Edinburgh World Heritage
Edinburgh World Heritage

Charity registered in Scotland SC037183

Edinburgh World Heritage is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Established in 1999, the organisation receives financial support from Historic Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside donations from other sources to coordinate the implementation of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan.


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Conservation Projects Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,460
  • Edinburgh / working from home
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint a Conservation Projects Officer to play a key role in the conservation of our remarkable historic city.

Our Conservation Funding Programme, funded by Historic Environment Scotland, helps to retain the authenticity and integrity of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. We offer grants to owners and organisations to help improve the condition of their building or public space. The programme also supports traditional skills, empowers communities and improves people’s sense of ownership for the historic environment.

We are involved in a diverse range of projects including tenements, shopfronts and major historic set-pieces. The Conservation Projects Officer will support the delivery of these projects, as well as work with people and communities to ensure that they are fully engaged. The Conservation Projects Officer will also lead on the delivery of the Maintenance Programme.

Edinburgh World Heritage an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.

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Graveyards Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,460 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / working from home initially
  • Closing 30th July 2021

Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint a Graveyards Engagement Officer to play in key role in engaging audiences in one of our five historic burial sites in the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

Our Making Lasting Impressions: Greyfriars Kirkyard Community Learning and Interpretation Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will draw together local community groups, institutions and other organisations connected with Greyfriars to deepen public understanding of, and engagement with, the Kirkyard. The Graveyards Engagement Officer will help to deliver a programme of creative learning activities for the project.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city through events and membership programmes.

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Operations & Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Primarily home-working at present, moving towards hybrid home/office working location in later 2021
  • Closing 16th August 2021

Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint an Operations & Finance Manager who is responsible for managing the operation of the charity, leading on the delivery of finance, governance, HR and office objectives to enable the organisation to run smoothly and efficiently. The post-holder also advises and supports the Board on all governance matters.

Part of the Senior Management Team, the Operations & Finance Manager supports the Director and other senior managers in the leadership and direction of the charity, helping to formulate and execute the organisational strategy and ensuring that Edinburgh World Heritage meets the goals of the integrated business plan and organisational outcomes.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city through events and membership programmes.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,500 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh / working from home
  • Closing 17th September 2021

Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint an ambitious and creative Communications professional to this important role within our team. This is an ideal role for an individual looking to further develop a wide range of key communication skills, from classical PR/media management, to extending the reach and impact of our large digital footprint, as well as helping design and promote heritage-themed events and other city-wide initiatives. Through both on-the job and formal training, as well as career mentoring, the role will provide the successful applicant with a stimulating work environment and will help to fast-track their personal development.

About Us

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force for good that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city. Over 2021/22, we will increase our investment in engagement and outreach activities, and further raise our profile within Edinburgh and across the UK.

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Head of Engagement

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £35,700
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint a Head of Engagement to communicate the work and value of our organisation, and of Edinburgh as a World Heritage Site, maximising the impact of our reputation, income, profile and engagement. The Head of Engagement leads, and provides strategic direction for, the communications, interpretation, advocacy and learning and engagement programmes, as well as developing and implementing our fundraising strategy. The post-holder also supports the Director and Chair as the public face of Edinburgh World Heritage and as part of the Senior Management Team works with colleagues in the leadership and direction of the charity.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, developing our new climate emergency programme or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.

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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

Exciting opportunity to join our Board and contribute to ensuring that Edinburgh’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone

We are looking for new Board trustees with drive and enthusiasm who are:

  • Passionate about Edinburgh and the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site
  • Interested in how we connect and engage all people in our heritage
  • Skilled and experienced in one or more of the following: conservation and maintenance of the built environment, finance, HR, events and fundraising

Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, developing our new climate emergency programme or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.

As a trustee you will be responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and stewardship of public and charitably given funds, supporting and adding value to the work of its professional team in conservation, engagement and capacity building.

We wish to attract people from a broad range of backgrounds, demographics and cultures to steer and inform our work. We are aiming for inclusivity, richness of experience and diversity in our workforce and on our Board, to ensure that Edinburgh World Heritage reflects the diversity of the world we live and work in, We particularly welcome applications from young people or those interested in applying for their first trusteeship. Appropriate support, including induction and training, will be given.

Board meetings occur five times a year. Board trustees are also expected to play a role in at least one the organisation’s committees or groups.

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