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We are creating a new public body, Historic Environment Scotland, which will come into effect from 1 October 2015. While we work on shaping our future we can reassure you that all services and products will continue as normal. We will continue to keep you up to date on developments. Please follow our progress and find out more about our new organisation.

Security clearance

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Historic Scotland staff are Civil Servants and therefore recruits to Historic Scotland are subject to perhaps more rigorous pre-appointment checks than in other areas of employment.  All recruitment is carried out in accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Code.  Appointments are made on merit on the basis of job competencies through fair and open competition.

Security clearance is required for all jobs within Historic Scotland.

Historic Scotland along with many other Government departments have joined forces with Disclosure Scotland following the introduction of The Police Act 1997, which provided a new system of disclosing criminal history information to individuals and organisations for employment and other purposes. Should you be successful in your application for a job with Historic Scotland, we will require you to produce a Basic Disclosure certificate to verify your suitability for employment and to satisfy our security screening procedures. Prior to issuing a formal contract of employment and agreeing a suitable start date, you will be responsible for obtaining this certificate from Disclosure Scotland. This certificate will belong to you and the current charge made by Disclosure Scotland is £20.00. An application form and guidance note will be sent to you.

Further information on Disclosure Scotland can be obtained by telephoning the Disclosure Scotland helpline 0870 609 6006; fax 0870 609 6996; e-mail on; or by writing to Disclosure Scotland, PO Box 250, Glasgow, G51 1YU.

Contact us

Human Resources
Historic Environment Scotland
Room 3.10
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8600

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