Advocacy Lead

  • Part time
  • £34,300 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Scotland
  • Closing 31st July 2024

  • Advertised from 9th July 2024
  • 0.8 FTE £27,440.


Scotland’s membership organisation and sector support body for the performing arts is seeking to recruit a passionate, skilled and dedicated new staff team, including an Advocacy Lead.

This is a time of immense challenge, change, renewal, and opportunity. Working with FST, you’ll play a vital role in the future of this essential part of the cultural sector, as we support and champion the performing arts.

The Advocacy Lead will have a background in one or more of the following: public affairs, advocacy, public relations, communications, or Government affairs. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, they will develop and implement a comprehensive advocacy plan to raise the profile of Scottish theatre, dance, and opera, ensure the needs of the sector are effectively communicated to decision-makers, and drive the progression of the plan to have a demonstrable and positive impact on the sector’s visibility, value, and resources.

They will work across five key areas:

  • Research and policy development
  • Stakeholder and member engagement
  • Advocacy planning and activity
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • External communications

Application notes

Comprehensive recruitment packs, including detailed job descriptions, and application forms, are available to download from our website:

Before applying, if you would like to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Fiona Sturgeon Shea, Chief Executive Officer (details below.)

For further information, please contact (Fiona Sturgeon Shea), or call 07874869899, or visit

The deadline is Wednesday 31 July 2024 at 12:00.

Interviews will be held between Monday 19 August and Friday 30 August 2024.