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Communications Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 7th January 2022
  • actual salary £12,000. 17.5 hours per week - working pattern flexible to suit the role (including some evening and weekend working) & successful candidate's needs
  • + pension for 12 months with possibility of extension depending on funding and income generation. Leave: 25 days p/a plus bank holidays (15) (pro rata) – actual entitlement 12.5 days plus 7.5 bank holidays.


Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust (MBHT) was established in 2004 as a registered charity in North West Glasgow to save the Victorian Burgh Halls from demolition and bring the Halls back into community use. MBHT raised over £9 million to regenerate the building and it reopened in 2012 as a multipurpose space including an event venue, office spaces to let and local heritage site including a museum and exhibition space and collection of artefacts. Heritage has been at the heart of the Trust's aims and activities from the beginning of the Burgh Halls’ regeneration project. MBHT continues to look for ways to engage and involve the local community to promote local culture, arts and heritage and highlight the excellent community facility of the historic Burgh Halls. 2022 will be an exciting year for the Trust with a 10 year anniversary celebration programme, community consultations and the reopening of our café along with our programme of exhibitions, collaboration, workshops, talks and tours as well as our participation in a number of festivals.

Purpose of Post:

The Communications Coordinator role purpose will be to raise the profile and awareness of the Trust and our community through its positive representation in the full range of media, establishing and protecting a prominent media profile for the organisation. The role will include working with the management team to help to create an annual communications strategy which the postholder will implement. This will dovetail with our new digital strategy and the postholder will be integral in its development. MBHT are interested in expanding their presence through the use of different communication channels including; social media, email, website and press. The post will be responsible for the creation of a communications and digital content calendar, and content and copy for each channel. This will include review and interpretation of campaigns and investigating new sources and channels for the Trust’s use.

The post holder will work with Trust volunteers, interns and work placements, develop partnerships with the local community, and network with other industry organisations.

The key elements of the role are:

  • Implement and contribute to overall communications and digital strategy
  • Run the Trust’s social media accounts including content creation, communications calendar and planning, scheduling and responding to engagement
  • Copywriting for email, web and social media
  • Newsletter production and use of email campaigns / platforms e.g. mailchimp including campaign creation and automation
  • Liaising with press and media including writing press releases and generating press and media interest
  • Create video content e.g. concept creation, directing, filming, interviewing and editing
  • Graphic design to include the use of photoshop or similar

We are looking for an experienced communications professional to join our small team. You will lead on implanting a new communications strategy to strengthen the resilience of the Trust and enhance our visitor experience. To be successful in this role you’ll have the passion and drive to think creatively, inspire others and implement new ideas. Guidance and support will be given in the role and the successful candidate will be encouraged to grow and develop their skills in order to fulfil the full range of duties.

Application notes

To view the full job description and person specification and to apply please visit Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust’s website or contact our Recruitment Advisors, GCVS [no CV accepted], Email: or Tel: 0141 354 6515.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 31st January 2022.

PVG membership will be requested for the successful candidate.

This post has been funded by the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund through the Scottish Government’s response to the global pandemic.

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust,, is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Scottish Charity SC036089