Full Description

The Scottish Crannog Centre will be a national treasure loved and admired by all, and has social justice at its heart. Situated on the banks of stunning Loch Tay in Perthshire is the Scottish Crannog Centre. Since 1980, Loch Tay is a site of pioneering archaeological investigations into the Early Iron Age in Scotland and 17 Crannog’s, ancient defended settlements set on the water, were believed to exist here.

The Crannog Centre’s recreated loch-dwelling at Kenmore was built as an experiment, based on excavation results from the 2,500-year-old Oakbank Crannog located off the north shore of Loch Tay. The Centre is an MGS accredited museum that brings archaeological evidence to life alongside housing a unique collection of artefacts retrieved from the loch bed. The visitor experience, delivered by a diverse, skilled, values-driven team, is seen to be sector leading. During a financial year dominated by COVID-19 and significant restrictions, the Scottish Crannog Centre generated revenue for Q2 and 65% of last year’s total level (a record for the organisation) and have recently won MGS funding which makes them secure well into the next financial year. As a community, the Scottish Crannog Centre will care for and make accessible the finds of Scottish crannog excavations and to interpret the lives of Crannog dwellers for the benefit, enjoyment and inspiration of all.

The Scottish Crannog Trust is owned and operated by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA), which is a registered charity. STUA was formed to promote the research, recording and preservation of Scotland’s underwater heritage. It aims to continue its research into the rich and exciting history which still awaits discovery in Scotland’s lochs.

STUA is about to embark on a new and exciting phase to achieve an ambition of more than 15 years in the making. An extensive and transformative project which will create a new, multi-million-pound museum and world-class heritage site that will be Scotland’s most sustainable museum.

The innovative project will have a massive impact on the local economy by attracting an estimated 50,000 visitors per year and creating 50 new jobs. At one end of the mighty river Tay will be the wonderful V&A Museum in Dundee and at the other end of Scotland’s most powerful river will be Scotland’s most sustainable museum. The new museum will have the same ambition and potential of the V&A but, STUA believes, with a very special sense of place and belonging.

To support the growth and development of the charity, not least in its financial systems and processes, the Board is looking for an additional Trustee with a senior-level finance background.

The new Trustee will use their experience and knowledge to influence and guide staff on the creation and development of new financial systems which will support this £6m development. This role will play an very influential part in creating the robust financial systems required to make this amazing expansion a success.

How To Apply

If you feel you have the skills required for this role and embrace the ambition and vision of this project, then please contact our recruitment team today for further information.

Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to register your interest in this role.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 2nd December 2020

This search is being conducted exclusively for The Scottish Crannog Centre by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.