Job Opportunity: PiPA Scotland Programme Manager

Contract type: Part time, fixed-term contract, initially for a period of 10 months with potential to become a permanent position

Location: Scotland based, homeworking
Some travel within Scotland will be required - travel expenses will be covered by PiPA

Salary: £30,000 per annum, pro-rata 

Hours of Work: 21 hours per week, worked flexible

Holidays: 25 days annual leave (pro rata) plus eight public holidays, pro-rated to hours worked plus four additional days annual office closure between Christmas and New Year 

Start date: As soon as possible 

Pension: Nest pension scheme, 3% employer contribution 

Other Benefits: Laptop, technical equipment and IT support provided. All PiPA related travel expenses are covered by the Charity 

Application Deadline: Monday 19 September 2022, 12 noon. Applications received after 12 noon on the deadline date will not be accepted. 

Zoom Interview Dates: It is intended that initial interviews will take place on Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 September 2022. 

About the Role

PiPA is looking for a dynamic, well organised, and enthusiastic individual to drive, deliver, and sell our ground-breaking Programmes to Music, Dance, Opera and Theatre organisations in Scotland. 

The main purpose of this role is to: 

  • Build and manage relationships with employers in order to engage them with PiPA’s Programmes  
  • Create a Programme pipeline, delivering against sales targets  
  • Create, develop, and use the PiPA tools and knowledge bank to inform and advise employers on how to develop family friendly working practises across all departments and contract types  
  • Communicate ‘evidence for change’ to employers, in order to influence key Stakeholders and increase awareness of the challenges facing parents and carers, and the strategies to overcome them  
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the Programmes on organisations 

Our mission is to promote best practice employment and support for parents and carers in the performing arts sector by working collaboratively with the industry to develop and implement the PiPA Best Practice Charter and other strategies for change, by data collection, research, and lobbying. 

In return we proactively promote work-life balance, offer 25 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays (pro-rated to hours worked) and provide a high degree of flexibility and autonomy in the role.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a small, ambitious, and committed team within a supportive and flexible working environment to make a real difference for parents and carers working in the Scottish performing arts sector. Although this role is conducted remotely, the PiPA Scotland Manager must be Scotland-based. This Scotland project will intersect with PiPA’s current research projects investigating how protected characteristics intersect with caring responsibilities, and the challenges faced by parents and carers in Music and Dance. We are particularly keen on hearing from applicants with protected characteristics and/or a music, dance or opera background.

Next Steps

PiPA welcomes applications from everyone regardless of their age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability or nationality. We respect and value what everyone can bring to PiPA. Diversity of experience, thought and voice adds immeasurable strength to our team, so we will take these factors into account when making appointment decisions.

We are keen to hear from people from underrepresented groups in the performing arts (including people who are Black, Asian, Dual Heritage or from an Ethnically diverse backgroundD/deaf & Disabled people; people who are from lower socio-economic backgrounds; and/or people with caring responsibilities, or any other under-represented backgrounds in the performing arts sector.)

Due to the nature of our upcoming projects, PiPA would also be interested in hearing from candidates with backgrounds in Opera, Music, Dance or Theatre. 

PiPA enables and empowers parents and carers. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements.

PiPA is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a more diverse and flexible workforce. Our application materials are available in a range of accessible formats, and we accept audio and/or video applications as well as written. If you require application materials in alternative format, please don’t hesitate to contact Additionally, if you are unable to complete the Application & Monitoring forms in the given written format, please email  Ali, our Operations Manager, can arrange a phone or video call to take down your answers.

All monitoring form discussions will be kept strictly confidential.


PiPA enables and empowers parents and carers. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements.

To apply for this position please submit the following to

  • Completed Application form.
  • Completed Monitoring form.
  • A video, audio or written statement outlining your relevant experience to date which will enable you to deliver the areas within this role, and why you would like to work with PiPA. Written statement should be no more than 2 pages, and video/audio responses no longer than 5 minutes. A strong application will directly address how your experience to date matches the points within the ‘Required Experience and Desirable Skills’ section.
  • An up to date CV.

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