The post will be based within the HES Communications directorate at Longmore House in Edinburgh.
Communications is responsible for delivering the vision and success of the organisation via key messages and content, to our target audience, and through the most effective communications channels. This supports the direction and delivery of the organisation, its strategies and its role as the lead public body for the historic environment.
A core priority for Communications is managing the HES Gaelic Language Plan 2018 – 2023, and distributing the organisation’s key messages in support of acknowledging and promoting the value of Gaelic Language and Culture as part of Scotland’s historic environment.
The role of Gaelic Outreach officer will be aligned to develop the outreach objectives of the HES Gaelic Plan. This will predominantly cover three key areas: Learning and Inclusion; Events; Community Liaison. The post holder will therefore be required to liaise with other HES directorates and a host of sub-teams, freelance practitioners, schools and other external stakeholders, in order to expand the scope of development and promotion of Gaelic within those areas.
The nature of the role requires the post-holder to travel extensively throughout Scotland engaging with communities, heritage organisations, schools, other stakeholders, and co-ordinating the development of projects in collaboration with many different actors.
Therefore, applicants should be confident and driven to work independently, and able to travel by public transport or other motorised means.
All applicants for the position must be fluent in Scottish Gaelic, or have learned to a competent conversational level.
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