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We are recruiting a Development Manager for Film Access Scotland

Fantastic new Job opportunity to support and build the film access sector in Scotland

Posted 1st October

Film Access Scotland are seeking to recruit a Development Manager to support and grow the moving image and media access sector in Scotland.

Film Access Scotland is a sector development organisation which represents leading moving image and media access organisations working with young people and the wider community across Scotland.

Film Access Scotland was founded in November 2013 to facilitate consultation and representation at strategic level and to ensure that the moving image and media access sector receives the recognition and resources it needs to deliver access and participation for all. Diversity, inclusion, equality, opportunity and creativity are at the heart of all Film Access Scotland members. The current consortium members are GMAC Film (Glasgow), Screen Education Edinburgh (Edinburgh), Station House Media Unit (Aberdeen), Media Education (Edinburgh), Plantation Productions (Glasgow) and Voice of My Own (Borders).

In 2018 the consortium underwent a development process resulting in the publication towards the end of 2019 of its Strategic Plan & Action Plan 2019-‑2021. Having secured funding from Creative Scotland for a two-year period, Film Access Scotland appointed Natalie Usher as Chief Executive in January 2020 and is now recruiting a Development Manager to support the work of the Chief Executive in delivering the Strategic Plan.

Film Access Scotland also supports the delivery of the FANS Youth Film Festival ( which celebrates the work of Film Access Scotland members, other sector organisations and the young people they work with.

Development Manager, Film Access Scotland

Supporting the FAS Chief Executive, you will work as part of the Film Access Scotland team to co-ordinate and manage delivery of the actions set out in the Strategic Plan from an operational perspective.

You will support the Chief Executive in enhancing the strategic presence of the moving image and media access sector and play a key role in improving the national infrastructure, including governance and membership development.

You will be a dynamic advocate for the sector, contributing to the organisation’s marketing and communications plan, and will be instrumental in the development of a sustainable sector, by working alongside the CEO and member organisations to develop a sustainable financial strategy, including securing both contracted and grant income.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years with the possibility of a new contract beyond this period.

In order to apply for the position, please complete the application form in a word document and email to or print out and post to Chrissie Simpson, Film Access Scotland, c/o Station House Media Unit, Station Road, Woodside, Aberdeen AB24 2WB.

Click here for the full Job Description, read the Film Access Scotland Strategic Plan here and for any other information please email

Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 25th October 2020. We will let you know of the outcome of your application as soon as we can, but please bear with us; the current COVID-19 situation is affecting our working patterns which means it may take us longer than normal to review and shortlist candidates and communicate with all applicants.

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