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Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,265 pro-rata
  • SMG’s office is located at Holy Corner, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2020

  • Advertised from 24th January 2020
  • 18 hours per week, core days Tuesday - Thursday, flexitime, some evening and weekend working. Permanent.
  • Benefits: Pension and 31 days holiday (pro rata)


Scots Music Group (SMG) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a programme of traditional music classes and events for adults.

Job Purpose:

The Development Worker will manage, develop and sustain SMG’s charitable operations in line with board requirements and organisational aims.

Core Responsibilities include:

· Manage, organise & develop SMG’s successful traditional music programme of classes and events (e.g. ceilidhs, concerts, stramashes.)

· Manage office staff, tutors & volunteers as required

· Manage the day to day operation of the accounting, financial & IT systems

· Provide input into SMG strategy and policies

· Maintain close liaison with SMG board, including preparing regular reports and attending SMG Board meetings.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

· Good knowledge of and links with traditional music & music education

· Good oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills

· Good IT awareness and knowledge of online event booking/finance systems

· Team player, with experience of managing a team

· Current Driving Licence.

Application notes

For more information, please contact Edna Wilson (SMG chair) at

For applications, please send your CV and a covering email to Edna Wilson.

Closing Date for applications is 28 February 2020.