Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland for 44 years.
We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers. Wasps currently houses 1000 creative people, including 33 arts charities and 47 creative businesses across 20 locations, from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Islands. Their work, in turn, touches the lives of thousands of people across Scotland and beyond.
Wasps’ activities support the regeneration of communities across Scotland. We redevelop redundant, historic buildings and convert them into essential facilities for artists and creative industries, improving the heritage and economy of the communities in which they are based.
Wasps supports our creative community with an arts enterprise programme, including exhibition, workshop and residencies opportunities, along with professional development support, delivered across our eight galleries and two residency spaces. Wasps is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise, and proud to support the largest cultural community in Scotland.
Wasps is looking for two Receptionists to provide reception and front of house support for our newest facility, Inverness Creative Academy. A vital role for the smooth running of the building.
Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland for 42 years. We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers and home to Scotland’s largest cultural community. Wasps currently houses 1000 creative people, including 33 arts charities and 47 creative businesses across 20 locations, from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Islands.
We will shortly expand our offer by opening our latest creative building, Inverness Creative Academy. We now seek to recruit a key member of staff to join our team and be based in Inverness to deliver reception services.
This new facility is a £7.2m project which has seen the transformation of the former Inverness Royal Academy, Midmills, Category B Listed buildings in the centre of the northern capital. The facility will be home to 32 artist studios over two levels, along with office space for 54 creative industries, a café, artists’ workshop and gallery spaces, meeting rooms and exhibition spaces. This is the first creative facility of its kind in Inverness. Wasps seeks to provide a welcoming, professionally managed facility for tenants and visitors alike. We therefore seek a Receptionist as a key role within the organisation to fulfil this need in Inverness.
Wasps is committed to recruiting based on merit, and to the principles of equality and diversity in our staff appointments. We highly value the benefits of having different points of view and experiences in our staff team. Accordingly, Wasps welcomes and treats equally the applications from minority groups relating to – but not limited to – race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender, age and physical limitation.
About the Role
The Receptionists will report to the Building’s Property Manager and will first and foremost provide reception and front of house support for Inverness Creative Academy. As first point of contact for companies and visitors, the receptionist is a vital role for the smooth running of Inverness Creative Academy.
The rate of pay is £12,350 per annum for working initially 25 hours per week. This annual rate equates to an hourly rate of £9.50 and the post holder will be paid for actual hours worked (including any additional hours).
Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) is registered as a Scottish charity under Scottish Charity No. SC029210 and as a limited company under Company Registration No. SC278156. Its registered office is at 41 Miller Street, Glasgow.