Vacancy – Trustees

VOLUNTARY / UNPAID

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and grant funder. Through our grant programmes we enable projects which promote the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Opportunities are available to join our Board of Trustees in their strategic management of the Trust.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to either build good CV-enhancing experience or simply devote some free time to make a valuable contribution to the running of a friendly, impactful and highly regarded charity.

Applications are sought from enthusiastic and innovative individuals with a passion for Glasgow’s historic environment. It would be particularly valuable to have new board members with FundraisingConservation Accredited Architecture or Surveying, Property Law or Accountancy expertise. Although we are primarily looking for experience in these areas, we welcome interest from all backgrounds and experience.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a Board of Directors that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We are actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our Board.

The roles are unremunerated and will require a commitment to attend quarterly Board meetings and additional sub-committee(s).

Time commitment:

  • 6-8 meetings per year.
  • Board meetings are held four times a year in March, June, September and December, always on a Wednesday afternoon for around two hours at our offices on Bell Street, Glasgow or via Zoom. The AGM is held directly after the September Board.
  • Trustees are expected to join at least one Sub-Committee, either Audit & Remuneration, Grants or Business Development. These Committees meet quarterly two or three weeks before each Board meeting on Wednesday afternoons for two hours, at our offices on Bell Street, Glasgow or via Zoom.
  • Each year, usually in September on a Wednesday, the Trustees and Employees hold a joint Strategic Away Day usually at a previously grant aided property or unusual venue in Glasgow to discuss the strategic direction for the next year followed by some external training and/or site visits to grant aided properties. This could be a 10am to 3-4 pm event.

Apply now:

To express an interest in joining the board, or for an informal conversation to find out more, please email a CV or a short summary of your skills, experience and interest in the role to Niall Murphy, Director, at niall@glasgowheritage.org.uk.

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Mapping Where are the Women onto the Knight Map of Glasgow, with author Sara Sheridan

Step into a captivating journey that intertwines the past and the present as Glasgow City Heritage Trust proudly presents an exclusive collaboration with acclaimed author Sara Sheridan. Join us as the pages of history come alive on the contemporary canvas of the Trust’s Knight Map of the city.

“Where are the Women?” by Sara Sheridan uncovers the hidden stories and remarkable contributions of women who have shaped Glasgow’s vibrant tapestry over the centuries. Discover the untold tales of pioneers, artists, activists, and visionaries who defied the limitations of their times. In this video, we invite you to witness the magic unfold as Sara herself guides us through the city’s streets, mapping the lives and legacies of these remarkable women onto Will Knight’s meticulously crafted contemporary illustrated map.

At Glasgow City Heritage Trust, we’re passionate about preserving and celebrating the rich heritage that forms the foundation of this incredible city. This collaboration reflects our commitment to bridging eras and inspiring conversations, underscoring the importance of recognising the often overlooked narratives that have shaped our historic environment.

Join us as we embark on a virtual voyage through Glasgow’s past, present, and future. Like, share, and immerse yourself in this unique convergence of storytelling and heritage!

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Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

Download our Kid’s Heritage Trails!

Online Talk: 19th Century Retail and the Rise of the Department Store

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Focusing on architecture, window displays, and internal design, this talk will examine how Glasgow department stores, like their Parisian counterparts, became spaces not just of spectacle, but also of manipulation and disorientation.

The Map

“I feel like a bird soaring over the city when I gaze upon Sulman’s map, every nook and cranny with every detail so exact.

I can see where I came from and where I’m at.”

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

Case Study: Barras100

Address: Gallowgate, Glasgow
Type of project: Outreach / Education project
Grantee: Articulate Cultural Trust
GCHT Grant offered: £9,500

In 2020, Glasgow City Heritage Trust grant aided the sum of £9,500 to Articulate Cultural Trust to support the Barras100 project. 

Barras100 was a year-long, arts and heritage programme, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Barras market.

In 1921, the story goes, an astute businesswoman by the name of Margaret ‘Maggie’ McIver created a safe place for people to trade from their barrows in Calton, in the East End of Glasgow. What started off as a minimal outdoor trading post for a few locals would become the world-famous Barras market. More than a shopping centre, the market was a thriving entertainment hub, a meeting place, the beating and banter filled heart of the Glaswegian community.

The programme included exhibitions, story gathering events, public talks and a host of creative activities for young people: filmmaking, creative writing, illustration, drama and performance, song writing and opportunities to test out entrepreneurial skills in The Barras market.

Enjoy this short documentary filmed, directed and edited by Sophie Mckenzie, Niamh Breslin and Wiktoria Matysiak, young people from the Articulate Cultural Trust, who worked with the team to capture local people’s memories and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the market.

Read the Barras100 Evaluation Report

This is a great example of the kind of evaluation report we are looking for from grantees. It clearly sets out what was achieved, the impact that the project had and any challenges and learning along the way.

Barras100 logo

Vacancy: Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover)

Three people wearing high viz jackets stand in front of a building covered in scaffolding

Heritage Manager (part-time / maternity cover)

3 days/week starting June 2022

£30,000 pro rata (£18,000) including Local Government Pension Scheme

Glasgow City Heritage Trust gives out almost £1 million in funding each year to help people in Glasgow protect, repair and promote the city’s historic buildings and places.

Through our conservation grants people enjoy, understand and care for Glasgow’s historic built environment and are able to access funding and expertise which ensures the sustainability of the city’s heritage for current and future generations. 

Our historic environment plays an important role in successful neighbourhoods and high streets which are vital as a local point for social and economic interactions and sustainable communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) to join our team in the administration, and management of our Grants Programme in Glasgow aimed at historic building repairs, project development and heritage outreach and education work.

The 2022/23 Historic Environment Grants budget is just under £620,000. As the Heritage Manager you will take overall responsibility for the delivery of the new grants process, and management of a small team of Heritage Officers. You will work alongside the Heritage Manager responsible for the Trust’s Heritage Activities and will report to the Deputy Director and Grants Committee. 

You will have an informed interest in Glasgow’s heritage and will have relevant experience in a heritage, arts or culture organisation. 

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: passionate, collaborative, innovative and forward-looking.

The Trust offers a variety of benefits to employees, including generous employer pension contributions, flexible working, 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata) and excellent opportunities for training and development. 

GCHT welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

For further details or to apply, please go to www.glasgowheritage.org.uk. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director Torsten Haak via torsten@glasgowheritage.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion. 

The deadline for application submission is 25th April 2022 at 12:00 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 29th April 2022. Interviews will be held on 5th May 2022 via Zoom.

Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) Job Description

Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) Application for Employment

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Explore the City Chambers with our new digital tour!

Gallus Glasgow Learning Resources for schools

Download our Gallus Glasgow Inter-Disciplinary Learning Resources for schools!

Kids Trail Toolkit

Explore our new Kids Trail Toolkit!

Video Recording: Spotlight on…Gallus Glasgow for educators

A special recorded webinar for teachers and educators giving a guide to the Gallus Glasgow resource, how you might use it in the classroom and some resources to assist you.

Gallus Glasgow Events Archive

Here are some of the events we’ve held online during the Gallus Glasgow project. Watch back in your own time!

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

Download our Kid’s Heritage Trails!

You might also be interested in…

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

Download our Kid’s Heritage Trails!

Online Talk: 19th Century Retail and the Rise of the Department Store

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Focusing on architecture, window displays, and internal design, this talk will examine how Glasgow department stores, like their Parisian counterparts, became spaces not just of spectacle, but also of manipulation and disorientation.

The Map

“I feel like a bird soaring over the city when I gaze upon Sulman’s map, every nook and cranny with every detail so exact.

I can see where I came from and where I’m at.”

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Each year, our events help over 2000 people to understand and appreciate Glasgow's irreplaceable built heritage. Can you help us to reach more people?

We are hugely grateful for the support of our Friends whose subscriptions help cover the costs of these events, thereby ensuring accessible pricing for everyone in Glasgow in these challenging times.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our Friends scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Video Recording: Spotlight on…Gallus Glasgow for educators

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

This session was first delivered for the Glasgow City Council Education Improvement Service Spotlight series of CPD session for teachers. It offers a guide to the Gallus Glasgow resource, how you might use it in the classroom and some resources to assist you.

This video is fully subtitled – please click the caption button on the video player. A transcript is also available.

You might also be interested in…

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

Download our Kid’s Heritage Trails!

Online Talk: 19th Century Retail and the Rise of the Department Store

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Focusing on architecture, window displays, and internal design, this talk will examine how Glasgow department stores, like their Parisian counterparts, became spaces not just of spectacle, but also of manipulation and disorientation.

The Map

“I feel like a bird soaring over the city when I gaze upon Sulman’s map, every nook and cranny with every detail so exact.

I can see where I came from and where I’m at.”

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.