Scots Music Group (SMG) is an Edinburgh-based charitable organisation providing a programme of traditional music classes and events for adults.

Location: SMG’s office is located at Holy Corner, Edinburgh

Working Hours: 18 hours per week, core days Tuesday – Thursday, flexitime, some evening and weekend working

Contract Type: Permanent Part-time

Salary: £26,265 per annum (pro rata)

Benefits: Pension and 31 days holiday (pro rata)

Job Purpose:

The Development Worker will manage, develop and sustain SMG’s charitable operations in line with board requirements and organisational aims.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Manage, organise & develop SMG’s successful traditional music programme of classes and events (e.g. ceilidhs, concerts, stramashes.)
  • Manage office staff, tutors & volunteers as required
  • Manage the day to day operation of the accounting, financial & IT systems
  • Provide input into SMG strategy and policies
  • Maintain close liaison with SMG board, including preparing regular reports and attending SMG Board meetings.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Good knowledge of and links with traditional music & music education
  • Good oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT awareness and knowledge of online event booking/finance systems
  • Team player, with experience of managing a team
  • Current Driving Licence.

For more information, please contact Edna Wilson (SMG chair) at

For applications, please send your CV and a covering email to Edna Wilson.

Closing Date for applications is 28 February 2020