On Behalf of Sally Foster [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
There is a vacancy in Historic Scotland Inspectorate's Scheduling Team for an Inspector of Ancient Monuments (to 31 March 2009). I'd be very grateful if you would circulate the summary details below to anyone you know that might possibly have an interest in this post. I am happy to speak to anyone who has an interest in applying.
11 October 2007
Dr Sally Foster
Head of Scheduling | Historic Scotland | 0131 668 8658 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
INSPECTOR OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS: SCHEDULING TEAM (Fixed Term Appointment to 31 March 2009)
Historic Scotland's Inspectorate invites applications for a fixed-term post based in our Edinburgh headquarters. Historic Scotland protects and provides advice on Scotland's historic environment of buildings, monuments, archaeological sites, historic landscapes, wrecks and other historic marine interests within Scotland' territorial waters.
The main role of the Scheduling Team of eight staff, working under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973, is to advise Scottish Ministers on which elements of the historic environment are of national importance and to make the case for their designation.
The post-holder will be involved in all the team's scheduling projects (including in SE Scottish Borders, eastern Dumfries and Galloway, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde), taking the lead in co-ordinating the thematic scheduling programme (including projects relating to militaria and Roman temporary camps). The postholder also takes the overview of the curation and strategic use of monument warden data, contributing to the development of field monument management strategy. The team's remit also encompasses marine designation and casework, and carved stone issues. The post involves travelling throughout Scotland to visit and assess sites, predominantly in rural contexts, including overnight stays.
You will have a degree in archaeology; a good working knowledge of Scottish field monuments, their wider context, and an understanding of why such monuments are significant; a driving licence; basic computer skills (Word, Access, Excel, GIS; ORACLE an advantage); a commitment to the delivery of excellent services; demonstrable oral and written communication skills, including writing to academic standards; the ability to manage your work; experience of planning and organising work; and good team-working skills.
Training will be provided. The post will also offer the opportunity to engage in the Inspectorate's developing CPD programme and will provide an excellent introduction to the work of Historic Scotland.
Salary is performance related in the range of Band D, £26,658 - £32,388.
For an application pack please email mailto:[log in to unmask], or telephone 0131 668 8641 quoting reference numbers HSC/07/122. The closing date for completed applications is Friday 9th November 2007.
Historic Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Ministers and is an equal opportunities employer.