Director of Communications


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.

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 and to enable us to successfully and effectively communicate the work of HES to our visitors, staff and stakeholders, we are looking for a highly motivated individual join the organisation for the post of Director of Communications on an interim basis. 

This is a high profile role responsible to lead our Communications Directorate and be part of the Senior Management team. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real impact at what is an exciting time for our business as we are about to launch our new corporate plan for the next 3 years and beyond.

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