Historic Environment Assistant (Records)

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Historic Environment Assistant (Records) to join its experienced and successful Historic Places Team – putting the historic environment at the heart of the county council's place-making role and planning advisory service.

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 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 to a host of historic buildings many with high quality designed landscapes.

Director Area
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Service Area
Planning Services
Job Location(s)
G6: 23,541 - 25,991
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
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The successful candidate will assist with the management of the county's Historic Environment Record, which forms the basis of advice to planning authorities. They will be responsible for the implementation of polices in relation to data protection and data security. The post holder will look for ways to work with partners to enhance the record, promote research into the county's archaeology and promote the record to as wide an audience as possible. We are looking to use new media to widen access to and appreciation of the county's archaeological heritage. 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 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. The post-holder will be managed by the Senior Historic Environment Officer (Records).

To be successful you will ideally have a wide knowledge of British archaeology, archaeological field techniques and experience of managing complex data management systems and GIS.  

Essential requirements include a degree in archaeology or a related subject. Experience of working in local authority curatorial services is highly desirable.

We are offering a competitive salary of £23,541 - £25,991, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Ian George on 07990 785 499

Applications Close on 04/10/2020 and interviews will be held 21/10/2020.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


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 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.

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