Diverse Heritage Events Officer

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • 3 days per week. Fixed Term 3 years.


The Scottish Civic Trust has an exciting opportunity available to work with us as our Diverse Heritage Events Officer.

We need an enthusiastic and creative person to support the administration of the Scottish Civic Trust and the delivery of our projects.

The Role

The purpose of the role is to coordinate the Trust’s Diverse Heritage events and activities, working closely with the Director and Diverse Heritage Strategy & Development Officer. This project involves supporting and developing the Trust’s network of local heritage and community groups, amenity societies and civic trusts through events, including an annual learning event, and promotional material and resources. The project encourages all members of the community, especially young people and people from marginalised and excluded groups, such as people of colour, members of the LGBTQI+ community, and disabled persons, to take an active interest in local cultural heritage. The role also involves promoting Diverse Heritage through the Trust’s website, e-bulletins, social networking sites, talks, civic forums and media campaigns. Diverse Heritage is supported by Historic Environment Scotland and is a three-year, part-time post, with the possibility of extension (subject to funding).

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in built heritage, such as historic buildings, monuments and parks. This can be demonstrated through any of the following:

  • Completion of a relevant degree (architectural history, architecture, archaeology, museum studies)
  • Volunteering experience
  • Participation in relevant clubs or societies
  • Social media posts or other published sources that show a sustained commitment to and interest in the heritage sector

All candidates should have basic proficiency in Microsoft Office packages and should be able to prepare and format reports, letters and other documents as required.

Application notes

Please submit a copy of your (1) Curriculum Vitae, along with (2) a covering letter of no more than 2 pages outlining your suitability for the role, to ruth.oliver@scottishcivictrust.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 20th May 2021.

As the Scottish Civic Trust uses a blind process to review job applications, please ensure your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter:

  • Uses initials only
  • Does not include gender pronouns
  • Does not include dates

The above will help to reduce unconscious bias in the Scottish Civic Trust’s recruitment processes.

Following the submission deadline, long-listed candidates will be invited to complete a competency-based test online from 25th – 31st May. After that, the Director and Diverse Heritage Strategy & Development Officer will shortlist candidates, with interviews being held on Wednesday 8th June. It is intended to take no more than five candidates to interview stage. The interview will take the form of a panel interview with 2 interviewers.