Welcome from Robert Wilson

Thank you for your interest in the position of Chief Executive Officer of Creative Scotland.

It is a privilege to serve as Chair of Creative Scotland, to celebrate and champion the vibrant cultural scene that belongs to Scotland.  Since my appointment in February 2018, it has been an honour to work with colleagues from across all aspects of the sector, and with an extremely dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable staff team; committed to delivering vital support for artists, creative people and organisations across Scotland. 

We are Scotland’s national public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.  We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

Since it was formed in 2010, Creative Scotland has played an instrumental role in furthering the development and successful growth of the sector, and there is much of which to be proud.  However, following feedback, we recognise that there is still much to do.

I commissioned a review of our organisation to help shape the future of our approach and I am confident of the changes that we have worked hard to make, to ensure confidence in Creative Scotland as a trusted and intelligent funder and development body.

I believe this to be both an important and an exciting time to lead Creative Scotland. You will work closely with myself as Chair and with the rest of the Board, and with artists, creative businesses, staff colleagues, central and local government, partners across the sectors, the media and the Scottish public.

We are seeking an exceptional individual who will pursue collaboration and results, and bring significant organisational, visionary and cultural leadership to ensure Creative Scotland continues to place creativity at the heart of the nation.

If you believe you can deliver what we need, I hope you find that the accompanying information pack provides all the information you require for your application.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Robert Wilson
Chair of Creative Scotland