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Music Centre Receptionist

Trustee

 

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Music Centre Receptionist

Location Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor or Wokingham Reading Music Centre
Contract Basis Self-employed (evenings only)
Closing Date Friday 9 October
Start Date ASAP

Berkshire Maestros seeks enthusiastic and committed Receptionists to provide excellent customer service at the busy and successful music centres that we run across the county each day of the week. The role involves greeting and signing in students and teachers on arrival at the centre as well as taking temperatures in line with our new Covid19 procedures.

We are looking for enthusiastic and organised individuals to assist and co-ordinate duties at the reception. You will be able to work independently and committed to deliver an excellent and friendly customer service. If you are interested in any of these roles we would like to hear from you. The roles are available on a part-time, evening basis from Monday to Friday approximately three hours each evening (times vary according to the venue) and available on self-employed agreements paying up to £10 per hour.

We require the successful candidate to be a Fire Marshall and First Aid trained, however training will be arranged accordingly if required.

To see where our music centres are located, please go to our Contact Us page.

To apply please download the application form and submit your completed application to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk by the deadline Friday 9 October 2020. Upon successful interview, the role will commence immediately following completion of Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS).

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Berkshire Maestros is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Berkshire Maestros takes the responsibility of child protection very seriously and checks the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children. Berkshire Maestros is an equal opportunities employer.


Trustee

Location Berkshire Children outside the RAH
Contract Basis Voluntary
Closing Date Open ended
Start Date September 2020

We are seeking to recruit new Trustees to provide support and challenge to the Chair, Chief Executive and senior management team to ensure Berkshire Maestros achieves its strategic objectives.

Are you:

  • Passionate about the potential of music to change lives?
  • Driven to make a positive difference?
  • Willing to lead discussions and challenge ideas?
  • Able to commit to six meetings per year at 6pm on a Tuesday in Reading?

We are particularly interested in candidates with the following experience and background:

  • Fundraising
  • Secondary Education
  • HR
  • Legal (employment law)
  • Marketing

The organisation is committed to expanding the diversity of Board members, particularly as regards gender, age, disability and ethnicity. Experience as a Trustee is not essential, and training can be provided. The position is unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid. 

Why become a trustee?

“Being a trustee has given me an even deeper appreciation of the breadth and extent of the work of Maestros as a whole and as well being able to contribute to the overall direction and development of the organisation. I definitely encourage anyone to consider becoming a trustee – you don’t need specific paper qualifications but a willingness to bring your particular experience and insight, provide support, ask questions and take decisions that enable this great organisation to grow and thrive.” - Adam Pollard

“As a trustee at Berkshire Maestros you need to believe in the organisation and the power of music in shaping our young people’s lives.” - Caroline Hyde

“To be a Trustee you need the ability to put the organisation first in your thinking. Willingness to absorb information, listen and speak at Trustee Meetings is vital, to question and offer advice on your specialist knowledge areas or on other topics from an independent point of view.” - Greg Sehringer

“In terms of commitment, the duties are not onerous but it is important to attend the main board meetings regularly, in particular to maintain continuity and be up-to-date with what's going on, in order to contribute. The main commitment is a willingness to participate, discuss, question and not be afraid to suggest things.” - Andrew Jackson

For more information, including an informal chat, or to apply please send an email to jobs@berkshiremaestros.org.uk outlining your reasons for wishing to become a Trustee. We are ideally looking for Trustees to start in September 2020.

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