Create Development Worker Vacancy at WHALE

WHALE Arts are looking to hire a Create Development Worker to work with the Tasting Change project.

This is a 35 hours per week contract worked flexibly to meet the demands of the post, this will include regular Saturdays and evenings. Proposals from applicants to undertake the post on a full-time or part-time basis will be considered. The post is fixed term until March 2019 (anticipated start date June 2018) with a Salary of £24,193 per annum FTE.

Funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, which is supported by the European Social Fund and Scottish Government, ‘Tasting Change’ is an exciting project that seeks to respond to local priorities and aspirations in order to support community development and empowerment in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.  To achieve this, the project will develop and deliver sustainable community-led solutions that tackle deprivation levels and inequalities created by food insecurity.

Tasting Change is being delivered through the Living Well Wester Hailes partnership which includes local organisations, GPs and CEC colleagues. The partners in Tasting Change have signed a consortium agreement that lays out how they will work together across a number of integrated project strands including the Create programme which will be delivered by WHALE Arts.

Working with local people, the Tasting Change project team, and other community partners, the Create Development Worker will be responsible for the development and delivery of activities that connect people creatively with dignified food provision, skills development opportunities and their community.

The Create Development Worker will be a key member of both the WHALE Arts staff team and the multi agency Tasting Change project team.  Excellent communication and a collaborative approach will be central to the success of this innovative role which blends creative programming and community development with project management.

Application Process
Apply in writing or by email to, enclosing/attaching

  • An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience.
  • A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description.
  • Details of two referees, including at least one previous employer.

Applications should arrive at WHALE Arts Agency no later than 12:00 (midday) on Monday 23rd April. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held Monday 30th April.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the role subject to confirmation of PVG Scheme Membership.

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