Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House, Edinburgh

Director of Heritage

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Job summary

Salary Band £60682 - £70413
Location Edinburgh and the Lothians
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date 18 January 2021 at midday
Reference HES/20/107

Thank you for your interest in the post of Director of Heritage with Historic Environment Scotland, based at Longmore House, Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment.

This post is key to the management of Scotland’s historic environment. We want to appoint an ambitious candidate who will lead our regulatory functions and our advisory work as part of the national planning system, working with and leading a team of 150 skilled colleagues across a wide range of disciplines.

The Directorate protects our historic places through survey and recording, designations and consents, and through working with a range of partners, such as Local Authorities, aims to inform and enable good decision-making so that the historic environment of Scotland is valued and protected. The Directorate is also responsible for HES activities related to archaeology and world heritage and our archives.

We want to attract an experienced leader to take forward this work in an innovative manner, and who can provide advice, policy and guidance for the management of the historic environment.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will part of the organisation’s Senior Management Team. As a Director your responsibilities will also cover effective financial and operational management of the organisation and for delivering and demonstrating performance that meets our values and aspirations.


You can apply by submitting a C.V. and Covering Letter relating to the main duties and objectives of the post. Please return your C.V. and Covering Letter to recruit@hes.scot by the 18 January 2021.

Please note that, as we operate an electronic recruitment system, we will contact you via the email address that you provide in your C.V. to inform you of the outcome of your application.

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