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Historic Environment Record Officer

  North York Moors National Park Authority in York
   £24,982
  Apply before: 31/01/2022
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Historic Environment Record Officer

Helmsley, York

The North York Moors National Park Authority works to conserve the beautiful scenery, magnificent wildlife and captivating historic environment of the North York Moors.

The National Park boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the country with a rich built and cultural heritage.

The North York Moors National Park Authority is looking for a capable Historic Environment Record Officer to manage and develop the Authority’s Historic Environment Record (HER). This is a diverse role within a small team that will require and develop your technical skills, knowledge of archaeological and built heritage and understanding of the North York Moors landscape.

In addition to HER and consultation work, the role will involve working with and leading volunteers and community groups to monitor, research and conserve significant heritage sites in the National Park.

The Benefits

  • - Salary of £24,982 per annum (pay award pending)
  • - 24 days’ holiday per annum (rising annually by one day up to 29 days), plus eight Bank Holidays
  • - Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes
  • - Great training opportunities
  • - Pension Scheme & flexible working

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified heritage professional to play a key role for the Authority in managing and advancing our Historic Environment Record.

Undertaking fascinating and rewarding work, you will operate at the forefront of knowledge production, both learning about, promoting and recording the physical cultural heritage of the National Park, and ensuring we have the data we need to make informed decisions about the sustainable management of the landscape.

You will receive ample support from our welcoming, friendly team and benefit from extensive development opportunities, making this a tremendous role both now and for the future.

If this sounds like your perfect next step, don’t hesitate, apply today!

The Role

As a Historic Environment Record Officer, you will be responsible for managing and developing our knowledge base for the historic environment, ensuring the provision of an accessible and accurate Historic Environment Record.

Ensuring the record is actively improved, effectively managed and able to inform decision making, conservation and research, you will provide quality control for HER data and the wider HER framework.

You will provide information about, and support in both conserving and promoting understanding of, the historic environment of the National Park.

Assisting the Historic Environment Team in responding to consultations of various types, including as planning and agri-environment, you will respond to HER enquiries from the public, contractors and academic researchers.

Your role will also involve:

  • - Representing the Authority in relevant fora and liaising with adjacent organisations
  • - Training colleagues in the use of the NYM HER and maintaining its physical components
  • - Managing our volunteer-led monitoring programme
  • - Leading on monument management projects
  • - Raising awareness of the historic environment through leading educational projects

About You

To be considered as a Historic Environment Record Officer, you will need:

  • - At least two years’ post qualification experience in British archaeology
  • - Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • - An organised and flexible approach
  • - The ability to work on your own initiative
  • - Proficiency in IT, including MS Office, plus technical skills in databases and GIS
  • - To be educated to a degree level or equivalent in archaeology or related subject
  • - A full, valid driving licence


Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of HER work in a rural environment, including the use, creation and editing of digital HER records.

An understanding of the management of archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes from all periods would also be advantageous, as would specific interest and knowledge of upland landscape archaeology in the North York Moors area.

Knowledge of the statutory and policy basis for archaeological management would also be favourable, as would experience handling and analysing survey data, archive sources and excavation reports.

The closing date for this role is midnight 31st January 2022.

Other organisations may call this role Archaeological Researcher, Archaeologist, Historic Environment Record Specialist, Historic Environment Record Executive, Historic Environment Record Researcher, or Historical Researcher.

Webrecruit and The North York Moors National Park Authority are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.



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