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Consultancy Opportunity: Community Engagement and Development Specialist

22nd November 2023 | Categories: Appointments

We are inviting expressions of interest from a suitably qualified Consultant to undertake consultation (meetings and focus groups) with existing and potential partners to identify needs and opportunities, to develop a database of contacts of organisations, community groups and individuals, to map potential partnerships, and to develop an initial set of potential activities/programmes and evaluation framework. 

This community engagement and audience development research will report on what people’s views and ideas are for the Society’s ambitious “Scotland’s Heritage Hub” project. It will suggest how this can be incorporated into ongoing project development and design (through co-production).  

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to actively engage with and benefit from heritage. Improving accessibility and inclusion is a strategic priority for the Society and the building purchase and redevelopment offers an opportunity to review our approach, embed inclusivity, and to ensure that our project creates a welcoming and accessible space, free from barriers to participation. 

This project has been made possible and is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

Role: Community Engagement and Development Specialist

Estimated Fee: £20,000 – £25,000 (inclusive of meeting and travel expenses, and VAT if applicable)

Duration: Six months


Location: Home or company based

(Must be able to travel to Edinburgh for project meetings with Society staff and travel around Scotland to run consultation interviews, focus groups & workshops)

Reporting to: Andrea Kaszewski, Fellowship & Development Manager

Person specification:

The consultant will engage with a wide range of people (much wider range than the Society currently does) to gather their views of how the Heritage Hub – a redeveloped building in central Edinburgh – would benefit and be useful for them. The skills and experience required comprise:

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and believe that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and encourage all interested individuals to apply.

How to apply: The full job specification is available for download here: community-engagement-development-brief_final_nov2023-1

Proposals should be sent by email to Andrea Kaszewski – by 10am on Monday 11 December 2023.


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