North Edinburgh Arts
North Edinburgh Arts

Charity registered in Scotland SC027700

North Edinburgh Arts; creating the space where people can.

Current vacancies

Community Shed Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,121 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 26th April 2024

Enthusiastic, adaptable, and passionate about the arts and community? Join us!

We are looking for a Community Shed Manager to join our team.

Join us as our Community Shed Manager, overseeing the project’s development and growth. Your role will involve supporting local people in building and nurturing the project, fostering positive community connections, and ensuring sustainability. The Community Shed aims to encourage people to have fun, share skills, grow their self-belief and confidence through positive collective action.

You will be joining the team at an exciting time of change and growth, overseeing the Shed’s return to the expanded and refurbished NEA venue, which will include the Shed’s new workshop.

With an interest in and passion for making and mending, in the broadest sense, you are an enthusiastic and adaptable individual with excellent interpersonal skills, and a creative approach to problem solving.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Community Wealth Builder in Residence

  • Full time or Part time
  • £33,095 – £36,540
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th November 2023

An exciting new opportunity has come up within the NESSie (North Edinburgh Support Services) team. NESSie is an innovative, relatively new consortium project made up of Fresh Start, Move On, North Edinburgh Arts, Spartans Community Foundation.

This role lies within the team at North Edinburgh Arts, but will have close working links with the other organisations within the team.

This is a new 24 month post which will help the NESSie network, key partners, and the wider R2 network, assess what Community Wealth Building (CWB) and the 5 pillars mean for North Edinburgh and the communities who live and work here. This post will allow the NESSie partners to illustrate, develop, and deliver activities underscoring and embedding the role of the third sector in making CWB work for North Edinburgh.

5 key pillars of Community Wealth Building:

  • Plural ownership of the economy
  • Making financial power work for local places
  • Fair employment and just labour markets
  • Progressive procurement of goods and services
  • Socially productive use of land and property

We are looking for someone who understands Community Wealth Building (CWB) and can help develop this from a community and third sector perspective. The post holder will develop innovative and practical responses that ensure more wealth is generated, circulated and retained across communities and localities in North Edinburgh.

Full information on the role is included in the attached job description.

This vacancy has now closed

Link Up Community Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,299
  • MacMillan Square, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2023


Working in Muirhouse & west Pilton since 2014, North Edinburgh Arts Link Up has developed a unique asset-based community development approach to tackle inequality and disadvantage. It does this by enabling local people to help themselves, each other and their community.

Building on the strengths of our existing partnership on Link Up, North Edinburgh Arts have secured an additional three-year investment to continue to develop our place-based work via the Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund.

This development maintains the original Link Up approach at its core but aims to establish new ways of working in which local people and organisations (public, social, third sector) collaborate to identify and develop sustainable opportunities and solutions to local issues; setting in place long-term changes that contribute to material reductions in poverty and disadvantage in Muirhouse & West Pilton. We seek to make these changes the ‘norm’ rather than part of a cycle of time-limited pilots and projects.

Employed by North Edinburgh Arts and reporting to the Link Up Manager, we are looking for an individual who shares our passion to make a difference and to join our Link Up team. Your focus will be on the continued development of our core Link Up approach (see notes below). You will believe in the need for social change and understand and be committed to the role that grassroots community development can play in delivering this.