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Assistant Archaeologist

National Trust
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Are you enthusiastic about caring for our Historic Environment, making archaeology and cultural heritage accessible to the public and working with volunteers? We're looking for an Archaeological Monitoring Project Officer to join us to help deliver our programme of care and conservation of archaeological sites across the Midlands and East of England.
What it's like to work here
The National Trust looks after 19,388 archaeological sites across its properties in the Midlands and East of England (MEE) ranging in significance including buildings, earthworks, monuments and landscapes that make up our unique historic environment. Our regional team is made of four archaeologists who hold an incredible knowledge and expertise, and we share the common purpose of caring for the nation's heritage and landscapes, as well as making these accessible to all. We're for ever, for everyone and we really mean that.

You'll be working across the Midlands and East region, but we're happy to explore flexible locations as your central base including occasional working from home
What you'll be doing
A successful scheme of regular condition monitoring of these archaeological assets has been developed, working alongside volunteers and on-site property staff, to conduct the work on the ground. This condition monitoring enables us to prioritise conservation work and to ensure the continued protection and preservation of the assets in our care.

We're now rolling out this scheme and we need a proactive project officer to carry for the Midlands and East region. You'll work closely with the regional team and report to one of the West Midlands archaeologist to enhance the data records held in our Historic Buildings Sites and Monuments Record (HBSMR); to recruit, train and support teams of volunteers conducting the work and liaising with on-site property teams to ensure smooth running of the work.

You'll be managing, updating and enhancing the NT HBSMR. Using the HBSMR you'll produce maps and documentation suitable for volunteers use, you'll also work with ARCGIS online and field maps to roll out a digital model.
Who we're looking for
Drawing on your knowledge of volunteering and archaeology, success in this role depends on being highly motivated and highly organised, skilled at bringing people together and a clear communicator:
  • Professional archaeologist with experience working in an archaeological environment
  • Good knowledge and experience using GIS and databases
  • Ability to motivate and inspire people
  • High level organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people
  • Flexibility to travel and work across a wide geographical area in the Midlands and East of England
  • Experience working with HBSMR or HER data
The package
The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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