Home-based
Holborn, Greater London
Non-executive, voluntary for a period of three years with the scope to extend
Voluntary
Job description

We’re looking to grow our Board of Trustees by recruiting a new Chair to join our team helping to drive forward the Foundation in an exciting time. This is a unique opportunity to help shape a relatively new Foundation at the beginning stages of development. 

The Sing Up Foundation believes in harnessing the power of singing to improve people's mental health and wellbeing. With 50% of mental health problems established by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 24, we believe it's critical to focus on prevention by working with young people. The benefits of singing, especially in groups, are wide-ranging with extensive research supporting the physiological, social, psychological and behavioural benefits. The Sing Up Foundation aims to produce, promote and create opportunities for children and young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing through singing. 

The new Chair will lead the Board and support the development of the Foundation’s strategy with particular interest and experience in culture, health and wellbeing. With a senior leadership background and track record of delivering successful programmes, you will also have previous governance experience within a charity or social sector organisation. The Chair will be confident in taking an ambassadorial role and helping to build and develop strong networks for the Foundation.

The Trustees will bring previous high-level experience and we have identified the following areas of expertise that we’re interested in adding to our Board: 

  • Health sector experience with a special interest in mental health and wellbeing

  • Fundraising experience with specific interest in trusts and foundations

  • Experience in research with a background in science

  • Local or regional experience within the mental health sector specifically with young people and adolescents

The Chair and Trustees will have an interest and experience with adolescents with a passion for improving the lives of young people.

The Foundation welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability. We’re also happy to have an informal conversation regarding the Foundation and the roles.

Please visit the Sing Up Foundation website for more information and to apply.

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The Sing Up Foundation believes in harnessing the power of singing to improve people's mental health and wellbeing. With 50% of mental heal... Read more

Posted on: 15 October 2019
Closed date: 30 November 2019
Tags: Trustees, Governance

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