Organisation: Historic Environment Scotland

Salary: 22954

Location: Doune Castle

There are two full time steward positions available at Historic Environment Scotland’s Doune Castle. One is permanent, the other a fixed term post (April-October inclusive with the possibility of extension for another 5 or 6 months). The likely start date for these roles is March 2024 (subject to pre-employment checks).

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 Doune Castle during the season.

This role is based at Central Mid District’s flagship site therefore the successful candidate will make a meaningful contribution to Scotland’s tourism industry and local economy by encouraging visits beyond the typical tourism destinations to the rural areas.

Doune Castle attracts visitors who are interested in its film/TV heritage (principally Outlander, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Outlaw King and Game of Thrones), as well as its history. Doune Castle team of around 20 stewards may witness unusual behaviour, such as visitors ‘cantering’ around the courtyard to the clatter of coconuts.

Reporting to the Monument and Relief Manager, the team sits within the Mid District of Central Regions Visitor and Community (V&C) Team. The district is comprised of twenty-six monuments, of which ten are staffed (including Doune Castle). Other staffed properties within the District include Castle Campbell, Dunblane Cathedral, Elcho Castle, Huntingtower Castle, Inchmahome Priory, Lochleven Castle, Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Stanley Mills and St Serfs Church.

– A generous holiday allowance of 25 days holidays + 11.5 public holidays per year (pro-rata for employees)
– A Civil Service pension which means you will receive an employer contribution of 27% of your annual salary
– Free entry to Historic Environment Scotland sites (with up to three guests) and all English Heritage, Manx and Cadw properties
– Discounts on 100’s of online retailers
– Interest free loans for bicycles and annual travel passes

Application Deadline: Wednesday 06/03/2024