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Top job! Director

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £50,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2024

  • Advertised from 26th February 2024
  • Salary depending on experience.


The Saltire Society is seeking a Director who can lead on all aspects of the management of the charity. The key priority will be the development and implementation of a major fundraising campaign to ensure the long-term viability of the Saltire Society. A wide knowledge of Scottish arts and culture is expected.

A full job description and further information is available from the website at This is a full-time post, but the Society is prepared to be flexible with regard to hours and aspects of the job description in order to secure the right candidate.

The Saltire Society is one of Scotland’s leading supporters of culture. For over 85 years we have been committed to every part of Scottish life, from social housing and literature to public art and emerging creatives. Today, the Saltire Society upholds its founding principles of inspiring culture and provoking responsible debate for contemporary Scotland. The Society has a broad international outlook and is not affiliated with any political party.

We work for Scotland. With our awards programme we reward excellence in literature, publishing, housing and art in public places. Through the Outstanding Women of Scotland community, we work to promote the contributions of women in Scotland. With the Fletcher of Saltoun Awards, we celebrate the contributions of individuals working in Arts and Humanities, Science, and Public Life.

The Saltire Society acts as a catalyst to make things happen in Scotland. We work to champion the best new ideas and help bring them to fruition. We host events, such as our annual Fletcher Lecture, support the work of other organisations and offer funding through our bursaries.

Application notes

Applications should be made by letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the post of Director of the Saltire Society and can be accompanied by a CV ( no longer than 2 pages ) highlighting relevant aspects of your professional career.

Applications should be submitted by email to by 5.00pm on Monday 4 March 2024.

Interviews are to be held on Wednesday 20th March 2024 in Edinburgh.