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The Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of our members with all the major employers in the industry, we offer a range of support services for professional and student musicians of all ages and backgrounds.

Key to our operations are our regional offices, including the Scotland & Northern Ireland Region, located in Glasgow, where we have a vacancy for a Regional Officer

As a Regional Officer, your knowledge and experience of trade union or membership organisations will help you to drive forward the Union’s recruitment and retention initiatives. At the same time, your knowledge and experience of the music industry will enable you to play a full and effective role in the team’s delivery of a range of services to our members within the Region. Working as part of small team, your excellent customer service and personal communications skills will be used to the full, as will your sound administrative abilities. The position attracts a salary of £38,000. A car is also provided, as well as a contribution towards a personal pension scheme.

Although working a basic 371/2 hour week, the demands of this post is such that you will need to be available for work outside normal office hours, for which time off in lieu is available. The annual leave entitlement is 30 days, excluding public holidays. For further details and an application form, please email Lynn Calvin on Closing date for applications is 6th February 2014.

h e Musicians Union strives to be an equal opportunities employer.


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Name Yvonne Murray

Job title Events/Venue Director Company Northern Roots Events

When did you start your job? 2011 quite by accident! I used to work for an independent TV production company, initially as a researcher/developer and latterly as an assistant producer. Before that I was a bit of a bum. Then I met a man and life changed forever . . . So what does your job actually involve? Northern Roots Events is a company I set up in 2011 alongside my partner Bruce MacGregor. We run Bogbain Farm, Scotland’s ‘best unusual venue’, as well as the Inverness Whisky Festival, BrewDog’s Brew at the Bog, the Northern Roots Festival and the Blazin’ Fiddles music school Blazin’ in Beauly. Brew at the Bog and the Inverness Whisky Festival are my main responsibilities, as well as organising the weddings and gigs we host at Bogbain Farm. I book all the acts, and I organise the stages, licensing, staff, website, marketing, planning and so on.

Best / Worst Aspects? Best aspects are being my own boss, being in control of my own career and working with Bruce. The worst aspect is trying to ignore negativity from people who don’t share our vision and passion, and never getting a minute’s peace! Looking back, what advice would you give to a young Yvonne Murray at the start of her career? Keep on keeping on.

And finally . . . what are you most looking forward to in 2014? Our events are growing rapidly and so I’m looking forward to where this year will take us! Also looking forward to a nice holiday!

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