Head of Commercial Development


Head of Commercial Development

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 at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is Scotland’s national heritage agency, a charity dedicated to protecting Scotland’s places and sustaining the historic environment and its benefits for future generations. We are 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, look after internationally significant collections and archives and protect Scotland’s places and promote sustainable development through designation, consents and our role as part of the planning system.

Over 300 properties of national importance are in our care, 71 of which are operated 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 new Corporate Plan, Heritage for All, launched in April 2019, sets out an ambitious and innovative direction for the organisation. Our vision is that Scotland’s historic environment is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone.

The HES 5 Priorities are:

  • The historic environment makes a real difference to people’s lives
  • The historic environment is looked after, protected and managed for the generations to come
  • The historic environment makes a broader contribution to the economy of Scotland and its people
  • The historic environment inspires a creative and vibrant Scotland
  • The historic environment is cared for and championed by a high performing organisation.

To ensure we meet these outcomes set in our Corporate Plan, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as the Head of Commercial Development.

For more information on HES please visit: http://www.historicenvironment.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