The Scheme currently has two vacancies within it’s ranks! First off, a fulltime post as Finds Liaison Officer for Oxfordshire and Berkshire:Finds Liaison Officer: Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, Ref: FLO267
Salary: Grade 7 £18,907 to £20,736
Closing date: 8th July
Interview date: 17th July
We need a dedicated, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to promote and oversee the operation of the DCMS funded Portable Antiquities Scheme. You will record new finds, respond to enquiries, attend meetings of metal detecting clubs, co-ordinate Treasure cases, and liaise with archaeologists, museum curators and other professionals.
A degree in archaeology or a related subject, or equivalent expertise and familiarity with relevant artefact identification and recording are essential. Previous experience of computerised databases will be an advantage.
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Secondly, we have a job share post to assist Frances McIntosh in the North West (she is now going to be pursuing a MLitt degree part time):Finds Liaison Officer – Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside
Fixed term until 31 March 2009
Part-time post 18.5 hours per week
Pay band 4
Salary £18,287 to £20,225
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects. As a finds liaison officer, your role will be to record these objects, which have been found by the public and metal detector users, in doing this you will advance archaeological knowledge and understanding of the historic environment in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. You will work to promote and increase active public involvement into the scheme and make the results accessible to all.
In addition to this you will provide advice and guidance on the requirements of the Treasure act 1996, code of practice and the statutory provision relating to the use of metal detectors on scheduled sites. The finds liaison officer will act as an expert advisor on finds of treasure in liaison with local museums and coroners.
You should have specialist knowledge of finds recording and a flair for communicating the importance of the archaeological heritage to people from different backgrounds.
This post is a job-share so you will be working alongside the existing post-holder who will also be part-time.
For further details and an application form, please email email@example.com.
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 04 August 2008 – Interviews will be held week commencing 18 August 2008
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