Senior Historic Environment Officer (Finds) 21209 CEAE
Union House, Gressenhall
£28,485 - £30,153 per annum
37 hours per week
We are looking for a highly-motivated and talented person to lead the Identification and Recording Service (I&RS) of Norfolk County Council's Historic Environment Service as Senior Historic Environment Officer (Finds). I&RS is a leading organisation in the field of recording finds made by members of the public, both metal detectorists and amateur archaeologists. Some 15,000 objects are uploaded annually onto both the database of the national Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (HER). This dual input enables a holistic and joined-up approach to the county’s archaeology. I&RS comprises five staff members; Finds Archaeologist, Numismatist, Finds Liaison Officer, Finds Liaison Assistant (part-time) and the Senior Historic Environment Officer.
You will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline or have considerable relevant experience. A working knowledge of British archaeology and considerable experience of recording finds concisely, accurately and to a high academic standard are essential. Communication skills, including public speaking and dealing personally with a wide range of individuals and groups, 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. Written reports will be prepared both for the PAS database and for publication in national and local journals.
Regular but occasional working during unsocial hours to attend metal detector clubs, lectures and conferences will be expected. In order to assist in the analysis and interpretation of finds data in terms of the archaeological landscape, close liaison with other members of the Historic Environment Service, in the HER and Archaeology Planning teams, will be part of day-to-day work.
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 Martin Horlock Senior Biodiversity Officer on 01603 224458.
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Closing date: 4 June 2017