Outreach Coordinator

Braemar Castle, Braemar Community Ltd
22000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time

'Raising the Standard' at Braemar Castle!

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Braemar Community Ltd's project team, working alongside our Volunteer Coordinator to deliver a diverse range of creative projects that form our 'Raising the Standard' Activity Plan. There are plenty of opportunities to be out and about, in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, eg working in the community, with local schools, Outdoor Woodland Learning, therapeutic gardening - as well as delivering digital projects online.

With the help of the Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, as well as our many generous funders and supporters, the community's historic Braemar Castle is now getting its essential repairs. But the aims of this exciting GBP1.6M project reach much wider, well beyond the Castle grounds, and appointing a new Outreach Coordinator is key to its delivery.

If you have the skills and enthusiasm for this post, then please do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

Post Title: Outreach Coordinator(P/T)

Project: Braemar Community Ltd's, 'Raising the Standard' project

Working pattern: 3 days per week

Renumeration: GBP22,000 p.a. pro rata.

Location: Braemar, Aberdeenshire

Reports to: Activities Manager

About Braemar Community Ltd

Braemar Community Ltd (BCL) is a Scottish charity (SCO38573) and Company Limited by Guarantee (SC276254) that works to achieve the sustainable economic, environmental and social development of the community of Braemar. Braemar Castle has been run by the local community as a visitor attraction since 2007. The main focus of our current work is the delivery of Braemar Castle's 'Raising the Standard' project.

About BCL's Raising the Standard Project:

'Raising the Standard' is a GBP1.6M project funded by Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and match funded by major donors, supporters and community funders.

Purpose of the Role:

  • To work alongside the Volunteer Coordinator to develop and deliver activities as described within the Raising the Standard Activity Plan.
  • To engage with and support the aims of the Volunteer Strategy and Volunteer Training Plan

The Raising the Standard Activity Programme will:

  • Enrich the visitor experience enhancing the authenticity and distinctiveness of Braemar Castle
  • Enhance the relevance and contribution of the Castle on an individual and community level
  • Encourage, equip and enable audiences to feel more connected to Braemar Castle
  • Enable audiences to realise a range of physical, mental and practical benefits through engagement with our built and natural heritage
  • Support career progression amongst young adults in particular
  • Develop broader learning opportunities for all ages with a more flexible and inclusive approach

Key responsibilities:

  • To deliver formal outreach learning activities for schools and colleges, and informal learning for families and other visitors.
  • To deliver heritage-based outreach activities for individuals, families and visitors as set out in the project activity plan.
  • To engage with formal local community networks and groups to widen participation in the Castle's heritage and strengthen relationships between the Castle and the local community.
  • To contribute to the marketing of volunteering and community initiatives to raise public awareness and increase participation.
  • To evaluate activities and implement recommendations to the programme in conjunction with independent evaluation consultants.
  • Produce monthly written reports and updates for the Activities Manager.
  • Provide support to the Fundraising Manager by identifying activities that meet specific criteria in line with fundraising applications.
  • Represent and promote Braemar Castle to external organisations and at relevant meetings.
  • Attend and contribute to all appropriate National Lottery Heritage Fund / RtS meetings as required.
  • To deliver wider activities on behalf of Braemar Castle when appropriate.

Person Specification: Essential (E) Desirable (D)


  • A degree or equivalent relevant experience - D

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Understanding of NLHF Activity Plan - D
  • Developing and supporting community outreach projects - D
  • Implementing outreach programmes - D
  • Implementing and overseeing good practice relating to safeguarding and confidentiality in the context of community outreach work - D
  • Collecting data for evaluation purposes - D
  • Proven experience working with members of the community who may be isolated/ have low levels of confidence - D
  • Working with volunteers - D

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good IT skills, including MS Office and databases - E
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail - E
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and motivate - E
  • Ability to work on own initiative, manage time and workload effectively to meet deadlines, and ability to work as part of team - E
  • Good writing skills, including reports - E
  • Ability to work with confidential information - E
  • Flexible in approach to duties - E

Other criteria:

  • Driver with car - E

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