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Leeds: WYAAS Temporary Assistant Historic Environment Record Officer (Ref: WYJS:088)

posted 11 Nov 2012, 13:50 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 11 Mar 2014, 16:10 ]
SCALE WY03 (scale points 14-17) £15,725 - £16,830

Full time (37 hours) 6 month contract, any contract extension subject to funding

The West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service is seeking a temporary Assistant Historic Environment Record Officer to work at their Wakefield offices. The successful applicant will be expected to assist in the maintenance and enhancement of, and the provision of access to, the West Yorkshire Historic Environment Record (HER). Their primary role will be the accessioning and formation of both computer-based and paper-based records. They will also be expected to respond to HER enquiries from the public and from archaeological professionals, and to help promote the work of the Service and the HER. There may be a need to carry out site visits to enhance specific records

Applicants will ideally have previous experience of SMR / HER work, need good communication & team-working skills, a good attention to detail and a punctilious approach to accuracy combined with flexibility. You should be qualified to degree level in a relevant subject, have a good general knowledge of English archaeology and be computer literate, preferably with GIS experience. This is a temporary post with funding currently available for six months. Any extension to contract will depend upon funds being available.

For an informal discussion please call Ian Sanderson on 01924 306801 or email

To apply for this position please download an Application Form, Guidance Notes and Temporary Assistant HER Officer alternatively call 0113 253 0241. Completed applications should be returned to Human Resources, West Yorkshire Joint Services, PO Box 5, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0QP. Please remember to quoute the reference number WYJS:088 when applying.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd November 2012.