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North East Culture Collective Coordinator - VR/22842

Status: Temporary
Location: Woodside, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/22842
Rate: £30,504 to £33,217

Be At The Heart Of A Cultural Collective Spearheading Recovery in the North East.


This is a pivotal leadership role within the North East Culture Collective (NECC) programme.


This pilot programme is a sea-change in commissioning cultural activities. It will empower communities to confidently take control of commissioning their own cultural programmes and support creative practitioners shape and inform our COVID-19 recovery, exploring and expanding the positive role that arts and culture can play in society.


Leading the operational aspects of this initiative, which will re-connect neighbours, re-establish confidence, grow skills, combat isolation and improve health and wellbeing, you will:


  • Oversee all aspects of the NECC programme and be the conduit between communities, creative practitioners, NECC project board and Culture Aberdeen.
  • Lead on communication and engagement with communities who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
  • Oversee all aspects of monitoring, evaluation and reporting, to include the operational budget and a financial sustainability plan for the programme.
  • Establish strategic links with relevant agencies and organisations locally and nationally, to ensure the impact of the NECC programme is shared and celebrated.


This role requires a leader with business insight, project management expertise and creative passion.


Business insight: Running this project like a small business you’ll be required to provide a high standard of line management; develop strategic relationships; implement processes and procedures; make operational and financial decisions; develop an effective governance process; monitor progress and make trusted recommendations to the NECC project board. 

Project management: Apply your skills, knowledge and experience to achieve the NECC project objectives and deliver activities within the agreed timescale and budget. Engage people and partners in a collaborative spirit, focusing on shared outcomes and re-energising community spaces.

Creative passion: Demonstrate that you are a dynamic advocate for the role that arts and culture plays in society and the role it can play in the recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


To appreciate the full scope of this innovative role, request a candidate pack from Emma Hunter.

It includes the detailed job specification along with supporting background information about the NECC programme and how it contributes to Culture Aberdeen’s vision for the city. In addition to being clearer about whether this opportunity is right for you, this information will support your application and subsequent interview preparation.

This post is for a fixed term of 18 months, with the opportunity to extend.

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