Voluntary Arts ScotlandArea: Edinburgh
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 14 February 2020

Voluntary Arts Scotland is seeking to recruit a new part-time Digital Officer to join the Edinburgh-based team on a fixed-term contract.

Across the UK and the Republic of Ireland there are approximately 63,000 voluntary arts groups, regularly involving more than 10 million people participating voluntarily in creative cultural activities: this activity is, and will continue to be, a critical part of both the bedrock and the grass roots of the cultural life of our communities and nations.

Voluntary Arts was created in 1991, in response to a need identified by government and the voluntary arts sector, to provide a universal voice for the voluntary arts across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Today Voluntary Arts has 18 staff and more than 60 volunteers working across five nations. We provide information and advice services, undertake lobbying and advocacy work and deliver, and support the delivery of projects to develop participation in creative cultural activities. We have offices in Cardiff and Edinburgh, with flexible working across England.

Our support is particularly focused on those creative citizens who – beyond their own participation and beyond any remuneration – give their time to make such activity more available within their communities (of locality and interest) and to improve the quality and range of those opportunities and activities.

For the role of Voluntary Arts Scotland Digital Officer, we are looking for a creative professional who will have the skills, experience and approach to produce and edit high-quality digital content, including audio, video and graphic design.

As the national strategic development agency for all creative, cultural activity, everything we do at Voluntary Arts is about communicating stories, stories to policy-makers about the well-being benefits of active participation, stories that inspire new participants to try a creative activity at the Get Creative Festival each May and stories that celebrate innovation and imagination at our annual Epic Awards.

The Voluntary Arts Scotland Digital Officer will work across our different projects and campaigns in Scotland with a mix of desk-based work from our office at Custom Lane, Leith, and on fieldwork assignments collecting stories.

The post holder will report to the Voluntary Arts Scotland Director but also work closely with Voluntary Arts Communications and Partnerships Director (UK and Republic of Ireland) providing support to the Voluntary Arts website administration and other cross-national communications work.

The main conditions of employment are as follows:

Salary: £10,102 (based on £25,256 per annum pro rata)
Location: Based within the Voluntary Arts Scotland Office, Leith, Edinburgh.
Hours: 15 hours per week. Hours can be flexible to take account of personal circumstances. There might be occasional evening and weekend work for which time off in lieu will be given.
Period: This is a fixed-term post from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022.
Notice: 4 weeks’ notice is required following probation and will be given, increasing to 8 weeks after two years’ service, and thereafter by one week per year to a maximum of 13 weeks.
Holidays: All statutory holidays applicable at the place of work plus 20 working days annual leave (pro rata) After two years continuous service, annual leave will increase to 25 days or 5 weeks. Entitlement will increase thereafter at one day per year to a maximum of 30 days or 6 weeks.
Sick leave: Statutory sickness benefits apply.

If you would like to apply for the role, please download the job pack and complete the application form, returning it to [email protected] by 5pm, Friday 14 February 2020.

We will not discriminate in shortlisting or interviewing on the grounds of your race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious beliefs. To help us monitor our performance we ask you to fill in a confidential monitoring form which will not be seen by the panel involved in the recruitment process. The application procedure asks you to tell us only about those things that will help us decide whether you have the skills and abilities for the job.

For an informal, confidential discussion about the post please contact Jemma Neville, Voluntary Arts Scotland Director via email [email protected]