Project Manager Equal Media and Culture Centre

  • Full time
  • £35,569.09
  • Hybrid: Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2024

  • Advertised from 8th July 2024


Engender is Scotland’s leading intersectional feminist policy and advocacy organisation. We work to dismantle gender inequality and to secure equal access to power, safety, resources and rights for all women.

The Role

This role will manage the 'Equal Media and Culture Centre Scotland', an initiative that focusses on securing intersectional gender equality in Scotland’s media and cultural landscape. The Centre works to increase accountability around equality within media and cultural institutions through a programme of research development, awareness raising, advocacy, partnership-working, and shared learning.

This project delivers on a recommendation from the First Minister's National Advisory Council for Women and Girls.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience in managing a project including developing a strategy and plan, managing a budget and successful delivery of objectives. They will be confident in research and analysis, and have excellent writing abilities, capable of producing high-quality materials. An understanding of intersectional feminism and a strong commitment to promoting equality are essential.

The role requires knowledge of Scotland's media, culture, and creative industries, coupled with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and stakeholder relationships. We value strategic thinking and the ability to provide vision and direction for initiatives.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are crucial, as is the ability to work collaboratively within a team while also managing independent tasks and multiple priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead research, engagement, and advocacy initiatives promoting intersectional gender equality in Scotland's media, creative, and cultural sectors.
  • Contribute to Engender's policy and advocacy work, particularly related to media and culture.
  • Build effective partnerships and produce high-quality materials for publication.
  • Provide strategic direction and oversee the development of the Equal Media and Culture Centre for Scotland.
  • Manage the Centre's work plan, activities, and outputs in line with an up-to-date theory of change.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in managing projects, including budgeting, planning, and delivering against objectives
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills with the ability to produce high-quality materials
  • Strong understanding of intersectional feminism and commitment to promoting gender equality
  • Knowledge of media, culture, and creative industries in Scotland
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to think strategically and provide vision/direction for initiatives
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in policy/advocacy work, particularly related to gender equality and/or media/culture
  • Experience working in the media, cultural, or creative sectors
  • Experience in public speaking and media engagement
  • Line-management experience

This is a full-time position of 35 hours per week (Engender is currently trialling a 4-day working week. During the trial working hours will be reduced to 30 per week with no impact on salary. The outcome of the trial will determine whether Engender adopts this approach in the longer term.)


  • Competitive salary £35,569.09 (funding is secured until 31st March 2025 with the expectation of continued funding)
  • 39 days annual leave, including bank holidays (36 days pro rata during 4-day week trial)
  • Auto-enrolment into Engender’s pension scheme with 8% employer contribution
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to services and resources to support your wellbeing

Application notes

Deadline for completed applications Monday 19th August at 9am

Anticipated date for interviews is Thursday 29th August

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