Previous Opportunities

Director of Communications

£57,760 – £67,022
This position is now closed to applications.

Fixed Term Contract – Maternity Cover

Historic Environment Scotland are the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment; a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. They are at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment, and addressing the impact of climate change on its future. They investigate and record architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and care for more than 300 properties of national importance. HES’s vision is that Scotland’s historic environment is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this role will develop and implement HES communications strategy, ensuring a long term sustainable organisation and delivery of an ambitious corporate plan.  This is a high profile communications role with a broad range of responsibilities and several HES functions including Public Relations, Media and Brand Management, Digital and Social Media, Internal Communications and Engagement as well as Filming and Photography, Corporate Events and Stakeholder Engagement.

You will provide leadership to the directorate, ensuring its active engagement with the delivery of HES corporate objectives.  You will bring strong leadership and communications skills; fresh thinking and a strong customer and business improvement focus to HES.  You will have demonstrable experience of multichannel communications across often topical, sensitive and political issues.  You will be tenacious and resilient, required to demonstrate exemplary personal judgement, initiative and collaborative skills. 

For more information on the role please visit or for a confidential conversation, contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th January 2019

To apply, please complete the short form below and attach your CV and cover letter.  You will receive an automatic acknowledgement.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement please contact Sarah Maguire on 0141 212 7555.