Media release: Recruitment begins for director of Screen at Screen Scotland


TODAY, Wednesday 13 February 2019, Screen Scotland launches a recruitment process to appoint a director of Screen.

Screen Scotland was launched in August 2018 as the new dedicated partnership for Scotland’s screen industries, delivering enhanced support for all aspects of the sector.

Working with Isabel Davis, executive director at Screen Scotland, the successful candidate will lead the delivery of Screen Scotland’s strategy to drive forward the development and growth of the sector and their markets.

Isabel Davis, executive director, Screen Scotland, said: “The newly-enhanced investment for Scotland’s screen industry doubles our overall spend on screen to £20million and our plans for increased world class film and TV studio facilities make this a very exciting time for Scotland.

“I’m seeking to build our capabilities and the director of Screen is a critical leadership role to support on matters relating to film and television work across development, production, distribution, exhibition, audience development, skills and talent development and screen commission activities.

“You’ll be instrumental in furthering the development and successful growth of the sector nationally and internationally.  You’ll have extensive experience in policy and external affairs and as a natural relationship builder, you’ll be able to manage effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across government, private and voluntary sectors.

“If you’re as excited as we are to join our organisation during an unprecedented commitment to screen by the Scottish Government, and through the National Lottery, then I am keen to hear from you!”

Full details about the job and how to apply are available here:

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 3 March 2019.


Notes for editors:

Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. With £20 million from Scottish Government and the National Lottery, Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of all aspects of the sector in Scotland, through enhanced funding, services and support. Screen Scotland sits within Creative Scotland and is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, working in close collaboration with the sector to ensure its success.  @screenscots

Media contact:

Eilidh Walker

Media relations and PR officer, Screen Scotland

T: 00 44 (0)131 523 0019

M: 00 44 (0)7545 402 064

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