Paid Traineeship for 1 year in Technical Conservation

This Traineeship opportunity will be divided into two main elements; a ‘Taster’ phase during which the trainee will gain exposure to a wide range of roles within technical conservation, followed by an ‘in-depth’ phase, when they will be able to spend a longer period with the team of their choice, to gain a realistic work-place experience.

Location: Historic Environment Scotland – Engine Shed, Stirling

Duration: May 2019-April 2020

Entitled to: Training Bursary Grant of £13,500 (tax free)

Portfolio: Historic Environment Scotland Certificate in recognition of on-site traineeship completion.

Application closing date: 6th May 2019

Interviews: 14th May 2019

Application pack from: recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk

 

About the programme

This traineeship is one of 6 offered this year through the Next Step Initiative ‘’Ethnic Minority Career Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme’’ across Scotland, supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s National Skills for the Future Initiative.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have one remaining Technical Conservation Skills Traineeships as part of the above programme, to enable young people from the African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority background to gain insight and experience of a wide range of technical conservation skills within the HES Conservation Directorate. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn about building conservation by working with multiple teams in Stirling.

Background

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body in Scotland charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic and built environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

The Conservation Directorate is responsible for the practical conservation of our 336 sites which include Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, with specialist teams spread across the country.

The directorate also leads on technical research and traditional building skills and materials.

In recent years this has become the focus for traditional building and sustainability issues for Scottish Government.

Within the Conservation Directorate the Technical Education & Training Unit is responsible for a wide range of training activities; craft apprenticeships, traineeships, fellowships and post-graduate study, as well as the dissemination of the results of technical research and activities to raise the profile of traditional skills and materials, through printed and digital resources and events such as seminars, conferences and traditional skills tasters. The team is also responsible for the development and delivery of the content of the Engine Shed, including interpretation plans for the exhibition spaces and a Virtual Learning Environment.

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Traineeship for Ethnic Minority in a Career in Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme

About the programme

 

This traineeship is 2 of 6 offered this year through Next Step Initiative’s ‘’Ethnic Minority Career Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme’’ across Scotland, supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s National Skills for the Future Initiative; in conjunction with one of our partner Museum and Galleries, Edinburgh.

 

Location: Museums and Galleries, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Duration: May 2019-April 2020

Entitled to: Training Bursary Grant of £13,500 (tax free)

Qualification: SVQ Level 3 Museums and Galleries Practice

Application closing date: 26th April 2019

Interviews: 1st May 2019

Application pack from: Dr Rosemary Sleith r.sleith@nextstepintitative.org.uk

or     recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk

 

 

Technical Conservation Traineeship

Location: Historic Environment Scotland – Stirling

Duration: April 2019-March 2020

Entitled to: Training Bursary Grant of £13,500 (tax free)

Portfolio: Historic Environment Scotland Certificate in recognition of on-site traineeship completion.

Application closing date: 29th March 2019

Interviews: 4th April 2018

Application pack from: recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk

 

About the programme

 

This traineeship is one of 5 offered this year through the Next Step Initiative ‘’Ethnic Minority Career Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme’’ across Scotland, supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s National Skills for the Future Initiative.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will create two Technical Conservation Skills Traineeships as part of the above programme, to enable young people from the African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority background to gain insight and experience of a wide range of technical conservation skills within the HES Conservation Directorate.

Background

 

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body in Scotland charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

The Conservation Directorate is responsible for the practical conservation of our 336 sites which include Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, with specialist teams spread across the country.

The directorate also leads on technical research, traditional building skills and materials. In recent years this has become the focus for traditional building and sustainability issues for Scottish Government.

Within the Conservation Directorate the Technical Education & Training Unit is responsible for a wide range of training activities; craft apprenticeships, internships, fellowships and post-graduate study, as well as the dissemination of the results of technical research and activities to raise the profile of traditional skills and materials, through printed and digital resources and events such as seminars, conferences and traditional skills tasters.

The team is also responsible for the development and delivery of the content of the Engine Shed, including the activity plan, interpretation plans for the exhibition spaces and a Virtual Learning Environment.

Traineeship Opportunity

 

The traineeship will be coordinated by a Conservation Training Officer. These officers are responsible for the management of our own Craft Fellowship & Internship Programmes.

In terms of format, the Traineeship will be divided into two main elements; a ‘Taster’ phase during which the trainee will gain exposure to a wide range of roles within technical conservation, followed by an ‘in-depth’ phase, when they will be able to spend a longer period with the team of their choice, to gain a realistic work-place experience, which will include delivery of a project.

Role Descriptor

 

Taster Phase – within this phase the role of the trainee will be that of a learner; observing & receiving training and instruction from experienced mentors. In some areas, such as stonemasonry this will be formal workshop and classroom tuition but in most will be work based vocational learning.

Week 1&2 Induction at the Engine Shed

Introduced to HES & Conservation Directorate, introduced to staff & outline of traineeship agreed. Basic Health & Safety training & provision of Personal Protective Equipment. Some site visits to gain a feel for the organization and what will be involved going forward.

Education & Outreach Unit

 

Weeks 3-6 Outreach Team

Working with the Outreach Officers to learn about the development and delivery of outreach workshops to a variety of audiences. Trainees will have the chance to work with the public when assisting the delivery of workshops.

Weeks 7-12 Content Team

Learning about the dissemination of knowledge and expertise through the development of publications, web content and exhibitions. Trainees will have the opportunity to develop their writing and research skills.

Weeks 13-16 Programme Team

Planning and delivering the Engine Shed programme of events. These can range from small training workshops to large scale conferences. Trainees will learn about the planning, organising and delivery of these events.

Weeks 17-22 Traditional Skills Unit – based at Forth Valley College, Stirling:

Training in basic stonemasonry & conservation skills. Stone dressing & basic finishing, mortar mixing, setting out & building structures; basic conservation repair techniques.

Trainee will be trained alongside HES apprentice masons and will receive one-to-one instruction & participate in class activities & team work for building projects.

Weeks 23-26 Monument Conservation Unit – on-site within Central Scotland

Opportunity to put those new skills to use! Placement with a squad of trained masons, undertaking conservation work to a monument. Gain experience of working on a live construction site, working with your hands to conserve the built heritage. Experience working from a scaffold; learn about construction Health & Safety, see the challenge of conservation theory being put into practice.

Weeks 27-31 Science & Digital– based at Engine Shed & on-site

Get geeky with the scientists! You have experienced the sharp end of monument conservation; now see where how the technical knowledge & expertise is developed. Work in the lab doing materials analysis, go out on-site doing thermography with the science team.

Learn about using augmented reality to access heritage from the digital team. Visit sites with the climate change team to learn about risk assessment.

Weeks 32-48 In-depth Phase, less watching, more doing!

Getting hands on experience, developing your own project. – based with one of the units the Trainee has worked with previously – An opportunity to really get to grips with work in the heritage sector.

Identified another craft area that you want to experience? Plastering, lime work? We can find a crafts person for you to work with.

Spend more time on-site honing your hand skills and learning from our own skilled craftspeople.

Explore how technology is changing how we perceive and understand our past with the science and digital teams.

Finally, facing the public, developing engaging ways of exciting school kids and new audiences?

Work with our Education & outreach team to fine tune your presentation & engagement skills.

As part of your placement, we will help you identify a project or piece of work that will enable you to showcase your skills to a future employer or that could lead to another training opportunity.

Weeks 48-52 Flexibility

We will build in and agree with you a period to cover public holidays and allow some flexibility in length of placements, to ensure you maximize the potential of an extra site visit or additional week to take something to completion.

All trainees will also attend our week-long Building Conservation Summer School.

Like all our staff, trainees, regardless of which unit they are working in, will be expected to participate in Outreach events throughout the year, which will mean some weekend working, for which Time off in Lieu will be given.

At the end of the Traineeship, we would also expect candidates to spend time writing up their experiences and providing HES with constructive feedback. A Portfolio will be created throughout the traineeship with the help of NSI Project Managers.

Selection Criteria: Experience and Skills

 

The traineeship would suit an individual with a passion for cultural heritage and conservation.

No specific academic qualifications are required but the trainee should be able to express themselves clearly in spoken and written English, have reasonable arithmetic and mathematical skills and have good attention to detail.

Trainees should have the ability to work without direct supervision using own initiative, and to anticipate and resolve problems.

Experience of Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel would be useful, as would experience of using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

The traineeship will focus on the practical vocational skills that are required for work within the heritage sector and understanding these will greatly help underpin any future academic or formal training subsequently undertaken.

Traineeship is only open from people from African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland

Practicalities

 

  • This is a 51-week workplace-based traineeship starting in March 2019
  • A bursary of £13,500 will be paid to support this traineeship
  • you will work 37 hours per week and your leave entitlement will be 21 days plus

Public holidays

During the traineeship you will build a portfolio of achievement to take forward into employment.

At induction, you will be provided with your training plan which will set out learning objectives and activities in more detail.

However, as the training program is responsive to individual trainee requirements, you will have the opportunity to liaise with your mentor/supervisor to establish an individual program of support.

Trainees on this program form part of a cohort recruited together, and will regularly meet up. Trainees will also be part of an online community, offering support and learning opportunities, IT access, stationery and other reasonable requirements will be provided by the placement provider.

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Community & Outreach Engagement Officer West of Scotland

Job Description and Person Specification

 

Post Title: Community & Outreach Engagement Officer West of Scotland

 

Project aims: The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental Initiative aim at stimulating, supporting and encouraging African and Caribbean Community resilience and sustainability towards low carbon community around Glasgow and West of Scotland.   

 

Reporting to:     CEO Next Step Initiative and Board of Management.

 

Main Purpose of  Post:     Delivery of Project aims, fostering good relationships with the African and Caribbean Communities and coordination of the Outreach and Engagement Programme in West of Scotland, developing new partnerships, and the supervision and support of volunteers.

 

Main Relationships:    African and Caribbean community Organisations in Glasgow/West of Scotland, Home Energy Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland.

 

Terms & Condition: Fixed Term contract from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020

 

Contract Value: –£15,696 (including employer NI & 4%pension contributions) Minimum input toward the project will be 25 hours per week

 

Office Base: Glasgow but with responsibility in West of Scotland

 

Scope of the job: Your Role

As part of the team at Next Step Initiative, you will be part of a team to deliver the new ‘’The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental  Initiative’’.. You will successfully develop and deliver against an ambitious project plan, and ensure high quality delivery

 

  • Reduction of family Carbon footprint/Energy Consumption and applying energy efficient practice.
  • Contribute toward the cut down of carbon emission by 455 tonnes co2e  (life time)from 300 African and Caribbean household around Glasgow and West of Scotland.(responsible for 150 households in West of Scotland)
  • Improving behavioural change, lifestyle of individual & families’ practices which will reduce primary and secondary carbon foot print/emission.
  • Improve community sustainability by training 20 climate champions and 300 individuals from the community on energy saving and efficiency, change of life style towards environmental friendly practices.
  • Overall responsibility for recruitment / induction and training of volunteers

 

Duties and Key responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate the outreach and engagement programme with the community groups (mainly with isolated African and Caribbean groups) in West of Scotland
  • Coordinate,plan and deliver home visit, energy advise  to over 150 households in West of Scotland over the period of project
  • Coordinate the use of ABCi media (Radio & TV) to deliver climate change programs on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate training of community champions and equipping them with the knowledge to use energy saving gadgets and to pass the knowledge to the communities

 

  • Work with the rest of the team and NSI CEO to develop and implement climate change information apps for update and accessibility of information
  • Oversee recruitment and support Energy Champions and volunteers covering West of Scotland.
  • Coordinate the development of video about the project learning where community members will talk about their journey toward low carbon lifestyle
  • Coordinate home energy audits within African and Caribbean households in West of Scotland, raise awareness of Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme, and make referrals to Home Energy Scotland as required
  • Submit monthly report to NSI CEO

 

  • Carry out other appropriate duties as required.

 

Personal Training and Development

 

  • Undertake appropriate training where necessary

 

How to Apply:

 

Please send a CV and covering letter (Max two pages) outlining why you are applying and your suitability for the role. The letter should speak directly to the responsibilities, Key Competencies, skills and experience outlined in the job description. Please also return a completed equality and diversity monitoring form. The  detailed Role description and person specification can be found at www.nextstepinitiative.org.uk

 

Applications should be send to : recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk or telephone 01414402700

Please include your name and ‘’ Community & Outreach Engagement Officer West of Scotland’’The Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental  Initiative in the email line

 

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 29th  March 2019.

 

Interview Date:   Monday , 1st April  2019.

 

Next Step Initiative is a Registered Scottish Charity Incorporation Organisation in Scotland and Registered Scottish Charity No. SCO14305. Registered Office: Africa House, 300 Broomloan Road, Glasgow, G51 2JQ

Paid traineeships (Tax free with qualification or certificate)

Available Positions:  Museums & Galleries Traineeship x 2 (Edinburgh)

  Technical Conservation Skills Traineeship x 2 (Stirling)

David Livingstone Trust ???

Applications are now open for 4 full time (Monday – Friday), 12-month work-based placements in Museum and Heritage Sectors starting late March / April 20189.

Training Bursary grant of £13,500 gross per annum

Plus a qualification/certificate recognizing learning and understanding.

Application deadline:  Wednesday 6th March at 5 pm

Interviews week commencing 11th March 2019

Next Step Initiative is a leading Ethnic Minority Social Enterprise and Charity established in 2009, working towards transforming the quality of life of African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities in Scotland. Through the support of strategic heritage partners, has created this unique and exciting new skills training programme. ‘The Ethnic Minority Career Museum and Built Environment Heritage Programme’, (EMCMBEHP). Supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s National Skills for the Future Initiative.

Trainee host partners (2019-2020) include: Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh Museums and Galleries, and the David Livingstone Trust.

Selection Criteria: Experience & Skills

    • Applicants must have a proven enthusiasm for and interest in culture and heritage and a genuine wish to pursue a career in the sector.
    • No specific academic qualifications are required but the trainees should be able to express themselves clearly in spoken and written English, have reasonable arithmetic and mathematical skills and have good attention to details.
  • Traineeship is only open to people from African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland

Application Instructions

The Application Pack, can be obtained from  recruitment@nextstepinitiative.org.uk

Once completed please send it back to same email address, thank you.