Job Opportunity: PiPA Scotland Manager

Hours: 21 hours per week, remote/ home-working, flexible

Renumeration: £30,000 pro-rata

Contract: 10 month Fixed Term Contract (with potential to become permanent), PAYE

Start Date: Mid November 2021

Reporting to: PiPA CEO Anna Ehnold-Danailov

Application Deadline: 9am Tuesday 26th October

Zoom Interview Dates: w/c 8th and w/c 15th November

About the Role

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) seeks a Programme Manager to deliver our work in Scotland, in partnership with the Federation of Scottish Theatre and funded by Creative Scotland.

Building on our existing network in Scotland, this role will lead on strategic business and operational development for PiPA’s work in Scotland, developing new relationships and strengthening existing partnerships. The goal of this project is to establish PiPA as a support organisation for the Scottish performing arts sector and to increase the engagement in the PiPA Charter Programme across the region.

You will take a major role in shaping the future direction of the work needed to support the Scottish performing arts network and wider creative community on its way to becoming more family friendly. Key areas of focus include implementing and progressing the development of a new PiPA pilot programme, recruiting and supporting organisations to participate, capturing their learning and key trends and shaping the future rollout of the programme. You will also be instrumental in generating new revenues and seeking funding opportunities that can help support PiPA’s work in Scotland to ensure the continuation and sustainability of PiPA Scotland beyond the initial 10 months.

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.

25 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays (pro-rata)

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 background; D/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.)

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 She can arrange a phone or video call to take down your answers.

Bryony is not involved in the applicant selection process and 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.

Application Materials

Job Descriptions Application Forms Equality and Diversity Monitoring Forms
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Job Description (EPuB) Application Form (EPuB) Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form (EPuB)
Job Description (Audio)