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Job Opportunity: Personnel Officer,Sussex Archaeological Society, Lewes

About us

The Sussex Archaeological Society is the leading heritage organisation in Sussex.

We open six wonderful historic properties and museums to the public from the majesty of Fishbourne Roman Place to the beauty and tranquility of Michelham Priory.
We are the largest and oldest historic County Archaeological Society in the Country and have 170 years in archaeological and historic research and publishing.
We have a wide range of important commercial business delivered through our museum shops, our cafes and our flourishing wedding and functions business.
We have over 3000 members and run a wide range of membership activities. We have a very rich and varied educational service which offers exciting learning opportunities to schools and colleges across Southern England. 
We are a charitable body and receive no subsidy from local or national government so raising income through our museums and our own initiatives is essential to our long term sustainability.

About you

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Human Resources professional to manage our personnel department. You will have the professional skills and experience to manage employee relations, training and development, data protection, disciplinaries and grievances and recruitment. Experience in the heritage or not for profit sector is not essential but would be a plus. You will have strong people skills, excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, great organisation skills and you will be confident to handle difficult conversations and to promote change.

About the role

The post is permanent and can we worked over 20-25 hours per week. The post reports directly to the Chief Executive and sits within the senior management team of the Society. Primarily based at our headquarters in Bull House, Lewes but the post holder will be expected to regularly visit and work with colleagues in our museums which are spread across Sussex.

The pay for the post will be in the region of £24,000 per annum (FTE, calculated pro rata to hours agreed). The post-holder will be eligible to join the Society’s pension scheme after the probationary period. In addition the role can offer a good amount of flexibility to the right candidate in terms of working pattern (would for example work within school hours)

How to apply

Please complete our on-line application available at and email it, along with your CV to

Closing date for applications will be 18th August

Interviews will be schedule for the week commencing 28th Augus