Heritage Garden Leader (Dunollie GLAD Project)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds (Oban)
  • Closing 28th January 2022

  • Advertised from 7th January 2022
  • £18,778 - 26 Hours p/w, One Year Contract


The MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (DPT) was set up in 1998 in order to provide specific charitable benefits. The Trust’s charitable purposes are to advance the heritage of the historic castles and property historically belonging to the family of the MacDougalls of Dunollie, Oban, Argyll, hereditary chiefs of the Clan MacDougall, and to preserve and retain in Scotland the artefacts, paintings and others also historically belonging to the MacDougalls of Dunollie, and to advance education through public display and interpretation of these historic assets.

These charitable purposes are delivered in the main, via Dunollie Museum Castle & Grounds. dunollie.org


The post holder will follow the brand new Dunollie GLAD project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The primary purpose for the role will be gathering content for use in digital outputs, creating interesting and educational online resources for world-wide and onsite consumption. The aim is to contribute to engaging audiences from all over the world in Dunollie’s fascinating heritage using new digital methods.

The post of Dunollie Garden Leader is a key element of the Dunollie GLAD plan, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and designed as our recovery program in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Heritage Garden Leader will have a wide remit, including looking to develop and maintain the gardens day to day and motivating a team of volunteers and community participants. They will work to the GLAD Project outcomes, utilising the charity’s expansive green spaces for physical additions, growing engagement and new opportunities and innovative approaches which will allow existing and new audiences increased access to our heritage safely and comfortably. The plan explores new methods for us to deliver benefits to our community, to re-build revenue streams, and support our local economy, to the standard that our exceptional operation was headed prior to the virus outbreak.

Dunollie GLaD focusses on three main strands

  • Dunollie Historic Garden activity space for social distance and outdoor opportunities.
  • Dunollie Links Post Covid - Community Engagement in ways which meet the needs of the new normal and
  • Dunollie Digital connections taking our resource and bringing it bang up to date in the post-covid world-wide digital market place.

Application notes

Closing Date: 28 January 2022

Interviews scheduled to take place the week beginning the 7 February 2022.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Emma Sutcliffe (General Manager) by emailing emma@dunollie.org or by phoning 01631 570550 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).

Please apply using an update to date CV and Covering Letter, outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications can be submitted to info@dunollie.org or delivered to Recruitment, Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, North Wing, Dunollie House, PA34 5TT.