Previous Opportunities

Head of Finance

up to £53,930
This position is now closed to applications.

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.

HES Mission:

• To enhance knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s historic environment.
• To protect, conserve and manage the historic environment for the enjoyment, enrichment and benefit for everyone – now, and in the future.
• To share and celebrate our cultural heritage with the world.

We are working with HES to recruit a Head of Finance, who will be directly responsible to the Director of Finance. You will have a key strategic role, working closely with senior managers providing value to Historic Environment Scotland through the provision of sound financial governance, financial accounting services and financial transactions services. You will provide leadership, management and direction within the Finance Unit, with line management responsibilities for 29 staff, and will take a proactive role in supporting the effective performance of the Financial Operations Team.

HES Finance Vision:

• Promote and deliver good financial management
• Influence effective decision making
• Support effective governance
• Lead and direct a proportionate finance function

Highly motivated with excellent technical and people skills, you will have significant experience at a senior level. Change management experience and the ability to achieve targets is also critical

For further information, please visit or contact Liam Kelly or Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555

To apply, complete the short form below and submit your CV and covering letter. You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application within 24 hours. If you do not receive this, please contact Laura Dorrian to ensure it has been received.