Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House, Edinburgh

Head of Commercial Development

Job summary

Salary Band £48018 - £56109
Location Edinburgh and the Lothians
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date 18 November 2019 at midday
Reference HES/19/178a

This post is being promoted by Aspen People . For more information on the post and requirements, please contact Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555. For further information and to apply please visit https://www.aspenpeople.co.uk/historicenvironmentscotland

About the role

The Historic Environment Scotland commercial trading activities make a significant contribution to the organisation and to the experience of visitors. The aim is to grow this significantly over the coming years and they are looking for an ambitious and enterprising person to lead this work.

This is a new senior post with responsibility for driving forward a range of income generating activities across the organisation. These currently include retail, catering, venue hire, publishing, hospitality, holiday cottages, image sales and filming.

You will develop these current activities further. Importantly, you will also explore and develop new and innovative opportunities that will increase income and profit while being consistent with the core purpose of the organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact at an exciting time for the organisation and help deliver the new corporate plan for the next 3 years and beyond.

The commercial activities are delivered through Historic Environment Scotland Enterprises Limited (HESe), a wholly owned subsidiary of Historic Environment Scotland. The post holder will act as the de facto Managing Director of HESe.

Demonstrating fresh and innovative thinking coupled with an entrepreneurial approach and strong customer focus, you will have a demonstrable track record of success in in commercial operations, ideally across a range of activities, delivering revenue growth within a customer facing environment. An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders.

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