Join our board!

Join Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC Board of Directors.

This document outlines the process of applying to become a Rural Nations board

member. If you have any questions or would like support with your application,

please contact Muriel Ann Macleod [email protected]


About Rural Nations CIC: 

Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC is an artist led production company based in Stornoway which commissions film, experimental theatre and strategic arts projects.

Working across a broad portfolio of arts initiatives Rural Nations CIC delivers the annual Hebrides International Film Festival and produces our own Island originated professional theatre and short film projects in partnership with artists and organisations based locally, from across the UK and from other countries.

As a non-profit organisation, Rural Nations CIC receives funding and commissions to deliver its diverse activities. We have a Board of Directors who support our activities and ensure we fulfil our legal responsibilities as a registered community interest company. The current board members are Muriel Ann Macleod, Margaret Smith and David Walker.

Now in our tenth year in operation, we are looking to recruit three non-executive

directors to our board, to support our organisation as it continues to grow in impact and scale.


What we are looking for:

We are looking for individuals who can bring new perspectives and skills to Rural Nations CIC alongside a commitment and enthusiasm for Film, Theatre and the Gaelic Language.

We are particularly looking for people with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Film Exhibition and Production
  • PR, Marketing & Social Media
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Creative Business development / change management
  • Interest in supporting film and theatre  artists based on the Islands.


About the role:

Joining the board of directors is a non-executive, voluntary role. We can cover  reasonable expenses necessary to undertake the role, such as travel to meetings. Board members are invited to serve for a period of around 3 years initially.

As a minimum, we ask that you:

● Attend  bi-monthly board meetings, either online or in-person in Stornoway.

● Commit to furthering Rural Nations CIC strategic aims and objectives, as a director you will be able to propose projects, and if you wish, support funding bids and oversee delivery of projects to support the creative sector on the Islands.

● Commit to the legal responsibilities of being a non-executive director, acting in the best interests of the company and ensuring it meets its statutory obligations.

● Promote and advocate for Rural Nations work in the Outer Hebrides and on a National level including Gaelic Language advocacy.

As a board member, you would have the opportunity to support Rural Nations to grow as an organisation and employ, commission and promote more artists in the Hebrides and make a difference to the access to diverse creativity for our local communities.

How to apply:

To express an interest in joining our board of directors, please respond to these questions by email or short video:

● What interests you about joining Rural Nations CIC board of directors?

● What skills and experience would you bring to Rural Nations?

● Please attach your CV outlining skills relevant to the Board Membership

Please send your responses by email to Muriel Ann Macleod, Creative Director, Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC, Email: [email protected]

Deadline: Friday 28th June at 5pm

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal interview with Rural Nations Board Members, which may be in-person or on Zoom in the week of 3rd of July 2024

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Muriel Ann Macleod,  [email protected] Mob: 07789117740

We encourage those from LGBTQ+ backgrounds to apply.

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