Volunteering, Learning & Engagement Officer

Organisation: HMS Unicorn

Salary: 24000

Location: Dundee

The Volunteering, Engagement & Learning Officer is the deputy senior officer of The Unicorn Preservation Society (UPS). Line Management (wellbeing, objective-setting and development needs) for the role is provided by the Museum Manager. You will be required to produce a monthly Board report on Volunteering, Education and Learning activities, and you may occasionally be asked to attend, and contribute at, Board meetings. This is a full-time role. The post holder will have a strong background in learning, education and overseeing volunteering in the Museum, Heritage and/or Visitor Attraction context. The Volunteering, Engagement & Learning Officer will have line management responsibilities for a small number of volunteers and student placements and will work alongside the Museum Manager and Collections Intern.

The Unicorn Preservation Society, a charity registered in Scotland, registration number SC002771. We will ensure the conservation and interpretation of HMS Unicorn within a maritime heritage visitor attraction as part of a group within the Dundee Waterfront and the wider Tayside region.
HMS Unicorn is the oldest surviving complete woodened hulled warship in the United Kingdom. Her keel was laid in 1822 and the ship completed and placed in storage in 1824. She subsequently moved to Dundee in the 1870’s and was gifted to the charity by the Ministry of Defence in 1969. The ship has remained in the city ever since. The heritage of the ship is, therefore, largely associated with Dundee and she is an integral part of the history of the town and Scottish naval history.
We are entering one of the most exciting phases in the history of the ship as we engage with funders to achieve significant grants to support the ship being moved from Victoria Quay to the East Graving Dock in Dundee. Over the next few years, we anticipate a remarkable transformation of the ship and quayside helping to secure the future of this important Heritage Asset’s future.

For more information please send a note of interest to Matthew Bellhouse Moran at, or phone 01382 200900

Application Deadline: Wednesday 14/07/2021