News & Opportunities

Back to list

Job Opportunity: Personnel Officer, Sussex Archaeological Society

Monday 18th March 2019

About them

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

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

About you

They are looking for an experienced and qualified Human Resources professional to manage their 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 be 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 their headquarters in Bull House, Lewes but the post holder will be expected to regularly visit and work with colleagues in their museums which are spread across Sussex.

The pay for the post will be £24,720 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 their on-line application available at and email it, along with your CV to

Closing date for applications will be Monday 18th March at 9am

Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing Monday 25th March 2019