Location: Edinburgh
Deadline: 29 January 2019, 1pm

Since being set up by local people in 1992, WHALE Arts has firmly established itself as the cultural anchor organisation for Wester Hailes.

As a community-led arts charity and social enterprise, WHALE Arts’ mission is to be the creative heart of a vibrant, thriving community. WHALE acts as a conduit between its community and creative opportunities through the direct delivery of projects, programmes and events and by connecting our community with city and national cultural partners.

They are based in the purpose built WHALE Arts Centre – ‘The WHALE’ – a unique community asset that provides a range of high quality creative spaces including an Arts Workshop, Performance Space, Darkroom and Digital Media facilities for our community.

WHALE is looking for a new Creative Placemaking Project Lead to deliver a lasting, transformational, community-led change for Wester Hailes as part of a 36 month project which started in September 2017. Pivotal to the success of this approach is an innovative Creative Placemaking role.

The postholder will work with local residents in the different neighbourhoods of Wester Hailes to develop and deliver a programme of regular creative activities, one-off events, and participatory public art installations that respond to local assets and aspirations. The post holder will be taking over from someone who has been in post since the start of the project. Handover time with the current post holder will be built into the induction for the new post holder.

This post is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, ‘Creative, Connected, Community’. Hours of Work: 35 hours per week worked flexibly to meet the demands of the post, including evenings and weekends where required. Contract Length: Fixed term contract February / March 2019 – September / October 2020. Salary: £24,193.

Visit the WHALE website for a full job description and details on how to apply.