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BBE opens recruitment for young trustees to join board

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Thursday, 5 October, 2023

BBE is on the lookout for up to two motivated and dynamic individuals between the ages of 18-25 who are passionate about the voices of young people being heard, in particular in the arts and culture sector. BBE is looking for your perspective and lived experience to bring a real contribution to the effectiveness of this forward-thinking charity.

BBE’s Chief Operating Officer Sarah Baumann commented: “This is a really vital step in BBE’s Challenge 2030 goals of making the brass band sector more inclusive and representative. With the significant increase in focus on working with, and for, young people in BBE’s activity, we feel it’s essential that their views are represented in our governance. Currently only 3% of charity trustees are under 30, but we know that there are significant skills and perspectives that are being missed by not involving this demographic at board level.”

She continued: “This is an ideal opportunity for a young professional with a passion for brass bands and a desire to support the sector. Our current trustees will support successful candidates through the transition to becoming a board member and they will gain invaluable experience of developing and running charities.”

For full details of the role, interested candidates can visit the BBE Opportunities page. The application will require a CV and a covering letter describing why you feel you are suitable for the position and how your skills and experience would be of benefit to BBE.

If you require an alternative method of application i.e. a short video answering the questions, BBE can accommodate this. The deadline for applicants is 9am on Monday 20 November with interviews for shortlisted candidates taking place in the following weeks.

To arrange an informal discussion with BBE’s Chair, Mike Kilroy, please email