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Roving Stewards

Organisation: Historic Environment Scotland

Salary: £24, 454

Location: Doune Castle or Huntingtower Castle

There are two roving steward positions available at Historic Environment Scotland, both Part Year Permanent positions. One is 4 days a week/part time, the other 5 days a week/full time (April-September). The likely start date for these roles is May 2024 (subject to pre-employment checks).

The post holders will be responsible for delivering the highest standards of visitor experience across sites in the Central Mid District. Reasonable agreed travelling is expected to cover sites within Stirling District, Perth & Kinross, Clackmannanshire and potentially further afield. A pool car may be available for this purpose.

Are you looking for a flexible, fun and unique role? You’ll get an exceptional view into Scotland’s rich history and gain valuable experience in the tourism industry, helping to bring Scotland’s dramatic history to life for our visitors from across the world. Explore the fascinating stories from Scotland’s past and share your passion with international and local visitors who come to sites within Central Scotland during the season.

The post sits within the Mid District of Central Region’s Visitor and Community (V&C) Team. The district is comprised of twenty-six properties, of which ten are staffed, including Doune Castle, Dunblane Cathedral, Castle Campbell, Elcho Castle, Huntingtower Castle, Inchmahome Priory, Loch Leven Castle, Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Stanley Mills and St Serf’s Church. You will be part of a team of stewards working across these properties and potentially others within the neighbouring East District (ie, the postholder will principally cover sites in Stirling District, Perth & Kinross, Clackmannanshire, and may be asked to cover Fife and potentially, but not usually, Angus).

Your duties may include transporting visitors by boat to the Island and operating a generator and water pump to ensure the island toilets remain working if working at Inchmahome Priory and Loch Leven Castle.

The successful candidates will support the teams at the properties in the mid district by covering absences such as annual leave, etc. The roles therefore offer variety and make a meaningful contribution to Scotland’s tourism industry and local economy by enabling the properties to open their published hours, as well as encouraging visits beyond the typical tourism destinations to the rural areas.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 16/04/2024