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Historic Environment Scotland funding provides new Heritage Trainee post

By July 17, 2023August 7th, 2023No Comments
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Today the Heritage Trust Network launches a new paid position in Scotland designed to attract new talent to the sector and deliver hard-to-access training. The ‘Heritage Trainee’ role, a six-month post, has been made possible thanks to the Partnership Fund at Historic Environment Scotland.

This new post in Scotland will run for six-months each year, for the next three years, offering three people the opportunity to work for the Network and with grassroots heritage regeneration projects across the country. Working with the Development Officer for Scotland, the trainee will gain first-hand experience of the heritage regeneration sector, meeting members, shaping events, undertaking digital-focussed activities, and promoting the incredible achievements of Network members.

Previous Heritage Trainee roles offered in England have received over 80 applications, whilst a previous trainee who has now completed their initial post, has gone on to a progressed role in the sector leading organisation – English Heritage.

This exciting opportunity continues the Network’s focus on welcoming new people to sector, already evident though the Network’s Youth Forum and involvement with the Make Your Mark campaign.

Gail Williamson, Grants Operations Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, said: “It’s great to see new opportunities for people to join the heritage sector with graduate heritage traineeships now extended to Scotland.  We are delighted that with part of our funding to the Heritage Trust Network they are able to increase the accessibility of training that will benefit not only the individuals in these roles, but ultimately the wider heritage sector.”

David Tittle, Chief Executive of Heritage Trust Network said: “We are really pleased to extend our graduate heritage traineeships to Scotland. This is a unique opportunity for young people in Scotland to gain experience working with community-led heritage organisations. Our membership has grown tremendously in Scotland and the extra capacity to support those members that this traineeship will give us, is very welcome. ”


Interested in applying for the post?

Full details of the job and how to apply are in the recruitment pack. Please tell us if you require the details in a different format.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 14th August 2023.

To discuss the role, please contact: Sarah Pearce, Development Officer for Scotland, 

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