Tortoise in a Nutshell: Community Coordinator

Pay: £27,000 pro rata
Closing date: Wed 3 Apr 2024: 5pm

A key role in the Tortoise in a Nutshell core team, focused on planning and delivering all aspects of their Creative Engagement programme.

The primary focus of the Community Coordinator, working in close collaboration with the organisation’s Co-Directors and Producer, will be to explore, adapt and deliver all elements of TiaN’s community engagement practice.

The Community Coordinator’s responsibilities will be divided between project coordination tasks and in person delivery and training. The Community Coordinator will act as co-lead on project operational tasks, working as part of a small, collegiate, team with the company’s Co-Directors and Producer, to plan, shape and coordinate all elements of TiaN’s community engagement programme. It’s anticipated that this will include both production related and standalone participatory projects, consisting of workshops and specific outcome focussed community creation work.

The Community Coordinator will also act in the role of in person delivery, creating and leading workshops with community groups from a variety of backgrounds and in a range of locations. Additional workshop leaders will be recruited through-out the period of the Community Coordinators tenure. These individuals will be line managed by the Community Coordinator and when appropriate will receive training and delivery support from the Community Coordinator.

Tortoise in a Nutshell is a highly collaborative, motivated, and passionate organisation. Although small in size, it produces impactful projects in both participatory and performance settings, and has grown a hard-earned reputation for excellence. As the charity moves into a new phase of working, the role of Community Coordinator offers the chance to make a significant impact at an organisation delivering high-calibre work across Scotland and internationally.

For a full role description, person specification and details on how to apply please email

Fee: £27,000 pro rata
Term: Part-time. 18 months fixed term, with a view to extending to permanent position pending further funding.
Hours of Work: 14 hours, 0.4 FTE

For further information, please contact (Arran Howie), call 0131 6050127 or visit

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Closing date: Wed 3 Apr 2024: 5pm