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Board Members

About the role

Scotland’s award-winning national dance company is seeking two new members to join the Board of Directors.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for two exceptional people to join Scottish Ballet’s Board of Directors.  You will have a passion for the arts and an interest in helping guide, and being closely involved with, the operation of Scotland’s innovative and dynamic national dance company.

A key requirement for these roles is to share and advocate the vision and values of Scottish Ballet.  The ability to devote sufficient time to the role is important.  A legal background for one of the new Board Members is desirable.

What you need to know

We will have two vacancies on Scottish Ballet’s Board of Directors from December, 2021.  Scottish Ballet takes great pride in being an inclusive and diverse organisation.  We are particularly keen to further improve the diversity of our Board and really want to hear from applicants from all communities, ages and backgrounds.  We are committed to continuing to build a diverse organisation that truly reflects the communities within which we live, work and perform.

Who we are

We are Scotland’s national dance company.  We are based in Glasgow and perform regularly on stage and screen, across Scotland, throughout the UK and internationally, promoting Scotland’s pioneering spirit far and wide.  As well as bold new versions of the classics and ground-breaking commissions, Scottish Ballet runs extensive community engagement and dance health programmes fostering wellbeing and encouraging creativity through dance.

Scottish Ballet’s mission is to inspire on stage and beyond.  The Company was founded in 1969 as Scotland’s national dance company.  In 2019 Scottish Ballet celebrated 50 years of inspiring audiences, with a creative vision crafted by Scotland.

Scottish Ballet creates dance that makes a lasting impact, develops ballet as a modern art form, and aims to improve the lives of our communities and future generations through artistic excellence on stage and digital formats, and impactful engagement programmes.  The Company is widely recognised and respected for its quality and innovative approach to dance and performance, and for the breadth of associated programmes, engagement activities and pioneering dance health initiatives Scottish Ballet runs.

All of this creates a very dynamic, energetic and inclusive environment which contributes to Scottish Ballet’s acknowledged position as a highly respected national and international dance leader.

To learn more about Scottish Ballet please see:

About the role

Scottish Ballet’s Board of Directors brings a breadth of knowledge, perspectives and experience to the Company and is ultimately responsible for its oversight and governance.

The Board of Directors currently comprises 12 members and meets at least four times a year, usually in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.  Board Members engage with the Company at all levels, from formal Board and committee meetings, to attendance at rehearsals, events and performances and related fundraising activities.

The initial appointment will be for a period of three years, with the possibility of extending for a further three year period by mutual agreement.  The appointment is not remunerated, although reasonable and appropriate expenses will be reimbursed.  Previous experience of being a Director is not necessary and training will be given if required.

For further details please see the full candidate brochure.

How to apply

Tell us why you want this role and what you think you could bring to it.  Along with this cover letter, we’ll need your CV detailing any relevant skills, qualifications, or experience.

Please send these to Alix Meekison, Director, FWB Park Brown at or contact her on 0131 539 7087 for a confidential discussion.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Keith Ruddock, Chair of Scottish Ballet’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee, at

Scottish Ballet is a registered charity: SC008037