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  • Advertised from 2nd July 2020
  • 36.25 hours a week. Fixed term to December 2022


We are looking for an experienced professional to deliver a new project Surviving to Thriving: Supporting Sustainable Heritage Businesses which will run in 2020 – 2022. This is a project run by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) in partnership with Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and greenspace Scotland and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project is an 18-month capacity-building and leadership programme designed to support organisations from across Scotland’s heritage sector.

The Business Support Project Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with heritage organisations and training providers across Scotland. They will lead on all aspects of the project, be responsible for procurement of training provision and be required to report on the project’s progress to key stakeholders. Collaborative working with colleagues, partners and throughout the sector is an essential aspect of this role, working to deliver a successful programme.

You will be someone who displays energy and enthusiasm in interactions with others; communicates effectively with a range of different audiences; is able to constructively challenge current practices and thinking; and encourages others to develop their knowledge, skills, and experience. You will have experience of stakeholder and partnership working, with strong influencing and relationship-building skills. You will have experience of training programme development and group facilitation, and excellent project management skills.

The successful candidate will manifest core values of collaboration, integrity, passion for heritage, and courageousness.

With the huge impact of Covid-19 on the sector, capacity-building and leadership becomes even more vital to organisations’ resilience. We continue to adapt our ways of working and will work to ensure this programme can be delivered effectively and in line with guidance as appropriate.

Application notes

Closing date: Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 9.00 a.m.

Interviews (online) are due to be held in w/c 3rd August.

MGS welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and hold Living Wage and Investors in People accreditation. Happy to talk flexible working.

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