Historic Building Fabric Assessor

Scotland Wide

As one of four Historic Building Fabric Assessors, you will support the Tier 1 Compliance Project which involves the creation of a national baseline risk assessment of monument condition, specifically focused on building fabric at height, in line with new HES standards and procedures for high level inspection/ survey.

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 be required to deliver high level inspection/survey of vulnerable historic building fabric across the HES estate as part of a team delivering a wider project to establish baseline risk levels associated with monument condition specifically in relation to fabric at height.

You will be required to deliver and document risk assessments (via inspection/survey) to HES specified standards and procedures, for which training will be provided.

This is a nationally-focused role and will involve extensive travel throughout Scotland; HES properties are spread across the length and breadth of Scotland including the Northern and Western Isles. This role is likely to require considerable crossing of remote, rugged terrain in all weathers, and working at height.

For more information regarding the role and how to apply, please see our website


£39,068 - £44,834

Contract length

3 year fixed term appointment

Full/part time

Full Time

Advert posted

20 September 2019

Closing date

9 October 2019


Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
United Kingdom