With National Lottery support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are seeking to appoint a Heritage Engagement Officer to deliver a programme of heritage-based projects and activities for the Rejuvenation of the West Boathouse Project, over a period of two years.
The Heritage Engagement Officer will have strong interests in and experience of engaging wider audiences in heritage, with a track record in working effectively with volunteers and schoolchildren and a background in heritage. She or he will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a sound understanding of IT and will bring an enthusiastic, creative and practical approach to the role.
Job Title: Heritage Engagement Officer – West Boathouse Project Hours:Full-time, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend working. Salary:£ 28,000 per annum Pension:Additional Employer’s contribution of 6% Duration:2 year fixed contract, starting early January 2019. Reporting to:Staff Director, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust Location:Offices of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Closing Date: Wednesday 14th November at 12 noon Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview week beginning 19th Nov 2018. Start date:The successful candidate should be available to start in early January 2019.
2nd June 2018
National Lottery gives Boathouse a Sporting Future
Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow and Anne McChlery of GBPT at the West Boathouse. Credit: Devlin Photo Ltd
The National Lottery has confirmed a grant of £1.37m to Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to redevelop a historic boathouse on Glasgow Green.
Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Rejuvenation of the West Boathouse project will open up the River Clyde to all by removing barriers in order to enjoy and share the social, physical and psychological benefits of being part of a diverse river community. The project will redevelop the historic timber structure into a fully shared and accessible facility to enable other groups to utilise the building and access the river Clyde.
Lucy Casot, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said:
“With the European Rowing Championships coming to Scotland for the first time in its history in eight weeks’ time, the popularity of the sport is on the increase. We’re delighted that, thanks to players of the National Lottery, a building which has great sporting heritage and associations with Glasgow 2018 Ambassador Karen Bennett and Dame Katherine Grainger will be able to open its doors to local people and allow them to enjoy the river on their doorstep."
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) have been working with volunteers from two rowing clubs and the project team to develop proposals for the listed building and an activity plan to promote use of the building and the river through a series of events and activities to appeal to wider audience – encouraging everyone to engage with the river and the heritage of the site.
John Entwistle, Chair of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust said:
“We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund have re-confirmed their long-standing support for this project – from their initial Start-Up Grant to the rowing clubs in 2015, through funding the project development and now this final grant award. We are grateful to the National Lottery players who, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, have been essential in our work to save historic buildings in Glasgow, such as the West Boathouse.”
In addition to HLF award, GBPT have also secured capital funding from Historic Environment Scotland, the Robertson Trust, Glasgow City Council, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Turtleton Charitable Trust and the Mickel Fund. This follows development funding previously awarded by Architectural Heritage Fund, William Grant Foundation, Glasgow City Council, MyPark Scotland public appeal and the Spirit of Calton Fund.
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander, said:
“Glasgow is proud of its built heritage and the river from which so much wealth and pride has flowed. It is fantastic news that the National Lottery players, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, have confirmed their support for this unique project which seeks to reconnect communities with the Clyde.”
With total project costs of £2.7m identified, GBPT will spend the next year developing the proposals and raising the remaining funding before starting work in spring 2019, with completion anticipated in 2020. The clubs will be hosting an open session on Saturday 2nd June between 10am and 12noon so that people can come along and learn more about the project proposals.