Community Archaeologist - Greenwich Park Revealed (Part-Time)
Greenwich Park, London
Created in March 2017, The Royal Parks is a charity that supports and manages 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London. Millions of Londoners and tourists visit our beautiful sites, which offer unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital.
We look after eight of London’s largest open spaces; Hyde Park, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James’s, Bushy and The Regent’s Parks, and Kensington Gardens. We also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner.
We have now launched our exciting Greenwich Park Revealed Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage and Community Fund, it aims to restore, protect and enhance Greenwich Park’s historic and natural heritage. It will also provide a new learning centre and develop training, leisure and volunteering opportunities.
We are now looking for a part-time Community Archaeologist to join the Greenwich Park Revealed Project team for a fixed-term, three year contract.
- Salary of £27,810 - £33,727 (full-time equivalent) per annum
- 26 days’ holiday pro rata plus public holidays
- Pension scheme
If you are a seasoned Archaeologist with experience in a variety of field methods, techniques and practices, this is a unique opportunity to engage with a growing and diverse local community with the heritage of Greenwich Park.
This hands-on role will see you providing an archaeological watching brief for project capital works, running community digs with volunteers, researching and interpreting the parks history. So, if you want to support the restoration of London’s most historic park, we want to hear from you.
As a Community Archaeologist, you will provide archaeological expertise to support the Greenwich Park Revealed Project.
You will undertake an archaeological watching brief for capital works, deliver a range of community
archaeology projects and provide support to the Greenwich Park Local History Group, The Royal Parks Guild volunteers and other involved groups.
Your role will also involve:
- Researching the heritage, history and archaeology of Greenwich Park
- Supporting the delivery of the interpretation plan for the park
- Advising on an educational heritage and history programme for primary and secondary schools
- Promoting the management of heritage by The Royal Parks, both within the organisation and to external audiences
- Producing and delivering final project reports
To join us as a Community Archaeologist, you will need:
- Experience and demonstrated competence in field archaeological methods and practice, such as excavation techniques, the ability to plan and draw sections, take levels, fill in context sheets and prepare a basic Harris matrix, ideally to at least site supervisor level
- At a minimum, a degree level qualification (or equivalent) in archaeology, or a closely allied subject with a substantial archaeological element in the syllabus OR equivalent relevant experience
- An understanding and experience of successful team working with strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Confidence with performance, progress and/or financial data with the ability to prepare forecasts and manage and monitor financial budgets and delivery against agreed timelines
- The ability to establish effective relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders to support the delivery of project outcomes
Experience of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Historic Environment Record (HER) systems would be beneficial to your application. Familiarity with PRINCE2 project management methodology or similar would also be advantageous.
Other organisations may call this role Archaeologist, Historical Advisor, Heritage Consultant, Archaeology Consultant, Historical Consultant, Heritage Specialist, or Excavation Consultant.
This is a part-time role, working three days per week.
The Royal Parks is an equal opportunities employer, who values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
So, if you want to protect a unique heritage site as a Community Archaeologist, please apply via the button shown where you will be asked to complete an application form and upload a copy of your CV.
This post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund