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HES Chair of Board of Trustees

HES Chair of Board of Trustees

Closing date: Midday Monday, 16 August 2021

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is recruiting a new Chair to its board. The new Chair will be an experienced leader who has the drive to lead on strategic decision making, represent HES in the public arena and maximise the potential of Scotland's historic environment.

HES are looking to develop learnings made and opportunities realised during the pandemic along with growing our existing operations where HES are world leading in many areas, including climate change adaptation and digital scanning techniques.

You will be an experienced leader, not necessarily from the heritage sector, but someone with experience of a large, complex organisation with multiple remits. The new Chair will have the drive to lead and inspire, guide on strategic decision making, represent the organisation in the public arena and help to maximise the potential of Scotland's historic environment and its stories, on both national and international levels.

Formed in October 2015, HES are a charity and the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland's rich historic environment. In 2019 they launched a new corporate plan -Heritage For All - which sets out how to achieve their ambition of making a real difference to people's lives; a difference to our health, to our economy, to our culture and to our environment. They aim to make sure Scotland's heritage is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride, by everyone.

The new appointee will take the Chair formally on 1 November 2021 and the average time commitment is at least four days per month.


The closing date is Monday 16th August

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies such as women and other minority genders, disabled people, ethnic minorities, people aged under 50, people that identify as LGBTIA+.

Download an application pack or apply online at the Scottish Government Appointments website.

Published 05 July 2021