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We are now recruiting

Spire View Housing Association are now recruiting!

Heritiage Officer Post

Part time 2 days a week, flexible 

Salary £33,409 (pro rata) Grade 6 

Roystonhill Community Hub (on site)


Do you have relevant experience of working with volunteers and community groups around the topic of local heritage?

What was there before the tenements? 

Our Management Board would like to develop a digital heritage platform to host (What was there before the Tenements?) with the aim to explore Royston's history and heritage through archived photography and document collections available at local and national archives and how it relates to the local and national story of industry, transport, and housing. 

Through community and partnership collaboration we aim to celebrate and share our history and culture in new and exciting ways. The heritage activities we have planned are incredibly valuable to our community and will help people have a greater sense of identity, place, and increased community spirit, pulling people together and encouraging learning.  

A heritage engagement officer will be recruited whose role will be to coordinate and administrate the project whilst providing additional support to learner /volunteers’ personal development. A community engagement/volunteering mentoring programme will be established to recruit and build capacity through volunteers whose role will be to research, promote and share our heritage findings by increasing the use of digital technology, digital participation whilst creating an online digital heritage platform. 


We want to see the benefits of our past heritage delivered to people to feel a greater connection with their heritage and that of others by : 

  • Researching the archived Garngad/Royston collection held at the Mitchell Library including accessing the digitised Special Collection of photographs and research documents providing alternative means of access via our online digital platform. Participants and volunteers will have the opportunity to visit the Mitchell Library and browse the collection in person whilst receiving onsite training increasing volunteer's skills. 


  • Our community reminiscence sessions guided by trained experts, will provide opportunities for gathering our rich heritage sources and allow people to recall their experiences of living, working, and socialising in the local area. 


  • Providing public access by creating a local and national online digital presence. sharing and celebrating our local history/heritage resources making them more available to visitors and increasing access to virtual visitors via our online website.  


  • Volunteers will become familiar with the range of skills needed for the meaningful documentation of our heritage and cultural assets, and the ability to present them effectively for the use by varied user groups and audiences engaged in areas such as cultural heritage tourism both locally and nationally 


  • People have shared stories that they felt would be lost due to an ageing community if not captured now, stories regarding the regeneration and development of the area with regards to housing, industry, and social relationships. 


What we are looking for.... 

You will facilitate project delivery and support the development of Community Engagement using Heritage as an engagement tool to increase participation in our new, What was there before the tenements? project. 

You will liaise with organisations, community groups and individuals to create volunteering opportunities. 

The Heritage Engagement Officer will recruit, engage volunteers in training programme and provide guidance and support to volunteers. 

What we offer... 

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.  


Application notes 

If you are interested in applying for our Heritage Officer role, please submit your CV and a detailed covering letter or e-mail that clearly outlines why you are applying for the role and how your skills and experience match the person specification. *Please note that we will not review any applications that do not provide this detailed information. 

These should be sent to:

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please contact either Stephen or Kay on 0141 952 4382. 

Closing date:        Friday 31st May at 12 noon. 

Interview date:     Thursday 13th June 2024