BECOME AN OKMT TRUSTEE
An Opportunity to Get Involved in Your Local Community
For over 30 years the Otakar Kraus Music Trust, based in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, has provided music therapy to improve the well-being and quality of the lives of thousands of children, young people and adults who have physical, neurological, learning, emotional or behavioural difficulties. As well as offering individual music therapy, we run music therapy projects for children with additional needs, young people with learning disabilities, adults who have neurological conditions and elderly people with dementia. Every week, our specialist OK Music School teaches over 75 children and young people with disabilities to play an instrument and perform in public concerts, which bring joy to the pupils and the community.
We are asking for you to help to us run and oversee our charity. We are looking for additional Trustees to join our Board, which is responsible for the overall management of OKMT. Trustees attend quarterly meetings, bringing their expertise and experience to work with our dedicated team to ensure OKMT is efficiently run, and continues to make a significant difference to the lives of the most vulnerable members of our local community. They also help out at our bi-annual concerts and occasional fundraising events, including greeting VIPs such as the Mayor of LBRuT.
Our friendly team would welcome anyone based in the Borough of Richmond or surrounding areas, who is interested in being a Trustee and wishes to get involved. No experience is necessary, but a background or interest in any of business, charity administration, music therapy, social welfare, law or fundraising would be an asset; enthusiasm to help us achieve our aims is the most important quality. We welcome people from all ethnic backgrounds and anyone who has a disability.
This is an opportunity to make new contacts, use and develop your skills and experience in a different context, learn the role and purpose of a trustee, and make a significant difference to hundreds of families.
This is a real opportunity to make new contacts, use and develop your skills and experience in a different context, learn the role and purpose of a trustee, and make a difference to hundreds of families.
The Trustee role is a voluntary role, though expenses are met. Please call our Director Clare Lawrence on 07435 062212 or email email@example.com if you would like to find out more about being a Trustee of OKMT.
Trustee Role Description
1. To ensure the charity complies with its governing document and charity law and fulfils its legal and accounting obligations
2. To ensure the charity delivers the charitable aims and objectives of OKMT as defined in its governing document, in the most effective and efficient manner
3. To give strategic direction to the charity, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance
4. To safeguard the good name and values of the charity
5. To ensure the financial stability of the charity
6. To appoint the charity’s director and monitor their performance
7. To act as an advisory body to the charity’s director, using their skills, experience and contacts to support implementation of the charity’s strategy
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Trust.
This may involve helping in areas such as:
• Providing guidance on new initiatives
• Advising on key issues and challenges
• Developing our social media platforms and website
• Helping with personnel issues
• Helping with fundraising
• Other issues in which the trustee has specialist expertise