Project Coordinator - Facing our past

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £26,928

Location: Hermiston Quay

Many National Trust for Scotland places are deeply connected to the history of slavery. To meet growing public interest in these histories there is an increasing need for the Trust to understand and share these stories as part of our interpretation at these places. The National Trust for Scotland is embarking on a two-year research and public engagement project that aims to research and understand how slavery is implicated in the history of our properties, and share and engage with our visitors, members, communities and the wider public on the subject. The project will deliver property-level applied research on slavery links at a number of properties and new public engagement programmes and activities to tell these new stories. It would also take advantage of new and ongoing academic research activity on the subject by proactively seeking collaborative research partnerships with universities.

This fixed term role will support the Project Leader and will have responsibility for co-ordinating all information, communication, monitoring and control activities for the Facing our Past project, ensuring that all information is up to date and accurate at all times. The post holder will co-ordinating with the Project Manager, Consultancy Services, Suppliers and Regional and Property teams/Stakeholders to help deliver this project on time and within budget.

Interested applicants should forward a completed application form to People Services Department (Applications), The National Trust for Scotland, Hermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DF, by mail or by email via, by 25th June 2021. Interviews are likely to be held at Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh or online.

Application Deadline: Friday 25/06/2021