Creative Dundee Seeking Directors

Creative Dundee, the organisation which supports and promotes the creative industries across the city, is looking for new voluntary board directors, including young people, to help the city continue as one of Scotland’s most vibrant creative hubs.

The directors help set the strategic direction of the organisation. As a social enterprise, Creative Dundee has a social responsibility towards the city, its creative communities and its residents.

Directors play an active role in providing leadership and direction of the organisation. Each board member brings different skills and experiences, and everyone has a responsibility for the organisation’s overall viability, which includes monitoring finances and being supportive of the operational team.

Young People Wanted

Creative Dundee is looking for people with expertise and enthusiasm who will play an active role in providing leadership and direction to the organisation. In return it offers the opportunity to work with an innovative organisation which has collaboration, quality and experimentation at its core.

Two of the board positions will be specifically for young people, who would like to join the organisation and gain experience of being part of a board. While joining a board can feel intimidating the other directors will provide mentoring and support to ensure younger members are able to fully contribute and develop skills, to make certain that the views of young people are represented within Creative Dundee and wider community.

Ongoing activities

Creative Dundee’s work is broad ranging, from its Amps supporters initiative, Ampersand+ a peer exchange project, events like PechaKucha Night Dundee and original content such as Guest Blogs. The organisation also leads CULTIVATE, one of 26 funded Culture Collective projects across Scotland, which is supporting creative practitioners, organisations and communities to work together to help shape the future of local cultural life.

More details about Creative Dundee’s work, team and background can be found on the website. Applicants are also encouraged to read the Annual Activities Overview Report 2020/21.

Qualities sought in all Directors

  • Understanding of Dundee’s creative communities and the purpose and work of Creative Dundee
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic direction of Creative Dundee
  • A commitment to the general aims of Creative Dundee and ensuring that programmes and finances adhere to the organisation’s constitution

Creative Dundee has completed an audit of the skills and lived experiences of its Board, and would like to recruit new directors who have skills in the following areas. However if you feel you have additional skill/experiences to offer that are not listed here, let the organisation know.

  • Social justice
  • Climate justice
  • Social innovation and impact
  • Accountancy
  • Income generation and trading
  • Organisational leadership
  • Creative and cultural sector development

Expectation and commitment

Directors are expected to attend board meetings every quarter, with occasional themed meetings held in between. An Annual General Meeting (AGM), team/board away day session, and review meeting are held annually.

Applications & Start Date

The full recruitment pack can be found here.

To apply, find out more or discuss, please contact Andy Truscott.

Application deadline:  14 September 2021, 9am. 

Interviews are expected to be held on Zoom, 29 September 2021.

Creative Dundee would like the appointed Directors to be in place and join the next board meeting on 26 October 2021.

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