Project Manager (building development and meanwhile use)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £39,000
  • Hybrid: Gracemount Mansion, home and other locations as required
  • Closing 24th July 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd July 2024
  • 35 hours per week. This is a full-time role but reduced hours may be considered depending on the candidate. Hours are flexible; and may involve weekend and evening working as required to deliver the project and role requirements. A fixed term contract for 18 months (with scope to extend depending on funding). 3% pension contribution offered.
  • Holidays: 20 days plus 8 public holidays.


About Gracemount Mansion Development Trust

Gracemount Mansion Development Trust (GMDT) was established in 2022 to manage the community asset transfer of Gracemount Mansion House and grounds from the City of Edinburgh Council to conserve and renovate the category B listed Mansion, re-establishing the site as a thriving community hub. GMDT is a charity registered with OSCR (SCO052155).

Gracemount Mansion House sits within the heart of Gracemount community and has the potential to re-establish a much-needed community-based centre rooted in a historic building.

The Gracemount project is at an early stage and we are looking for a project manager who will play a significant role in bringing this project to life, coordinating and managing the development work to reopen part of the Mansion and grounds on a meanwhile basis, until future funding can be raised to undertake the much needed development work to reopen all the building and grounds.

The successful candidate, will be primarily responsible for coordinating the project team, managing the delivery of the contractors in line with timescales and budget, engaging with key stakeholders and the local community, project progress and outcomes reporting, contributing to essential fundraising needs and generally supporting the work of Gracemount Mansion Development Trust. Find out more about us at: HOME (

Would you like to join the team?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, flexible and self-motivated person to work together with Gracemount Mansion Development Trust and the appointed professional team to drive forward the next phase of our exciting project. The project manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the project and should have the necessary administrative and organisational skills to enable this to happen.

Project delivery will be carried out in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Trust and in compliance with the criteria of the funding.

Find out more about our role here VACANCIES (

Application notes

If you have any questions or would like to chat about the role or the project, please email Lindsay Aitken, Chair of GMDT, at

If you think this role is for you, please forward the following information to the above email address:

  1. A cover letter stating why we should consider you for the role. Let us know why you would like to take on this role and why you would be a suitable candidate, either in a cover letter or main body of email.
  2. Provide a current CV stating your skill set and experience to date.
  3. Provide the contact details for two referees who you have worked for previously, or if not possible to provide two please provide details for one employment related referee and one personnel referee.
  4. We will also need to undertake a clean PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Disclosure Scotland check and ask you to complete a criminal disclosure form, prior to appointment.

Applications close cob 28th June 2024, start date at earliest opportunity but flexible for the right candidate.