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38 Albion Street Glasgow, G1 1LH
£48,958.26 - £56,743.43 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

We’re looking for a Special Projects Manager to join Glasgow Life’s Infrastructure Support Team. You’ll be part of a team which positively shapes a portfolio of world-renowned sport, cultural and community venues, your focus will be the capital refurbishment project of the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Interested? Then keep reading below.

The Special Projects Manager role is full of complex challenges and exciting possibilities. You’ll operate in an agile environment, which embraces change and new thinking through public engagement, design, and service delivery.

The project will develop the People’s Palace to be a community-led museum and aims to become of one of the world’s most socially engaged and internationally significant local museums. It will become a sustainable museum, with Glasgow’s social history at its heart, reintegrating the glasshouse and museum, to create a dynamic museum offer with new flexible space and facilities fit for purpose and audience needs both now and for the future.

As part of the informed client role which Glasgow Life delivers on behalf of Glasgow City Council, you will lead a team within the project and drive the brief writing, strategic planning, coordination and delivery of the capital redevelopment at the venue, in line with the Glasgow Life Museums vision for the project. You will be a main contact for key stakeholders. Working alongside colleagues across Glasgow Life and in partnership with Glasgow City Council, the role offers the opportunity to help redefine this much-loved place for future generations of visitors.

The Special Projects Team is a core part of the Infrastructure Support Team that delivers facility management and health and safety. This focuses on a wide range of building-related capital projects including the refurbishment and redevelopment of some of the most iconic buildings in Glasgow.

Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires the city’s citizens and visitors to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. How do we do this? By delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation.

Interested in joining our team? Get in touch if you have:
• Strong planning, coordination, problem-solving, and organisational skills.
• Experience in delivering results and collaborative working within project management, economic development, or a capital development-related context.
• Excellent verbal, written and graphic communication skills.
• A relevant qualification with experience in either capital, construction or economic development projects.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes, experiences and events we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.

Please note, this is a 3-year temporary fixed term appointment.

What will you get in return? We offer a generous holiday allowance of 30 days, plus 6.5 public holidays. You’ll also be eligible to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Other benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement, and family-friendly policies.

Declaration of interest applies.

If offer is made to internal (Glasgow Life or Council Family) for Fixed Term roles, at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substantive grade within the council family.


Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit

Application Packs

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.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website

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