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Historic England have a fantastic opportunity for a Science Advisor to join us in providing case specific advice to Regional Development Advice colleagues in the Historic England regional office with respect to planning applications and other casework.
If you are looking for the chance to combine your knowledge of the archaeology of London, with an interest in archaeological science and put these skills into practice in the context of archaeological heritage management then this is the ideal opportunity for you
This is a secondment role initially until September 2021.
Whilst COVID restrictions are in place the role will be home based but subsequently reporting to London region office Cannon Bridge House as appropriate (at least once a week depending on post-lockdown arrangements).
What you will be doing:
As a Science Advisor you will need to be a great communicator, negotiator, facilitator and standout colleague. You will work across multiple teams, advising Historic England colleagues (particularly the Inspector of Ancient Monuments and the Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service [GLAAS]) and Local Authority Archaeologists (in the City of London and Southwark) on archaeological science in relation to heritage assets affected by development proposals and environmental change.
You will also be involved with sector development and support, including promoting best practice through reference to national standards and guidance; involvement in guidance preparation; and sector training.
Who we are looking for:
- Relevant academic qualifications
- At least two years relevant archaeological experience as practitioner (archaeology or heritage related field)
- Understanding of the work of science advisors in relation to Historic England Regions Group, GLAAS and Local Authority Planning Archaeologists
- Excellent written communication skills
- Good negotiation, influencing and facilitation skills
Provisional interview date: w/c 19th April 2021
Please note we are open to working with other partnership organisations to offer secondment opportunities.
We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognize the importance of a healthy work -life balance. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.