Trustee

Wishing Well Music for Health

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We are a small charity bringing music to the heart of healthcare in Sussex and Surrey. Working in partnership with NHS healthcare settings and with people of all ages in hospital, we turn clinical places into cultural spaces, creating joy, levity, connection and expression through shared music-making.

We run weekly music-making sessions at patients’ bedsides and group settings with a range of hospitals in Sussex and Surrey. Our partners include neonatal units, children’s hospitals, psychiatric wards for young people and for people with dementia, elderly care wards and intensive care units.

We offer training to hospital volunteers, healthcare professionals and medical students at Brighton and Sussex medical school.

We share our knowledge generously, advocating for the Arts for Health movement through our partnerships and networks.


Skills

 If your skills and experience are not listed below but you are interested in joining us, please do get in touch!

  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Research and evaluation - we want to keep up to date with relevant academic studies in our field. 
  • HR and employment - as our organisation slowly grows, we want to make sure that we are following best practice and being the best employer we can be.
  • Charity governance, finance and risk - we want to ensure that we are always following best practice, identifying financial risks and safeguarding our organisation.                   
  • Excellent team work and communication
  • An appetite for learning and reflection
  • Kindness, passion and commitment.

We particularly encourage applications from people with ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds, disabilities and lived experience of the following of caring for someone living with dementia

We meet in-person four times a year in Brighton, although extra time in between meetings might be needed as appropriate

Benefits

  • Be part of a small team making a big difference to healthcare settings across Sussex.  

  • Contribute your knowledge and experience to an organisation with real expertise in bringing arts and health together in partnership.

  • All expenses covered.


What do our current Trustees say?

“I’m so proud to have been one of the founding directors of this amazing and impactful organisation. I’m a passionate advocate of music’s power to support wellbeing and transform lives and it’s been a privilege to be a part of the journey of bringing that power to people who are often experiencing huge challenges with their and their families’ health.

Our CEO is a committed, brilliant woman who is a joy to work with. The organisation is small enough to be agile and responsive but established enough to be stable and able to plan for the future.  I would heartily encourage any prospective trustees to apply; you’ll have fun, learn a lot, work with some inspiring people and bring music-making joy to many.”

Marie Benton, Trustee 

"Having been a Trustee at Wishing Well for just under two years whilst working in the NHS as a Clinician, I have had the wonderful opportunity to contribute to Wishing Well's vision of using  music to enrich people's well-being through shared music making.

The other Trustees and the CEO have been inspirational to work with - their expertise and passion has allowed wishing well to succeed in many new funding projects and ventures. I have had the opportunity to utilise my pre-existing skills as well as learn and develop in areas less familiar to me including organisational change. Being involved has also deepened my understanding of how powerful music can be as a mechanism for change growth and well-being. "

Eleanor Carson, Treasurer

We look forward to hearing from you!

When do I need to be available?

Details We don't have fixed times and days for Board meetings as our Trustees find it helpful to vary when we meet. Meetings may be week day evenings and sometimes on Saturdays.
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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training