Co-Chair of Trustees and/or Choir Secretary

Maggie Eisner is currently combining these roles. We need someone either to take over one of them, or to share both roles. The combined roles include:

  • Keeping an overview of all choir activities
  • Preparing agendas for Trustee meetings and chairing them.
  • Liaising with the Musical Director
  • Liaising with committee members and working groups
  • Preparing agendas for committee meetings, and chairing them
  • Communicating with members by email
  • Communicating with members at meetings
  • Responding to members’ suggestions and concerns
  • Corresponding with other organisations, e g other choirs, Bradford Council, etc
  • Responding to approaches from other organisations

Member of Finance Team

Mark Clayton is BFCS Treasurer;  Sue Bennett (membership sec, subscriptions) is also involved with week-to-week finance. James Craig assists in the preparation of final accounts for the AGM, Companies House and the Charity Commission.

Mark would like to retire if possible.  The bookkeeping and accounting systems are well established, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.  The new person could work alongside Mark before taking over the post.

Publicity group – public relations

The Publicity group (Rachel Warrington, Rachel Blackeby, Peter Olney, Tony Hopkins)  are looking for someone to take a co-ordinated proactive approach to public relations, e g

  • linking up with schools, music teachers, making sure they know about concerts … and that they are free to under 18s,
  • contacting large employers who can promote the choir through staff newsletters etc
  • be on the look out for up and coming events like concerts by other choirs where we can advertise
  • making relationships with subscription concerts like Ilkley and the Leeds orchestra season
  • Maximising the effectiveness of our Social Media strategy

Design and production of flyers and programmes

Maggie Eisner is currently doing this and will be very happy to work alongside a new person when they start. It involves

  • Liaising with Musical Director and other musicians for text and information, and with Membership Team for up to date choir list
  • Assembling programme items
  • Liaising with designer (who organises printing)
  • Organising proofreading of flyers and programmes
  • Liaising with advertisers and adapting their artwork to fit into programmes