The charity behind major plans to breathe new life into an Elgin town centre building is on the hunt for two new board members.
It is hoped that the plans will give youngsters a pathway into the hospitality industry.
The organisation has said it will provide training whilst paying staff the living wage.
Efforts underway to recruit board members
The three-floor venue is expected to open next summer.
Two new members are required to join the charity’s board.
The project recently applied to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).
A change in regulations meant five are required to allow for key decisions to be made, with the charity hoping to recruit these two members soon to avoid any further delay.
Unorthodox Project founder Jordan MacDonald explained: “We’ve been working with our network to try and establish a number of new board members so the project can continue to deliver its mission in the region.
“Without a sufficient number of board members we are left unable to make any key strategical decisions for the organisation.
“A recent change in governance means we require five board members to operate, so we can vote on decisions like funding allocations or development plans.
“We’re losing time that is extremely valuable, the sooner we can reform as a group, the sooner we can continue to develop our plans.”
What are the plans?
The proposed venue will be spread over three floors above a cellar.
The first floor will have booth seating, toilets, a bar and a public lift and DJ area.
The second floor will house the kitchen, another bar and the restaurant seating area.
The top floor will have a dance floor, booths and VIP areas as well as a feature curved bar and more toilets.
The venue will operate as a restaurant bar throughout the day, with more of a nightclub and bar experience on the weekends.
It will capacity for around 350 people.
The business will create more than 40 Scottish Vocational Qualifications per year across a variety of roles.
Could you become a board member?
Unorthodox is seeking board members to bring a level of expertise or experience to guide the project through any key decision making.
The charity is especially interested in hearing from those with a background in financial services or with experience working in third sector organisations.
However, the charity has said there are no formal requirements to apply.
The project aims to begin the interview process early January in order to hold a meeting with their newly reformed board by February 2022.
Those interested should email: email@example.com