Community Development Officer, Fixed Term

Organisation: National Galleries of Scotland

Salary: £29,816 - £32,645 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

The Art Works is our project to deliver a sustainable new facility for the National Galleries of Scotland to care for, research and share Scotland’s world-renowned collection of art. We will build a dynamic new facility in Granton, right at the heart of the local community, with spaces for local people and groups to meet and connect. It will be the largest building in Scotland designed to the Passivhaus environmental standard and, once open, it will operate at carbon net zero.

This role will ensure that NGS is responding to and working with the local community to embed The Art Works in North Edinburgh to enable it to make a positive contribution. The post holder will maintain and developing relationships with local groups and organisations. The role will enable the community voice to contribute and influence the Art Works in terms of its design and its contribution to the community. The role will be a conduit for clear and open communication between the local community, NGS colleagues and project partners. The research and insights gained through working with the community will support the wider NGS audience development planning and as such this post will have an awareness and understanding of the audience plans for NGS. The post will contribute to a community engagement plan for NGS and The Art Works.

Key duties and responsibilities:

1. Maintain, and develop new relevant, relationships with community groups and organisations in North Edinburgh

2. Maintain up to date knowledge of community research, consultations, community planning for the local North Edinburgh area.

3. Plan and deliver a financially viable programme of engagement for NGS and the local north Edinburgh communities that establish NGS presence in local area, and aligns with the strategic direction of The Art Works

4. Integrate existing NGS programmes with local community

5. Contribute to the development of The Art Works project through contributions to reports, team discussions, project decision making and collaborating across the project and NGS more widely

6. Contribute to the development of a community engagement/integration plan for The Art Works pre and post opening

Application Deadline: Sunday 06/03/2022