Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
We are recruiting a Project Coordinator (Our Shared Cultural Heritage project), to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The Our Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) project focuses on exploring the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia. The project works with young people aged 11-25 to experiment and create new ways for museums, young people and youth organisations to work together and become better places for young people to explore identity, connect with others and to create new opportunities for young people.
As Project Coordinator you will work alongside Glasgow Life staff, community organisations, leaders and parents / carers, to support young people from the South Asian diaspora and their peers to design, test, and evaluate new activity within heritage settings. This is an exciting opportunity to amplify youth voice, agency and opportunities in heritage spaces to make sustainable change.
To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
• Experience within community engagement or community development in an arts/cultural/youth/voluntary or heritage context
• Project coordination or project management experience
• Demonstrable experience of working with young people to deliver projects
• Knowledge of South Asian culture(s) and communities
• Demonstrable experience of building relationships and coordinating activities between different partners
This role is part time (21 hours per week) and temporary up until January 2023.
OSCH is led by British Council, partnered with Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and UK Youth. It is funded in the UK by the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust programme which aims to involve more young people in heritage. We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under represented in our organisation.
At the end of the temporary period, eligible employees will have a right to return to a role of their substantive grade within the council family as a minimum. Employees are required to inform their current manager prior to submitting an application.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.
Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.
Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.
For further information about working for us please refer to our website https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/work-with-us