An Invitation to Join the Board of Midsteeple Quarter

Our whole project is based on a proud heritage of people living and loving our High Street. The Midsteeple Quarter (MSQ) project is an ambitious one and we’re delighted to have reached a point in our project where we can bring members of our community on board to work with us.

We have five vacancies on our Board available for anyone who is passionate about bringing positive change to Dumfries. This is an exciting opportunity to help make MSQ’s vision a reality and be an important part of plans.

The Board plays a vital role in shaping the direction of the project, with collective passion and expertise, to make a real difference to the face of our Town Centre. Our Board is made up of industry experts and local people from in and around Dumfries

We’re keen to find more people who believe in what we want to do, who are eager to help and want to take the next step in helping us make Midsteeple Quarter happen.

What we’re looking for

The Board of MSQ has a number of short term vacancies until our annual general meeting in September this year (at the AGM the board will be elected by the full membership). The role is voluntary, with reasonable expenses paid, and in return, you will join us as we embark on one of the most exciting and important journeys in Dumfries’ history.

The Board currently has a good spread of expertise, so in this round of recruitment we are interested in strengthening our community representation.

We are looking for people who have some or all of the following:

  • A strong interest in small business, business start-ups and independent enterprise in the town
  • A strong interest in quality, affordable housing in the town centre
  • A passion for Dumfries and our community
  • Share the values of Midsteeple Quarter, especially around making positive change in our town
  • Can work as part of a diverse team and are open to sharing expertise, experience and networks

You will be expected to attend MSQ Board meetings (currently once a month) in Dumfries and bring your voice to the discussion about the direction of the project. if successful, you’ll be an ambassador of our projects and may sometimes represent MSQ on our behalf.

We are keen to hear from anyone who feels they would be suitable for the role, but particularly those who are currently underrepresented on our Board:

  • Those who are 18-25
  • Those who identify as LGBTQI
  • Those who have a disability
  • Those who are from a minority ethnic background

If you are interested in joining our Board, please send us a short letter outlining your reasons for wanting to join our Board and what you would bring to the role. Please send your letter to us by email or by post to: Midsteeple Quarter, The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ or send us a message on Facebook

Deadline for applications 5pm on 25th May (we’ll be holding informal interviews for the board roles on 29th and 30th May)

For an informal chat about the role, please email us at:

Info@midsteeplequarter.org