The Ouseley Church Music Trust seeks to appoint a Clerk to administer its affairs on a part-time basis. The Trust is an unincorporated charitable body set up in 1986 to promote and maintain a high standard in church choral services by making grants to cathedrals, choral foundations, churches and choir schools. The Trust has a capital of c £5m and normally distributes £125-150k per annum; it has 12 trustees and two permanent committees. The current chairman of trustees is Dr Stephen Darlington MBE.
The Clerk works 2 days a week but the Trust has submitted an application for major funding from a charitable foundation which, if successful, will increase the Clerk’s work to 3 days a week for a period expected to be c. 10 years. The Trust does not have a physical base and the Clerk works mainly from home, apart from attending all meetings. The Clerk’s workload is concentrated around the bi-annual meetings of the trustees and the committees.
The Clerk should have proven experience in the charity sector, a high level of experience in the administration of small charitable organisations, commitment to the objects of the Trust, be an energetic self-starter capable of handling a stimulating, varied and demanding workload, a skilful communicator both orally and in writing with basic bookkeeping skills and on-line banking ability, in-depth familiarity with IT (including Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe software) and experience of managing content for a web site.
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