Starting Salary: £41,867 per annum pro rata
Pay Band: E
Directorate: Commercial and Tourism
Location: Flexible homeworking location with regular meetings in Edinburgh and London
Line Manager: Rebecca Bailey, Programme Director
Contract Type: FTA until 31st January 2025
Working Hours: Part time 28 hours per week
Closing Date: Tuesday 2 November 2021, midday
Expected Interview Date: Monday 22 and/or Tuesday 23 November 2021
Thank you for your interest in the post of SeniorResearcher with Historic Environment Scotland. The post location is flexible homeworking with regular meetings in Edinburgh and London. This post is a pensionable and fixed term appointment from December 2021/January 2022 until 31 January 2025 and is tied to the grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for ‘Towards a National Collection’.
The Senior Researcher manages, undertakes, commissions, disseminates and reports on research for the externally funded, UK-wide programme ‘Towards a National Collection’.
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment; a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. We’re at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment and addressing the impact of climate change on its future. We investigate and record architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and care for more than 300 properties of national importance. We have a People Strategy, which is an overarching strategy to ensure we support and developstaff within the organisation.
Our vision is that Scotland’s historic environment is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone.
Overview of the post and information about the team
In 2020 Historic Environment Scotland was awarded a substantial grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to deliver the programme ‘Towards a National Collection’. The programme is supporting research across the UK, developed and delivered by Independent Research Organisations and universities. The research is focusing on developing ways to virtually join up the collections of the UK’s museums, galleries, archives and heritage bodies in ways that allow new research questions to be answered and new public access to be enjoyed.
This post sits within the Towards a National Collection team, which comprises a Programme Director, the Senior Researcher and a Communications and Events Coordinator. This post will both undertake and commission key pieces of targeted research to underpin the programme and fill any gaps between the funded projects. In addition, the post will take the lead on developing and delivering a system to monitor and report on the progress of the funded projects and will have a key role in working with the Programme Director to prepare the overall programme report and policy recommendations. The post will require extensive liaison with funded projects across the UK and this will include travel and overnight stays.
Key responsibilities, duties and objectives
You will be assessed against these competencies during our selection process.
Knowledge, skills and experience
You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the requirements and qualifications as part of the selection process.
What we offer
We welcome applications from all nationalities, ensuring that they have the right to work in the UK and applying for a job with us could open the door to a unique work environment. It could also give you job satisfaction and excellent development opportunities, plus a competitive salary, 25 days paid holidays (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service) and 11.5 public holidays a year – pro rata for part time staff.
In addition, we offer a great benefits package to our employees which includes:
Health and welfare
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You can receive an advance to help with the cost of buying an annual season ticket for travel between home and work. The advance is then repaid from your salary over the life of the season ticket. Available to all permanent and fixed-term staff. Historic Environment Scotland – Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH
How to apply for this post
You can apply on-line by visiting our website at https://applications.historicenvironment.scot/.
Your application should arrive by the advertised closing date. Please note that when applying online, we will only be able to see your application once you fully submit it.
Guidance on completing the application can be found in the ‘Guidance notes for applicants’ document, also available at the above website, which we recommend that you read, in conjunction with this Job Description.
Your application must arrive by the advertised closing date. Please note that when applying online, we will only be able to see your application once you fully submit it. If you are unable to complete an online application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the job title and recruitment reference, and we will arrange for an application form to be sent to you.
Please note that, as we operate an electronic recruitment system, we will contact you via the email address that you provide in your application to inform you of the outcome of your application. For further information about the post, please contact Rebecca Bailey, Programme Director, Towards a National Collection on 07585 988944 or Rebecca.Bailey@hes.scot.
We welcome all applicants from under-represented groups within HES. We know from our equality monitoring that we need to increase our diversity in terms of ethnicity and disability.
We also want to address occupational areas where the ratio is disproportionately in favour of women or men. We ask all applicants to complete the Equality Monitoring section of the recruitment paperwork to help us pursue a diverse and inclusive workforce. In support of our Gaelic language plan we welcome applications from Gaelic speakers.
|Salary:||£41,867 to £47,574 per annum|
|Placed On:||13th October 2021|
|Closes:||2nd November 2021|
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