NYOS is the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, an ambitious orgaisation delivering exceptional youth orchestral music-making opportunities.

Current Vacancies

Chair of the NYOS Board

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) is seeking a new Chair of the Board of Trustees with the skills and experience to act as an ambassador for NYOS and lead the board, promoting good governance and providing effective and empowering line management support to our Chief Executive.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with the strategic focus, governance understanding, leadership experience and time to support and develop a committed board, whose purpose is to ensure that Scotland’s young musicians, from all backgrounds, can access world-class classical music opportunities.

If you are interested in the role of Chair of the Board, please visit our dedicated page:

> Chair of the NYOS Board Recruitment Page


Board Trustees

About The Role

Would you like to help shape the future of The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland?

NYOS is seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to our Board. We are looking for candidates who share our dedication to ensuring that Scotland’s young musicians, from all backgrounds, can access world-class classical music-making opportunities.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of environmental sustainability, arts policy, public affairs advocacy, HR, orchestral management, marketing and communications, young people’s wellbeing/mental health, and EDI.

No prior governance experience is necessary. NYOS will offer training and development opportunities, as well as 1-2-1 mentorship from an existing board member if required, to ensure you are fully supported in your role.

This is a voluntary role. However, NYOS is committed to removing financial barriers for all Trustees and can cover reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation, and remuneration for loss of earnings.

NYOS also recognises that there is a lack of diversity amongst the leadership of youth music organisations and the wider charity sector. We therefore encourage applications from underrepresented groups, a list of which can be found below. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can find out more about the role by downloading a copy of the job description below. 

> Board Trustee Job Description (PDF)

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your experience and reasons for your interest in the role, to karensmith@nyos.co.uk. If you feel more comfortable applying in a different format, we are happy to accept an audio or video recording.

We would also request that you complete the equal opportunities monitoring form, which is available below: 
> Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)

A shortlist of candidates will be invited individually to an informal conversation in August with members of the NYOS Board, following which up to four trustees will be appointed.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday 2 August

Important Documents

> Board Trustee Job Description (PDF)
> Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form (Word)
> Equality & Diversity Policy (PDF)
> Privacy Notice