Finds Liaison Assistant, Devon, Dorset & Somerset Somerset

This job is no longer available, it expired on the Monday 12th November 2018

Salary: £ 18,189

Location: Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA2 6SF

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term until 31 January 2020.

We are seeking a full-time Finds Liaison Assistant to join a small team, which delivers the Portable Antiquities Scheme across Somerset, Devon and Dorset. The successful candidate will assist in the operation, management and development of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) for the voluntary recording of archaeological finds in Somerset, Devon and Dorset with specific responsibility for finds identification and recording.

Educated to A-level standard or higher, or with considerable relevant experience you will have an interest and enthusiasm for research and archaeology.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by the public, including metal detector users, to advance archaeological knowledge and to increase opportunities for active public involvement in archaeology.

The South West Heritage Trust works in partnership with Dorset County Council, Devon County Council and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, (Exeter City Council) to run this scheme across Somerset, Dorset and Devon.

The post-holder will be based at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton, but It may be necessary to attend events at community venues and the other sites operated by the Trust from time to time.

For further information and an application form, please download the four documents below. Applications for the position should be made using the form provided and submitted to CVs are not accepted for this position.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Laura Burnett, Senior Finds Liaison Officer, on 01823 347457 or e-mail

For more information and to apply please visit

Closing date: Monday 12 November 2018 at 9.00 am

Interview date: Tuesday 27 November 2018

Advert went live on: Monday 22nd October 2018

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