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Heritage Project Officer
Deadline: 23rd June 2017
Northlight Heritage are seeking to appoint a part-time (0.5 FTE) Heritage Project Officer, to be based at our office in Glasgow through December 2019. If you have a background in archaeology or history, a passion for helping people learn about heritage in fresh and engaging ways and strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, then we'd like to hear from you.
The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering War and Peas: Feeding people in times of conflict. This 18-month project, commencing during the centenary of Glasgow's allotments, will focus on the heritage of World War I Home Front fruit and vegetable growing and its importance during food shortages during this and other conflicts. The project will explore the stories of the city's allotments and the contributions that they have made and continue to make to health and wellbeing. It is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered by Northlight Heritage in partnership with the Glasgow Allotments Forum and their Sustainable Allotments Site Awards (SASA) project.
The Heritage Project Officer will involve different audiences in creating and maintaining a WW1 project demonstration plot; provide hands-on workshops on archival research and sustainability, past and present; deliver open days and school visits, and support volunteers to curate an exhibition and Home Front recipe book. The plot will be located in Glasgow's Pollok Country Park at Digging In: WWI trench reconstructions for education and experiment, (www.diggingin.co.uk), which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Robertson Trust and the Covenant Fund. Digging In engages audiences in learning about people's experiences during World War I through trench reconstructions and a programme of regular events and school visits.
- engaging different stakeholders and audiences, including members of community and support groups, Glasgow Allotments Forum, visitors to Digging In and users of Pollok Park;
- forming gardening clubs for different audiences, recruiting volunteers on a rolling basis and working with the clubs;
- writing risk assessments, sourcing and purchasing materials and liaising with contractors and site staff to ensure all work proceeds safely and to plan and budget;
- maintaining the allotment and coordinating the work of volunteers in tending it;
- providing training to volunteers in gardening skills;
- updating social media feeds and website content on a weekly basis;
- contacting and engaging schools in the project;*
- developing and delivering the programme of school visits;*
- planning, organising and advertising public events;*
- conducting and coordinating volunteer research into historic allotments, and
- curating digital outputs.
*at times in collaboration with the Digging In team
A full driving license is essential. A First Aid qualification and PVG Scheme membership are desirable, but training/processing of these once in post will be provided if necessary.
The post will be for a fixed term of 18 months at 18.5 hours per week with 16.5 days leave, including public holidays. The role will require some weekend working, for which time can be taken in lieu.
Applications are by application form with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. Please supply at least two references; these will be taken up prior to any appointment. The full job description, person specification and application form are available from:
Please send all applications by email to Olivia Lelong at email@example.com, quoting in the subject line HPO.
Project Assistant Posts
Northlight Heritage are seeking to appoint a Digital Heritage Project Assistant and a Field Project Assistant. Northlight Heritage are part of York Archaeological Trust: an independent charity, founded in 1972, which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations.
Northlight Heritage are a partner on the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP). CAVLP is a Heritage Lottery funded project which aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape and cultural heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valleys. With additional funding from Historic Environment Scotland we have been running CAVLP Heritage. The programme comprises seven core projects: Mapping the Past; Capturing Our Past; Local Landscape Heroes; Flow of Time; CAVLP Exhibition; Castle Qua & Education Materials for Schools.
The Digital Heritage Project Assistant role will be working exclusively on CAVLP Heritage, with support with HLF and HES funding, while the Field Project Assistant will work on a range of projects including some activities on CAVLP Heritage, with partial support from HLF and HES funding.
Digital Heritage Project Assistant
Applicants for the Digital Heritage Project Assistant position should ideally have a minimum of one year experience of delivering the range of practices required the role. The salary for the post will be, depending on experience, in the range £18,500 - £20,500.
Field Project Assistant
Applicants for the Field Project Assistant position should ideally have a minimum of one year experience of delivering the range of practices required for the role. The salary for the post will be, depending on experience, in the range £18,500 - £20,500.
- The main place of work for the Digital Heritage Project Assistant will be at the CAVLP office at New Lanark WHS, Lanark, but with activity required throughout the CAVLP study area.
- The main place of work for the Field Project Assistant will be at the Northlight Heritage Office but the role may require regular time spent working on sites elsewhere.
- The posts are for a fixed term, with three month probationary period, till the end of March 2018, with the possibility of extension pending for the suitable candidate and Northlight Heritage securing further work.
- The posts are for 37 hours per week, with a need for some weekend and evening working, time for which will be taken in lieu. There will be 28 days leave including public holidays.
- York Archaeological Trust are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you would like to become part of the Northlight Heritage team, we would like to hear from you.
Applications are by application form with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. A minimum of two references are required and will be taken up prior to any appointment. Full job descriptions and the application form are available from: http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/get-involved/work-for-yat/vacancies-in-glasgow/
For an informal discussion please contact Gavin MacGregor on 07432 694172.
Please send all applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting in the subject line DIGITAL ASSISTANT for the Digital Heritage Project Assistant post and FIELD ASSISTANT for the Field Project Assistant post.
Closing Date: 3rd July 2017 with interviews to be held on 10th July 2017. We will hold interviews for the posts in Glasgow and would seek to have the successful applicants in post as soon as possible.
Northlight Heritage are part of York Archaeological Trust: an independent charity, founded in 1972, which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations. York Archaeological Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants.
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