Finds Liaison Officer
Union House, Gressenhall
£20,456 - £22,434 per annum
37 hours per week
Fixed term contract
We are looking for a highly-motivated person to join the Identification and Recording Service of Norfolk County Council's Historic Environment Service as Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), a national organisation which records archaeological objects found by the public, advances archaeological knowledge and increases opportunities for active public engagement in archaeology.
The FLO works within a team of five (one half-time) producing c.15,000 records per annum, which are uploaded onto the Norfolk Historic Environment Record and PAS database.
You will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline or have considerable relevant experience.
A working knowledge of British archaeology and experience of recording finds is essential, and an understanding of the Treasure Act (1996) is highly desirable. Your communication skills, including public speaking and dealing personally with a wide range of individuals, will be highly developed. Excellent data-entry, report writing and IT skills are essential, as is the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.
Norfolk Historic Environment Service is responsible for safeguarding Norfolk’s archaeology and built environment, recording, conserving, interpreting and providing information and advice on the historic environment. For further information about the Historic Environment Service, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/HistoricEnvironment
For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Andrew Rogerson (Senior Landscape Archaeologist) on 01362 869294.
We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.
For further details and how to apply please visit our website: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers
Please quote job reference: 13402 CEGE
Closing Date: 12 July 2016.
Norfolk County Council welcomes applicants irrespective of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are committed to supporting flexible working practices for our employees.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.