Scottish Ensemble
Scottish Ensemble

Charity registered in Scotland SC001539

Scottish Ensemble is a pioneering string orchestra based in Glasgow and regularly performing across Scotland, the UK and the globe.

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Wellbeing Programme Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
  • Closing 21st July 2023

Scottish Ensemble are excited to be recruiting for the new position of Wellbeing Programme Manager (fixed term, 2-years), to develop this burgeoning area of activity. Through this work, we aim to reach a broad cross-section of society (particularly those who face barriers to enjoying live music) and, through close collaboration, to explore how music can be a transformative tool to enhance wellbeing.

We are a friendly, energetic team, looking forward to meeting a new colleague. If you are not sure if this role is for you, or if you would like an informal chat about the role with our CEO Jenny Jamison please email her at to arrange a call

This vacancy has now closed


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd June 2023

Scotland’s pioneering string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, seeks Trustees

Scottish Ensemble (SE), known for its sector-leading innovation, is one of the UK’s most adventurous musical ensembles. Continually challenging perceptions as to what classical music performances can look and feel like, its visually-striking productions and exceptionally versatile and skilled musicians captivate audiences across Scotland and the and online.

In addition to ground-breaking performances across the length and breadth of Scotland, SE also delivers talent development programmes and a burgeoning Music for Wellbeing programme. Connecting with healthcare and education partners across the country, this initiative grew out of a multi-year partnership with Maggie’s Centres.

The organisation is currently seeking multiple new Trustees to help it develop and realise a resilient and bold future plan, as it prepares for its next major application to principal funder, Creative Scotland.

Skills in marketing/branding; philanthropy; financial strategy; and corporate governance are particularly desirable.

The Board is also seeking to ensure it reflects the diversity of contemporary Scotland, and of SE's audiences; not all positions require previous board experience, and a full induction and training plan will be offered to all incoming Trustees.

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General Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st October 2022

Scottish Ensemble is seeking a rigorous and collaborative individual to join the team as our General Manager on a maternity cover basis. This one-year contract is a pivotal role in our organisation. Working closely with the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for line managing all production and project staff, and through supporting and leading this exceptional team, for ensuring Scottish Ensemble’s busy programme of performances, digital projects and creative learning activity all live up to our mission of creating ‘exhilarating musical experiences’.

The General Manager role leads on general company management, and we are looking for an individual who finds satisfaction and motivation in establishing excellent systems and creating a positive, productive culture that allows creativity to thrive.

The role might suit someone who has led a departmental team within a larger organisation or who has had significant responsibility within a smaller structure, and who is looking to develop more general leadership skills with a crossorganisation perspective.

You would ideally have gained experience of project management within your career history, preferably within a touring context. Experience of budget management and line management are essential.

There is flexibility as to whether this might be a full time or four-day-per-week role, and final duties would be adapted to accommodate these two alternative structures.

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Trusts and Foundations Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
  • Closing 22nd September 2022

Join the team: We’re looking for a Trusts and Foundations Officer

A rare chance to work as part of our small, friendly team, inspiring potential funders to invest in what we do

This new position give prospective candidates the opportunity to work full-time in a busy, creative and boundary-pushing arts organisation. Scottish Ensemble looks to lead the sector in terms of innovation in classical music presentation and production, and to develop new ways for classical music to connect with and inspire diverse audiences.

In addition to acclaimed cross-artform projects, breathtaking performances and innovative digital output, we develop projects which specifically look to enhance well-being and improve mental health for a range of vulnerable individuals and communities, including those dealing with pain, the New Scots community, and young people at particularly pressured periods of their school careers.

Our Trusts & Foundations Officer will work collaboratively with the rest of Scottish Ensemble’s administrative team – from our base in the creative hub of Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts – to develop compelling projects plans and robust impact evaluation which will inspire funders to support our work. Our Chief Executive will manage and support you to create effective application and reporting schedules and plans, as well as to research new income generation opportunities, while the day-to-day running of these systems and writing processes will be your responsibility.

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Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th June 2021

Our Development Manager is responsible for nurturing and growing relationships with Scottish Ensemble’s network of supporters – individuals, trusts / foundations and corporate, and ensuring that we meet associated income targets.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a small, collaborative, non-hierarchical and creative team, each of whom plays a crucial role in realising the ambitions of the organisation.

We are looking for someone who identifies with and is excited by Scottish Ensemble’s mission and philosophy. You will be an exceptional communicator, be that verbally or written, and someone with a strong track record both in stewarding existing donor relationships but also in identifying and cultivating new ones. You will be adept at matching an array of different artistic plans to donor interests, ensuring that both parties benefit from the relationship. You will be a creative and fast thinker, someone who excels in a role that is both strategic and practical, and someone who is prepared to contribute more widely than simply within the confines of this role description – happy to bring to the team ideas and suggestions that benefit all areas of the organisation’s work.

If you are excited by this opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you.