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Independent Chair

The Music Partnership (TMP) is looking for a volunteer to be the Independent Chair of the TMP Strategic Board which comprises the lead organisation, all funded partners, invited stakeholders, schools and young people. The vacancy arises through the retirement of the present chair.

Entrust Support Services Ltd.
Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford & Wrekin
Closing Date
23rd September 2022

This is a voluntary position with honorarium.

The Chair will lead the board through scrutiny and oversight, challenging and focusing members to deliver strong and effective outcomes and decisions.

The Chair will work with the Music Hub lead partner, ensuring that adequate time is available for discussion of all agenda items, including the key strategic issues, reporting and compliance with the terms of the funding agreement.

The Chair should also promote a culture of openness and debate by facilitating the effective contribution of all partner representatives and ensuring constructive relations between the lead organisation, partner organisations, stakeholders, schools and young people.

About The Music Partnership

The Music Partnership (TMP) is the Music Hub serving the local authority areas of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, and Telford & Wrekin and has a combined pupil population of 191,518 (Jan 2022). It is accountable for an annual government grant which is £1.8m in the current year, and it monitors total expenditure of approximately £4.4m.

TMP, formed in 2013, aims to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to sing, learn an instrument and perform as part of an ensemble or choir. Partners deliver and support the highest quality music education by working together with schools, parents, carers, and each other to enrich and enhance the lives of young people. The partnership leads and innovates within the music education sector, building on the expertise, experience, and extensive track record of music service delivery in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, and Telford & Wrekin.

The Music Partnership champions quality provision in all forms and seeks to ensure that delivery by partners embodies the best principles of Music Education for Young People. Safeguarding, Safety, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and high-quality Teaching & Learning practice are at the forefront of programme design, delivery, and evaluation.

The Music Partnership currently delivers the four core roles and three extension roles as defined in “The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education”, November 2011.

“The Power of Music to Change lives: A National plan for Music Education” was published in July 2022. Music Hubs are therefore delivering against the old plan (through 2022-23) whilst preparing to bid for the next iteration of funding and the outcomes of the new plan.

More information on Music hubs can be found on the Arts Council England website.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a CV and a paragraph explaining why the role is of interest and why you would be suitable to John Callister – Head of Service, Entrust Support Services Ltd. –

Please get in touch for further details, the full job description, and to request an overview of the current terms of reference for the Strategic Board.

Further information is available on The Music Partnership’s website

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss the role in greater detail.

Closing Date:
23rd September 2022
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