Friday, 27 September 2013 11:12

Jazz North: Board Director opportunities

Written by  Administrator


Jazz Services has received the following press release from Jazz North, who are seeking a Director to head up their team of board members.

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Jazz North: Board Director opportunities 

Further to successfully recruiting a team of new board members there are positions available for individuals with energy, enthusiasm and professional expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Jazz practitioner with broad experience *see note below
  • Fundraising (public and private sector)
  • Finance
  • Music education
  • Digital technologies


*Jazz Practitioner: Any musician joining the board would not be able to benefit from any Jazz North scheme or project. This position might suit an established artist or one who lives outside of the area.

We are looking for exceptional people with the profile, reputation and skills necessary to act as a powerful ambassador for Jazz North in any forum. A belief in the value of music and its creative community is essential; enthusiasm for jazz is desirable, though not essential.

As a Board member you will have excellent communication skills and be eager to bring your expertise to work with our small executive and staff team in order to demonstrate strong leadership within a committed and active board.

This is a volunteer role; board members are not remunerated and are expected to commit to the time equivalent of about 5 days per year, including 4 board meetings a year plus occasional attendance at Jazz North events. Travel expenses can be paid. In addition, board members contribute to sub-committees which meet by phone/Skype at intervals throughout the year.

As a Jazz North board member you will:

  • Get involved in a highly creative and friendly environment
  • Contribute to the development of an organisation which plays a key role in the support and development the north’s jazz community and talent
  • Be part of an inspirational musical organisation delivering projects of the highest quality.


Jazz North is currently in receipt of ACE Strategic Funding of £190,000 pa, which runs until March 2015.

The Board of Directors is pivotal to the development of Jazz North as the organisation works towards securing charitable status and bidding to become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) in April 2015.

We are looking for talented individuals to join our Board to help us steer the organisation towards these and other objectives.

We are also keen to encourage applicants from a range of age groups, cultures and backgrounds in order to add to the diversity of the Board.

How to apply

For more information you can request a board director information pack from the link below.

Application is by one document (one page letter outlining why you think you are suitable for the role and a one page CV) attached via website contact form at

http://www.jazznorth.org/opportunities/jazz-north-further-board-director-opportunities/

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is: Monday 7th October by 12 noon
  • Interviews will take place in Leeds on Friday 11 October 2013
  • Future board meeting date: Leeds, Friday 29th November 2pm – 6pm


Jazz North is an equal opportunities employer.