Full Time Creative Development Worker sought for Lincluden and Lochside

We are looking for an amazing person from Dumfries to do an amazing job for their community – this is a lifechanging opportunity for someone! #GwanYersel


Creative Futures Lincluden and Lochside (CF+LL) is an exciting and innovative new project which will use creativity and local history to provide opportunities for people living within the Lochside & Lincluden areas of North West Dumfries to develop their skills, develop their local area, increase their opportunities, improve their quality of life, connect with one another, try out new experiences, and thrive as a community.

To achieve this we are looking to recruit, support and upskill a locally based arts+community practitioner to lead, co-ordinate and embed Creative Futures L+L and its activity, making it sustainable beyond the lifetime of its 4 year funded period. Our Creative Development Worker will be someone with great potential and some relevant experience. During the first introductory year, they will receive intensive expert support and on the job training: our Accelerated Apprenticeship. After successful completion of which, from Year 2 to 4 they will assume full leadership of the Creative Futures activities.


Key facts:

  • The post will be recruited from people living in the local area (Dumfries-wide – with weighting for NW Dumfries)
  • The post is guaranteed for at least 3.5 years
  • The first year will be an ‘Accelerated Apprenticeship’ foundation year for the successful applicant with intensive support from two highly experienced professionals from The Stove Network – support will be in ‘community development’ and ‘arts development’
  • Year 1 Salary will begin at £16,000 as you undertake your Accelerated Apprenticeship foundation year
  • Year 2 – 4, after successfully completing your Apprenticeship, your salary will increase to £22,000 as you take on more responsibilities, and will lead the project.

Deadline for applications 27th November (details of application process in Job Description – download below)

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Contact – The Stove on 01387 252435 or

Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund’s Our Place programme a 4 year programme of community-led arts and heritage creative activity based in the heart of Lochside & Lincluden, to which everyone is invited and will be supported to be involved. A physical base for the project will be established within NW Dumfries at Lincluden Community Centre.