Chair Recruitment Information


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.

Current Chair

Our current Chair, Lindsay Pell, is Senior Producer for Music at BBC Scotland and an alumna of NYOS who has been on the board for 12 years. She is a strong advocate for youth music in Scotland and is committed to providing the incoming chair with a comprehensive handover to ensure a smooth transition.

Role Information Pack

If you would like to find out more about this important and exciting role opportunity, you can view or download a copy of the recruitment information pack below. You can also find out more about NYOS by visiting the below links. 

> Chair of the Board Recruitment Pack (PDF)
> About NYOS
> NYOS Programmes


How to Apply

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your experience and reasons for your interest in the role, to

Please include a completed copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which is designed to help NYOS achieve its aspiration to become a truly inclusive community and is available on the NYOS website.

> Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)

Please also tell us if you wish to arrange an informal, confidential conversation with the chief executive and/or board member/s before applying. This will have no bearing on subsequent shortlisting.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a two-stage interview process in early September involving the Board, Chief Executive and staff representatives.

If you feel more comfortable applying in a different format, we are happy to accept an audio or video recording. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday 2 August. The provisional date for interviews is Wednesday 4 September.

Important Documents

> Chair of the NYOS Board Recruitment Pack (PDF)
> Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form (Word)
> Current Staff Structure (PDF)
> Equality & Diversity Policy (PDF)
> Privacy Notice