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. 

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Creative Activities Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,634
  • Alloa
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

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

The Creative Activities Project Worker is a key artistic role based in Reachout’s large well-equipped studio space. The central element to the role is creative workshop delivery to vulnerable individuals supporting them and encouraging their creativity to grow, to help them maintain and develop their wellbeing. This will involve hands-on delivery, planning, coordinating, and delivering creative workshops within Reachout studio and outreach projects. Another key part of the role requires organisational skills in particular project management and administrative duties including monitoring and evaluating output from creative activities, costing and managing workshop budgets, etc.

To apply for this role please complete Reachout application form with a covering letter. We are expecting your personal statement on your suitability for the role matching against the essential and desirable skills detailed below and 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 and 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 successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, leadership, self-motivation and both written and verbal communication skills.

The post holder will report to the Chief Executive 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 some experience of drawing, painting, stained glass, printmaking, 3D creative arts, contemporary crafts.

· 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, etc.

· Proven experience of marketing/project/event management

· 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

Desirable Experience

· Driving license

· Relevant qualifications

· Knowledge of Third Sector

· Mental Health and Wellbeing Training


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