We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Research Assistant with a knowledge and understanding of the law relating to the protection and conservation of underwater cultural heritage. You will be working, as maternity cover, on a project investigating current practices relating to enforcement and the powers and duties that could enable more effective inter and cross-agency co-operation. The project is seeking to establish best practice and offers solutions for better and more holistic management of cultural assets within the English marine plan area.
You will support the research team and will be responsible specifically for developing a matrix of existing legislative powers and duties to enforce of those agencies working offshore and to establish potential for cross-working.
We are looking for a strong legal background and a track record of research either as a result of a post-graduate research degree, or being registered on one in a legally-focussed research field. Knowledge and understanding of legal research methodologies, and familiarity with legal databases is essential, as is knowledge of theories, principles and practice of regulatory enforcement. Experience of writing for publication is desirable.