Great Place Heritage Engagement & Interpretation Placement

Great Place Heritage Engagement & Interpretation Placement


What is a Great Place Heritage Placement?

An opportunity for current students or recent graduates in relevant fields to develop practical working skills in their chosen career. This placement is ideal for students in areas such as history, museum skills, or education, with an interest in working in arts, heritage, or tourism.

The Great Place project is a district-wide 2-year programme of activities celebrating the places, people, traditions, and industry of the Falkirk area with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. For more information about the project, follow us on facebook, twitter or Instagram @GreatPlaceFK.

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain hands-on experience in delivering community engagement programmes and learning activities
  • Gain an understanding of working in partnership with organisations across a range of sectors
  • Contribute to the success of a National Lottery Heritage Fund scheme
  • Placement participants will have the opportunity to continue to participate in Great Place programmes throughout the duration of the scheme in our general volunteering corps to further develop skills and areas of interest
  • Potential opportunities to participate in free training sessions in oral history, archival research and more, depending on training
  • Within the bounds of the project’s goals, participants will be encouraged to explore areas of particular interest / relevance to their personal

What’s involved?

  • Assisting in the delivery of community programmes
  • Helping with the development of content for the Our Stories site, with the opportunity to explore areas of individual interest in research
  • Prepping for and attending events, administering and collating surveys
  • Working on outreach and marketing activities to engage the general public with our programmes

Skills, Attitude, and Experience Required

Essential skills:

  • Personable with good communication skills
  • Currently studying or recently graduated from programmes in heritage, history, education, or related subject
  • Demonstrated interest in one of more areas of heritage (including natural heritage)
  • Confidence in research and writing

Desirable skills:

  • Experience volunteering with heritage or environmental programmes

Other important information

Location: The Great Place team’s primary base is the Falkirk Community Stadium. Activities/ programmes will occasionally require travel to different indoor and outdoor locations in the wider Falkirk council area.

Time Commitment: Openings available from mid-September 2019, 8-12 hours per week. Hours are flexible and we can work with your schedule.

Contact: Helen Rashad, Project Coordinator, 01324 590984

Training: Training and support will be provided throughout the placement by Great Place staff. Some external training opportunities may be available in connection to our general volunteering programme.

Expenses: Travel expenses within the Falkirk area will be reimbursed. Costs above these limits may be available on a case-by-case basis.


Please complete the online application form here. If you require a hard copy, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or phone 01324 503 614.


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