Vacancies in the Glasgow office

Project Assistant required for Cultural Corridors of Peace

Full-time position for a fixed term of 9 months.

Based in Glasgow with frequent travel to Lebanon and Jordan

Salary range: £21,400-26,500 pro rata, depending on experience


Cultural Corridors of Peace is a programmatic initiative led by INHERIT in collaboration with the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management of the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University and the Council for British Research in the Levant. The initiative is supported by the British Council’s £30m Cultural Protection Fund, set up in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to protect cultural heritage at risk due to conflict in the Middle East and North Africa.

The aim of the initiative is to work with Bedouin communities in Lebanon and in other countries in the wider region for the safeguarding and promotion of their intangible Cultural Heritage and their nomadic pastoralist routes and connections. Further information about the project is available at


INHERIT – a part of the charity York Archaeological Trust – is seeking to employ a project assistant to assist in the delivery of the initiative. This post will be full-time and last for a fixed term of 9 months, beginning in April-to-June 2019.

The primary purpose of the post is:

  • support the Project team in the delivery of project activities in the UK, Lebanon and Jordan. This will include conducting research studies and analysis into the intangible cultural heritage and nomadic routes of the Bedouin of Bekaa (Lebanon);
  • event planning and organisation;
  • assisting in the planning and delivery of an exhibition;
  • training Bedouin communities, research assistance and assistance with fundraising for the continuation of the project.


The main duties and responsibilities of the post are detailed in the job description.

All applications will be evaluated against the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the person specification appended to the job description.


The successful candidate will have:

  •  A Masters degree in a relevant subject.
  • Fluent Arabic, excellent written and verbal skills in English, and proficiency in French;

Experience in:

  • working with mobile pastoralist communities in the Middle East & North Africa region;
  • the delivery of projects and project activities;
  • planning, management and delivery of major events;
  • planning and delivery of exhibitions;
  • the delivery of training, educational and/or capacity-building activities;
  • undertaking practical research activities with community participants;
  • fundraising for non-profit NGOs.


In addition we are looking for:

  • Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills, and the ability to identify and adapt to shifting priorities;
  • The ability to work under own initiative to achieve results, within the framework of the post and the organisation;
  • The ability to work under pressure and to strict budgetary and time constraints;
  • Strong and adaptable communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively;
  • Computer literacy;
  • The ability to commit to and work in accordance with the aims, values and policies of YAT, including a commitment to YAT’s overall strategic aim of ‘building better lives through heritage’.


All candidates should send a CV and a covering letter outlining their suitability for the post to Jill Tinsley HR Manager

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. (UK time) on the 1st March 2019.


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