Sistema Scotland
Sistema Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039119

Our vision is to transform lives with music. By growing children's orchestras in areas of deprivation our mission is to transform children's lives with music, empower communities and grow future orchestras.


Current vacancies

Temporary Administrator (Big Noise Torry, Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £22,343 – £25,835 pro-rata
  • Torry, Aberdeen
  • Closing 3rd October 2022

Sistema Scotland are looking for a part-time, Temporary Administrator to join their team in Torry (Aberdeen).

You will support the Senior Team and Operations Manager at Big Noise Torry by providing excellent administrative support, procedures and processes to ensure the continued success and growth of the programme. You will also have face to face engagement with adults and children at after-school club, ensuring a smooth-running signing in and out procedure.

You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high pressure workload. You will lead on general communications with parents, so you must also be an effective communicator with both adults and children.

This is a temporary post to cover a period of maternity leave and is offered on the basis of 32 hours per week, working Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break) and Friday 9am to 1pm.

We welcome applications from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities; however we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

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Temporary Administrative Assistant (Raploch, Stirling)

  • Full time
  • £22,343 – £25,835
  • Stirling
  • Closing 7th October 2022

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run programmes in Raploch and Fallin in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.

You will assist the Executive Assistant to ensure there is well planned, proactive administration functions to support key priorities for the organisation. This will include providing some personal assistant support for key Senior Leadership roles as required. An experienced office administrator or personal assistant (PA), you will have demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Office (particularly MS Word and Excel), email, minute taking and coordinating action trackers.

This is a temporary post until July 2023, working either 4 or 5 days a week. You will have a hybrid working pattern between our office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working (pattern to be agreed with line manager). It is expected that two days per week will be office based.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,993 – £32,339 pro-rata
  • Stirling (initially remote working)
  • Closing 29th March 2021

Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit a passionate Fundraising Officer to join its highly successful fundraising team, enabling children and families to benefit from the pioneering Big Noise programmes.

You will be a key player in our skilled and experienced fundraising team, maximising income from funders by preparing innovative and compelling applications and reports. You will maintain excellent relationships with funders and partners, meeting all application and reporting deadlines and ensuring that funders are kept fully engaged and informed on developments within the organisation.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience), you will have experience of raising significant income for charities, and composing convincing applications to trusts and foundations. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of managing relationships with funders and stakeholders. Excellent IT skills, including MS Office and Access thankQ (or a similar fundraising CRM), are also essential.

This is a permanent post, working 2.5 days a week (working pattern to be agreed). The role forms part of the central team, based in Raploch, Stirling, with some flexibility for home working (staff are currently working from home due to Scottish Government guidance).

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Operations Manager (Big Noise Raploch)

  • Full time
  • £30,108 – £33,454
  • Stirling
  • Closing 12th April 2021

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to transform lives with music. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Big Noise Raploch team as the Operations Manager supporting the Head of Centre, and as part of the Big Noise Raploch Senior Team, to ensure high quality procedures, processes and operational functions are embedded to maximise the success of the programme.

A skilled project manager, you will also have experience of working with children/young people and volunteers, and will have a passion for music, along with the belief in the impact and transformative power it has for children and the wider community.

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Administrator (Big Noise Torry - Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £20,179 – £23,458 pro-rata
  • Torry, Aberdeen
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Sistema Scotland are looking for an Administrator to join their team in Torry (Aberdeen).

You will support the Senior Team and Operations Manager at Big Noise Torry by providing excellent administrative support, procedures and processes to ensure the continued success and growth of the programme. You will also have face to face engagement with adults and children at after-school club, ensuring a smooth-running signing in and out procedure.

You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high pressure workload. You will lead on general communications with parents, so you must also be an effective communicator with both adults and children.

This post is offered on the basis of 20 hours per week, working Monday to Thursday 9.00 am – 2.30 pm (with a half hour lunch break) during school term time only.

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PA to Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,458 – £26,763
  • Stirling
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit a dynamic and proactive Personal Assistant who will support the Chief Executive Officer to enable children and families to benefit from the pioneering Big Noise programmes.

You will provide comprehensive Personal Assistant support to the Chief Executive Officer, as well as general administrative and secretarial support to the leadership team, wider central team and to the Board, as required. You will have experience of providing personal assistant support to senior members of staff, which will include minute taking, coordinating action trackers, desk-based research and report writing.

As well as having first class PA and administrative skills, you will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of people and have a passion and commitment to inclusive practice.

This is a permanent post, working 4 or 5 days per week and the role forms part of the central team. The head office is based in Raploch, Stirling, with some flexibility for home working (staff are currently working from home due to Scottish Government guidance).

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Top job! Head of Centre, Big Noise Wester Hailes (Musician)

  • Full time
  • £42,794 – £46,173
  • Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2021

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee. We are excited to be launching our fifth Big Noise centre in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh and this is a unique opportunity to join the programme to lead, manage and deliver Big Noise Wester Hailes.

We are looking for an inspirational and visionary musician and leader to establish the Big Noise programme in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. You will ideally be a string player but we will consider exceptional applications from non-string players.

The following must be demonstrable both on your application form and during the selection process:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • People management experience and leading teams
  • Professional standard of playing on your instrument and knowledge of all orchestral instruments
  • Excellent knowledge of beginner level teaching techniques
  • Sound knowledge of variety of music teaching methodologies
  • Working with children in a music education and/or community/music context
  • Delivering instrumental lessons, including to young children and beginners, in individual, small and large group settings
  • Ability to motivate and inspire all learners, regardless of ability
  • A determination to tackle inequality in Scotland and to ensure that community voices are central to solutions to tackle poverty
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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,573 – £32,985
  • Raploch, Stirling
  • Closing 15th November 2021

Are you passionate about supporting children and young people to realise their potential? Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit a highly effective Fundraising Officer to join its successful fundraising team securing the resources for over 3,000 children and families to benefit from the pioneering Big Noise music and social programmes.

In this newly-created post, you will be a key member of our friendly and skilled fundraising team, maximising income from funders by preparing innovative and compelling applications and reports. You will maintain excellent relationships with funders and partners, meeting all application and reporting deadlines and ensuring that funders are kept fully engaged and informed on developments within the organisation.

You will have experience of raising significant income, and composing convincing applications to trusts and foundations or similar. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of managing relationships with stakeholders. Excellent IT skills, including MS Office and Access thankQ (or a similar CRM), are also essential.

This is a permanent post, working up to five days a week (working pattern to be agreed). The role forms part of the central team, based in Raploch, Stirling, with flexibility for home working (staff are currently working from home due to Scottish Government guidance).

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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,711 – £35,260
  • Raploch, Stirling
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee. We are excited to be launching our fifth Big Noise centre in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh and this is a unique opportunity to join the programme as Operations Manager.

You will support the Head of Centre, and as part of the Big Noise Wester Hailes Senior Team, to ensure high quality procedures, processes and operational functions are embedded to maximise the success of the programme. A skilled project manager, you will also have experience of working with communities and volunteers, and will have a passion for music, along with the belief in the impact and transformative power it has for children and the wider community.

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Digital, Communications & Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £29,573 – £32,985
  • Raploch, Stirling (with flexibility for home working)
  • Closing 8th November 2021

All children deserve to live their best lives.

Are you a great storyteller with graphics and video? Are you passionate about using digital skills to make a difference for children and young people? Sistema Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for you to take the next step in your communications career and work with a small, dedicated team to improve lives and strengthen the amazing communities we work alongside.

Sistema Scotland believes all children and young people in Scotland have great potential, skills and talents. However, too many children face huge barriers to being able to recognise and develop their potential, inequalities such as poverty and discrimination that limit their opportunities to learn, grow and become confident, healthy adults. Sistema Scotland uses music and nurturing relationships to tackle some of these inequalities, through our community-focused Big Noise programmes in Raploch and Fallin (Stirling), Govanhill (Glasgow) Torry (Aberdeen) and Douglas (Dundee). We will be opening our fifth centre in Wester Hailes in Edinburgh early next year.

You will be a key member of our Communications & Marketing team, sharing the positive impacts of Big Noise for children and young people living in identified communities across Scotland, using a wide range of media and channels. You will support excellent communications within the organisation, with the communities we serve, and with partners, stakeholders and funders by delivering a variety of content & design across multiple digital, print and social media platforms. You will also provide support and guidance to staff in digital activities and use of technology.

You will have experience of working in a communications or marketing role which has included project management or responsibility for key project delivery, along with experience of managing, or having a lead role in delivering, digital projects within an organisation. Experience of using graphic design packages, along with strategically planning, designing, editing and managing communications and content across a number of digital and social media platforms is also essential. You will be able to plan you own work remit and will have confidence in providing support and guidance in digital activities and use of technology.

This is a permanent, full time post, working five days a week. The role forms part of the central team, based in Raploch, Stirling, with flexibility for home working (staff are currently working from home due to Scottish Government guidance).

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Administrator (Big Noise Torry, Aberdeen)

  • Part time
  • £20,979 – £24,258 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 14th February 2022

Sistema Scotland are looking for a part-time Administrator to join their team in Torry (Aberdeen).

You will support the Senior Team and Operations Manager at Big Noise Torry by providing excellent administrative support, procedures and processes to ensure the continued success and growth of the programme. You will also have face to face engagement with adults and children at after-school club, ensuring a smooth-running signing in and out procedure.

You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high pressure workload. You will lead on general communications with parents, so you must also be an effective communicator with both adults and children.

This post is offered on the basis of 22 hours per week, working Monday & Tuesday – 4 hours per day and Wednesday & Thursday - 9am to 5pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break). The pattern of days during the school holidays are negotiable to suit the requirements of the holiday school club.

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Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,161 – £29,573
  • Hybrid - Raploch, Stirling and home working
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit a dynamic and proactive Executive Assistant who will support the Chief Executive Officer to enable children and families to benefit from the pioneering Big Noise programmes.

You will provide comprehensive and confidential Executive Assistant support to the Chief Executive Officer, as well as ensuring that there is general administrative and secretarial support to the leadership team, wider central team and to the Board, as required.

You will have experience of providing personal assistant or executive assistant support to senior members of staff, with high levels of confidentiality and responsibility; this will include minute taking, coordinating action trackers, attending meetings and taking forward actions on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, desk-based research and report writing, often in a challenging and high pressure environment.

As well as having first class PA and administrative skills, you will have the ability to manage change, stay calm under pressure and reprioritise work regularly. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of people.

This is a permanent post, working 4 or 5 days per week and a hybrid working pattern will be agreed with line manager, between office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working. Occasional travel to all our programmes will be required.

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Evaluation & Monitoring Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,573 – £32,985 pro-rata
  • Hybrid Stirling office and home
  • Closing 4th April 2022

Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit an Evaluation & Monitoring Officer to support the evaluation and monitoring of our Big Noise programmes.

You will be the primary evaluation specialist within Sistema Scotland ensuring a robust, ongoing evaluation and monitoring programme is in place to support the organisation to deliver the best quality outcomes for our communities. You will support the dissemination of knowledge and new evidenced practice within the organisation; monitor performance to meet the needs of key stakeholders; and be the key link with external independent evaluation organisations.

With a track record of applied health, social or education research using mixed methods, you will be trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data handling and analysis (including using secondary datasets). You will be proficient in data presentation and report production, using a range of presentation styles and graphic design processes. This post will also require you to have relevant experience in designing and conducting interviews and focus groups for data collection. The ability to communicate confidently (both verbal and written) and to be able to mix appropriately with a wide range of people, whilst maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and discretion will be essential.

We are looking for someone with an understanding of the benefits of early intervention and social interventions. You will be able to work independently and manage a portfolio of work effectively, therefore you will require excellent organisational skills and the ability to anaylse problems and prioritise actions.

This is a permanent post, working 4 days a week (days of work to be agreed) with a hybrid pattern of work between the office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working (our central team staff are currently working from home). Occasional travel to all of our programmes will be required.

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PR & Public Affairs Assistant

  • Part time
  • £24,258 – £27,298 pro-rata
  • Raploch, Stirling with hybrid working
  • Closing 19th April 2022

Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit a PR & Public Affairs Assistant to join our central team based in Raploch, Stirling. Hybrid working between office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working (pattern to be agreed with line manager). Travel to all our programmes will be required.

You will work with our small Communications and Marketing team to deliver communications, PR and public affairs support to the Sistema Scotland central team and the Big Noise programmes across Scotland. You will also support the Head of Communications and Marketing in the delivery of Sistema Scotland’s communications strategy and public affairs strategy.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, you will have a strong understanding of Scotland’s national and local political landscape and/or media landscape. You will also have experience of writing to an extremely high standard for a range of audiences, along with confidence in initiating new working relationships and maintaining good relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database management are also essential.

This is a permanent post, working 4 days a week (days of work to be confirmed but must include some hours worked on a Friday).

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Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,711 – £35,260
  • Big Noise Douglas (Dundee)
  • Closing 9th May 2022

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run four programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen and Douglas in Dundee. We are excited to be launching our fifth Big Noise centre in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh in Spring 2022.

You will support the Head of Centre, and as part of the Big Noise Douglas Senior Team, to ensure high quality procedures, processes and operational functions are embedded to maximise the success of the programme. A skilled project manager, you will also have experience of working with communities and volunteers, and will have a passion for music, along with the belief in the impact and transformative power it has for children and the wider community.

We welcome applications from diverse cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities. If you do not have the right to work in the UK currently, we may be able to offer sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa, provided you meet the criteria as detailed here: gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa.

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Temporary HR Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,979 – £24,258 pro-rata
  • Hybrid working between office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working
  • Closing 13th May 2022

Sistema Scotland is seeking to recruit a Temporary HR Administrator to join our central team based in Raploch, Stirling. This temporary post is offered on a hybrid working basis, between our office base in Raploch, Stirling and home working (pattern to be agreed with line manager).

You will support the HR and OD Team at Sistema Scotland in the delivery of a comprehensive Human Resources service at all levels within the organisation, enhancing Sistema Scotland’s ability to deliver its objectives.

You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, the ability to manage a high pressure workload and excellent communication skills. You will have first class IT skills, with demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Office, in particular MS Word and Excel as well as experience of working with databases.

This is a temporary post for a period of one year, working 4 days a week, ideally Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,979 – £24,258
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2022

Sistema Scotland are looking for an Administrator to join their team in Wester Hailes (Edinburgh).

You will support the Senior Team and Operations Manager at Big Noise Wester Hailes by providing excellent administrative support, procedures and processes to ensure the continued success and growth of the programme. You will also have face to face engagement with adults and children at after-school club, ensuring a smooth-running signing in and out procedure.

You will be an experienced administrator, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage a high-pressure workload. You will lead on general communications with parents, so you must also be an effective communicator with both adults and children.

This post is offered on the basis of 35 hours per week, working Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm (with a one-hour unpaid lunch break).

We welcome applications from all nationalities. However, we are unfortunately unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit gov.uk/check-uk-visa. We will require to see evidence showing your right to work in the UK. Due to the current situation, we will initially accept copies but as soon as it is possible, we will need to see the original documentation.

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Temporary Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,246 – £37,023
  • Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th September 2022

Sistema Scotland’s vision is to improve lives and strengthen communities. Working with children and their families, the programme is focused on early intervention and stimulating generational social change, increasing confidence, aspiration, community cohesion, pride and developing high level skills in the young people involved. We deliver our work through the creation of Big Noise programmes within communities, and currently run five programmes in Raploch in Stirling, Douglas in Dundee, Govanhill in Glasgow, Torry in Aberdeen, and Wester Hailes in Edinburgh.

You will support the Head of Centre, and as part of the Big Noise Wester Hailes Senior Team, to ensure high quality procedures, processes and operational functions are embedded to maximise the success of the programme. A skilled project manager, you will also have experience of working with communities and volunteers, and will have a passion for music, along with the belief in the impact and transformative power it has for children and the wider community.

This is a full time, temporary post to cover a period of maternity leave.

We welcome applications from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. We also welcome applications from all nationalities; however, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role, so before you apply for this post please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK. For more details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

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