Creative Edinburgh: Director
Job Title: Director (Permanent Role)
Reports to: Chairman of the Board of
Supervises: Small team of admin, marketing,
digital content and programme producers
Creative Edinburgh Overview
As the largest, and rapidly growing, network of almost 4,000
creative industry practitioners in Scotland, Creative
Edinburgh is committed to advancing the value and impact of
creativity. Creative Edinburgh is a community that increases its
members' capacity to experiment, innovate and succeed.
We enable intergenerational and intercultural dialogue and
community building locally, nationally and internationally with
peer support and advice aimed at igniting working relationships
After six years of growth and development Creative Edinburgh is
seeking a permanent Director. The role has been temporarily
filled in an interim capacity since April 2017 but following a
successful Creative Scotland RFO application we are in a position
to make the role permanent.
The primary responsibility is to our members to ensure they
enjoy a meaningful and valuable experience from their
- Industry stakeholders
- Key suppliers (many freelance and often drawn from
- Contemporaries in other networked membership organisations
- Members of the Board and Steering Group
- Operational Support Director
We require an energetic, articulate, well-connected creative
practitioner with good experience of event and programme creation
and curation to develop and build our extensive membership
programme that includes events, training and mentoring.
The successful candidate will have a natural aptitude for
engaging with, managing and growing a diverse membership with
creative and marketing flair.
An important aspect of the role is to build and maintain strong
relationships within the City Authority, Government and key
strategic players and partners in the creative and technology
sectors, through a planned programme of advocacy.
- Implement, (and later develop) with the Board, our strategic
- Drive the continued growth of the organisation
- Act as an advocate for both Creative Edinburgh and the Creative
Industries in Edinburgh as a whole; locally, nationally and
- Engage with and nurture members' needs and ideas
- Work well with a dynamic Board and Steering Group,
demonstrating good governance skills
- Enthusiastically manage a small team of specialist staff
- Identify, build and maintain strategic and funding
partnerships/ relationships/ collaborations (both cultural and
- Develop new income streams
- Help recruit Operational Support Director to work in close
collaboration with the Director.
Operational challenges, such as managing funding reports,
membership records, finances and administration, will be the
responsibility of a new Operational Support Director.
Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Mark Gorman,
Chairman of Creative Edinburgh, 16 Ashburnham Loan, South
Queensferry, EH30 9LE or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to receive further information before making an
application, please contact Mark on 07771 970 325.
Location: The job will be based at Codebase,
Studio 107, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9DZ
Hours of work: Office hours are 9:00am to
5:00pm but the post holder will be expected to work as the job
requires, including evenings and weekends.
Holidays: 25 days plus public holidays per
Interested candidates should send a CV and short covering letter
explaining why they feel they should be considered for the role to
Chairman of the Board, Mark Gorman at email@example.com .
Salary: Salary is commensurate with
The closing date for applications is 12
noon on Monday 5th March.
Interviews will be held in Edinburgh during week commencing 17th
Creative Edinburgh is a limited company and operates with
rigorous equality standards.