Estates Compliance Manager


You will have the lead on the delivery of a baseline assessment of compliance areas associated with plant & equipment, boats, flagpoles, graveyards, memorial stones to ensure our sites comply with statutory requirements and internal standards in support of HES business needs and to reporting on an on-going basis thereafter.

The post sits within the Estates team as part of the Conservation Directorate which is responsible for the care and conservation of the 336 Properties in the Care of Scottish Ministers. The Head of Estates leads the Estates team and is responsible for the delivery of the Estates Works Programme, operation of the HES properties and strategic management and investment associated with the assets.

You will be involved in the delivery of the Tier 1 Compliance project which is centred on the delivery of a national baseline assessment of risk associated with:
• high level inspection/survey of vulnerable historic building fabric
• memorial gravestones/graveyards
• tree management
• plant and equipment (asset register)

You will take the lead on compliance issues associated with plant and equipment, boats, trees, flagpoles, graveyards and memorial stones across the Estate, reporting to the Tier 1 Compliance Project Manager, and working closely with regional staff and contractors (where required) to ensure operational delivery of inspection, testing and maintenance.

You will be responsible for on-going monitoring and reporting of compliance and will work with colleagues to develop and implement standard procedures, recording systems and audit trails to ensure we can demonstrate/articulate our compliance with statutory regulations.

You will also be required to liaise closely with a ‘Woodland Manager’ in relation to delivery of a baseline tree safety assessment, and with contractors and regional works teams in relation to operational delivery of compliance activity on-sites.

This post will require an element of travelling throughout the length and breadth of Scotland including the Northern and Western Isles.

For more informaiton regaridng the role and how to apply, please see our website


£31,699 - £37,208

Contract length

3 Year FIxed Term

Full/part time


Advert posted

20 September 2019

Closing date

9 October 2019


Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
United Kingdom