Wasps has been supporting the Arts community in Scotland for 45 years. They have grown to become one of the UKs’ 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. They 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.
They support the creative community with an arts enterprise programme, including exhibition, workshop and residency opportunities, along with professional development support, delivered across eight galleries, and two residency spaces.
Wasps is a financially, self-sustaining social enterprise, and proud to support the largest cultural community in Scotland.
They are managed by a small but dedicated team across Scotland. They currently employ 18 full-time and 7 part-time staff, led day to day by the Senior Management Team.
The majority of the team is based at the Head Office at The Briggait in Glasgow, but they also have smaller satellite offices in Perth and Inverness to manage key properties.
The organisation as a whole is overseen by the Wasps Board, which consists of 13 Trustees/Directors with members drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including property, the arts and finance.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and supported by two Finance Officers, the Head of Finance has full oversight of the full financial operations and management of the Wasps Group (Wasps Trust, Wasps Ltd and Wasps Creative Industries CIC). This is a newly created role and is a key part of the Senior Management Team who are collectively responsible, alongside the wider team, for the successful delivery of Wasps Vision and Mission.