Part time 21 hours per week / 3-year fixed term contract

Location: Aberdeenshire, preferably Portsoy or surrounding area with remote working by agreement

Pro rata salary £21,000, pro rata holidays 20 days per year (FTE 33 days), enhanced pension contributions

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) is a Building Preservation Trust (BPT) that undertakes projects in Aberdeenshire and the surrounding area. The remit of NESPT is to acquire and restore significant historic or architectural properties that cannot be restored by normal commercial means.

The NESPT has a new and crucial Project Officer opportunity. It is to support the Project Director in a range of projects including the restoration of the Elyza Fraser Mausoleum (starting on site early summer 2024) and the development of the Portsoy Marbles Creative Hub.

On the Elyza Fraser Mausoleum Project, the Project Officer will be responsible for community engagement, managing consultant and design teams and liaising with key stakeholders including the Community Council, Aberdeenshire Council, HES and NLHF. They will deliver the activity plan as set out in the NLHF grant application.

They will also be responsible for preparing funding applications and monitoring and making grant claims. They will also support the Project Director with general administration and maintaining the wider NESPT property portfolio.

The NESPT is seeking an experienced Project Officer with knowledge of the built heritage sector, specifically managing or assisting in the management of building conservation projects. They will have significant experience of building and developing relationships with key stakeholders and project partners, knowledge of building contracts and roles within a building consultation team, as well as of planning and listed building legislation.

Experience of preparing funding applications and managing projects to funders requirements is essential. Experience of monitoring project finance and cashflow is advantageous.

The Project Officer will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be a self-starter and able to work on their own initiative. They will be organised, able to plan work and deliver to project deadlines.

The role requires travel between projects so a full driving licence and access to a personal vehicle is essential.

Proficiency in Microsoft office is essential, while membership of the IHBC and a Graduate/PG qualification in built heritage conservation would be desirable.

If you are interested in joining the NESPT team, please email requesting a full job description. To apply, email a letter of application and a copy of your CV to The letter should set out your reasons for wanting to join the NESPT team and why you think you are suited to the role.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 April 2024.