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Head of Conservation (Buildings)

This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in the conservation of Edinburgh’s historic environment, supported by passionate staff and good work/life balance.

We are looking for a Head of Conservation (Buildings) to lead the conservation and enhancement of the built heritage across the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, working with stakeholders and communities to deliver meaningful projects. Experienced in the delivery of conservation projects and bringing expert technical conservation advice, you will lead the delivery our Conservation Funding Programme – helping to conserve the city through the investment of approximately £1.5m per year from Historic Environment Scotland, partners and owners.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, developing our new climate emergency programme or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city.


Status: Full time, permanent (part time may be considered)

Salary: £32,960-£36,771

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 10am, Monday 23 May 2022 (please send an expression of interest in advance of your application)


To apply, please download the application and equal opportunities forms and send them to together with a CV and covering letter in support of your application.



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