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Creative Scotland: Head of Literature (maternity cover)

Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing (Maternity Cover)
Based in Edinburgh
6 months fixed term (potentially up to 1 year)
Salary: £38,745 pa plus pension and benefits
Full-time (36 hrs per week)

We are looking for an inspirational and confident Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing to lead on Creative Scotland's work in this area and to join our energetic and dedicated team who are focussed on supporting the arts in Scotland.

You will lead on the strategic development of literature, languages and publishing across Scotland, the UK and internationally in support of Creative Scotland's 10-year plan and our role as a funder, advocate, influencer and development agency. A critical role in the support and development of literature in Scotland, it involves working collaboratively with a range of partners and multi-art form organisations to develop close strategic partnerships as well as working across a number of projects and funding programmes.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive expertise in Scottish literature and how to promote it internationally. You will have experience and knowledge of working in literature, languages and publishing at a senior and strategic level, with a track record of successful project management. You will be able to demonstrate the skills to develop and manage a range of funding programmes, including undertaking assessments and budget management. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the arts and creative industries in Scotland combined with excellent interpersonal skills is essential. You will have proven leadership and people management skills.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12 noon on Tuesday 5 June 2018.

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 19 June 2018. If selected for interview, you will be expected to be available on this date.

For full details and to apply, see the Creative Scotland website.