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Central Library Wellgate Centre, DD1 1DB
£36,945 - £41,363 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Description

Dundee is an ambitious, creative, and collaborative city, with very strong culture, heritage and creative industries in which individuals and organisations work closely together to achieve extraordinary outcomes. In this role we are seeking someone who is committed to building on Dundee’s achievements to date and who is ambitious, good at making connections and who values collaboration and partnership. You will be someone who brings people together to generate ideas and maximise opportunities by supporting an accessible and ambitious culture sector where people are welcomed and included. You will focus on the development of a strong and collaborative network in Dundee to establish city wide strategies, partnerships and cross sector working. Supporting the city’s culture sector, you will profile the work that individuals and organisations do, advocating for the role of culture in Dundee’s future, taking responsibility for the collaborative decision making, and the development and delivery of Dundee’s next Culture Strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and strategic thinker, and an enthusiastic advocate for culture to work in a hugely ambitious city. This position is fixed term for 12 months, working 37 hours per week (although fixed term for 24 months working 18.5 hours per week would be considered).


Degree or relevant work experience. Experience of managing and developing cultural projects. Experience within a cultural sector organisation.


To strategically leading the development of strong, robust relationships across the sector and between organisations, developing strategic linkages between different policy areas and development agendas. To profile and advocate for the role of culture to ensure that its value is recognised as transformative and contributes towards the outcomes of key city plans and integrated in the future development of Dundee. Applying research to a Dundee context to support the case for culture and provide others with the tools to better understand the role that culture plays across communities. To manage the planning, development, implementation and monitoring of the Culture Strategy Action Plan in support of the sector, managing allocated budgets and representing Dundee’s culture sector at local and national forums, leading, coordinating and developing platforms, networks and sectoral meetings which include the Cultural Leadership Group and Cultural Agencies Network, ensuring the participation of a diverse range of voices in culture conversations across the city. To raise the profile of culture in Dundee to communities and visitors and establish and manage effective links with key agencies in the development and promotion of cultural activities for targeted groups as required. To review the existing Culture Strategy and recent research, and consider and action the best way to deliver an updated Culture Strategy and Action Plan and deliver the Plan.

The Individual

You will have experience of managing and developing cultural projects and experience within a cultural sector organisation. You will have knowledge and awareness of current issues surrounding the cultural eco-system, locally and nationally and experience of leading cross-organisation networks and/or collaborations. You will be a strategic thinker, with the ability to write and produce reports and plans, and make recommendations, and an understanding of priorities from a diverse range of perspectives. You will be an enthusiastic advocate for culture, have the ability to work independently, and be committed to the values of inclusivity and diversity.