Top job! Interim Executive Director (parental leave)

  • Part time
  • £34,600 pro-rata
  • Home working
  • Closing 26th May 2022

  • Advertised from 5th May 2022
  • 21 hours per week, £21,796. We would also consider a freelance option with a fixed fee.


Glasgow Connected Arts Network improves health, wellbeing and future prospects within the city by supporting a strong, capable and confident participatory arts sector.

We aim to:

  • Promote and nurture supportive and mutually beneficial partnerships and collaboration
  • Provide practical support and information to allow the sector to develop excellent practice
  • Support the development of participatory arts programmes in areas where they are most needed
  • Represent and advocate for the value, needs and rights of the artistic community at a strategic level
  • Provide routes for disadvantaged young people to develop careers in the creative industries

Underpinning these aims are our three values of Diverse Representation, Accessibility and Connection.

We support work which celebrates our differences, promotes equality and improves access to the arts for marginalised groups. We support work which extends the reach of Artists and Organisations to communities that do not have adequate access to the arts with a focus on sharing learning with others and working together. We will develop guidelines, share learning and reach communities where there is low provision of creative activities. We seek to bring people together to promote and develop Participatory Arts programmes. We actively support Artists and Organisations to work with each other and communities through partnership initiatives.

The purpose of the role is to lead our small team until May 2023 and manage the operations of Glasgow Connected Arts Network. You will have a good understanding of the value of participatory arts, experience of working at senior management level, a strong track record of building and maintaining relationships with funders and partners and a commitment to our values: diverse representation, accessibility and connection. You will oversee the day to day running of the organisation and work with a committed staff team and experienced board of directors to achieve our strategic aims.

Key responsibilities include: ensuring smooth delivery of our annual programme; generating income and managing grants; overseeing continued development of our membership; representing and advocating for the participatory arts sector; managing staff team’ and reporting to the Board on matters including governance, finance, staffing and operations. Please refer to the job description for a detailed breakdown.

Glasgow Connected Arts Network is a committed equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in the sector.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

If you would like an informal chat please email and we will arrange a call. If you would like to apply please submit a CV and detailed cover letter to Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the job description with relevant, up to date examples and is no more than two sides of A4.

The closing date is Thursday 26 May 5pm. Interviews will take place in person on Tuesday 7 June 2022.