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Head of Literature and Publishing

Salary: £41,519 pro rata pa plus pension and benefits

Full time (permanent contract) – 36 hours per week

Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 19 January 2021

Interviews (virtual via Microsoft Teams): Wednesday 3 February 2021

We are looking for an inspirational and confident Head of Literature and Publishing to lead on Creative Scotland’s work in this area and to join our energetic and dedicated team who are focussed on supporting the arts in Scotland.

You will lead on the strategic development of literature and publishing across Scotland, the UK and internationally in support of Creative Scotland’s 10-year plan and our role as a funder, advocate, influencer and development organisation. A critical role in the support and development of literature in Scotland, it involves working collaboratively with a range of partners and multi-art form organisations to develop close strategic partnerships as well as working across a number of projects and funding programmes.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive expertise in Scottish literature and how to promote it internationally. You will have experience and knowledge of working in literature and publishing at a senior and strategic level, with a track record of successful project management. You will be able to demonstrate the skills to develop and manage a range of funding programmes, including undertaking assessments and budget management.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the arts and creative industries in Scotland combined with excellent interpersonal skills is essential. You will have proven leadership and people management skills.


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