The Unicorn Preservation Society Vacancy – Volunteering and Engagement Assistant

Job title: Volunteering and Engagement Assistant
Location: HMS Unicorn
Supervisor: Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer
Job Type: Part time (14 hours per week – 0.4 FTE)
Contract Type: Temporary (1 Year)
Salary: £8,808.80 (£22,022 pro rata (£12.10 p/h)
About the museum:
Launched in 1824, HMS Unicorn is the third oldest ship in the world still afloat and one
of the six oldest ships in the world! Now a historic ship and visitor centre, the Unicorn is
situated in City Quay, Dundee. Visitors can explore four decks full of history and
discover the unique experience of life on board a 19th century frigate.

Mission – The mission is to deliver a world class museum experience, work continuously to
safeguard the future of HMS Unicorn, and care for the collections while making them
accessible to all.
Vision – The vision is to inspire those who visit and work with HMS Unicorn, offering lifelong learning and engagement opportunities for the local communities and beyond.
About the role:
HMS Unicorn are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to assist the Volunteering,
Engagement and Learning Officer in the delivery of HMS Unicorn’s volunteering and
engagement programmes.
The key tasks will include:
• Delivering activities and events as part of our engagement programme
• Helping to develop outreach workshops for schools.
• Working with community groups as part of a specific project
• Support the recruitment, training and management of volunteers
• Evaluating the success of engagement projects and activities
• Undertake other tasks appropriate for the role and responsibility as required
Essential requirements:
• Experience of delivering formal or informal learning and engagement activities
for a diverse range of audiences
• Experience in supporting and motivating volunteers from a wide variety of
• Ability to convey enthusiasm about HMS Unicorn to a wide variety of different
• Confident in dealing with the public
• Creative approach to developing engagement opportunities
• Able to plan ahead and manage workload to meet objectives
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Skilled in written and verbal communication
• Competent IT skills
• Understanding of approaches to the evaluation of learning projects
• Ability to build and maintain strong and positive working relationships both
internally and externally
• Submit to PVG Scheme
• Desirable requirements:
• Experience of delivering formal or informal and engagement activities for a
diverse range of audiences in a museum, heritage education or community
• Ability to use social media to promote activities and engage with audiences
• Demonstrable interest in history
• Experience in evaluating learning projects
HMS Unicorn is currently not fully physically accessible for all users, and there
are therefore physical requirements that come with this role on board a
wooden, historic ship.

Click here for more information and how to apply

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