Edinburgh Castle Masterplan Project Manager


Edinburgh Castle Masterplan Project Manager

Thank you for your interest in the post at Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

The information in this microsite is intended to answer any questions you may have about the work of HES and the advertised position. If, however, you have any unanswered queries, or you would like to find out more about what is involved please don’t hesitate to contact Debbie Shields or Donogh O’Brien at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

We are the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment; a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. We’re at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment and addressing the impact of climate change on its future. We investigate and record architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and care for more than 300 properties of national importance, 71 of which we operate commercially including some which are amongst Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions such as Stirling Castle, Skara Brae, Urquhart Castle, Melrose Abbey and Edinburgh Castle.

Our vision is that Scotland’s historic environment is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone.

Edinburgh Castle is a core element of Scotland’s heritage and identity; a site of global significance that helps set Edinburgh and Scotland apart from other cities and nations. It is also a fundamental component of the wider Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site (WHS). It is one of the UK’s leading paid entry visitor attractions, attracting over two million visitors annually. Its commercial success contributes to the conservation of Scotland’s wider historic environment. Work is now required to shape the future direction of the Castle through the development and implementation of a Masterplan.

This is a new high-profile role within the organisation which will lead in the development and implementation of an ambitious, long term masterplan for Edinburgh Castle. This is an exciting opportunity to make real impact at an exciting time in delivering the future vision for Edinburgh.

For more information about Edinburgh Castle please visit our website at https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/

Thank you for your interest in the role and we look forward to considering your application.

Alex Paterson
Chief Executive, Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is also recognised by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) as a Scottish Charity, with the Board being the charity trustees. HES Scottish Charity No. SC04592