Archaeologist

Reference No.IRC84470 Location:Windsor Rd, Englefield Green, Windsor SL4 2JL Salary:32304 Benefits:Benefits for working at the National Trust: •Flexible working whenever possible •Free parking at most locations •Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes. •Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18) •Generous annual leave •Subsidised health cash plan •Free 24-hour support service •Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary •Training & Development tailored to you •Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you Main duties:

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for an archaeology professional with a real passion for your subject.

In order to be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • A thorough knowledge of archaeological care, interpretation and presentation of landscapes, historic places and buildings
  • Experience in planning, leading and undertaking a range of practical archaeological fieldwork, including landscape survey, excavation and geophysical surveys.
  • A customer focussed approach and the ability to use your enthusiasm and passion to be able to confidently negotiate and influence others
  • Current knowledge of any innovations in the profession, and the skills to put them into practice
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, current issues policy, practice and guidance
  • Someone who enjoys working within a team and is motivated to share knowledge and experience with others including internal and external teams
  • The ability to be a brilliant champion for these archaeological and historic landscapes for local audiences
  • Understanding of database management
Closing date:12/01/2019 Job Description:

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Archaeologist to join our project team for Runnymede Explored at our Runnymede & Ankerwycke site, running a community archaeology project.

In this varied and rewarding role you’ll be providing advice, leadership and expertise in all aspects of the archaeological investigation, interpretation and presentation of the historic landscape, delivering training and working closely with volunteers, visitors and other stakeholders to enable successful delivery of the project’s objectives, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We’re looking for someone who will be a champion for the historic environment at Runnymede & Ankerwycke through the community work involved in the role and encourage local groups to become involved in the operational activity taking place.

Offering a competitive market salary of £22613(pro rated) plus an impressive benefits package including a health cash plan, 10% contributory pension and flexible working.

What it’s like to work here

Runnymede & Ankerwycke is a picturesque open landscape seen as the birthplace of modern democracy. As well a monument to the democratic legacy of the Magna Carta, you’ll find further memorials to John F Kennedy and the Commonwealth Air Forces as well as unique art installations by Hew Locke and Mark Wallinger. Within easy reach pf the M25, this peaceful river scenery is home to rolling hills, open meadows and a variety of wildlife.

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What you’ll be doing

Working alongside the Runnymede Explored project team, property teams and local community groups you’ll be responsible for leading the community archaeology project, providing leadership, support and expertise in all aspects of the archaeological investigation.

You will recruit and maintain a team of archaeology volunteers from local communities, working closely with the Volunteering and Community Involvement Manager. You’ll develop and deliver a programme of archaeological investigation including desk-based assessment, walkover survey, geophysical and geoarchaeological surveys, and excavation.

You’ll have the opportunity to see projects through from start to completion where you will deliver appropriate reporting, evaluation, archive and dissemination, including leading on the creation of an exhibition as the culmination of the project and contributing to project board updates and project evaluation for National Lottery Heritage Fund. As required you will procure and supervise additional external services or expertise and you’ll contribute specialist knowledge to the development of interpretation across the site. You will be responsible for championing the work of the Trust in archaeology internally and externally, building partnerships and sharing expertise to raise the Trust’s profile with existing and new audiences.

How To Apply  

Closing Date: 12th January 2020

We only accept on-line applications. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0370 240 0274

The Trust appoints on merit.

Short listing is carried out objectively by assessing the information you provide against the requirements of the job as set out in the vacancy details on our website. If you are short listed, you will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.

We will also tell you if we need you to do anything else such as a skills test, presentation or a property visit.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at the National Trust. In reaching a decision we will take account of the nature of your work, the circumstances and background of the offence(s) and the time elapsed.

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