VACANCY: Community Engagement Officer

Community Engagement Officer £20,000

Full-time, 35 hours per week, 2 years initially with the intention to extend.

Glasgow City Heritage Trust has been supporting the repair and restoration of Glasgow’s historic environment since 2007. Over the last 10 years, we have invested £8.5 million in the conservation, enhancement and promotion of Glasgow’s built environment, helping around 1,800 people and organisations to repair their historic buildings.

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.

In addition to encouraging maintenance and repair of the historic built fabric, the Trust’s remit includes providing local skills training and fostering understanding of the historic built environment in communities. Understanding your local heritage results in pride in the historic assets which in turn means that people will look after their built environment.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a entry-level professional to support the implementation of the Trust’s educational heritage grants programmes and the interpretation of Glasgow’s historic built environment for the benefit of all people living and working in and visiting Glasgow.

Using social media, publicity, outreach and learning, events, seminars, conferences, print, website development, interpretation, promotional activities, exhibitions and partnerships you will be expected to promote the understanding and appreciation of Glasgow’s historic environment and the work of Glasgow City Heritage Trust. You will be reporting directly to the Heritage Outreach Officer.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant area such as communications, marketing, education, heritage or project management and have relevant experience gained in a similar service delivery organisation in a customer-facing role. You will have experience in PR and media relations and be able to demonstrate an informed interest and knowledge of Glasgow’s built environment. Experience in event management would be an advantage.

For further details, please download the job description

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director Torsten Haak on 0141 552 1331 for an informal discussion.

The deadline for application submission is Tuesday, 31 January 2017 at 12:00 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 7 February 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 17 February 2017.

To apply please download a Community Engagement Application for Employment 2017 and send to: The Director, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ, or email: