OCM is currently looking to strengthen our Board of Trustees as we enter a period of diversification and growth which will include an expansion of fundraising (supported by Arts Council England’s Catalyst Evolve programme).

Following an audit of skills represented by current trustees, we have identified the following areas of expertise that would strengthen OCM’s governance:

Education – both in schools and higher education

Finance and financial management


Touring (including international touring)


Human Resources

Legal / contractual

Fundraising and philanthropy

Board members are also charity trustees and assist the small staff team and chair to ensure the charity carries out its aims with due diligence and care. They meet 4 times a year and are available for consultation at other times. They are also expected to play an advocacy role for OCM and support the team by attending events and functions.