‘The cultural heartbeat of the South West.’ Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England


One of the UK’s best-loved orchestras, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is a professional ensemble known for championing the role of culture in people’s lives. With residencies in Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Portsmouth and Poole, it is the largest cultural provider in the South West of England, serving one of the biggest and most diverse regions.

Whilst the BSO already benefits from a wide range of skills on the Board of Trustees, we are looking to strengthen the team further and provide long-term succession planning in its governance.

We welcome applications from any skilled professional with expert knowledge in their field and who has a passion for the role a major arts charity can play at the highest level across a socially and geographically diverse region.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with qualifications and strategic expertise in the fields of:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Digital
  • Business links including strategic government funding
  • Education Sector
  • Regional spread (networks across the South and South West)


For further details, please download our briefing pack.


Closing date: 30 November 2021