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2 High Street Perth, PH1 5PH
£28,831 - £31,740 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

UNESCO Project Co-Ordinator (Fixed Term until 01 September 2025) - PKC10696
£28,831 - £31,740
2 High Street, Perth

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced person with an interest in creativity, to help shape the Perth UNESCO City of Craft designation, working with makers and creatives as part of a global network.

Perth was awarded UNESCO City of Craft status in 2021. This important designation means the area is part of a global network of places that have creativity and making at their core. We want to capitalise on the designation with a new role that will report to the Service Manager for Public Programming.

1. Support the planning, development, implementation and monitoring of all activities and events falling under the post-holder’s remit.
2. Act as a point of contact for UNESCO City of Craft, Perth.
3. Research, identify, promote and develop new design and cultural events and projects which will enhance the city’s role as a UNESCO City of Craft, Perth.
4. Provide admin support for all tasks associated with support functions required to deliver the UNESCO City of Craft designation.
5. Support the development and management of a programme of events and projects which form the delivery plan the implementation of Perth's UNESCO City of Craft, monitoring progress and activities against established and agreed objectives.
6. Investigate and pursue opportunities for external/internal funding for initiatives/projects, occasionally involving travel.
7. Any other related duties, as required.

This job description is a broad picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time. Consequently, this is not a contractual document and the post holder will be required to carry out any other duties to the equivalent level that are necessary to fulfil the purpose of the job.


1. Other members of the Team (UNESCO City of Craft)
2. Other staff in Communities Directorate (Perth and Kinross Council)
3. Members of the Perth and Kinross Culture Forum.
4. Outside bodies, external agencies including funders such as Creative Scotland and Event Scotland.
5. International contacts in UNESCO Cities of Design network.
6. Members of the public.

This position is to support the management and co-ordination of the programme of activities of the UNESCO City of Craft, Perth, including planning and promotion.

Responsible for delivery and coordination of specific projects.

To provide admin support for all tasks associated with the administration and support functions, including typing, correspondence, records management, website updates, and databases, to ensure the maintenance of accurate records.

To maintain liaison with other UNESCO cities, coordinating the forward programme of events, both within Perth and the external network.

This post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

The Council is currently offering a hybrid working model, offering access to office working on some days/when required, on a temporary basis, with longer term options becoming available in the future. We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.

The Individual

The successful candidate will be educated to HND level in an appropriate qualification and / or essential relevant work experience in a relevant area – craft, design, creativity, culture, events.

Will have experience in and a passion for creative projects.

Will be able to develop ideas and manage projects.

Will have to work to deadline and be flexible with timings.

Understand and have experience with the creative sector.

They will be used to working with multiple stakeholders,

Be able to work as part of a team and alone

Be a great communicator.

Interviews will take place the week of the 30th October, either online or in person.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Anna Day, by emailing

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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