Coigach Community Development Company

Researcher Wanted for Heritage Trail and Signage Project

Coigach Community Development Company and Historic Assynt have joined forces with the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) to coordinate this exciting new project. We are looking for a self-employed researcher whose contract will be with CALLP’s lead partner, the Scottish Wildlife Trust. You will:

  • Investigate and agree with the project coordinators sites for signposts, interpretation panels and plinths on a new Heritage Trail route through Coigach and Assynt, in consultation with community groups and the wider community
  • Identify land ownership and agree with the project coordinators appropriate locations for potential placement of signage for approval by landowners, including seeking planning permission where necessary
  • Work with project coordinators to collate information about each agreed site for inclusion on the leaflet, panels and website pages
  • Collaborate with project coordinators on working up a detailed brief for a graphic designer for the Heritage Trail leaflet, interpretation panels and signposting.

You will…

  • Have proven experience of working on similar projects
  • Be a confident communicator, with the ability to listen and work with others
  • Have an extensive knowledge and understanding of Coigach and Assynt
  • Have an interest in the histories of people and landscapes
  • Be diligent and meticulous
  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative and to work to deadlines
  • Have an understanding of the wider CALLP project and of its vision
  • Have access to your own transport
  • Be confident using video-conferencing applications
  • Enjoy the great outdoors and photography.

A fee of £3000 (inclusive of VAT if applicable) has been allocated for this contract.

Interested? Here is further information and details about how to apply: 

Heritage Signage Project brief

Contact Ann Marie at CCDC: if you have any questions.

                   The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 November 2020

The Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme comprises 14 organisations working together to deliver 32 projects over a five-year period, with principal funding secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.



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