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Chair of Trustees

Orchestras for All is recruiting a new Chair of Trustees.

We’re at a pivotal moment in our organisation’s journey – so we’re looking for someone exceptional to guide us in our next steps. Our new Chair will be committed to and share our passion for our mission and will inspire the Board and staff team to succeed in meeting our strategic objectives.

Expect to be amazed, expect to be moved, expect to be challenged, expect to help change young lives for the better.

What is it like to be a Trustee of Orchestras for All? We asked current and former Trustees what being part of the Orchestras for All family meant to them in our February blog.

Find out more about the role:

Full recruitment pack (pdf)

Role and person specification (pdf)

To find out more, contact Executive Director Stuart Burns at or on 0207 267 4141. We would be happy to set up an informal call or coffee to discuss the opportunity with you. You are welcome to join us for one of our upcoming events to see our work in action and to meet members of the Orchestras for All team. Please let Stuart know in advance if you plan to attend.

How to apply

Stage 1: Please complete the online application form by 31 March 2019. The recruitment subcommittee (made up of staff and Trustees) will review applications in early April 2019.

Stage 2: Successful candidates will be invited first to an informal interview w/c 15 April.

Stage 3: Second interviews for a group of candidates will take place with the recruitment subcommittee w/c 22 April 2019.

Volunteer Roles

We rely on a team of enthusiastic volunteers to run every Orchestras for All event. Volunteers are invited to join us for any or all of the events during the season and are welcome to support in a number of ways:

  • Support young musicians to learn repertoire during full and sectional rehearsals

  • Support young musicians during improvisation and composition sessions during the Regional and National Modulo Meets

  • Support young musicians during performances

We are also happy to involve volunteers in the behind-the-scenes work of the organisation, including pre-event planning, event delivery, impact and evaluation or general arts administration work including fundraising, marketing and PR.

If you are interested in being involved with OFA as a volunteer, please contact Team Coordinator Myffy Dymond at or on 0207 267 4141.

Fair Access Principle

Orchestras for All is proud to have signed the Fair Access Principle - pledging to give fair access to all for all our volunteer, intern and apprentice positions.