Operations Coordinator (part-time)

Organisation: Dalkeith Country Park

Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 (FTE)

Location: Dalkeith Palace

Dalkeith Country Park is part of Buccleuch, a diverse and innovative business with a passion for sustainable land use in rural Britain. We are dedicated to supporting the communities we live and work within, providing approximately 500 local jobs, respecting the environment, and contributing to rural culture through our heritage for generations to come. Our teams carefully manage complex economic, community and environmental considerations across a range of sectors, for the benefit of people and places.

We are looking for a part-time Operations Coordinator to support our increasingly busy portfolio of events and exhibitions at Dalkeith Palace. Regarded as one of the grandest early classical houses in Scotland, the vision is for the Palace to develop into a significant cultural destination. For the right candidate we can consider hours between 16 and 22.5 per week, over two to three days.

The role? Working closely with the Palace Development Lead, you will support the workflow of a variety of projects including events, building development, conservation and Collection-wide activity. Key responsibilities include:

• Providing a wide range of administrative support including diary management, implementation of filing systems and effective organisation of events
• Establishing internal processes to support effective communication with other teams, including creating and sharing detailed event briefings
• Duty management and hands-on, practical support for events and exhibitions.

The person? A skilled administrator, ideally with a project management background, you will have an affinity for the heritage environment and interest in arts, history and culture. Highly organised, with an eye for detail and excellent IT skills, you will be helpful, hands-on, with a can-do attitude. Given the evolving nature of Palace operations, you will relish the opportunity to use your skills to help shape our infrastructure. Although not essential, some events or hospitality experience would be beneficial.

Why work for us? We offer excellent benefits including private health cover, six weeks holiday, gym and shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, and wellbeing related support and resources.

How to apply? Please visit our website at and click on ‘download information pack’ under the relevant job title for more detail on the role and how to apply. If you decide that this is the role for you, please email with your covering letter and CV.

The closing date for applications is 12 July

Application Deadline: Friday 12/07/2024