Maritime Archaeologist

We are seeking a Maritime Archaeologist to join a small and busy team in assisting in national casework delivery in relation to England`s existing, and new, Protected Wreck sites. You will act as the first point of contract for our volunteer Licencees and their teams and you will lead and advise on licence applications, assess and support projects and collaborate closely with internal and external colleagues and organisations to promote effective management of our marine heritage.

This is a home working position.

This post will be up to 6 months.

What you`ll be doing:

Assisting in national casework delivery in relation to England`s existing, and new, Protected Wreck Sites, by undertaking administration and licensing in relation to the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973

You will be responsible for collaborating closely with licensees, volunteers and other partners; and maintaining management information systems for England`s Protected Wreck Sites

You will be assessing Risks to Protected Wreck Sites and assisting the determination of priorities for managed intervention while promoting programmes of work at priority assets through advice and recommendation of grant aid
Assessing project designs related to archaeological interventions, being responsible for project implementation and certifying completed work
Assessing, as directed, the impact of unauthorised works and damage to designated heritage assets;

In this role you will be carrying out archaeological fieldwork, according to Historic England`s Health & Safety policy and as directed, and presenting and promoting conservation generally, collaborating closely with Listing Group staff, liaising with outside bodies, including other environmental agencies, members of the public and fellow professionals.

Who we are looking for:

-Degree in archaeology, or equivalent qualification, or consistent track record of competence.
-Understanding and experience of the curation of the archaeological resource.
-Experience of planning and/or managing projects in the historic environment.
-Broad knowledge of the marine historic environment of England and its physical remains and of the principles and practice of archaeological fieldwork.
-Knowledge of conservation and sustainability
-Proficiency in MS Office applications as well as social media use.
-Exceptional written and verbal communication (including public speaking) with a broad range of internal and external candidates
-Strong planning and organizational skills

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, 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, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals

Provisional interview date: 25th/26th November 2020