Association of British Orchestras


Scottish Ensemble Non-remunerated Closing date 27 July 2020
The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble (SE) is renowned across the world for ambitious cross-artform productions which attract new audiences to the classical music genre, and invigorate the repertoire with theatrical, visually-stimulating story-telling. Collaborations with composers (including Anna Meredith and Valgeir Sigurdsson), theatre companies Vanishing Point and Untitled Projects, Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance, visual artist Toby Paterson and many others have seen the company captivate audiences and generate both public and critical acclaim across Scotland, as well as through regular performances in London and across the globe. Since 2018 SE has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C; Barbican Centre, London; Shanghai International Arts Festival; and in numerous festivals and venues across Europe.

SE’s work on stage is supported by a broad-ranging programme of creative learning and community engagement, which has included partnerships with Maggie’s Centres, networks supporting refugees and New Scots, and schools across Scotland.

Having just completed its 50th anniversary season, SE is now looking ahead to continued innovation and model development, despite the difficult backdrop faced by the arts sector today.

SE draws on expertise from a highly-engaged, collaborative board to further the organisation’s strategic position and reputation. From a strong financial footing, and as a Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation, SE is able to make ambitious plans to ensure it retains its position as a leader in the sector. The appointment of two new Trustees will help SE on this path.

The Trustees are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience in the digital/technology sectors, public policy (particularly in the areas of arts and culture; health and well-being; and equalities, diversity and inclusion), and fundraising/philanthropy.

Local, national and international interest is invited. An interest in classical music and/or the performing arts and previous board-level experience is required. Time served within innovation-focused, evolving organisations is particularly relevant.

This is a non-remunerated role, though meeting and travel expenses are covered.

To view a role specification and information pack please visit our website.

We would be grateful if applicants could also submit an Equalities Monitoring Form.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the criteria detailed in our information pack, and explaining what has attracted you to apply, to

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Jenny Jamison, Chief Executive, on 07812 443202 or

Contact details
07812 443202
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in London from 20-22 January 2021,
hosted by London Mozart Players and Fairfield Halls.