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Herefordshire Music Education Hub - New Board Member with Financial Expertise Needed!

HEREFORDSHIRE MUSIC EDUCATION HUB


Are you convinced that every child and young person in Herefordshire should have the opportunity to access the life-changing gift of music? Interested in influencing future music provision? Do you have expertise in finance or accountancy? Could you spare a couple of hours every half-term? If so, read on!


The Herefordshire Music Education Hub (HMEH) is a partnership between Encore Enterprises and other organisations who work together to deliver the National Plan for Music Education, ensuring that every young person aged 5-18 has the opportunity to sing, to learn a musical instrument, to perform as part of an ensemble or choir and to take their talent further. Activities are provided within and outside schools and colleges.


RECRUITMENT TO HEREFORDSHIRE MUSIC EDUCATION HUB BOARD


The Herefordshire Music Education Hub Board is an advisory body that provides ‘strategic vision’, in order to develop and enhance the musical education offer to all children and young people and in particular, to advise on the use of Department for Education grant funding. The Hub is looking to appoint a new Board member with financial/accounting experience. The appointee will bring financial expertise to the Board as it reviews and monitors:

• the Music Hub’s Business Plan to deliver the National Plan for Music Education

• locally based, needs led music education priorities

• the Music Hub’s finances

• governance arrangements for the Music Hub

• risk management policy and practice


WHAT ARE YOU TAKING ON?


As Herefordshire Music Education Hub is not a legally constituted organisation, it is important to note that members of the Hub Board are not trustees or company directors but provide an advisory role acting as ‘critical friends’.


WHO ARE YOUR FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS?


There are currently eighteen board members representing a broad range of key stakeholder perspectives including parents/ carers, pupils/students, instrumental/vocal tutors, heads of music/music coordinators, headteachers, sixth form colleges, community music organisations, a regional university and Encore Enterprises (the Lead Organisation). The Youth Voice Group contribute their experiences and viewpoints to Hub Board meetings. Arts Council England, our major public sector funder, also sends an observer to the Board.


ARE THERE ANY SUB-COMMITTEES?


Yes! The new Board member will be invited to join the Governance & Scrutiny Sub-Hub (working group).


CONFIDENTIALITY/ OTHER INTERESTS


Board members are required to complete a Declaration of Interest to ensure that any potential conflicts of interest are open and transparent. Board discussions can occasionally be of a personal or commercially sensitive nature and members are requested to observe strict confidentiality.


REMUNARATION


This is a voluntary, unpaid role; Hub Board members kindly give freely of their time and expenses.


TIME COMMITMENT


Three termly Hub Board meetings (c2 hours) per year. Three Governance and Scrutiny Sub-Hub meetings per year (c1.5 hours). Meeting are currently conducted via Zoom.


INTERESTED IN APPLYING? WANT TO KNOW MORE?


To arrange an informal chat about this vacancy, please email the Hub Board Chair, Gemma Sankey (gemmalt13@aol.com) or the Hub Strategy Manager. Roger Wiebkin (roger@encore-enterprises.com).


To apply, please email an ‘expression of interest’ to Roger Wiebkin. This need only be a couple of paragraphs to give an idea of your background and the particular experience/expertise that you would bring.


Herefordshire Music Education Hub values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, HMEH welcomes your application. Backgrounds currently under-represented include those age 20-34, LGBTQ+, disabled and those of non-white ethnicities.


All applications are considered on merit.


Gemma Sankey

Chair, Herefordshire Music Education Hub

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