We Are Seeking Applications for New Board Members

Could you help shape the future of one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the World?

The A-listed Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow have been derelict and overgrown for 30 years and have spent most of that time land-banked by property speculators. In August 2018 Glasgow City Council decisively refused planning consent for a major development of 700 flats on the site in several high-rise blocks. Objections to the proposals were made by statutory consultees – most significantly on the severe flood risk that was posed – implying that the site is not suitable for residential buildings.

The future of the docks is now wide open. Govan Docks Regeneration Trust aims to be at the forefront of the future of this unique maritime heritage asset and ensure that it is relevant to the needs of the local community.

There is opportunity to bring real, long-term economic development back to the Govan area and the Clyde; with sustainable jobs, investment in the community and the opportunity for Govan to share in the success other areas have enjoyed for many years. As well as heritage and community development we are addressing issues around maritime/marine education, re-industrialisation of the Clyde and the UK Industrial Strategy. Potentially the most exciting time for Govan Graving Docks since the peak of Clyde shipbuilding now lies ahead.

We are now seeking to recruit more Trustees to further strengthen our board and support the executive team and consultants as we develop a consolidated vision for the future and implement a sustainable funding strategy to underpin it.

Over the coming years we will need to collaborate with local and national government, like minded organisations in Govan and the wider Glasgow area, the marine industry and other key stakeholders so we can contribute to a sustainable, healthy, dynamic community in and around Govan.

To meet these challenges, we are looking for diverse people who have the life/work experience and enthusiasm to contribute to developing the organisation’s strategy and represent us at joint stakeholder meetings in order to:

  • Ensure development of the docks is sensitive to it’s past and reflects local needs
  • Contribute to reports on heritage, planning, economic development and environmental matters
  • Bring together the skills and professionalism to engage diverse interests around the common cause of delivering the best future for the docks

If these challenges interest you and you have the experience of, or a background in any of the following:

  • Community development
  • Heritage
  • Tourism
  • Economic development
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Environmental management
  • Arts development
  • Infrastructure development and construction


Then please get in touch with us at info@govandocks.com and include your CV to find out more.

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