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Volunteer Chair of London Euphonia Orchestra

London Euphonia Orchestra


Posted over 30 days ago...

The London Euphonia Orchestra is seeking a hands-on and dynamic individual to serve as Chair of the organisation. This pivotal role is integral to championing the orchestra and helping guide its evolution into the next phase of development. 


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London, EC2M 7LS

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Chair recruitment 2024 The London Euphonia Orchestra, a registered charity, is seeking a hands-on and dynamic individual to serve as Chair of the organisation. This pivotal role is integral to championing the orchestra and helping guide its evolution into the next phase of development. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for classical music, will embrace LEO's values, and will dedicate themselves to realising our vision. The role of Chair of the London Euphonia Orchestra presents valuable opportunities: gaining experience in strategic management and leadership; networking with international musicians and stakeholders across diverse fields; shaping the amateur orchestra sector at a pivotal time; and demonstrating dedication to the arts and charity sector.   About the London Euphonia Orchestra Founded in 2012 and based in the City of London, the London Euphonia Orchestra strives to promote the education and appreciation of classical music by providing a platform for members to perform live orchestral concerts to the community. We are a full-sized symphonic orchestra that includes high-level amateur musicians and a number of professional musicians in the early stages of their careers. The London Euphonia Orchestra performs three concerts annually and also hosts workshops throughout the year. We offer development opportunities for emerging professional musicians to lead orchestra sections and share professional expertise. LEO works with educational projects within local communities and established charities on fundraising campaigns. We regularly partner with international and emerging soloists and have collaborated with composers to premiere new works. Looking ahead, we're excited about the prospects for amateur orchestral music-making in London. While we take pride in what we’ve achieved so far, we're motivated to explore new avenues for growth and impact.

What are we looking for?

What we need from you, our new Chair Essential experience and skills Passion for Music: A genuine love for classical music and a deep appreciation of its cultural significance in orchestral music making.   Integrity and Leadership: Demonstrable honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. Effective communication abilities to represent the charity publicly and internally.   Strategic Leadership Experience: Strong organisational and decision-making skills. Ability to inspire trustees, committee members, and musicians, while working collaboratively. Track record of leading and delivering the strategic planning of organisations.   Risk Management: Ability to assess and manage risks to the reputation, finances, and operations of a nonprofit organisation like LEO.   Fundraising, Networking and Relationship Building: Demonstrated advocacy on behalf of an organisation or sector. Proven capacity to cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders in the public and/or private sector.   Understanding of financial management and fundraising strategies   Commitment: Willingness to dedicate time and energy to the role.   Essential knowledge Corporate and Charity Governance Principles: Understanding of best practices in corporate and charity governance, including legal and regulatory requirements, ethical standards, and board governance principles.   Financial Literacy: Proficiency in financial management, including budgeting, financial reporting, and fundraising strategies. Ability to ensure sound financial stewardship of the organisation's resources and support its long-term sustainability.   Desirable experience and skills

Board membership experience in the not-for-profit sector. Experience in the cultural sector, knowledge of government support for the arts. Strategic planning skills for diversity and inclusion. Advocacy skills and relationship building with key stakeholders.

What difference will you make?

The Chair will help steer the orchestra at a pivotal time, helping us to realise our vision and present classical music to ever wider audiences.


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