Finds Liaison Officer Lancashire & Cumbria

Salary: £ £20,541-£23,866

New job opportunity within Lancashire County Council Museums … March 2019

We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a Finds Liaison Officer, working across a number of venues and with members of the public, metal detector users and colleagues in the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Are you:

  • a great communicator
  • able to work accurately and to deadlines
  • confident and proficient in creating and using digital resources
  • keen to capture data that adds to our knowledge of the past
  • ready and able to be flexible in your work pattern
  • committed to extending access to the historical record
  • experienced in archaeology?

If so we have an ideal opportunity for you!

The Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) role is key to the effective running of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) which ensures that the Treasure Act is adhered to and fully observed. The FLO's primary objectives are to educate and inform people regarding the Treasure Act; encourage the recognition of the archaeological importance of finds and responsible metal detector use; actively collect and upload finds data as part of the national PAS, so adding to our knowledge of the past and making this knowledge readily accessible to the public.

You will:

  • have excellent communication and digital skills
  • meet and work with metal-detectorists and other finders
  • be self-motivated and well organised
  • be able to work with a range of partners and volunteers
  • be an 'ambassador' for both the PAS and LCC Museums Service

This is a temporary post until 31 March 2020 based at Lancashire County Council Museums Headquarters in Preston. The role entails travel to and working days in various locations in Lancashire, mainly museums and metal-detector clubs. It is 18.5 hours a week and, therefore, the annual salary quoted will be pro rata. There is a requirement for some evening and weekend working, a full license and your own transport.

If you would like an informal discussion or any further information please contact Susan Ashworth, Senior Museums Manager, on 01772 534064

Application is through LCC's online job vacancies page. This link will take you to the full information and application form:-

https://jobs.lancashire.gov.uk/jobs/finds-liaison-officer-980

Closing date is 7 April 2019

Advert went live on: Thursday 14th March 2019

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