WSREC are looking to recruit the following post for our Roots Scotland project.

  1. Development Officer 15 hours per week @ £10,235 per annum

Background to Project

Roots Scotland is a project within West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) and funded through Historic Environment Scotland from 2017-2020. Initially in 2011 the project commenced as a one year pilot programme with the aims to increase awareness amongst minority ethnic communities residing in Scotland on Scottish history and its environment. Historic Environment Scotland granted WSREC funding for a further 2 years to continue its work through increasing participation and working in partnership with other organisations. The project ran until March 2014 with successful outcomes in terms of service participation and an increase in knowledge of Scottish history and its environment. From April 2014 the project commenced a new 3 year phase supporting not only Scottish wide participation through partnerships already built but also to engage further with communities to ‘give back’ by celebrating cultural diversity through a community exhibition. WSREC successfully secured funds again between 2017-2020 to continue the collaboration between the historic sector and the wider communities. The main aim of this phase is to develop an online resource that highlights historic sites and share this amongst the wider communities. The project also continues to work out with the West of Scotland through development of partnerships with community led organisations.

Key Objectives of the Project over 3 years

Project Outcomes:

The project falls under 4 overarching themes.

  1. Existing and new audiences will have opportunities to access and learn about the historic environment
  2. People and Communities enjoy the historic environment
  3. Communities are empowered to take an active role in understanding and enhancing the historic environment.
  4. Collaboration across the sector enhanced

Roots Scotland Project Outcomes

Project Outcome 1:

Creation of an online resource to showcase local attractions, historical learning and experiences.

Project Outcome 2:

Working with partners throughout Scotland to develop their skills in learning about local history and sharing this with their service users

Project Outcome 3:

Minority ethnic led organisations to be supported in researching/ identifying grant sources for their communities and increase resources for participatory activities within the historic environment

Project Outcome 4:     

Initiatives to take place to encourage increased learning of and participation in the Historic Environment sector.


Application Process

Please complete the application as well as the monitoring form and email them to :- or post a hard copy to:


West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

Napiershall Street Centre, 39 Napiershall Street, Glasgow, G20 6EZ


The deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday 4th December 2018 12.00 NOON.  Applications received after this time will NOT be considered.  Please only complete the application and monitoring form as CV’s if attached will NOT be considered.

Please note in advance that Interviews will be held week beginning 7th January 2018 in Glasgow.

If you have any questions please call 0141 337 6626 or email