Red Note Ensemble Ltd seeks a new Chair of the Board of Directors

June 8, 2020 in All Opportunities by mwhiteside

Red Note Ensemble (www.rednoteensemble.com) is Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, performing throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally. Our Chair, Professor Celia Duffy, has decided to step down after 10 highly-successful years in the position, having guided the ensemble from its small beginnings in 2009 to its current status (since 2015) as Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation.

After a big celebration marking last year’s 10th Anniversary we are now looking for a new Chair to build on our achievements and to work on long-term strategic development with the current CEO, looking to a future that will, of necessity, include the realities of a society affected in so many ways by the Covid-19 pandemic .

Always forward-thinking and dynamic, the company plays a leadership role nationally and internationally in the development of new music and the engagement of new audiences through its busy, annual schedule of events, many of them cross-artform and many of them highly socially-engaged. Our current Board members have expertise and experience at a senior level in marketing, education, law, finances and arts.

For this role, we invite interest from suitably experienced individuals at a Chief Executive level and would particularly welcome those with a background in business and / or experience of a previous board membership and a genuine interest in music and the arts. The ideal candidate would contribute his/her knowledge and strong business contacts and commit to actively support the ensemble by promoting and supporting the organisation externally.

Board meetings are held quarterly, in Glasgow or Edinburgh or, in the current situation, in virtual meeting rooms. In addition, the Chair gives informal advice by phone or 1:1 meetings with the executive team as required and line-manages the CEO. The Chair is furthermore responsible for ensuring the Board works effectively, leading the Board team and meetings and overseeing decisions taken.

This is a voluntary position, and Board Members are rightly highly valued for the vital role they fulfil in providing professional guidance and governance for our ambitious and rapidly-developing company. The Red Note Board, like the company, is friendly and informal, but maintains the highest possible professional standards in its business.

Both informal discussions of the role and formal expressions of interest will be welcomed by former Chair, Professor Celia Duffy, who may be contacted either via email (ceelsduffy@gmail.com) or telephone (07904124170.)

The deadline for formal expressions of interest is midnight on Friday 30th July 2020