Creative Scotland: Head of Literature (maternity cover)
Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing (Maternity
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
Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 19 June 2018. If
selected for interview, you will be expected to be available on
For full details and to apply, see the Creative Scotland website.