Creative Placemaking Project Lead, WHALE Arts Agency


We are looking for a new Creative Placemaking Project Lead to deliver a lasting, transformational, community-led change for Wester Hailes as part of a 36 month project which started in September 2017.

Pivotal to the success of this approach is an innovative new Creative Placemaking role. The postholder will work with local residents in the different neighbourhoods of Wester Hailes to develop and deliver a programme of regular creative activities, one-off events, and participatory public art installations that respond to local assets and aspirations.

The post holder will be taking over from someone who has been in post since the start of the project. Handover time with the current post holder will be built into the induction for the new post holder.

This post is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, ‘Creative, Connected, Community’.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week worked flexibly to meet the demands of the post, including evenings and weekends where required.

Contract Length: Fixed term contract February / March 2019 – September / October 2020

Salary: £24,193

Application Process

Apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching

An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience.

A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description (see our website).

Details of two referees, including at least one previous employer.

Please send these to

Visit our website for the full job description.

Contact Details:

Leah Black, Chief Executive, WHALE Arts Agency, 30 Westburn Grove, Edinburgh, EH14 2SA

0131 458 3267,