Archaeology and Heritage Officer

£25,000 - £28,000 (pro-rata)  Flexible hours, ideally 30 hrs a week

18 months initially, with possibility of extension.

Location: The Factory, Kendal, Cumbria

Closing date: Wed 8th July (12noon) 

Interview date: Mon 20th / Tues 21st July 


We're excited to be recruiting a new Archaeology and Heritage Officer - a truly fantastic job in a stunning location.

Do you want to play an instrumental role in caring for the heritage and archaeology of Morecambe Bay? Are you passionate about community action and heritage volunteering? Do you enjoy sharing learning, leading training and working in partnership? Are you embracing digital solutions for heritage challenges?

We’re looking for a dedicated, energetic and community-minded Archaeologist to lead a new programme of technical and volunteer-led projects. You should be a good communicator, enthusiastic, and able to engage and inspire volunteers, whilst able to work to high technical standards.  Ideally you will have a good understanding of coastal archaeology and experience of working in a community context. You will be comfortable leading training and working alongside specialists.

This role requires good organisation and project management skills, a practical approach and a willingness to get stuck in. We expect you to be committed to the idea of volunteers caring for and conserving archaeology and heritage. We need you to be excited by creative and digital opportunities for cultural heritage and pro-active in exploring new approaches.  

You’ll be a joining a friendly and highly motivated team – delivering a wide range of nature, heritage, disabled access, cycle way and volunteering projects. This is a hugely rewarding job working with fantastic volunteers in a great setting with a fascinating history.  This is an exciting opportunity to shape and deliver projects that will have a lasting impact on the cultural heritage of Morecambe Bay.  

We are looking for recent experience of

  • developing and delivering community archaeology/ volunteer training projects and recruiting volunteers
  • working with digital technology
  • working with issues of coastal erosion and Heritage at Risk
  • project management and delivery.

You will

  • be an archaeology specialist with some experience of coastal archaeology
  • be confident at delivering training programmes
  • be enthusiastic about managing volunteers and working with community groups
  • be a digital champion
  • take an active role in supporting new opportunities and securing funding for future activities. 
  • be a passionate advocate for the Bay’s heritage. 

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months initially starting as soon as possible in the summer.  Closing date: Wednesday 8 July 12noon. 

Apply by email with your CV and a cover letter detailing why you want to work with us, how you meet the requirements of the post as described in the recruitment pack and what you will bring.  We will acknowledge your application. 

Please read the recruitment pack for further information including the Role Profile, Person Specification and some details about the projects you will be delivering.



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