People Director


People Director

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 Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Skara Brae, Urquhart Castle and Melrose Abbey.

Our vision is that Scotland’s historic environment is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone. To ensure the historic environment is championed and cared for by a high performing organisation we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as People Director.

This is a high-profile role responsible for our Human Resources and Organisational Learning & Development function and will be part of the Senior Management team. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact at an exciting time for our business as we have recently launched our new corporate plan for the next 3 years and beyond and are about to start developing our new People Strategy for 2020 onwards.

For more information on HES please visit our website at

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