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Development and Evaluation Manager

Apply to be our new Development and Evaluation Manager – deadline Monday 22nd November 2021 at midnight.


We are currently seeking to recruit a Development and Evaluation Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Development function in a full-time role at a time when Drake Music Scotland is re-shaping its future plans with a more ambitious disabled artist-led artistic programme and growing opportunities for disabled musicians at all stages of development. The post-holder will play a crucial part in communicating this new vision to our stakeholders. The successful candidate will manage our fundraising portfolio, with opportunities to contribute to the wider strategic development of the organisation through our marketing and communications activity.  You will work with the team to implement new data collection and evaluation processes.

Drake Music Scotland is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome all applicants including those who are disabled or have long-term health conditions or are from other Protected Characteristic groups. We will offer a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants with the required qualifications and experience. Although the post is advertised as full time, we are willing to consider proposals for other working arrangements that might suit you such as alternative working hours and part time working. If you have a keen interest in the post and have questions about it, the Chief Executive Thursa Sanderson is happy to discuss them with you. To arrange a call please contact us by email or phone – see below.


How to Apply
This Recruitment Pack is available here, below, and also by email or by phoning the Drake Music Scotland office. Please read through the role responsibilities and person specification in this document carefully including the Detailed Job Description. If you have a disability or long-term health condition, childcare responsibilities or are affected by any other factors such as a poor internet connection that may make the recruitment process more challenging please do get in touch with us at: or call 0131 659 4766 to discuss any access needs or requirements.


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter of no more than 2 pages of A4 detailing why you are suitable for this role with ‘Development and Evaluation Manager Application’ in the subject line to: by Monday 22 November 2021 at midnight. Please also attach a copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, available here or from the office.


DMS Development and Evaluation Manager Application Pack


Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Freelance Musicians Traineeships

We have funding from Creative Scotland’s Strengthening Fund to recruit new musicians to work in schools. Drake Music Scotland are looking for competent creative musicians with a desire to undertake training in leading music workshops for disabled people of all ages. We are specifically looking for musicians based in:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Edinburgh/Lothians

We are looking for musicians who have already had some experience in a variety of music education settings and can point to relevant professional or voluntary experience in music education.

Download the application pack here – DMS Strengthening Recruitment 2021

To apply, please send an up to date CV and covering letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4, either word document or PDF) for the attention of Emma Lines (Senior Programme Manager) to

Closing date for applications has been extended to 6th December 2021 at 5pm.