Advocacy Lead

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


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

Role

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:

scottishtheatre.org/about/join-our-team

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.sturgeonshea@scottishtheatre.org (Fiona Sturgeon Shea), or call 07874869899, or visit scottishtheatre.org

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

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