Covid Community Memorials – Creative Project Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Stirling or home-based (some travel required throughout Scotland)
  • Closing 19th May 2021


  • Advertised from 28th April 2021
  • Fixed term appointment to 30 September 2022 (with possibility of extension)

Role

greenspace scotland is looking to recruit an experienced and creative Project Officer to support the development and delivery of this important national initiative working with artists, cultural organisations and communities to commemorate and reflect on Scotland's experiences during the pandemic.

The Covid Community Memorial programme was announced by the First Minister on 23 March 2021. Through the programme communities across Scotland will be supported by artists, artistic partnerships, creative practitioners and cultural organisations to develop projects that help them reflect on the impact of the pandemic – supporting remembrance and reflection, hope and healing.

greenspace scotland and local partners will commission artists to engage with community groups, faith groups and those hardest hit by the pandemic to shape ideas that benefit communities, reflect people’s experiences of the pandemic and commemorate those who have lost their lives to coronavirus.

The Covid Community Memorial projects, which could include commemorative gardens, memorials and artworks, are supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government and administered by greenspace scotland.

As Creative Project Officer you will support the Programme Manager to develop, manage and coordinate the national Covid Community Memorial programme. This will include working across all 32 Scottish local authority areas to support local organisations and partnerships to develop briefs to commission and manage artistic/creative practitioners to engage creatively with communities; and, managing at £3million fund to realise the projects and activities identified by these creative engagements.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of working in the arts, culture or creative industries, coupled with experience of participatory approaches where creative practitioners and communities work collaboratively. You will be a strong team player, with well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and experience of project management and working in partnership.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 3pm on Wed 19 May 2021

Interviews will be held online in week commencing 7 June 2021

For more information about this post and for an application pack, please visit our website greenspacescotland.org.uk/Pages/Category/jobs

This post is supported by funding from the Scottish Government.