Charity registered in Scotland SC036089
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is a community-led organisation, established in 2004 by local people, to rescue the semi-derelict historic building from proposed demolition. The regeneration project dramatically re-purposed the landmark building and, since re-opening in 2012, the multi-functional Halls are back into the heart of the Maryhill community.
It would be particularly valuable to have new local members with Fundraising, Legal, Marketing & Comms expertise. Although we are primarily looking for experience in these areas, we welcome interest from all backgrounds and experience.
To paraphrase - our objectives are:-
The Halls are managed by our CEO and a small but dedicated team, ably supported by local volunteers. Working to a social enterprise model, the Halls generates a level of self-funding through office rental and event space hire. The halls also contain as a tenancy a nursery and two recording studios. As part of our community engagement and our aims we have a small exhibition/museum space and the main hall and other areas are available for short hires for events, functions, conferences as well as hosting a variety of community events. We have refurbished the onsite café which we will soon be operating as both a community amenity and eventually a skills training facility. There is much being done and still more that we can do and we would like energetic and committed people to join us on the board to help drive it forward.
Formal, early-evening board meetings are held every 2 months, with various ad-hoc and topical sub-committees meeting in between.
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust (MBHT) was established in 2004 as a registered charity in North West Glasgow to save the Victorian Burgh Halls from demolition and bring the Halls back into community use. MBHT raised over £9 million to regenerate the building and it reopened in 2012 as a multipurpose space including an event venue, office spaces to let and local heritage site including a museum and exhibition space and collection of artefacts. Heritage has been at the heart of the Trust's aims and activities from the beginning of the Burgh Halls’ regeneration project. MBHT continues to look for ways to engage and involve the local community to promote local culture, arts and heritage and highlight the excellent community facility of the historic Burgh Halls. 2022 will be an exciting year for the Trust with a 10 year anniversary celebration programme, community consultations and the reopening of our café along with our programme of exhibitions, collaboration, workshops, talks and tours as well as our participation in a number of festivals.
Purpose of Post:
The Communications Coordinator role purpose will be to raise the profile and awareness of the Trust and our community through its positive representation in the full range of media, establishing and protecting a prominent media profile for the organisation. The role will include working with the management team to help to create an annual communications strategy which the postholder will implement. This will dovetail with our new digital strategy and the postholder will be integral in its development. MBHT are interested in expanding their presence through the use of different communication channels including; social media, email, website and press. The post will be responsible for the creation of a communications and digital content calendar, and content and copy for each channel. This will include review and interpretation of campaigns and investigating new sources and channels for the Trust’s use.
The post holder will work with Trust volunteers, interns and work placements, develop partnerships with the local community, and network with other industry organisations.
The key elements of the role are:
We are looking for an experienced communications professional to join our small team. You will lead on implanting a new communications strategy to strengthen the resilience of the Trust and enhance our visitor experience. To be successful in this role you’ll have the passion and drive to think creatively, inspire others and implement new ideas. Guidance and support will be given in the role and the successful candidate will be encouraged to grow and develop their skills in order to fulfil the full range of duties.