Historic Environment Assistant (Records) 43166 CELE

Union House, Gressenhall

£19,554- £21,166 per annum (Scale E)

37 hours per week

Permanent contract

 

Interested in beginning a career in archaeology? Are you seeking to build on an existing foundation of finds-based knowledge and computer skills? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment Record Team.

 

One of the largest HERs in the country, the Norfolk HER provides a comprehensive record of all areas of known archaeological activity, sites, finds, cropmarks, earthworks, industrial remains, defensive structures, and historic buildings within the county. The team maintains strong links with community groups, academics, and professional archaeologists and also supports and works closely alongside other Norfolk County Council Services including the Strategy and Advice, Find Identification and Recording, and Air Photo Interpretation teams. The HER is also proud to maintain a large, unique paper and photographic archive which reflects a long history of successful, forward-thinking projects and services. This is an exciting time to join the HER team, as many elements of the archive are currently being digitised, transforming the way the HER offers its services.   

 

The Norfolk Find Identification and Recording Team has been liaising with metal-detectorists since the 1970’s, creating an unparalleled volume of data on portable objects which is unsurpassed in its breadth and depth of detail. Working in conjunction with the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and the HER, the team records over 15,000 archaeological objects every year and deposits the resulting data both with the HER and the PAS.

 

The successful candidate will join a growing team to take on the responsibility of integrating data produced by the Finds Identification and Recording Team and Portable Antiquities Scheme into the HER database. Working closely with the Identification and Recording team, they will ensure a smooth transfer of digital data from the PAS website and will oversee the integration of artefact drawings and digital photography into the HER archive and database systems. The candidate will also support the HER Officers by responding to non-commercial enquiries, entering data from other sources, and participating in enhancement projects.

 

About you: Candidates will have a degree in archaeology or a related discipline and previous experience of working with database software. Good writing skills, quick and efficient data entry skills with excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Previous experience of Historic Environment Records, HBSMR database software, and the PAS would be an advantage but not essential.

 

For further information about the work undertaken visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/HistoricEnvironment

 

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Hamilton, Historic Environment Officer (Records) on 01362 869 282 or heather.hamilton@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

 

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:

 

 43166 Information pack 05-19.doc

Redeployment closing date: 15 May 2019

All other applicants closing date: 30 May 2019

Location
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Vacancy Description
Union House, Gressenhall
 

£19,554- £21,166 per annum (Scale E)

37 hours per week

Permanent contract

 

Interested in beginning a career in archaeology? Are you seeking to build on an existing foundation of finds-based knowledge and computer skills? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment Record Team.

 

One of the largest HERs in the country, the Norfolk HER provides a comprehensive record of all areas of known archaeological activity, sites, finds, cropmarks, earthworks, industrial remains, defensive structures, and historic buildings within the county. The team maintains strong links with community groups, academics, and professional archaeologists and also supports and works closely alongside other Norfolk County Council Services including the Strategy and Advice, Find Identification and Recording, and Air Photo Interpretation teams. The HER is also proud to maintain a large, unique paper and photographic archive which reflects a long history of successful, forward-thinking projects and services. This is an exciting time to join the HER team, as many elements of the archive are currently being digitised, transforming the way the HER offers its services.   

 

The Norfolk Find Identification and Recording Team has been liaising with metal-detectorists since the 1970’s, creating an unparalleled volume of data on portable objects which is unsurpassed in its breadth and depth of detail. Working in conjunction with the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and the HER, the team records over 15,000 archaeological objects every year and deposits the resulting data both with the HER and the PAS.

 

The successful candidate will join a growing team to take on the responsibility of integrating data produced by the Finds Identification and Recording Team and Portable Antiquities Scheme into the HER database. Working closely with the Identification and Recording team, they will ensure a smooth transfer of digital data from the PAS website and will oversee the integration of artefact drawings and digital photography into the HER archive and database systems. The candidate will also support the HER Officers by responding to non-commercial enquiries, entering data from other sources, and participating in enhancement projects.

 

About you: Candidates will have a degree in archaeology or a related discipline and previous experience of working with database software. Good writing skills, quick and efficient data entry skills with excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Previous experience of Historic Environment Records, HBSMR database software, and the PAS would be an advantage but not essential.

 

For further information about the work undertaken visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/HistoricEnvironment

 

For an informal discussion please contact Heather Hamilton, Historic Environment Officer (Records) on 01362 869 282 or heather.hamilton@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

 

To view further information regarding the vacancy please click on the link below:

 

 43166 Information pack 05-19.doc

Redeployment closing date: 15 May 2019

All other applicants closing date: 30 May 2019