Outdoor Heritage Engagement Officer

The Abbotsford Trust is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic professional to lead an ambitious 2 year project.

Our Trust was established in 2007 to act as a guardian of Sir Walter Scott’s legacy; Abbotsford in the Scottish Borders, or as Scott called it his “Conundrum Castle”. It was where he wrote classics such as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe, where he created a style of architecture which swept the country, Scots Baronial, and where he experimented with garden and landscape design.

Abbotsford is an internationally significant designed landscape, house, and garden, which holds in balance the development of bio diverse habitats, the designed landscape, and amenity for visitors – all the results of Sir Walter Scott’s unique vision and legacy. Following a £11.24 million restoration project, Abbotsford was reopened by the Queen in 2013 and we are now embarking on an exciting period of developing our vision for restoring and improving Scott’s walled gardens and riverside estate.

The Abbotsford Trust is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic professional with a passion for outdoor learning to lead an ambitious 2 year funded project entitled Learning in a Heritage Landscape – Transforming Work. The aim of the project is to transform Abbotsford’s approach to sharing, caring for and developing our gardens and estate by delivering new programmes for outdoor heritage engagement and learning with key audiences.

The Outdoor Heritage Engagement Officer will be responsible for the delivery and evaluation of the project outcomes, supported by staff and volunteers from the Heritage Engagement and Gardens and Estates teams.

This post is part-funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the Scottish Government and the European Community Scottish Borders LAG LEADER 2014-2020 programme.

Full time, fixed term for 2 years, £18,445pa

Application Process

For more details of the role, please download the Outdoor Heritage Engagement Officer Job Description.

To apply, download and complete the Application Form.

Candidates are asked to send the completed document and, if they wish, an additional CV to vacancies@scottsabbotsford.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Jun 23rd 2017. Interviews will be held the week commencing Jul 3rd at Abbotsford.

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