Historic Environment Scotland: Designations Officer

£23,400 – £29,310
Full time
Fixed Term, pensionable appointment
(08/01/2018 – 31/12/2018)
Based at Longmore House, Edinburgh
HES/17/469

Historic Environment Scotland’s Heritage Directorate provides expert support to Scottish Ministers on the management of Scotland’s historic buildings, historic landscapes and archaeological sites. The designations team’s role is to keep and compile the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest and monuments of national importance. The team also compiles the inventories of gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields.  They provide advice to the Scottish Government on the designation of historic marine protected areas. The team’s staff works closely with owners, planning authorities, developers and many other bodies to provide advice on statutory and non-statutory designations and the wider historic environment.  The post holder will be expected to be flexible and available to work across Scotland as directed.

Key responsibilities, duties and objectives
You will primarily undertake work to assess the significance of buildings for designation. Work will include research, fieldwork, consultation and reporting.  Other work will involve assessing the significance of monuments, gardens, battlefields and historic marine assets for designation.

Knowledge, skills and experience
You will have a strong working knowledge of Scotland’s historic environment in its wider context, Historic Environment legislation and policy and the history of Scottish architecture. Advanced research and writing skills together with excellent communication skills with the ability to work with a range of external partners and stakeholders are also required  You will have a degree in archaeology, architecture, history, conservation, planning or a related subject; or an equivalent qualification. A higher degree in conservation or a related subject would be desirable.

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Closing date:  22 November at midday

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