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Reference:1448 

Remuneration:non-remunerated 

Location:Edinburgh, City of 

Closing date:18 May 2018 at midday 

Do you want to help launch an exciting new Creative Scotland Screen initiative?


Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works, studies or visits here.  The organisation distributes funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery with an annual budget of around £80m and a staff team of more than 100 people.


The Scottish Government is seeking to appoint Board members to help Creative Scotland in the delivery of the ambitions set out in its 10 Year Plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, to the benefit of the arts and culture and to the people of Scotland as a whole.  The current Board comprises 9 members led by Chair, Robert Wilson.


We are seeking to appoint up to 3 people with experience in screen (film and/or television) to join the Board and to work effectively with the rest of the Board and the Chief Executive, Janet Archer, her leadership team and her team of dedicated, committed and experienced staff.  A further recruitment round will be held next year to fill other Board vacancies.


The Board members will play a key role in making strategic decisions on the delivery of Creative Scotland’s statutory functions, overseeing its effective governance, financial accountability and its delivery of value as a public body, in line with Scottish Government and Ministerial priorities. They will contribute to the delivery of the Screen Unit by Creative Scotland and its partners, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. The successful candidates must be highly effective collaborators, influencers and communicators, with experience in screen (film and/or television). 


This are high profile positions in Scottish public life and they offer an opportunity to make a significant and positive difference to Scotland’s creative life, society and economy. As such, we encourage applications from individuals who feel they have the knowledge, experience, energy and dynamism to successfully fulfil the demands of these roles.


You must be able to demonstrate the following personal qualities, skills and experience:


* Screen (film and/or television) experience


* Challenging the views of others in a constructive and supportive way


* Seeing the ‘bigger picture’


* Communicating effectively


* Knowledge/understanding of equalities


The Scottish Government is providing an additional £10m to support Scotland’s Screen sector bringing the total funding for screen to £20m in 2018/19. The Screen Unit proposal sets out a shared vision, and ambitious targets for the Scottish screen sector to double production spend and increase Scottish company growth over a period of five years, from a baseline which has already grown significantly over the past decade.


The selection panel welcomes applications from people with experience in screen (film and/or television). As such the selection criteria includes one essential criterion on screen, which reflects Creative Scotland’s leadership role in enhancing Scotland’s screen industry. All candidate must also meet the other four General skills & personal qualities.


As a lottery distributor and public funder, Creative Scotland is committed to addressing diversity in film and television, as outlined in our review of equalities, diversity and inclusion in Scotland’s screen sector, Equality Matters (2017) and elsewhere. Equality Matters drew attention to the under-representation of people with protected characteristics in the sector. In 2016 Creative Scotland carried out a Screen Equalities Survey which highlighted a number of additional barriers experienced by people working in the screen sector. These included economic limitations, gender, and parental responsibilities for women in particular.


A proactive approach to increasing diversity can improve screen projects creatively, fuelling innovation and creativity, and engaging audiences through a wider range of stories, perspectives and experiences. It can also benefit projects commercially, attracting wider audiences and generating greater revenues. Creative Scotland believes that true representation both on and off screen is vital for the sustainability and equity of the screen sector.


We are keen to attract applicants from under-represented groups, and who understand the barriers to entry and progression within the screen sector through lived experience.


Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.


Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the work of Creative Scotland.


Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.


Remuneration:  Members’ appointments for Creative Scotland are non-remunerated.  The appointment is not pensionable.  All reasonable receipted dependant-carer expenses, including childcare, and for support required helping you carry out your duties effectively will also be reimbursed where applicable.


Time commitment:  At present the anticipated time commitment for Board members is 1 day per monthon Board business, including attending events though members are welcome to spend as much additional time as they wish on Board business. There will also be periods when pressure of business will require additional time.


Appointment details:  Scottish Ministers determine the length of appointments for Board appointments.  Appointments are normally for a four year term, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum combined length of eight years.


Location:  We are seeking applications from people working in screen who are ordinarily based in UK/Scotland.  Creative Scotland has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Its headquarters are located in Edinburgh.  Board meetings alternate between Edinburgh and Glasgow with occasional meetings held in locations across Scotland.  If attendance at meetings in person is not possible, it may be possible to take part using Skype, video conferencing or by telephone on an exceptional basis.


The closing date for applications is: Friday 18 May 2018 at midday.


Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are contained in the person specification, which forms part of the application information pack.


Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the work of Creative Scotland.


Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.


Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.


 


 

Application Information

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