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Subject: Position at Historic Scotland

Position at Historic Scotland

From: Michael Pearce <michael.pearce>
Date: Monday, August 28, 2006
Head of Preventive Conservation and Science Unit (Band E)
Historic Scotland

You are invited to apply for this new post in Historic Scotland's
Technical Conservation Research and Education Group (TCRE). You will
be based at The Historic Scotland Conservation Centre (HSCC
Division), currently at Stenhouse, Edinburgh, where you will play a
key role in the establishment and development of the new Preventive
Conservation and Science Unit (PCS). PCS has been set up within HSCC
to develop a scientifically based research and advisory service in
support of wide-ranging conservation treatments carried out by
specialist staff and the research and technical publications enabled
by TCRE's Historic Scotland Conservation Bureau (HSCB).

Leading a team of three, you will be an experienced scientist and
manager with a track record and sound knowledge of traditional
building materials, notably stone, wood, traditional plaster and
metal. You will have a strong background in materials science with
an in-depth knowledge of the causes and effects of their
deterioration. You will have a higher degree in a scientific
discipline related to conservation and be able to demonstrate your
knowledge and skill in support of TCRE staff and their range of

Your experience and  awareness of conservation issues and good
communication skills will enable you to support HSCC's conservators
in their technical problem-solving and analysis, as well as
participate in HSCB's research strategies at national and
international level. You will have the experience and capability to
form close links with other research institutions and represent
TCRE's scientific interests in appropriate forums. You will play a
major part in the development of the HSCC in-house service,
utilising its exclusive archive and wide range of case work.  A car
user is essential.

Salary is performance related and will be in the Band E range
UKP31,168 to UKP37,880 (pay award pending).  This is a permanent and
pensionable appointment.

For further details and an application form please write to

    Historic Scotland
    Human Resources
    Room 3.10
    Longmore House
    Salisbury Place
    Edinburgh EH9 1SH
    +44 131 668 8995
    hs.recruit [at] scotland__gov__uk

quoting reference HSC/06/098.

Closing date for completed applications is 18 September 2006.

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