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Historic Environment Records Officer

  • Organisation:Historic England
  • Location:London office with the option for hybrid home working
  • Salary:£25,819 - £26,670 pro-rata
  • Contract type:Permanent / Part-Time

The Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service Team supports the management of change by providing access to information relating to the historic environment of London.

The team maintains and develops the London Historic Environment Record in line with national standards and benchmarks, ensuring that it contributes to the effective use of the planning system at strategic and local levels, and provides advice to owners and others on the sustainable management of the historic environment.

This is an opportunity to join a friendly London based team and gain specialised sector experience whilst directly impacting on the conservation of London`s historic environment, allowing it to be enjoyed for generations to come.

What you will be doing

As part of this team, the Historic Environment Record Officer will support the Historic Environment Records Manager by continuously maintaining and developing the Historic Environment Record for London in accordance with the London HER Development Plan.

You will contribute to promoting and ensuring accessibility to the London Historic Environment Record to foster understanding and promote good stewardship of the historic environment of the capital, including responding to enquiries for searches of the record and assisting with the management of volunteers.

As a key member of the Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service team, you will have access to a recording system full of archaeological and historic building information which you will share with our key stakeholders.

The Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service now uses the Arches for HERs cultural heritage management system, developed in partnership by Historic England with the Getty Conservation Institute and the City of Lincoln, and is one of the first in the country to do so.

Supporting the Greater London Historic Environment Records Manager in maintaining the Greater London Historic Environment Records, you will be adding new information from a range of sources and ensuring that information is accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date. As the first point of contact for those who wish to access GLHER information, both within Historic England and externally, you`ll provide assistance, interpretation and advice to users. You will also be responsible for supervising and training volunteers and placement students involved in Historic Environment Record projects, with support from your manager.

Also, as part of your work, you, along with the rest of the HER team, will be helping to prepare the Arches for HERs system for its external launch next year, and to promote Arches for HERs across London and beyond.

What we are looking for

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject or significant experience in a relevant field
  • Experience of working with a Sites and Monuments or Historic Environment Record
  • Experience of investigations involving historical research, analysis, surveying and recording and/or archaeological fieldwork
  • Ability clearly and accessibly to synthesise information relating to the historic environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of community engagement activities, including working with volunteers

Please note to reference to the key essential skills in the advert when you are completing your application and highlight examples of any related knowledge, skills and experienced based on these.

Why work for Historic England

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 21% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at [email protected] or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

Provisional virtual interview date: 07th September 2022

Supplementary documents

Application Closing Date: 29 August 2022

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