We Are Seeking New Trustees

Finding Rhythms is seeking people to join and support our board as trustees or board associates.

We are particularly interested in recruiting people with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Those who have experience of probation/youth offending, and/or working in the criminal justice system;
  • Those who have practical expert knowledge of mental health treatment of young offenders and others in the community with mental health issues;
  • Prison governors or those currently or recently engaged in the prison estate;
  • Those who have an academic knowledge of both the methods used within the criminal justice system for evaluating interventions, and the methods to collect the data;
  • Those who have had prison experience;
  • Those who know about and value music as a transformative influence.
  • Those experienced in communications, public affairs, fundraising development.

Main responsibilities of trustees

The trustees work closely with the executive to further the charity’s goals, and are responsible for providing support, guidance and decisions in the following areas:

1. Governance including ensuring that the charity complies with relevant legislation and regulations

2. Strategic thinking including the business plan proposed by the team

3. Financial oversight

4. Using their personal and professional network to assist in the operation and growth of the organisation

5. Selection of the executive when required

6. Supporting the fundraising activity of the charity


These are unpaid voluntary roles but travel expenses and childcare costs can reimbursed on a needs basis.

We have 4 board meetings per year in central London and at least two social events including one with our participating musicians. Extra meetings may be needed, where work is being done in an area of interest and in Board Committees.

How to apply:

Please send your CV, no more than two pages, and a covering email explaining why you think the post could suit you, to the Chair at [email protected].

The Chair is available to answer any of your questions on email and face-to-face or remote meetings can also be arranged.

Successful applicants will be invited to observe and contribute at a board meeting, before being formally invited to join the board.