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Board Membership

Ulster Orchestra Board Member with Digital Content Expertise

Ulster Orchestra

The Ulster Orchestra is seeking an individual with excellent digital expertise to join its Board.

What we do: We bring the world’s greatest music to the people – all the people – of Northern Ireland.

Who we are: 63 internationally-respected musicians led by conductor Daniele Rustioni, acknowledged to be one of the most compelling conductors of both opera and symphonic works of his generation. Together with our admin team we are one of Northern Ireland’s most cherished and valuable cultural assets.

At the heart of our communities: Our musicians routinely devote time every week to work on community projects. You will also find us in care homes, hospitals and hospices, spreading solace and joy to patients and residents and our musicians provide vital high-level instrumental teaching for talented youngsters.

Our philosophy: The best orchestras create great inspirational concerts and also draw from their communities, by reflecting their cultures, their hopes and dreams. They help their communities find their creative voices; that is what we are about.

Board members: They work with management to formulate the Board’s strategy for discharging its statutory duties, to ensure that it fulfils the aims and objectives set out in its Articles of Association, its Business plan and its funding requirements. The Board is also responsible for working with management to develop a strategy which focuses on the sustainability and growth of the Orchestra.


All board members are required to:

  • Provide leadership within a framework of prudent effective controls that enable risks to be properly assessed and managed
  • Ensure that the interests and needs of all current and future stakeholders are considered in all matters
  • Contribute to formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims and vision of the Ulster Orchestra, and to promote and uphold them
  • Ensure that the policy and practices of the Ulster Orchestra reflect its aims and objectives, and work with the senior management team to help achieve them
  • Monitor the performance of the Ulster Orchestra
  • Ensure that the Ulster Orchestra functions within its legal and financial requirements, and complies with relevant codes and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare for and attend meetings, training and other events as required
  • Represent the Ulster Orchestra as required, including attending concerts, fundraising events and community performances
  • Respect the confidentiality of information received
  • Declare any relevant interests


Digital Future for the Ulster Orchestra: To share via digital means the power and wider range of the Ulster Orchestra experience with greater reach to the people of NI and beyond!


The new board member should be able to demonstrate:

  • A sound knowledge and experience of creating and delivering high quality, innovative and creative digital content for companies
  • Up-to-date and current knowledge of emerging digital trends and technologies 
  • Experience in the formulation of Digital strategy
  • Sound intellect and judgment with a robust understanding of governance issues within the sector and the ability to operate effectively at Board level or equivalent
  • Good communication skills, and the ability to act as an ambassador for the Ulster Orchestra
  • An interest in the strategic issues facing orchestras
  • A willingness and the skills to chair the Digital Content Working Group


Time Requirement: There are 6 scheduled meetings per year, with none in July and August. The rest occur every 6-9 weeks, and will be outside normal working hours. The Board member will be asked to chair the Digital Content Working Group, which meets between Board meetings (about one meeting per month).

Tenure: Minimum term is 3 years, renewable for an additional 3 years to a maximum of 6 consecutive years.

Remuneration: this is a non-remunerated appointment


To apply, please e-mail the following to Bronagh Hughes at [email protected] by 12pm on Friday 12th March 2021:

  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • A supporting statement setting out your interest in the role and how you meet the specification
  • The Monitoring Form and the Declaration of Interest Form.

Interviews will take place week commencing 15th March 2021, via Zoom.


The Ulster Orchestra values diversity and inclusion and is committed to building a Board that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


Closing Date

Friday / 12 March 2021 12:00pm

Contact Details

To apply for the position, please send the required documentation to Bronagh Hughes.

Seymour House,
Gloucester Street
United Kingdom

More Information

For more information visit the Ulster Orchestra website


Ulster Orchestra Advert for Board Member Feb 2021 v2.docx Monitoring-Form-October-2019.docx Declaration of Interest form - template.docx

Principal Funders

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
BBC Northern Ireland
BBC Radio 3
Belfast City Council