The Missing People Choir was formed in 2014 with the aim of using music to build a community of support and connection for families of missing people. In 2017 the Missing People Choir reached a global audience when they reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, bringing two missing people home to safety thanks to the publicity it generated.
For the choir to continue to raise awareness of the issue of the missing, we’re looking for a Choir Manager (volunteer) to help with the overall management of the choir.
What you’d be doing as the volunteer choir manager
The Choir Manager will be accountable to the Choir Coordination group (CCG) and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Missing People Choir.
The volunteer Choir Manager is envisaged as responsible for the tasks outlined below, with support from choir members, the Choir Director and the charity staff as and when appropriate or possible:
- Supporting members to take an active part in the choir
- Working alongside the Choir Coordination group and the Choir Director to share decision-making and develop the choir.
- Planning and booking venues and events for the choir
- Keeping the CCG up to date with actions taken and providing updates at the CCG meetings (quarterly)
- Managing public relations communications
- Overseeing fundraising for the choir; actively coordinating the budget and expenses for the choir.
- Recruiting new members (alongside the CCG and existing choir members); working to diversify the choir in order to reflect the broad range of missing experiences
- Communicating with choir members through the agreed channel(s) e.g. private Facebook group/emails
- Liaising with the charity and identifying safeguarding, emotional support needs and conflicts, requesting support from the charity if appropriate
- Representing and showcasing Missing People’s values and upholding branding
- A Basic DBS will be required for the role
- Interest and enthusiasm for choirs/ choral music as well as the issue of missing
- Great communication skills and emotional intelligence
- Effective time management and organisation skills
- Maintaining confidentiality, having a boundaried yet warm approach
What this role can offer you
- Opportunity to be an active member of the Missing People Choir, raising awareness of the issue of missing and singing alongside those affected by a disappearance
- Take part in moving choir performances at a variety of venues and events
- A chance for shared decision making with the Choir Coordination Group
Location and availability
As the Choir Manager and an active member of the choir, the time commitment for this role will be flexible, taking into account all aspects of being part of a choir; from rehearsal time, committee meetings, researching and booking events to performances.
There is an expected time commitment of 3-4 hours a week but this will be dependent on the activities of the choir and achieving the duties above.
This is a national choir and so there will be an expectation that members will be engaged virtually as well as in person rehearsals
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