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Announcement: chief executive recruitment opens

After almost ten years since co-founding Sing Inside, and committing to the charity’s development ever since, our chief executive Maisie has decided to step down from her position at Sing Inside. We are now seeking a visionary new leader to take Sing Inside into the next phase of its development, leading and inspiring our teams to secure, develop and increase the impact of what we do.

Sing Inside delivers community singing workshops in prisons to connect and inspire.

Since we were founded in 2014, and registered as a charity in 2019, the organisation has gone from strength to strength. From a grassroots group of student volunteers working in one prison, the charity now has relationships with over twenty prisons nationwide; has expanded into the North West, Oxfordshire, the Midlands, the South East and London; and works with hundreds of volunteers. Sing Inside has developed a reputation as a leading provider of community music in closed prison settings, developing confidence and social skills as well as teamwork and wellbeing. The charity has

an incredibly exciting future, and we are looking forward to bringing new people into the team as Maisie moves on to pastures new.

Maisie Hulbert, chief executive of Sing Inside, said:

“For all its challenges, frustrations and hard moments, running Sing Inside has been the joy of my life and it is the thing I am most proud of. I am leaving the charity in a place I never thought we’d make it to: a post-Covid, national, well-governed and well-respected organisation. The sense of community formed by people in prison, our volunteers, and from this work will always stay with me. I am so very grateful for the warmth, laughter and memories I have from working in prisons, meeting volunteers across the country, and the inspiring people I have sung with along the way.

Leaving something you have been part of a founding vision for is always difficult, but it is the right time to move on and hand the reins to someone else who can bring fresh ideas and new expertise. I am so proud of all our volunteers, our team, our board and of everything Sing Inside has become. I am excited to see what comes next for the charity – and hopefully to attend some visits as a volunteer myself one day!"

Nigel Rothband, chair of trustees at Sing Inside, said:

"I would like to thank Maisie for her passion, devotion, and incredible attention to detail throughout her time with Sing Inside. Maisie co-founded this charity, and brought Sing Inside's vision to life. A vision of singing together to inspire hope, increase confidence and build communities. This is a vision that is important now more than ever, given the long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions in prisons. I know that we will continue to reach more and more people while delivering the aims of our 2022-2025 strategy, and look forward to finding our next professional CEO to take our vision even further.

Maisie will be much missed by the Trustees, our Executive Board, volunteers, and the many participants from both outside and inside prisons with whom she has worked. We wish her well in her future endeavours, and commend her incredible legacy in this charity."

Next steps

Sing Inside has begun the process of recruiting our next part-time chief executive - find out more on about how to apply and working with us. If you would like to find out more about the role you can contact for more information. Maisie’s departure will be phased, but she plans to leave the charity fully by the end of 2023.

Photos from Sing Inside's first ever fundraising concert in 2016

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