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Finds Liaison Officer, Ref: 50046528

Archaeological Centre, Westridge Centre, Brading Road, Ryde

Grade 8, £17,746.30 to £19,732.62

Contact: Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50046528

Closing Date: 22/12/2020

Hours: 27 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31/03/2021


We are seeking a Finds Liaison Officer to deliver the Portable Antiquities Scheme on the Isle of Wight. The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record artefacts found by the public, including metal detector users, to advance our understanding of the past and increase opportunities for active public involvement in archaeology. This is a part time (27 hours per week) fixed term appointment funded by the British Museum, and continuation will be subject to the renewal of funding from April 2021.


The successful candidate will have specialist knowledge of finds recording, and ICT skills including use of databases and digital photography. They will have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and groups to explain the aims of the scheme and the Treasure Act.


The post holder will be based with the Isle of Wight Council’s Archaeology & Historic Environment Service in Ryde but will spend part of the week at the Guildhall Museum in Newport.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rebecca Loader on 01983 823810.

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