Historic Environment Assistant (Digitisation) 43168 CELE

Union House, Gressenhall

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)

 

37 hours per week

Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 30 June 2020

 

Do you have an interest in history and archaeology? Do you have good computing skills and are looking to get a foot in the door in the heritage sector? 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 Historic Environment Record (NHER) 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 NHER Digitisation Project is an ambitious scheme to transform the majority of the NHER’s paper and photographic archive into a dynamic digital resource which is fully integrated with the HBSMR database, represented on the Norfolk Heritage Explorer website, and is more widely accessible to all NHER users. The successful candidate will join a growing team to support delivery of this project. Responsibilities will include checking the accuracy of existing electronic documentation against the paper and photographic archives, assisting in compilation and data cleansing of Microsoft Excel catalogues, entering and editing data in the HBSMR database, and processing new digital material. The candidate may also undertake in-house scanning of fragile archival material.

 

About you: Candidates will have GCSE or equivalent, including Maths and English, previous experience of working with Excel and database software, and a keen interest in British archaeology. Exceptional attention to detail, quick and accurate keyboard skills, and the ability to work as part of a team are a must. Previous experience of Historic Environment Records and HBSMR database software and familiarity with standards for handling and storage of paper and photographic archives 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:

 

 43168 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
 

£18,795 - £19,171 per annum (Scale D)

 

37 hours per week

Temporary contract/secondment opportunity until 30 June 2020

 

Do you have an interest in history and archaeology? Do you have good computing skills and are looking to get a foot in the door in the heritage sector? 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 Historic Environment Record (NHER) 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 NHER Digitisation Project is an ambitious scheme to transform the majority of the NHER’s paper and photographic archive into a dynamic digital resource which is fully integrated with the HBSMR database, represented on the Norfolk Heritage Explorer website, and is more widely accessible to all NHER users. The successful candidate will join a growing team to support delivery of this project. Responsibilities will include checking the accuracy of existing electronic documentation against the paper and photographic archives, assisting in compilation and data cleansing of Microsoft Excel catalogues, entering and editing data in the HBSMR database, and processing new digital material. The candidate may also undertake in-house scanning of fragile archival material.

 

About you: Candidates will have GCSE or equivalent, including Maths and English, previous experience of working with Excel and database software, and a keen interest in British archaeology. Exceptional attention to detail, quick and accurate keyboard skills, and the ability to work as part of a team are a must. Previous experience of Historic Environment Records and HBSMR database software and familiarity with standards for handling and storage of paper and photographic archives 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:

 

 43168 Information pack 05-19.doc

Redeployment closing date:15 May 2019

All other applicants closing date:30 May 2019