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Head of Workforce and Resilience

Head of Workforce and Resilience
Location: Edinburgh / Hybrid
Salary: £45,331 – £55,584 plus benefits

Museums Galleries Scotland are an independent charity and the National Development Body for Scotland’s Museum Sector. They are leading the way for the delivery of Scotland’s Museums and Galleries Strategy 2023-2030, which aims to bring the sector together to build a more sustainable and inclusive future. They also provide support for 450 museums and galleries through the provision of advice, development of workforce and advocacy.

The vision of Museums Galleries Scotland is to connect Scotland’s museums and galleries and to allow them to be thriving and resilient organisations, which are accessible and inclusive to all. They do this by being committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation, by changing how they work and identifying how actions can contribute to structural racism. MGS has also made the commitment to prioritise climate action across the organisation.

The Head of Workforce and Resilience is both an internal and external facing role, which provides a strategic lead for the organisational culture and resilience activities of Museums Galleries Scotland and actively promote a values-based culture. The postholder will be responsible for corporate governance and finance and risk and will report to and collaborate with the Audit and Risk Committee. They will also act as Head of Centre, overseeing the MGS Skills Academy and will advocate on behalf of the centre. As part of the executive team, the successful candidate will work with senior managers to provide collaborative leadership and will support the Chief Executive Officer, work with the Board and the wider SMT.

The new Head of Workforce and Resilience will be experienced in leading organisational change and will be able to demonstrate collaborative leadership with effective working and decision making at a strategic level. They will have a background of leading high-performance teams and will have strategic finance skills including budget setting and forecasting and presenting financial information. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will bring energy and enthusiasm to the role, be an innovative thinker and a self-starter. Candidates do not need to have knowledge of the museums sector, but they should be passionate about sharing experiences and advocate of a learning organisation.

For a confidential discussion about the post please contact Catriona Mackie or Danielle Cairney at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Further information on the role, the process and how to apply is available at

Closing date: Monday 24th July.