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Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland

24th April 2015 | Categories: Appointments

Trustees of Historic Environment Scotland are looking to appoint the first Chief Executive of the new organisation.

“This is an extraordinary and exciting moment for the historic environment in Scotland as the organisation prepares to take on a new role and responsibilities from 1 October 2015.

 Historic Environment Scotland (HES), established by the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014, brings together two organisations – Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) – that have helped to look after our nation’s heritage for over a century.

The new organisation will be the lead body for the historic environment in Scotland, working within the new Historic Environment Strategy “Our Place in Time “ and impacting positively on all communities within Scotland.

As the first Chief Executive you will have a unique opportunity to be involved in the creation of a new organisation which will play a lead role in shaping the historic environment in Scotland, and in the lives of Scottish people and visitors alike, for decades to come.

The eyes of Scotland are on us to deliver on a complex set of ambitious aims and expectations, so we are looking for imagination, creativity and the ability to work across conventional boundaries, external and internal, combined with significant leadership and management skills.

You will lead passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and volunteers and be working with a dynamic Board, committed to HES being an exemplar of good governance, modern management and high achievement.

We think there is no more exciting and challenging role for anyone interested in Scotland’s history and in the development of modern Scotland. If you agree, and if you believe you have the credentials and qualities we are looking for in the Chief Executive we would be delighted to explore this opportunity with you.

Jane Ryder OBE

Chair, Historic Environment Scotland”

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