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Finds Liaison Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Finds Liaison Officer, Kent

A dedicated and enthusiastic individual is sought to join the Heritage Conservation group at Kent County Council to help record and protect the rich and varied historic environment of Kent. Your primary responsibility will be to oversee the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Kent, funded by DCMS. The work will involve recording new finds made by members of the public and metal-detecting groups. The successful candidate will respond to enquiries from members of the public, attend finds recording “surgeries” and meetings of metal detecting clubs, coordinate Treasure cases, undertake relevant research projects, and liaise with archaeologists, museum curators and other professionals.

You will have a good degree in archaeology or a related subject, or equivalent relevant expertise. Familiarity with artefact identification and recording, good organisational skills, good communication and interpersonal skills, a disciplined approach to work and good written English are also required, together with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. Previous experience of computerised databases will be an advantage.

Based at County Hall in Maidstone, the salary will be £23,378 (23/24 pay award pending) rising through performance related pay to £26,466. The post will be full-time for two years, with the likelihood of extension if further funding is confirmed.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Lis Dyson on 03000 413364. Interviews are expected to be held on 21st March in Maidstone. Closing date for applications is Monday 6th March. 

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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