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Community Heritage Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,912 pro-rata
  • Home based while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place – thereafter Glasgow & Edinburgh, with national travel across Scotland
  • Closing 15th January 2021

  • Advertised from 16th December 2020
  • 0.8 FTE (30 hours per week). Fixed term 2-year contract.
  • 36 days including public holidays (pro rata)


Waverley Care are recruiting a Community Heritage Officer to coordinate an exciting, two-year project to chart the history of HIV/AIDS in Scotland.

The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting and supporting a group of peer volunteers who are living with or affected by HIV. Working with the group, you will explore the history of HIV/AIDS in Scotland, through oral history testimony and archive work.

Working with stakeholders, you will then showcase the project findings via a series of public engagement events, a travelling kit box, and a public exhibition in late 2022. The candidate will also work to create a digital archive of the project.

Through this work, you will help to raise awareness of Scotland’s HIV/AIDS journey from the 80s to the present day, and to challenge HIV stigma.

We are looking for someone with experience of community engagement, particularly using digital engagement approaches, who can recruit and motivate volunteers, as well as work in partnership with other stakeholders. The candidate will have experience in history research, either involving archive work or oral history.

If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

Reports to: Senior Research and Communications Manager

Application notes

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For enquiries related to this role, please contact: Ruth McKenna (Senior Research and Communications Manager) Tel: 0141 332 2520 | Email: