Extensive Urban Survey Project Officer
Lincolnshire County Council, with the support of Historic England, is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Project Officer to carry out an Extensive Urban Survey. The postholder will be part of the County Council's experienced and successful Places Team – putting the historic environment at the heart of the County place-making role and planning advisory service.
Please note this is a fixed term position for 2.5 years.
Lincolnshire is a large, rural county with a landscape that ranges from the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds to the Fens and its long coastline. It also has a rich and diverse archaeological and built heritage ranging from prehistoric funerary landscapes, a plethora of Roman roads and settlements, remains of a former coastal salt-making industry, medieval abbeys and deserted settlements and a host of historic buildings many with high quality designed landscapes.
The successful candidate will study 30 historic towns across the historic county of Lincolnshire. Gathering data on each town's historical and morphological development, the project officer will enhance the county Historic Environment Record with information and mapping as well as producing reports for each town. The project will also engage with local communities to understand what people value about their historic environment. The successful candidate will be expected to work with a wide range of partners and communities to help understand, protect, promote and celebrate Lincolnshire's urban and built heritage.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that they can work unsupervised at all levels of curatorial work, meet tight deadlines, have good communication skills and manage occasional heritage projects.
To be successful you will ideally have a wide knowledge of British archaeology and the geography of urbanism in England and Lincolnshire in particular. Experience of computerised Historic Environment Records and GIS software would be beneficial.
Essential requirements include a degree in archaeology or a related subject together with some experience of local authority curatorial services. A full current driving licence and the use of a car are essential.
For informal discussion please contact Ian George, Places Manager Tel: 01522 554838.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.