Charity registered in Scotland SC037183
Edinburgh World Heritage is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Established in 1999, the organisation receives financial support from Historic Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside donations from other sources to coordinate the implementation of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan.
Edinburgh World Heritage plays a central role in the management and protection of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. Our current Director is leaving us in June to take up a post abroad and the Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a Director who will build on our achievements and lead us in the next stage of our development.
This exciting opportunity is one of the most important leadership roles in the heritage sector in Scotland, if not the UK. The successful candidate will play a key role in partnership with the Board in shaping and contributing to the conversations in the City as we navigate the opportunities and challenges facing the World Heritage Site.
We are seeking a strategic and inspirational leader who can work with the Board and partners to develop our future direction, influence key stakeholders and represent and promote the interests of the charity to a wide range of communities. Key attributes will include the ability to work collaboratively and across organisational and sector boundaries, lead the team, think strategically and follow through to delivery.
Edinburgh World Heritage is looking for new Board trustees who are:
· Passionate about Edinburgh and the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site
· Interested in how we connect and engage all people in our heritage
· Skilled and experienced in aspects of the historic environment, leadership, marketing and communications, strategic thinking and fundraising, or individuals keen to develop in these areas
Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.
We are seeking new trustees with drive and enthusiasm to join our Board at an exciting moment for our organisation. We also welcome applications from young people or those interested in applying for their first trusteeship. Appropriate support, including training, will be given.
As a trustee you will be responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and stewardship of public and charitably given funds, supporting and adding value to the work of its professional team in conservation, engagement and capacity building.
Board meetings occur five times a year. Board trustees are also expected to play a role in at least one the organisation’s committees or groups.
Edinburgh World Heritage is looking to appoint a Graveyards Engagement Officer to play in key role in engaging audiences in one of our five historic burial sites in the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
Our Making Lasting Impressions: Greyfriars Kirkyard Community Learning and Interpretation Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will draw together local community groups, institutions and other organisations connected with Greyfriars to deepen public understanding of, and engagement with, the Kirkyard.
We are an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city through events and membership programmes.
The purpose of the role is to help deliver a programme of creative learning activities for the Greyfriars Kirkyard project.