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Events Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,358
  • Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow. Hybrid Working Possible
  • Closing 16th January 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd December 2021
  • Plus benefits. Permanent Position


Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company. We take world-class opera to all corners of the country, ensuring as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderful art form.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Events Manager to join our busy team within the Fundraising Department. The role will be responsible for recruiting new supporters as well as stewardship of existing supporters. The role will also be responsible for creating, scheduling, planning and delivering an annual programme of events – both online and digital – tailored to our supporters’ interest and to Scottish Opera’s priorities. Our events are a vital part of our stewardship and recruitment of supporters and must be enjoyable, informative and engaging, with a suitable range of events being accessible to as many people as possible.

An ideal candidate will possess an awareness of relevant charity regulations, including gift aid, GDPR and protection of vulnerable groups. They should also be creative in devising potential events with a view to identifying new donors.

In order to succeed in this role, you will able to remain calm under pressure and possess an excellent interpersonal manner with outstanding written and verbal communication skills. We also need a strong team player with a positive, proactive and flexible approach. Good knowledge of office IT packages are also required.

FR Database knowledge, an interest in the arts and an understanding of an arts environment would be an advantage.

Applicants will be required to work outwith normal working hours and travel across Scotland, and possibly beyond, will be required.

Application notes

Applicants should email providing an up-to-date CV,and a covering letter detailing their suitability for the role, and should also complete our Equality Monitoring Form

For further information including the job description, please visit our website:

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK and documentary proof of this will be requested at interview.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 16th January 2022 2021.

First round interviews will take place on Friday 21st January 2022, and second round interviews on Friday 28th January 2022.

Scottish Opera strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is subsidised by the Scottish Government.

Registered Number SCO37531. Scottish Charity Number SCO19787