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Skara Brae Vacancies

An exciting opportunity is available to join the team at Skara Brae, located within the Highlands/Islands Region of the HES estate.

The position available sits within Visitor Operations, who are responsible for daily operation of Skara Brae as a visitor attraction to the public.

A full Visitor Operations Job Description is available below but standard Skara Brae duties may include:

  • Welcoming visitors and ensuring they have an enjoyable and informative visit
  • Promoting retail and admissions products, in an aim to drive business and enhance the visitors’ experience
  • Ensuring that the site maintains a high standard of presentation, through daily cleaning/adherence to Health & Safety procedures
  • Provide visitors with information relating to the history of the site through creative conservation and, where appropriate, guided tours
  • To assist with visits and events from school groups, community groups and external organisations
  • To follow HES policy and procedure in relation to Health & Safety, Human Resources and Finance where applicable

Skara Brae is a key site on Orkney, forming part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage sites and is seeing a growth in visitors each year. Visitor Operations staff must be dedicated to delivering excellent customer service, in accordance with the Visit Scotland Grading Scheme.

We are seeking individuals with a passion for customer care, enthusiasm and a friendly attitude, who can be relied on to provide a fantastic onsite experience for our visitors. Sound like you? 

Salary Band A
£16,800 - £17,914 pro rata

Position Available
Steward - 13.3 hours per week - Easter until 30 September 2018 / 12 hours per week - 1 October 2018 until 31 March 2019

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Job Description Application Form Equal Opportunities Form

Submitting an application: 

If you wish to apply for the position, please download the application form and email your completed form to vorecruitment@hes.scot or send it to Historic Environment Scotland, 30-30a Croft an Righ, Edinburgh EH8 8ED.

Applications should be sent with an Equal Opportunities form which candidates can downloaded above.

There is no closing date set at present.