Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £36,400 pro-rata
  • Primarily home-based (Highlands)
  • Closing 14th August 2022


  • Advertised from 29th July 2022
  • £20 per hour. 16 hours per week, fixed term for 26 weeks. Freelance contract may also be possible.

Role

Artsplay Highland is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. We have been providing specialist early years music and arts activities in nurseries and primary school infant classes in the Highlands since 2003.

We are passionate about providing young children with opportunities to experience and enjoy music and the arts because we believe that music and the arts makes life better, and that people introduced to them at an early age will enjoy and benefit from them throughout their lives. We also want to support families, nursery staff and school staff with training and support so that they can share the joy and benefits of music and arts activities with the young children in their care, hopefully on a daily basis.

We are currently at a crucial point in our organisation’s development. We believe that there are opportunities to make our organisation more resilient and to expand our activities, and we would like to appoint a suitably qualified person, who shares our passion for bringing music and arts activities to young children, to help us achieve our objectives.

The postholder will work with the trustees of Artsplay Highland to develop and implement an income generation strategy and detailed action plan to help achieve the company’s vision and objectives over the next five years. You will also identify potential sources of income for our existing activities from a wide range of sources, scope ideas for projects and activities, build links with the Highland business community, identify new markets for Artsplay Highland music activities, and explore opportunities for us to provide new digital resources and CPD services for families and early years practitioners/teachers.

We are looking for a person with previous successful experience of undertaking a development role in the arts/education/Gaelic language and arts sectors and/or in a social enterprise/charity setting. For further details, please see the post job description.

Please note that although we are advertising this post as a salaried position, we would also be pleased to hear from people who might like to undertake the work on a freelance basis.

Artsplay Highland would like to thank Creative Scotland for providing financial support for this post.

Application notes

Please email us a letter (1 page max) explaining why you are a suitable person for this post along with a CV (max 2 pages) by email to artsplayhighlandrecruitment@gmail.com, to arrive no later than midnight on Sunday 14th August 2022.

Please also give us the contact details of one referee. (We will only contact this person, with your prior permission, if you are selected for interview.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 (online).


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