Finds Liaison Officer Oxfordshire

Salary: £ 26999

Finds Liaison Officer (Museums) OCC16318

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Job Details:

Salary range: £26,999 - £29,636

Work location: Museums Resource Centre, Witney, OX29 7QG

Hours per week: 37 hrs - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Temporary for 1 year

Closing date: Sunday 17th November 2019

Interview date: W/C 25th November 2019

About us:

The aim of the Portable Antiquities Scheme is to record artefacts found by the public to advance our understanding of the past and increase opportunities for active public involvement in archaeology. The Finds Liaison position is funded in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Oxfordshire County Council.

About the role:

This is a key role for the protection, understanding and enjoyment of our local heritage. As the Finds Liaison Officer you will develop contacts with members of the public including metal-detector users, explain the aims of the Scheme and the Treasure Act, and identify, research and record finds on the Portable Antiquities Scheme's database.

About you:

We are seeking a Finds Liaison Officer to work with the Museums team at Oxfordshire County Council to deliver the Portable Antiquities Scheme across Oxfordshire.

This post will be based at the Oxfordshire Museums Resource Centre, near Standlake, but you will also work flexibly at other locations in Oxfordshire to make contact with finders. You will have experience of artefact identification or finds recording and the ability to communicate with and enthuse a range of people. Good organisational skills and the ability to produce accurate records and reports are also essential for this role. Experience of engaging with clubs, groups, communities or parish councils to encourage people to enjoy and protect their local heritage is desirable.

Rewards and Benefits:

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Carol Anderson, Musuems Service Manager on 01993 814105.

Application Procedure:

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form, found here. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting.

You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, or if you require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk or by calling 01962 847728.

Advert went live on: Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Advert archived on: Sunday 17th November 2019

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