We are looking for new Board Members to join us

Sonic Bothy

Sonic Bothy is an inclusive new music organisation that explores, composes and performs experimental and contemporary music. Our ensemble comprises musicians with and without additional learning support needs. We work across genres to develop new ideas and directions in collaborative composition and to create original new music, which we perform. We also run creative learning programmes, which provide opportunities for musicians with additional learning support needs to collaborate in making original experimental music. For further information please see our website: http://www.sonicbothy.co.uk/

Sonic Bothy was constituted as a charity in 2015 and is in a period of expanding organisational capacity to meet its growing remit. We are seeking to expand our board in order to provide a broader range of support to the organisation. In addition to its governance and leadership role, the board has responsibility for the management and support of the small staff team.

A passion for new music and previous board experience are advantageous but not essential. Direct and relevant experience of working with adults with Additional Support Needs, or similarly vulnerable groups, would be advantageous, as would an understanding of how small charities operate within the confines of a restricted budget.

The skills we have identified a need for are:

• Finance and Governance
• Fundraising / Income Generation
• Legal / HR
• Digital Marketing

We are also seeking to address an under-representation of people with lived experience of disability, and therefore would encourage applications from anyone who identifies in this way.

The board meets a minimum of four times per year with meetings usually falling in March, June, September and December in addition to an AGM in April. Board members may also be expected to give some extra time in support of the organisation’s activities, by participating in subcommittees, research etc. Sonic Bothy performs around six times per year and board members are expected to attend a minimum of two performances.

Cost of travel to and from board meetings from within Scotland will be paid. We cannot cover costs of travel from outside of Scotland.

Please note that this is a voluntary, unpaid position.

Please send a CV and covering letter to claire@sonicbothy.co.uk. We can accommodate access requirements within the application process, please notify us if you would like to apply in another way.

Please outline your relevant skills and experience, and why you would like to be considered for the role of Trustee.

The deadline for applications extended to Monday 17th June, 5pm. We will notify everyone that applies as to if you have or have not been successful in gaining an interview by Friday.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th June in Glasgow. If there is a time on this day that would be best for you between 1pm and 7pm please let us know when you apply.

If you have any access or support requirements for the interview please lets us know by email or when you apply.

We look forward to hearing from you.