Chair wanted by Creative Scotland

The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead Creative Scotland in the delivery of the ambitions set out in its 10 Year Plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, to the benefit of the arts and culture and to the people of Scotland as a whole.

They are seeking to appoint a dynamic and adaptive leader with proven experience at senior level, who will lead the Board and work effectively with the Chief Executive, Janet Archer, her leadership team and her team of dedicated, committed and experienced staff.     Continue reading

Chairperson sought by Craft NI

Craft NI is seeking to appoint a new Chairperson to its Board. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the arts, understands the benefits they bring for the individual and the wider community, who is willing to undertake the responsibilities of a Chairperson and wants to help shape the future of contemporary craft in Northern Ireland.

The Chairperson will be instrumental in helping Craft NI in its mission “To build an integrated, entrepreneurial and vibrant contemporary crafts industry in Northern Ireland, actively supported by regional and local stakeholders, that contributes increasingly to the creative, cultural and economic life of Northern Ireland.

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Wanted: Board Members – Audiences Northern Ireland Limited

Audiences Northern Ireland (ANI), a Charity focusing on audience development across Northern Ireland, is recruiting new board members.  The organisation supports the Arts, Culture and Creative industries to understand, diversify, and increase reach to audiences. Through consultancy, training and bespoke collaborative projects, ANI ensures its partners are better equipped to optimise their public benefit and sustainability.

ANI currently partners with 120 organisations representing some of the most recognisable names in the Northern Ireland Arts and Cultural sector and include the MAC, the Millennium Forum,  Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Golden Thread Gallery and the Lyric Theatre.      Continue reading

Chair and Four Non-Executive Directors Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Limited

The transformation of Belfast as a destination of choice for global business tourists is being spearheaded  by the creation of Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Limited (BWUHL). This pioneering and distinctive new venture will be instrumental in attracting business to the city, and delivering a mix of commercial and social outcomes – many of which will add value to BWUHL’s wider network of partners.

We are now recruiting a Chair and four non-executive directors who will form the Board and govern this new commercial venture in a way that ensures the delivery of exciting and testing business objectives. Commercial depth, entrepreneurial in managing risk, and a collegiate approach to governing are all core requirements of the new Board members. BWUHL will operate at pace on the global stage.  Continue reading

Interested in supporting young people? Board Members sought for MACS

MACS is a charitable organisation and a company limited by guarantee. We are managed and supported by a voluntary Board of Directors comprising of professionals working in relevant fields.

We provide Supported Accommodation; Wellbeing Support and Floating Support services for young people aged 11-25 who haven’t had a fair deal, in Belfast, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newry areas.

We have a lively and active voluntary Board of Directors and we would like to recruit new enthusiastic members to assist MACS.

We are particularly keen to attract people with substantial experience in the legal field.

If you feel you have the experience to take the lead in developing and expanding the charity’s fundraising capacity within the Board and build successful partnerships with a group of fundraising volunteers from the commercial sector in Northern Ireland, please contact Nick Heath at our Administration Department on 028 9031 3163 Or email  and request an application pack.

MACS are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

Closing date for this vacancy is 30 October 2015 at 12noon

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Bounce Culture on the look out for three Board Members

We are seeking three voluntary board members who believe in our mission and wish to support the progression of the company within the arts and youth and community sector in Northern Ireland.
DJ skills

Bounce Culture is Community Interest Company (CIC) registered under the UK legal and regulatory system for social enterprises. Founded in 1999, Bounce has collaborated with high profile clients and partners such as Prince’s Trust, MENCAP, MTV, Radio 1, BBC1, UTV, Big Lottery and the Arts Council Northern Ireland.

We specialise in using the creative industries to inspire academic success and a means of personal development and celebrate music, people, diversity and creativity, expressed through a series of music, events, workshops and courses.

Bounce Culture Objectives

  • Devise, organise and deliver accredited and non-accredited, educational programmes concerned with DJ technology, music production and management, video editing and related fields;
  • Provide educational and personal development programmes that assist people facing disadvantage, including young people considered to be at risk and people with physical disabilities or affected by mental health issues;
  • Initiate, manage and develop community and school-based projects.

Board Member Objectives

  • Board members along with Managing Director are responsible for the management and organisation of Bounce Culture and for its decisions.
  • To assist the current board and operational staff in the development of the organisation.
  • To promote the interests of the organisation and to ensure that the organisations income is spent appropriately.
  • Help the organisation focus on its key objectives as set out in strategic and annual business plan.

Commitment required

The board meet on 6 occasions per annum in Derry, Northern Ireland. Each meeting lasts approximately two hours. Board members are required to attend all board meetings unless a prior notice of absence is given.

Person Specification

  • A knowledge or interest in music, education, youth and community or the arts sector
  • A commitment to the development of the organisation, its activity and progression

Desirable skills

  • Arts administration or management background
  • Youth and Community administration or management background
  • Human resources and staff management
  • Commercial acumen and business development

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for the position please forward your CV by the closing date of Friday 23rd October 2015.

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Please visit our website and social pages to see the kind of exciting work you could be involved in




Listen to director Donna Mc Guinness chat to Gaining Ground’s Aly Mc Elroy about her rewarding role on the board and the dynamic work Bounce Culture are carrying out in the Northern Irish arts, youth and community sector.

Chair sought for the Stadia Programme’s Safety Technical Group

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has launched a search for a Chair of the Stadia Programme’s Safety Technical Group.

This is a Multi- Agency working group of the Regional Stadia Programme.

The group provides specialist advice to the Department on Health and Safety aspects of the design and construction of the facilities for the redevelopment of Northern Ireland’s three major regional sporting stadia-Windsor Park, Kingspan Stadium& Casement Park.

A recent Project Assessment Review has been carried out and made a number of recommendations, including the appointment of a new Chair to the STG which has given rise to this appointment.  Continue reading

£42,519 per annum for 1 to 2 days per week? The Ofcom Board is on the search for two new members.

The Ofcom Board comprises up to ten Directors (currently seven Non-Executive Directors including the Chairman and Deputy Chairman and three Executive Directors). It provides strategic direction and is the main statutory instrument of regulation with a fundamental role in the effective implementation of the Communications Act 2003 and the Postal Services Act 2011.

The Board has a central governance and strategic function, with oversight over the fulfilment of Ofcom’s general duties and specific statutory responsibilities as well as its adherence to the ethos of a public service organisation and its duties to further the interests of the citizen and consumer. The Board also has oversight of Ofcom’s overall funding and expenditure.

The Board acts on a collective basis. It takes decisions after considering recommendations made to it by the Ofcom Executive, which runs the organisation and answers to the Board. The work of both the Board and Executive is informed by the contribution of a number of advisory bodies.  Continue reading

Government announces independent review into governance at the BBC

The Government has announced an independent review of how the BBC is governed and regulated following a series of “bad mistakes” by the organisation.

Culture, media and sport Secretary John Whittingdale said the review was being launched in light of a series of scandals in recent years.

These include the broadcaster’s handling of Jimmy Savile abuse allegations, Lord McAlpine’s libel claim over false child abuse allegations and the furore over Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand’s 2008 phone call to actor Andrew Sachs.

Mr Whittingdale, who is due to speak at the Royal Television Society convention in Cambridge tonight, said: “Television is of huge importance to the nation – and the BBC lies at the heart of British television.

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Vice Chair and Members wanted for the Board of Arts Council Northern ireland

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is seeking to appoint a vice chair and a number of members to the board of the Arts Council NI.

The Arts Council NI is the lead development agency for the arts here and is the main support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through Exchequer and National Lottery funds.

  • remuneration: vice chair – £3,500 per annum / members – travel and subsistence allowances only
  • period of appointment: up to four years commencing December 2015
  • time commitment: vice chair – 20 days per year / members – 11 days per year
  • regulated by CPA NI: yes

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