The Unicorn Preservation Society
The Unicorn Preservation Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC002771

The Unicorn Preservation Society is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.  The Society has managed 'the oldest British built warship' for nearly 50 years and is now entering an exciting phase as it plans to move the ship to a dry dock, covering it with a built structure of and make it a significant part of Dundee's radical waterfront development (which includes the building of the first outpost of London's Victoria and Albert Museum).

Current vacancies


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dundee
  • Closing 31st August 2021

The Unicorn Preservation Society for succession planning and through growth is seeking several quality trustees


The Unicorn Preservation Society, known as UPS, is a unique charity accountable for a unique and precious 200-year-old heritage asset: HMS Unicorn.

We are entering one of the most exciting phases in the history of the ship as we embark on this new phase of the conservation journey of this floating museum and educational resource; an integral part of exciting new Dundee water-front development.

Who we are looking for

If you have experience of:

  • Architecture and design;
  • Fundraising and engagement for major projects;
  • Digital innovation and/or digital interpretation of heritage assets
  • Heritage visitor attractions.

we would really like to hear from you. We are seeking high quality individuals from all backgrounds, to help support our development and continued growth. We would like applicants to:

  • Empathise with the vision, mission and aims of the organisation;
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to devote the necessary time and effort;
  • Have experience of exercising sound and independent judgement;
  • Be able to think and apply knowledge creatively and strategically;
  • Keep themselves and the charity mission-focused;
  • Be able to analyse and evaluate management information and other evidence in the execution of their duties.

Get in touch

If you would like to have a discussion in advance of making an application, please contact our Company Secretary, Tom Mitchell by telephone on 0797 375 1120, or by email at