The role covers the whole of the East of England region working at NT sites, but will primarily be based at the regional Hub near Bury St Edmunds.
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Archaeology is your first love, your area of expertise, and you’ll be a fantastic ambassador and advocate for archaeology at properties across the East of England. Vitally, we’ll look to you to provide a consultancy service and show us how best to balance the challenges of sustainable conservation with the need for public involvement and enjoyment.
Interviews will be held at Westley Bottom, NT offices Bury St Edmunds on Monday 29th April.
In this role you’ll work 22.5 hours per week. The role covers the whole of the East of England region working at NT sites, but will primarily be based at the regional Hub near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
This is a fixed term contract due to end when the previous employee returns from maternity leave. At this point we cannot confirm exactly how long this contract will last, but it is unlikely to be more than 12 months.
What it’s like to work here
The National Trust is working on a range of exciting projects in the East of England and we are looking for a maternity cover post to support our internal consultancy and operational teams delivery an exciting project program, by providing clear guidance and support to project managers on archaeology. Your expertise will support the archaeological care and conservation we deliver, to the monuments, historic landscapes, and buildings in our care. Through your expertise, you’ll identify opportunities that will allow us to achieve our aims.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll champion our work across the region, assisting in the survey, monitoring and recording of our archaeological sites ensuring these conservation assets are in good condition and advise on their future management. Working alongside our existing Archaeologist you will be responsible for the upkeep of the regional HBSMR data base, (NT Historic Environment Record) and for commissioning and managing contractors and external groups to carry out fieldwork as necessary.
A key part of your role will see you coaching and mentoring colleagues (property staff and volunteers), helping them to grow their knowledge and nurturing their interest in archaeology to benefit properties and places across the East of England and beyond.
Please also have a read through the role profile, which can be found at the end of this advert.
Who we’re looking for
You’re an archaeology professional with a passion for your subject. In order to be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:
- A thorough knowledge of archaeological care, interpretation and presentation of landscapes, historic places and buildings
- A customer focussed approach and the ability to easily enthuse others to share your passion Up to date knowledge of any innovations in the profession, and the skills to put them into practice
- Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, current issues policy, practice and guidance
- The ability, know-how and enthusiasm to influence and negotiate
- Excellent people skills, to enable you to work well with our consultancy team, property teams and interest groups
- Enthusiasm and deep rooted knowledge, you’re always ready to share your knowledge and experience
- The ability to be a brilliant champion for our archaeological and historic landscapes across this diverse landscape
- Understanding of database management, especially HER would be of benefit
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