Firefly Arts: Chief Executive Officer

Pay: £36,000 – £40,000
Closing date: Mon 17 Jul 2023: 7pm

Firefly Arts seek a p/t (0.8) Chief Executive Officer to lead this vibrant youth arts organisation, providing quality and transformative arts experience for young people across West Lothian.

Applicants should have experience of leading arts, youth, third sector and/or charitable organisations, and have extensive financial management, fundraising, strategic partnership and staff management skills. Creative vision and commitment to quality and inclusive arts practice are also important.

Collaborative practice lies at the heart of Firefly’s ethos. The post-holder will be expected to liaise closely with Firefly’s Artistic Director, and actively support Firefly’s team of skilled arts practitioners, artists and technical specialists. The CEO post will be supported by Firefly’s p/t administrator and bookkeeper.

Known for outstanding quality Firefly is West Lothian’s top provider of accessible drama, film, music, visual arts, dance and creative writing activity for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years.

Their workshops, school, community and training programmes provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore their world and challenge themselves. Their vision is that all young people in West Lothian are confident, creative and resourceful and are skilled up for positive and proactive futures.

This is a p/t 0.8 (30 hours per week) post, based at Howden Park Centre, Livingston. The successful applicant will be required to work occasional evening and weekend hours, and to travel to projects across West Lothian.

The CEO will be required to report regularly to Firefly’s Board of Directors, and comply with funder, OSCR, local authority and Scottish Government guidelines.

A salary of £36,000 to £40,000 per annum pro rata is available, to be negotiated in line with skills and experience.

Applicants should email a CV and letter of application to that outlines their interest in this post, their commitment to youth arts and the wider cultural sector, the skills and qualities that they would bring to Firefly.

For a full job description and more information about Firefly, please visit our website:

Deadline: 7pm, 17 July 2023

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Closing date: Mon 17 Jul 2023: 7pm