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We advertise all vacancies on our website, full and part-time jobs, apprenticeships and seasonal staff.

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Going to work is something special when your office is a royal palace, a medieval abbey or a prehistoric ruin. Even more so, because you’ll use your skills to protect and promote our unique heritage – a big part of what makes Scotland what it is.

We offer a competitive salary and a range of great benefits – as well as more than 400 unique work environments, 77 of which are staffed year-round. Find out more about working with us and search for current vacancies.

We advertise all vacancies on our website, including apprenticeships – which we offer in most trades – and vacancies for stewards at our properties (including seasonal stewards). We also place adverts in Jobcentres, local and national newspapers, and specialist publications.

Find out more about the range of careers within Historic Environment Scotland.

For most roles, applicants must have a minimum level of qualification and experience – typically passes at Standard Grade/GCSE/O Level. Equivalent qualifications may be acceptable.

You will also need to meet our basic eligibility criteria and health checks and provide satisfactory references.

The recruitment process usually takes 3 to 5 months, but this varies by post and location.