Director, BBC National Orchestra of Wales


For 90 years the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has been at the heart of the cultural landscape of Wales, occupying a distinctive dual role as both broadcast and national symphony orchestra.  Based at Hoddinott Hall in the Wales Millennium Centre, the orchestra performs a busy schedule of concerts throughout Wales, the UK and on tour internationally, working with the world’s leading conductors and soloists. As part of BBC Wales, and supported by Arts Council Wales and BBC Radio 3, BBC NOW is an ambassador for Welsh music, championing composers and musicians, as well as performing core repertoire and the broadest range of music at the highest level.  The orchestra boasts an award-winning learning and participation programme and has a reputation as one of the UK's leading soundtrack orchestras, recording soundtracks for many well-known BBC television series.

The Director’s responsibilities will include the overall leadership of the orchestra, strategic planning, artistic vision, financial and administrative management, development of commercial work, and building and maintaining internal and external relationships.  The Director is a member of BBC Cymru Wales’ senior leadership team and will also contribute to the overall strategic development of the organisation’s cultural and arts remit beyond the orchestra.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire large groups of staff and orchestra members; a good knowledge of classical music; excellent collaborative and partnership building skills; business acumen; and a commitment to attracting and retaining new and diverse audiences.

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