicester and Leicestershire through music. The Chair will have the authority to meet and correspond freely with the Arts Council, and to represent the Hub board as required. They will commit to developing a thorough knowledge and understanding of the needs of, and challenges for, children and young people, issues affecting Local Authorities and schools, Arts Council England/Department for Education policy relating to Music Education Hubs.
Experience in music/music education is not required as we are seeking to broaden the range of experience and skills to help drive our future development forward. We are committed to IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) and would especially welcome applications from the 'global majority', the LGBTQ+ community and people who are disabled.
Further information regarding the Music Education Hub programme can be found on the Arts Council England website via https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/MusicEducationHubs
For further queries or if you require an informal chat, please contact Mike Griffiths firstname.lastname@example.org (Vice-Chair of Hub Board) Sharon Jagdev Powell email@example.com and Chris Bale firstname.lastname@example.org (Interim Heads of Leicestershire Music)
Application is by letter and CV. The deadline is 18.06.23 (midnight) and interviews will take place on 26.06.23 (afternoon).
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