Craft Scotland is looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic and influential leader. Together with the Board, the Director will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and for delivering our aims and objectives. 

Deadline: 3 Aug 2018



Circa £40,000 subject to skills and experience



Responsible to:

Craft Scotland Board


Craft Scotland 
15 Coburg Street


Job Description & Capability Profile:


Key dates:
Closing date:
Friday 3 August 2018
Monday 13 August 2018

The Director (Chief Executive Officer) will lead a diverse programme which increases opportunities for makers and develops their creative and business practice, while growing public awareness, understanding and appreciation of craft.

The successful candidate will build on an exciting period of growth and success, as the national development agency for craft expands its reach and commitment to quality and excellence. As an inspirational champion for the sector, you will drive action, build partnerships and influence a wide spectrum of people and organisations, from makers to cultural institutions, government agencies to funders. You will be a supportive and motivating team leader, with a track record of business planning, project management, financial control and fundraising / income development.

You should have an understanding of and be ambitious for the sector, with a passion for contemporary craft.

Craft Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we are committed to equalities, diversity and inclusion, and we encourage a diverse range of applicants. If you have any special requirements either to complete your application or in order to attend an interview or have any other questions, then please get in touch. 

>>> Please refer to the Recruitment Pack for more information.

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 3 August 2018

Interviews: week of Monday 13 August 2018 (tbc)

Applications should consist of a CV and Cover Letter outlining your particular interest in the role, and clearly specifying how your experience matches the responsibilities of the job and the requirements of the Person Specification (listed in the Recruitment Pack). 

Applications should be accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. 

Applications should be sent to Catherine Holden, Chair of the Craft Scotland Board:, subject line ‘Craft Scotland Director Application’.


If you have any queries about this post or the organisation, please email Catherine Holden, Chair of the Craft Scotland Board:

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