Treasurer Required!

Treasurer Required!

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in communities across the Highlands? Are you interested in a great career development opportunity? Are you looking for a fulfilling role in retirement? Do you have some experience in financial control and budgeting? Then we want to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to work with a young organisation looking to develop and grow in its work supporting museums and heritage organisations across the Highlands.

Museums and Heritage Highland (MHH) is a charity formed in March 2019. We are a strong, supportive voice for heritage in the Highlands. Our members include museums, galleries and heritage organisations of all sizes from across the region. We work to promote collaborative working and capacity building; promoting partnership opportunities that support our members in achieving their purpose and to be sustainable and resilient in challenging times. Why work with us? Watch the video below:

The Treasurer is one of the designated offices of the Board of Trustees of MHH, along with the Chair and Secretary. In addition to the normal duties and responsibilities of a Trustee, the role of treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The Treasurer reports at each meeting of the Board of Trustees on the financial position of the organisation, and advises of any significant issues of which the Board should be aware.

If you are interested in this role, then please get in touch with our chair, Dan Cottam for a discussion. Full details on the role can be found below.

MHH Welcomes new board members!

MHH Welcomes new board members!

There have been a few changes on the MHH board recently. At the end of last year we sadly said goodbye to our secretary Graham Watson. Graham was a great asset to the organisation and helped us find our feet in the early days. His advice and cander was very much appreciated and we wish him well in his next endeavours. We have had a few free places on the board for a while and so undertook a campaign to encourage new people to join the network – in particular with skills in marketing/audience development, tourism and HR. We received a positive response to this call out and have added 4 new members in recent weeks. Welcome to Ben Thomas, Joe Derry Setch, Sophie Foot and Jason Martin. We are delighted to add such a variety of skills and experience to the board and look forward to working with them on our shared mission of helping Highland heritage to thrive.

Ben Thomas
Ben is Research Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, where he undertakes and supports research to understand the values and benefits of Scotland’s heritage.  He is particularly interested in community heritage and intangible cultural heritage, and is Principal Investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Outreach to Ownership community research pilot with Historic England.  Ben has previously worked at Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and the University of Dundee.  In his spare time, Ben is a board member of Gairloch Museum, and the editor of the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness.  He grew up in Gairloch, and lives and works in Inverness.

Joe Derry Setch
Joe is a Marketing and Communications Officer at Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS), the national development body for museums. His work at MGS involves creating digital content, planning campaigns, taking photos, and offering marketing advice. He is interested in exploring how museums can improve the accessibility and inclusivity of their digital and physical spaces, particularly with regard to LGBTQ+ history and culture. As a member of the MHH board, he hopes to support museums which are exploring their approaches to marketing, accessibility, and inclusivity. Previous jobs include front-of-house work at National Museums Scotland and a museum assistant role at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. He has a background in Scottish early modern history, and spends his free time drawing, gaming, and playing badminton.

Sophie Foot
Sophie is originally from the Scottish Highlands, north of Inverness and now lives in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her academic background is in Ancient History and Egyptology, but she is fascinated by most areas of global history, ancient or modern and connections that are visible across cultures and time periods. I moved to Edinburgh for my Bachelors Degree in Ancient History, and then to The Netherlands for my Masters in Egyptology. Sophie brings experience in the creative and technology industries. She is interested in combining technology with history and heritage in innovative ways, to encourage audiences to be more engaged in heritage, especially using immersive technology to allow the audience to feel like they are participating in historical events. Sophie is our new secretary.

Jason Martin
Jason recently returned to his hometown of Inverness having lived in Edinburgh for several years. He originally studied MA in historical studies at the University of Glasgow. He started his career in heritage as a volunteer at Culloden battlefield before joining the team as a learning assistant for a season, primarily guiding and working with school groups. Jason went on to work for Mercat Tours, 5 star award winning walking tour company in Edinburgh, before moving on to tour operator with Absolute Escapes, in their operations department planning holidays around the UK. His current position is Destination Development Manager at the Cairngorms Business Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and they operate VisitCairngorms. Jason is involved in various projects around the National Park, leading the development of CBP climate action plan, product development, business engagement and brings experience in marketing and working with travel trade. 

We want you on board!

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Museums and Heritage Highland (MHH) is a new charity formed in March 2019. We are a strong, supportive voice for heritage in the Highlands. Our members include museums, galleries and heritage organisations of all sizes from across the region. We work to promote collaborative working and capacity building; promoting partnership opportunities that support our members achieve their purpose and to be sustainable and resilient in challenging times.

We are seeking new Board members to join our existing Board of Trustees, which provides support, advice, expertise, and ideas to ensure good governance and healthy practice.

We are looking for people who have experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Fundraising – public, private and commercial
  • Marketing/PR
  • Tourism
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy development

We want to remove barriers that may prevent people from accessing or participating in our work. For this reason, we encourage applications from individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the sector due to age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith or belief, education, or socio-economic background.

The successful candidates will have:

  • An understanding of and interest in Highland heritage and tourism
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively
  • Knowledge of or interest in MHH work
  • One or more of the key skills we are looking for (listed above)
  • Previous Board experience is not essential.

Museums and Heritage Highland Board meets six times a year (mostly online, but occasionally in person meetings may be required, usually in the Inverness area).  In addition to attending meetings, Board members are asked to give an additional two days (minimum) of their time over the course of each year towards assisting the organisation in its aims, and to attend events or trainings provided to support the Board’s development or their knowledge of the work of MHH.

MHH is an equal opportunities organisation. We will work with short-listed candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the recruitment process and will ensure that access requirements are not a factor in our decision-making.

Museums and Heritage Highland (MHH) is a registered SCIO formed in March 2019. Scottish Charity Number SC049088.

How to Apply

Please send your note of interest to and include a bit about your background and why you’re interested in joining the team.  Please also tell us if you are specifically interested in applying for an office bearer position (chair, secretary, treasurer). This should be no longer than 1 A4 page, or 2 minutes audio/video file, sent (via link if a large file) to the email address above.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to speak with a member of the team, please email Dan Cottam at