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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th December 2023

  • Advertised from 17th November 2023


Join the Out of the Blue Board

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust seeks a new Board Member with financial and accounting expertise

Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is an arts social enterprise with wholly owned trading subsidiaries operating the Drill Hall cafe and the Bongo Club. We are looking for a new board member with financial and accounting expertise, commensurate with the governance of a growing organisation in the top decile of Scottish charities.

Skills and Expertise

Out of the Blue (OOTB) is currently going through an exciting period of development, extending our provision of studios and creative opportunities within Edinburgh. Consequently we are looking for additional expertise on our voluntary board of trustees.

Specifically we are looking for someone who will provide oversight and leadership in the analysis of the group’s finances and financial reporting.

In addition to financial acumen we expect that a new board member will have an interest in and commitment to OOTB’s purpose and values.

About Out of the Blue

OOTB is an arts and education charitable social enterprise based in Edinburgh which provides opportunities for creative participation. OOTB generates space and community for local artists and collaborates with artists in all media from all over the world. We provide a combination of affordable studios, rehearsal rooms, performance venues, exhibition space in 6 buildings in Edinburgh.

OOTB also run a cafe at our base in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Leith. We initiate participatory art projects with the local community and beyond, and develop hands-on training, jobs and enterprise, such as Out of the Blueprint.

We have two trading companies, wholly owned by OOTB – The Bongo Club and OOTB Productions and are currently reviewing our company structure to accommodate our development of Abbeymount Studios, where we have an opportunity to redesign, repair and fully utilise a listed building within Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site for artist and community benefit.

OOTB benefits from well-managed reserves that we plan to invest in the further development of the organisation over the coming years.

About the Board of Trustees

The board meets 6 times a year and trustees are expected to join one or more of our board committees, covering – finance, strategy, risk, and staffing.

Board positions are voluntary however reasonable expenses can be met where necessary.

Application notes

Further details are available on the Out of the Blue website