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The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) has a vacancy for a full-time Local Heritage Coordinator (supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), based in its office in York.

CBA Local Heritage Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and engaging communicator with excellent influencing and negotiating skills to play a significant role in supporting the protection of the UK’s historic environment through community engagement and direct action.

You should have a demonstrable awareness of cultural diversity, local planning frameworks, neighbourhood planning, and the localism agenda, and experience of working with community groups.

The postholder will develop a UK-wide network of effective local advocates for the historic environment and local authority archaeology services, focusing initially on England, that becomes self-supporting at a local level, but which feeds wider issues up to the CBA for support, national advocacy and action as appropriate.

Working closely with community-focused CBA colleagues and networks, the Local Heritage Coordinator will integrate with and enhance our voluntary engagement strategy across our activities by:

  • Understanding the existing heritage service resources at a broad local level and establishing successful strategies for local engagement;
  • Building connections with partners and other groups to share intelligence and develop a Local Heritage Engagement Network (LHEN), working with the CBA Groups' network and CBA organisational members;
  • Developing an online community and local heritage engagement toolkit;
  • Developing a representative, strong and sustainable network, using the toolkit to engage local communities in advocating for, and protecting local authority archaeology and conservation services that guide planning decisions their heritage.

Apply for this post

This is a full-time role (35 hours per week), with a three-year contract, based in York.

Salary c £26k plus generous pension scheme and holiday entitlement and flexi-time. Flexible working arrangements considered for the delivery of the role.

Closing dates for applications: midnight Friday 28 November 2014. Interviews will be held 11/12 December 2014.

Application is by letter with associated CV and CPD log (if available).

All job applicants will be required to fill in an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, in accordance with the CBA’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

The CBA has policies on diversifying participation in archaeology (PDF 160KB), recruitment of ex-offenders (PDF 175KB) and the handling and storage of disclosures (PDF 180KB).

Volunteering roles

Here at the CBA secretariat in York, there are often opportunities to contribute to conservation and community projects and help us with our day-to-day work.

We are also looking for CBA champions to help raise our profile at a local level and promote our membership programme.

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