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Assistant Finds Liaison Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
12/06/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/06/2019 23:59
Salary:
Grade 2 £18,065 - £18,426 pro rata
Hours per week:
21
Job Category:
Other
Vacancy ID:
187776
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Post Number:
REAL19-192

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Jun


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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

An Assistant Finds Liaison Officer is required to work 21 hours per week until 31 March 2020 to work within our Archaeology Team.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by the public, including metal detector users, to advance archaeological knowledge and to increase opportunities for active public involvement in heritage.

We are seeking a Finds Liaison Assistant to work alongside and assist the existing Finds Liaison Officer as part of the Archaeology Section in Durham County Council, to advance understanding of the historic environment in the North East of England with specific responsibility for the local authority areas of Darlington, County Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton, by encouraging participation in the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). The successful candidate will assist in the operation and development of the PAS, identifying and recording archaeological objects found by members of the public and making the results accessible to all. In addition, the Assistant will undertake work on specific projects related to the identification and recording of lithic assemblages.

Candidates should hold a minimum of 4 GCSEs (graded A-c) including English Language or Literature or equivalent in a related subject together with experience of working with a wide range of people from different backgrounds and levels of understanding. A degree or postgraduate qualification in Archaeology or a related discipline are desirable.

The successful candidate will have an interest and enthusiasm for research and archaeology preferably with experience of artefact identification or of working within an archaeological organisation. They will be highly motivated, and possess excellent communication skills, enabling them to assist in the promotion of the Scheme and engage in outreach activities designed to raise awareness of the importance of recording finds and the value of the information collected at the local, regional, and national level. Experience of working with a computer database is essential, whereas an awareness of issues relating to metal-detecting, Treasure legislation and archaeology are desirable.

The post will be based within the Archaeology Section of Durham County Council, in County Hall, Durham City. The nature of the job means it will occasionally be necessary to attend events and/or meetings that may be held in the evening and at weekends at other sites and venues.

This post is funded by the Headley Trust, via the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Durham County Council. Please note that previous Headley Trust post holders are not eligible to apply.

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 9th July 2019.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Ben Westwood, Finds Liaison Officer on 03000 267011 or via email at benjamin.westwood@durham.gov.uk

Anyone currently listed on the Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the HR Operations & Data Team.

Permanent employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their line manager/senior manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS POST WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH NORTH EAST JOBS, INCLUDING YOUR INVITE TO INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOTIFICATION FROM DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK AS YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY ANY OTHER MEANS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on 03000 268153/264223 or email hrREAL@durham.gov.uk

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