Reachout with Arts in Mind
Reachout with Arts in Mind

Charity registered in Scotland SC023779

Reachout is an innovative award winning expressive arts and mental health self-help charity, based in Alloa. 


Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Visual Arts Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,283
  • Based in Alloa working across Forth Valley
  • Closing 19th March 2021

Reachout With Arts In Mind, established in 1993, is an award winning expressive arts charity that provides creative opportunities to improve confidence, self-esteem, motivation and aspirations for adults experiencing life's challenges including mild mental ill health and mild learning and physical disability from across Forth Valley.

The Visual Arts Project Worker is a key artistic role based in Reachout’s large well-equipped studio. Central to the role is facilitating creative workshops to vulnerable young people and adults; encouraging their creativity and self-help to maintain and develop their wellbeing. This will involve hands-on delivery, planning, coordinating, and facilitating creative workshops within Reachout studio, online through platforms such as Zoom and outreach projects across Forth Valley. This post requires excellent organisational skills in particular project management and administrative duties including monitoring and evaluating output from creative activities, costing and managing workshop budgets.

To apply for this role please complete Reachout application form and personal statement on your suitability for the role matching against the essential and desirable skills detailed below and your specific experience and competence accompanied by a covering letter with website or links to your own portfolio of work.

As a charity we are regulated by OSCR and ideally the successful candidate will have knowledge of, or, experience working for a third sector organisation.

Reachout with Arts in Mind provides services for our members and the service users of Forth Valley partner organisations. The position will involve interaction with Reachout members and the local community on a regular basis. As a small staff team the list of duties is not exhaustive and a range of additional tasks may be undertaken as and when appropriate, and as funding terms and conditions dictates and projects develop.

The successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, leadership, self-motivation and both written and verbal communication skills.

The post holder will report to the Executive Artistic Director and will work effectively as part of a small staff team.

As part of your application please provide 2 referees stipulating whether we can contact prior to interview. One must be your current or most recent employer.

Essential Experience

  • Integrity and Confidentiality
  • Creative and Innovative Thinker
  • Recent experience of working within the creative fields (e.g. music, drama, multimedia, photography etc)
  • Knowledge of the use of arts in wellbeing therapies
  • Min 2 years experience of working with vulnerable people consulting, planning, delivering and facilitating multi-disciplinary creative workshops in a community arts studio.
  • Recognised qualification in Arts – must have recent experience of successfully facilitating visual arts as listed previously
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Committed to understanding mental ill health, disability and challenging circumstances in a community context.
  • Experienced in the use of technology, Photoshop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, online delivery
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of working in partnership with a wide range of organisations
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed and flexible team worker, ability to support part-time staff and volunteers
  • Ability to take on responsibility and work unsupervised
  • Proactive attitude to change and development
  • Driving license and preferably use of own vehicle. Please note, without a driving license the post holder must be able to demonstrate how they can attend outreach meetings in a timely manner especially where public transport links are not available.

Desirable Experience

  • Knowledge of Third Sector
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Training
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Alloa
  • Closing 11th February 2022

Reachout With Arts In Mind are recruiting Directors for our award-winning charity.

Are you, or someone you know, inspirational, dynamic and looking to volunteer a few hours per month?

Reachout with Arts in Mind is an award winning, member-led, expressive arts organisation, delivering person centred creative experiences that are fun, relaxing, collaborative and educational for young people and adults, to support wellbeing.

As a director, you will be able to offer our organisation experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas of work:

  • Creative Arts
  • Good Governance
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Income Generation
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

We are keen to find dedicated individuals, who are willing to give the necessary time and effort to contribute to strategic planning, take part in events and support excellence in learning, development, delivery and training.

This is a voluntary, unpaid role and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Board meetings are typically held every quarter and attendance at our AGM is encouraged.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Studio Manager – Maternity Cover

  • Full time
  • £27,315
  • Alloa
  • Closing 20th May 2022

We are currently looking to recruit an individual for the above post to cover a minimum of 12 months’ maternity cover.

The Studio Manager is a key senior role within the organisation and involves both strategic and operational duties. We would anticipate that the successful candidate spends a proportionate amount of time on both, as well as providing support to the Executive Artistic Director.

To apply for this role please complete the Reachout application form with a covering letter. We are expecting your personal statement on your suitability for the role to match against the essential and desirable skills detailed below, in addition to your specific experience and competence.

As a charity we are regulated by OSCR and ideally the successful candidate will have knowledge of, or, experience working for a third sector organisation.

Reachout with Arts in Mind provides services for members who are at various stages of managing their wellbeing. The position will involve interaction with members on a regular basis and as we are a small staff team, the list of duties is not exhaustive. A range of additional tasks may be undertaken from time to time, as and when appropriate, and as funding terms and conditions dictates and projects develop.

The role will also involve supporting the Executive Artistic Director in completing funding applications, writing reports, collating data and processing statistical information.

It will also involve preparing reports for Management and the Board of Directors such as the AGM annual report, project and status reports. The successful candidate will also manage and coordinate meetings inviting attendees, preparing agendas, presenting and chairing meetings with other staff. The post holder will be expected to attend the AGM and quarterly board meetings.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership, self-motivation, an ability to multi task and both written and verbal communication skills.

The post holder will report to the Executive Artistic Director and work closely with the Finance and Governance Manager.

As part of your application please provide 2 referees stipulating whether we can contact them prior to interview. One must be your current or most recent employer.

Essential Experience

• Marketing and communication

• Website maintenance and social media experience

• Knowledge of the arts and its use in wellbeing therapies

• Planning and project management using Outlook shared calendar

• Preparing reports and monthly activity leaflets

• Office administration and managing records – paper and electronic

• Monitoring and collating statistics, summarising and identifying areas for the Management team and Board

• Employee monitoring and attending supervision sessions

• Health and safety

• Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Canva and Powerpoint

Desirable Experience

• Mental Health and Wellbeing Training

Shortlist