Join our Board of Trustees

Our mission is to amplify the voices of girls, women, trans and non-binary people through music. We are looking for potential trustees who can support this work.

This is an opportunity to join a grassroots feminist charity, have meaningful input into the work that we do, and provide support to the staff and volunteer team who deliver our activities. You will be part of a welcoming, friendly team, and you will also join the wider Girls Rock London community – a vibrant and supportive network of girls, women, and young and adult trans and non-binary people, committed to amplifying the voices of those on the margins through music.

As a Board Member, you will have oversight of the organisation’s work across a range of different areas, from finance to programming, health and safety to staff support, and fundraising to pay policy. We are looking for folk who will enjoy this variety, and who are willing to learn about the context in which small charities operate and respond proactively to what the charity needs. As an organisation with a tiny staff team, trustees at Girls Rock London have a more hands-on role than they do in larger charities.

As a number of our Board members come to the end of their final terms, we are looking to recruit:

Chair To lead the Board over the next three years, ensuring the board functions properly, the organisation is managed effectively, and to provide leadership support to staff.

Lead Finance Trustee An individual with expertise in financial management who will work with the Director to ensure the monitor the organisation’s finances and to make sure that money and property are properly managed.

Designated Safeguarding Trustee An individual with expertise in safeguarding. Though safeguarding is the responsibility of all trustees, the Designated Safeguarding Trustee will take the lead on safeguarding, supporting the charity’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), CEO and Chair of Trustees.

Trustees We are open to applications from individuals from all backgrounds, but we are particularly interested in the following areas of expertise:
– Health and Safety
– HR and Staff Support
– Fundraising and Income Generation
– Marketing and Communications
– Gender Equality and anti-discrimination practice
– Participatory and community music making

GRL needs a Board to directly tackle social injustices and to reflect the communities in which we live and work, and are taking positive action to address this.

We particularly welcome applications from people of the global majority*, disabled** and trans candidates, are a resident of the London Borough of Hackney, as they are currently under-represented, in our workforce.

*This includes, but is not limited to people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Native American and First Nations heritage as well as people indigenous to the global south

** This includes but is not limited to those who define as disabled people, as people with long term health conditions, as d/Deaf or as neurodivergent

The Recruitment Pack contains all details, including role descriptions and person specifications, who to contact if you have any questions, and how to apply.

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 April 9 AM.