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Salary: £26,341-£32,669 per annum

Contract: fixed term of 24 months

Historic Environment Scotland are seeking two Conservation Science Officers to contribute to an exciting project to analyse, identify and record the stone types used in the construction of their Properties in Care. This project, which is being undertaken in partnership with the British Geological Survey, will provide important baseline data for the long-term conservation of their estate and will link with a range of related projects contributing to their understanding of masonry vulnerability.

The postholders will be part of the Heritage Science team and will have a key role in the successful delivery of the project. Key aspects of the posts will include gathering data to identify the provenance of building stone types used at each Property in Care, through a combination of literature review, petrographic analysis of stone samples and on-site survey, with associated data analysis, reporting and project support.

If you are someone with experience of working with geological materials in a professional or academic setting this could be a great opportunity for you.

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. They’re responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance, including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, Fort George and numerous smaller sites, which together draw more than 5 million visitors per year. Their conservation experts provide guidance, training and technical research into Scotland’s built environment.

Find out more about them here.

Full details and information on how to apply for these roles can be found here.

Closing date for applications is 25 May 2022