Jobs at the Kirk

With the exciting news of National Lottery Heritage Funding for the development of the Kirk, the following job role is currently available

Project Officer

Part Time Role Hybrid blend of office (Lochawe) and home working
£30,500 pro-rata Closing 26th October 2023


Heritage buildings throughout Scotland are redefining their roles at the centre of their communities and St.Conan’s Kirk in the Argyll and Bute village of Lochawe is intent on developing its position as a community asset focused on education and wellbeing.

Currently attracting over 50,000 visitors annually our first phase of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund is to develop the community and engagement programme. We need a values led project officer to run community and engagement events and inform our longer term events and activity programme.

You will work alongside the volunteer led charity Friends of St.Conan’s Kirk (registered SCIO, SC045006) as well as the Architects who will be working on the delivery of a series of construction led improvements to the fabric of the building. Your job is to help make sure the improvements to the building enhance the flexibility and range of our community and engagement programmes.

The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Lochawe) and home-based work.

We are looking for the following key skills:-

  • Project management
  • Community engagement and event planning
  • Business and financial planning
  • Experience in managing volunteers and contractors.

Experience of working on National Lottery Lottery Funded projects or similar would be an advantage as would experience in the cultural or heritage sectors.

As this is a first paid post for the Friends of St.Conan’s Kirk you will benefit from being employed through a framework managed by the Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (ABTSI). Alternatively, you could choose to become a contractor as a sole trader or through your limited partnership company. If choosing to be directly employed in return for your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous benefits package:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 32 days (FTE therefore pro rata applies) plus 2 fixed public holidays
  • Flexible working opportunities from day one
  • A range of learning and development opportunities
  • A comprehensive package of support though the ABTSI Employee Assistance Programme.

Thanks to the National Lottery Players.

Application Notes

Application is via covering letter which must address as many of the essential and desirable criteria as possible as well as a comprehensive CV. For the covering letter you may find it useful to group your experience and provide examples under the desirable and essential criteria headings.

As part of this project our website is pending redevelopment but contains some useful information:-

Please send your tailored CV and covering letter to by 5pm, 26th October 2023.

Shortlisting takes place on 2nd November with interviews expected to take place in Lochawe on Thursday 9th November 2023.

For further information and an informal conversation please contact Takki Sulaiman, Secretary, Friends of St Conan’s Kirk, on 07778 419218 or


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