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The OHMI Trust is actively seeking passionate individuals to join its board of trustees. By removing barriers to music-making for people with physical disabilities, OHMI is creating a more inclusive and diverse musical community.

The OHMI Trust
Closing Date
14th June 2024 at 17:00

Any impairment in an upper limb makes most musical instruments unplayable to any reasonable standard. As a result, thousands are excluded from music-making or from realising their musical potential. The OHMI Trust strives for full, undifferentiated, participation in musical life for disabled people through the creation and provision of adapted musical instruments and enabling apparatus. For more information about our work please see

OHMI’s continued success comes from the people we work with – beneficiaries, instrument makers, researchers, staff, funders, and in particular, trustees. They bring their skills and experience to OHMI and play a vital role in helping to guide the charity’s mission. Following the retirement of one of our long-standing trustees and in preparation for the departure of another in the medium term, we are seeking to recruit up to three additional trustees to help steer the charity.

We welcome applications from people committed to the charity’s work, including those with lived experience of physical impairment(s). To complement the existing skills available on the trustee board, we are particularly keen to recruit someone with financial experience and someone with fundraising experience.

Why become a trustee?

  • Help to enrich the lives of disabled people and their life opportunities.
  • Promote the values and importance of music.
  • Use your skills to help to develop our organisation and operations.

Trustee’s Duties

  • Contribute to the formulation of the Trust’s policies and our strategic, business and corporate plans.
  • Monitor the charity’s legal compliance.
  • Promote the charity’s work and reputation.
  • Help promote a public understanding of the issues the Trust is addressing.

Trustee time commitments

  • Attendance at bimonthly meetings (approx. 1-2 hours) generally via video link, but meetings are occasionally held at our offices in Birmingham or other accessible locations elsewhere in the UK. We endeavour to make our meetings accessible for all attendees.
  • Attendance at occasional meetings, as required.
  • An additional couple of hours per month at home (email correspondence).

A full briefing pack can be downloaded from

This is a voluntary role, but travel expenses are paid. For any further information please contact

How to Apply

Stage 1

Please submit 1 side of A4 summarising why you are interested in the role and what skills you can offer to the charity, along with a copy of your CV. This will be considered by the existing trustees.

Stage 2

If successful at stage 1, we will organise a meeting with you, probably online, but it could be face-to-face, if this is convenient.

Closing Date:
14th June 2024 at 17:00

About the Provider

The OHMI Trust

The OHMI Trust is a charity that seeks to enable full participation in musical life for people of all ages with an upper limb impairment, through the use of adapted musical instruments and supportive apparatus.