Job Opportunities

We currently have 3 opportunities to join the team at Moniack Mhor.

Centre Manager 

£25,000 – £28,000 FTE  depending on experience 

This is a permanent position 

35 hours per week including evenings and weekends 

The Centre Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing the day to day running of Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre.  The post holder will be responsible for ensuring visiting students and tutors receive a high-quality visitor experience. 

When courses are running you will be required to undertake some hosting duties and provide support for the smooth running of the course to ensure an excellent experience for participants and tutors alike. 

You will manage all financial aspects of the centre including budget management and cashflow and ensure financial reporting and auditing is carried out accurately and in a timely way. 

Leading the front of house team, you will be responsible for employee recruitment, planning of rotas, employee performance, and development in conjunction with the Centre Director. 

You will have responsibility for preparing reports and papers for the quarterly Board meetings, and ensure the centre meets all quality, health & safety, HR, and legal obligations through effective implementation of policy and processes. 

Given the varied responsibilities of this role, we are seeking someone who has a good track record in leading and managing the customer service, people, financial and operational aspects of an organisation.  You will have experience of leading and motivating a team, working creatively and flexibly in a demanding environment. 

In addition, candidates need to have excellent communication skills, be able to work collaboratively and be comfortable working with changing demands.

Excellent planning and organisational skills alongside a flexible approach are essential due to the demands of the role.  You need to be physically fit to undertake manual activity as you will be required to help out on courses which may involve lifting and carrying heavy boxes, food trays or moving furniture, and cleaning when required.  You will need to have a full clean driving licence and access to a car.   

You will need to work flexibly and outside normal office hours including taking a shared role in unexpected call outs and undertaking evening and weekend work as necessary for the smooth running of Moniack Mhor. 

For more information and for details about how to apply, please download the information pack here: 

Centre Manager Information Pack 151121


Centre Assistant 

£17,000 – £20,000 FTE depending on experience 

This is a permanent position 

12 – 14 hours per week over 2 days which may include weekends (update 9th Nov 2021 – There is scope for the post holder to expand hours over (up to a four day working week) and above those stated in the job description. This can be discussed prior to application if necessary)

The Centre Assistant will be responsible for the practical aspects of course facilitation and will share with the Course Facilitator, Centre Manager and wider staff team, the duties of hosting courses. 

You will work with a course facilitator to plan menus and snacks each week and prepare and serve snacks, beverages and meals to visitors as required.

Responsibilities also include undertaking domestic duties, ordering provisions and minimising food wastage through effective systems.  You will need to ensure the kitchen is organised, clean, safe, and hygienic at all times and will assist with meal preparation. 

You will ensure the security, safety and comfort of all course students, tutors, visitors, and staff and will play a key role in creating a welcoming atmosphere for all. 

We are seeking someone who has experience in a hospitality environment and has a full range of practical and domestic skills, including menu planning, food preparation and baking, plus basic household maintenance.  

You need to be comfortable communicating with people and working collaboratively. 

You need to be physically fit to undertake manual activity as you will be required to lift and carry heavy boxes, food trays or move furniture, make beds, clean the accommodation and occasional gardening duties. You will have a full clean driving licence and access to a car.  You will need to be able to use IT systems for food ordering, menu planning and other associated administrative duties and will be required to undertake any necessary training in first aid, food hygiene and health & safety regulations. 

You will need to work flexibly and outside normal office hours. 

For more information and for details about how to apply, please download the information pack here: 

Centre Assistant Information Pack 151121

Communications Co-ordinator 

£21,000 – £24,000 FTE depending on experience 

This is a permanent position 

14 hours per week 

The Communications Co-Ordinator is required to support the delivery of the Marketing Plan by undertaking all marketing and communication activities through digital and print media in order to raise the profile of Moniack Mhor to a wide range of stakeholder audiences. 

You will be required to develop relationships with media and community partners and agencies in order to promote our events and services.  This will include co-ordinating media requests, writing and publishing our website, blog, and newsletter content as well as creating publicity material using in-design. 

You will need to maintain our organisation’s social media accounts and provide accurate reports and analysis on our marketing activity and related bookings. 

This role is responsible for overseeing all our communication channels, preparing marketing and PR material, and ensuring Moniack Mhor events and courses are well publicised to ensure they are wherever possible fully booked. 

You may also need to support the Centre team with general running of the centre so flexibility and a willingness to support the wider team is essential. 

Our ideal candidate will be experienced in providing promotion, marketing and communications activity ideally in a creative environment.  You will have experience of developing innovative communication methods that support the development of services and activities.  You will need to be familiar with a range of social media channels and have experience in managing a website and using data management software. 

You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, be incredibly well organised and able to manage multiple activities and projects at any one time with minimum supervision.  Alongside this you need to be able to work under pressure, and to tight deadlines so a flexible and adaptable approach is essential. 

A competent user of IT, particularly Microsoft Office suite and online content management systems is needed. 

A key aspect of this role will be utilising your knowledge of the Scottish Literary Sector, and to find  creative and high impact ways of delivering communication to the organisation’s stakeholders and audiences. 

You will need to work flexibly and outside normal office hours and a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is necessary. 

For more information and for details about how to apply, please download the information pack here: 

Communications Coordinator Information Pack 151121


If you want to know more about any of these roles: 

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.  

All vacancies are based at Moniack Mhor. 

Please email completed applications, along with our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form to: 

The closing date for applications has now been extended to 5pm Thursday 25th November 2021 

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 6 December 2021 

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