Create Community Wealth Project Coordinator

WHALE Arts and North Edinburgh Arts are recruiting for a Create Community Wealth Project Coordinator.

The post is fixed term for 17 months, working part-time 28 hours per week with a salary of £24,193 FTE (£19,354 for 4 days a week). The post will be co-located between WHALE Arts and North Edinburgh Arts in Muirhouse.


About the project

Create Community Wealth is an 18-month project, funded through Creative Scotland’s Culture Collective programme, that aims to develop community enterprise projects across Wester Hailes and Muirhouse. The project is a partnership between WHALE Arts and North Edinburgh Arts, working closely with SCOREscotland and Passion 4 Fusion.

The project has two clear aims:

  • to support local people to create and produce a range of products/services
  • to explore and set up platforms where people can sell their products/services

The project will employ a small team of artists/creative people to work within these communities, supporting local people to develop their ideas and sell and showcase their products and services locally.

About the role

We are looking for a Project Coordinator – someone who can oversee the delivery of the project and coordinate and support the team of artists/creative people.

The person we are looking for…

  • is well organised, solution-focused and kind
  • they treat people fairly and value the contributions others make
  • appreciates diversity and are open-minded and inclusive.

We want someone who…

  • thinks expansively – seeing multiple ways to reach a goal, solve a problem, or improve a situation
  • recognises opportunities and challenges assumptions
  • values new ideas and approaches, and encourages creative thinking
  • is hard-working and a good team player

Application Process

To apply for this role we would like you to anwer 4 questions – see below

  • You can submit your answers as a written doument or an audio recording or a video
  • Written documents should be no more than 3 pages (A4)
  • Audio and Video recordings should be no more than 5 minutes long
  • We also need you to provide deatils of two referees, including at least one previous employer

Please send your application, in whatever format you choose, by email to recruitment@whalearts.co.uk using Create Community Wealth Project Coordinator in the subject line. Please include details of your referees in your email.

Please don’t send questions about the role to this email address as it will not be monitored on a daily basis. We are happy to answer any questions about this role and questions should be sent to Genevieve Kay-Gourlay or Kirsty Frankland:

Genevieve Kay-Gourlay depute@northedinburgharts.co.uk
Kirsty Frankland kirsty@whalearts.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 July 2021.

The 4 Questions

  1. We are looking for someone who really understands diversity and inclusion. Someone with an understaning of the barriers faced by people living in areas of deprivation and experience of engaging with culturally rich communities. We would like you to tell us about your experience of living and or working within such communities. For example…
    • Tell us about how you have engaged with people?
    • How have you managed to build trust?
    • How did you reach out or support people facing additional barriers?
    • How did you build and nurture relationships?
    • Tell us about some of the challenges you have faced and how you have overcome these?
  2. We need someone who is really well organised. Someone who can coordinate a team of artists, network with a range of stakeholders, organise and deliver community events manage budgets and all the relevant admin tasks that go with such a role. Please give us some examples from your life or work when you have had to…
    • Organise events
    • Support volunteers or staff
    • Manage budgets
    • Network and build relatioships with people from different walks of life
    • Cope with busy/demanding schedules
  3. For this role we need somone with vision! Someone who can think big and support others to do the same. Someone who can support people to turn their big ideas into reality, someone flexible, who can respond to need and adapt to change. Please share with us examples of work or projects you have been involved with when you have had to…
    • Use creative thinking to solve a challenging problem
    • Helped others achieve thier goals
    • Had to think fast and adapt to a changing situation
  4. The overall aim of this project is to improve peoples economic prospects through creativity. We have some ideas about what this might look like but ultimatly you will be driving this project forward and the final outcome will be shaped by the needs and aspirations of the communities. We would like you to tell us why you think you’d be great in this role. You can give examples of….
    • When you have worked creatively with people and have made an improvement in their lives
    • Any experience you have with business or micro-enterprise development
    • Any examples of transferable skills that you think would be relevant

You can read the full job advertisement on WHALE Arts Vacancies Page.

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