Career spotlight – Rosie Wylie, Community Engagement Manager at Historic Environment Scotland

22 October 2021

As part of our campaign to #BuildBackFairer, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the movers and shakers working in the creative and cultural sector and asking them to share their insight and advice for those at the start of their careers.

Rosie Wylie, Historic Environment Scotland

Rosie Wylie, Historic Environment Scotland

Rosie Wylie has been an active volunteer for many years and volunteer programme development and management has featured in her work for the past 10 years. Part of her role as Communities Engagement Manager with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is the oversight of their national volunteer programme and she is also a member of the Make Your Mark in Volunteering Campaign partnership group.

Rosie is also a Director on the Board of Volunteer Scotland and an independent assessor for the UK wide Investing in Volunteers quality assurance award. She features in our fifth podcast episode, Volunteering in the arts – the fine line.

Tell us one thing about your job that we probably don’t know about?
We have over 300 HES Properties in Care and my favourite is Calanais Standing Stones

What’s the biggest challenge facing your sector right now?
The impact of climate change on our heritage

If you could give your 16-year-old self some career advice, what would it be?
It is 100% OK to change your careers aspirations as you move through your professional journey.  

Who’s your professional hero?
A manager that I had for 10 years who taught me that being organised is the key.

Find out more about Historic Environment Scotland.