New Lanark World Heritage Site

Job opportunity – New Lanark WHS

January 31, 2022 Published by Alex McCoskrie

New Lanark Trust is offering an exciting job opportunity to join their Heritage Team as a Heritage Officer with a focus on Community Engagement and Volunteering. The successful candidate will embed community engagement in the work of the Trust, and ensure their community feels involved and empowered in supporting New Lanark World Heritage Site. The successful candidate will deliver against a Community Engagement Strategy which covers village tenants, residents and locals, as well as external organisations and partners.

The post-holder will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the Trust’s volunteering programme. They will work with volunteering organisations and local groups to shape opportunities, secure volunteers and ensure that volunteers are welcomed and recognised for their work.

This is a part time post for 26 hours / week, with days and times to be negotiated. Occasional evening and weekend work will apply for which TOIL can be claimed. The post-holder will be based in New Lanark, with regular local travel. The post is funded by the Art Fund Reimagine Grant.

This position will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check.

Role: Heritage Officer – Community Engagement & Volunteering – click here for the job profile

Salary: £23,000 pro rata (£19,480 actual)

Hours: 26 per week

Term: 2 years fixed-term

Closing Date: 7th February 2022

How to Apply: Please submit your CV and a covering letter to Jane Masters, Head of Heritage & Development by Monday 7th February at 

It is expected that shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview w/c 14th February. Interviews will be in person if current restrictions allow, but may also be held virtually.

Good luck!