City of Design Vacancies

These vacancies are now closed.

Dundee is looking for two key individuals to help implement the city’s next phase as a UNESCO City of Design

and also to work on other strategic initiatives including the Place Partnership and the new Cultural Strategy.

Stewart Murdoch, chair of UNESCO City of Design Dundee and Dundee’s‎ Director of Leisure and Communities, said: “Winning the title as the UK’s first ever UNESCO City of Design was a huge achievement for Dundee, and now we’re getting ready for the serious work of delivering on this title.

“Being a UNESCO City of Design is a lifelong title for Dundee and it’s something we want to use to accelerate the city’s regeneration, helping to deliver public services that meet the needs and challenges of our citizens, and raising aspirations of the young people across all our communities.

“To do that we need a great team and these new jobs of Programme Co-ordinator and Desk Officer will be absolutely key to making that happen.

“The successful candidates will work alongside enthusiastic, highly skilled professionals from Dundee City Council, Creative Dundee, Abertay University and the University of Dundee, as well as our many cultural and public sector partners across the city.

“We know that hundreds of superb graduates complete their studies in Dundee each year from our two universities and college, and we’re looking forward to lots of local applications as well as interest from further afield as people increasingly see Dundee as a great place to life and work.”

For more information, please see the job descriptions:

Programme Co-ordinator (City of Design and Place Partnership) – To manage, and co-ordinate the programme of activities of the UNESCO City of Design and Place Partnership in Dundee including planning, promotion, development and financial control. 

Desk Officer (City of Design) – To provide admin support for all tasks associated with the administration and support functions, including typing, correspondence, records management, website updates, and databases, to ensure the maintenance of accurate records.

The deadline for both posts is: Friday 1st May 2015.

For further reading we would suggest visiting the following sites:
Dundee City of Design website: www.dundeecityofdesign.com and

Dundee’s Cultural Strategy: www.dundeepartnership.co.uk/content/other-documents-learning-and-culture