Comrie Development Trust – Staff Required
Project Planning and Development Manager – Salary: £30,000 per annum
Heritage Activity and Events Organiser – Salary: £25,000 per annum
Comrie Development Trust (CDT) is looking for two staff members with the skills and experience to work on delivering the next phase in developing the community owned and historic 50 acre site at Cultybraggan in its great Perthshire location surrounded by mountains. The ex-POW Camp now hosts a range of community groups and activities, alongside 26 businesses, and welcomes heritage and event visitors.
These are full-time posts, supported by Perth & Kinross LEADER funding for an initial 12 month period, with the potential for an extension over a second year.
The Project Planning and Development Manager will be responsible for project managing the repair and refurbishment of 11 B listed Nissen huts, working with consultants to complete comprehensive plans for improvements to the physical infrastructure at Cultybraggan, promoting business growth and line managing the project officer for heritage and events. The post holder should be a degree holder, preferably in relevant subject, and have direct work experience in project management, planning, problem-solving, organising, negotiating, decision-making, communicating and managing will all be important skills.
The Heritage Activity and Events Organiser will be responsible for delivering CDT’s Heritage Activity and Training Plan, which will provide opportunities to increase knowledge and appreciation of the camp: via signage, storyboards and phone apps for people exploring the site; via more in-depth educational resources, including information packs and ‘hands on history’ workshops; via specialised training for the volunteers who lead camp tours for the public, special interest groups and media representatives; and through archaeological survey investigating the location of three escape tunnels. The work will also include broader event planning and promotion of the site’s open spaces and certain camp properties as venues for both major and minor events, building on their current uses for these purposes. Any applicant should be a degree holder, preferably in a relevant subject, and have direct work experience in project development and event management Planning, problem-solving, organising, negotiating, decision-making, communicating and managing will all be important skills.
Both posts are full-time, funded for an initial 12 month period, with the potential for an extension over a second year, subject to funding availability. The job functions in both posts will involve working alongside CDT’s Finance Officer and Estate Manager, and with various Trust, site user and community groups, particularly the Self Catering Project Group, Comrie Heritage Group and the CDT Events Group, on planning the next phase of heritage and events development.
Letters of application, setting out the links between the post, qualifications and previous experience, along with an updated CV should be emailed to CDT firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29 May.
Interviews for the two project posts will take place between 5 and 7 June 2017. (These dates may change.)
Further background can be obtained by clicking on the links below to access documents providing detailed information on Comrie Development Trust, main elements of the Cultybraggan Development Project, and the job description for the to posts, including required qualifications, skills and key competencies. Please email CDT if you require additional information or to speak with someone about the Trust, project or the posts.
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|Project Planning and Development Manager – Job Description|
|Heritage Activity and Events Organiser – Job Description|
|CDT Staff Contract and Employment Terms 2017|
|Project Plan Funding Application|
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|CDT Past Developments – Future Plans
A visual exposition of community engagement at Cultybraggan
|CDT Business Plan Cultybraggan Self-Catering – Things To Do
Comrie as a tourism destination
|Self Catering Scheme Business Plan
Detailed plans for the future
|The Cultybraggan Heritage Activity and Volunteer Training Plan
Heritage activities and plans