We’re recruiting new Trustees!

We are looking for passionate people to join our Trustee team and contribute their skills to the development of our highly ambitious, industry-leading organisation.

About Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything (AiE) is a charity founded 23 years ago by Suzanne Bull MBE to facilitate deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people’s access to music and live events.

Our vision is to see music and live event industries valuing disabled people as audience members, performers, professionals and volunteers. Our work won’t stop until this becomes the norm.

Through our work:

  • Disabled people lead the change.
  • Industry professionals learn from real-life experience and expertise.
  • Barriers are identified and removed.
  • Best practice is celebrated and rewarded.
  • More disabled people play their part.

Initially funded as 1-year pilot by Arts Council England and the Department of Further Education, we grew successful enough to become an independent charity in 2008. Known for our ability to effect societal change, we’re respected by the cultural sector & disabled people. We’re disability-led: 70% of our staff team identify as disabled people and/or neurodivergent, & 100% of the 139 musicians on our artist programme, 169 participants on our employment programme & 973 of our volunteers are disabled people. This structure gives us authenticity, insight and a collective voice of power.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for people who are passionate about equal access to music and live events, and who will fully get behind Attitude is Everything’s Vision and Mission. We want our Board to be representative of the communities that it serves, so we’re particularly interested in people who identify as disabled, deaf and/or neurodivergent and who are from diverse backgrounds, including from lower socio-economic backgrounds and from regions outside of London. We are particularly interested in hearing from senior leaders in the music industry, those with strong knowledge and experience of the fundraising landscape and individuals with policy experience.

Application process

We don’t have an application form. Instead, we’d like you to apply by providing us with your CV and answers to the questions in our Trustee Recruitment Pack in a way that you feel most comfortable with. This could be by a letter, a video or another way.

The pack provides full details of the role.

Trustee Recruitment Pack: PDF

Trustee Recruitment Pack: Word

Please submit your application to [email protected], marking your email as ‘Trustee application’.

Application deadline: 5th January 2024.

We envisage that interviews will take place in late January.

If you would like an informal conversation with a Trustee please contact Jane Dyball via [email protected].

A gird of four photographs of a singer on a stage, people talking at an event, a wheelchair user and companion watching a performance in a venue and three volunteers sat at a table in a tent.