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Historic Environment Record Assistant - Kingston upon Thames

  • Reference:orbis/TP/1681/1263
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:£23,951 - £26,438
  • Category:Planning
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:36
  • Posted on:1 May 2019
  • Closing date:20 May 2019
  • Directorate:Community Protection, Transport & Environment
  • Location:County Hall, Kingston upon Thames


£23,951 per annum for 36 hours per week Monday to Friday, based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston. The role is full time and permanent, with the option of a flexible working timetable being available to the right applicant, subject to discussion and agreement. 24 days annual leave per year, rising to 28 after two years continuous service, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted childcare vouchers and the option to join the lease car scheme. Surrey County Council offers a range of benefits for staff, more details of which can be found HERE.

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop a career in the Historic Environment?

Surrey County Council is a County Planning Authority responsible for dealing with planning applications for minerals and waste development, and for the County Council's own development proposals. The Heritage Conservation Team (HCT) is part of Surrey County Council's (SCC) Environment and Infrastructure directorate (E&I), who's overall aim is to support and promote a successful and sustainable Surrey economy. Main contributions to achieving this include maintaining and improving the county's attractive environment, and enabling and facilitating sustainable development. HCT provides planning and development advice, and maintains the Historic Environment Record (HER).

Surrey's HER is the most comprehensive record of archaeological sites, finds and historic monuments in the county. The Heritage Conservation Team is seeking a Historic Environment Record Assistant to help with the day-to-day running/maintenance of the HER. 

To contribute to this key area of work, we are looking for a self-motivated person with strong attention to detail who is able to work on their own initiative as well as within the team. Applicants will ideally have previous experience of HER involvement, either through work or research, together with good communication and organisational skills. Duties will include:

  • assisting with the creation of database and GIS records from a variety of resources;
  • responding to HER enquiries from the public and from archaeological professionals;
  • promoting the work of the Service and the HER through outreach activities.

To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement must clearly evidence the following as a minimum requirement:

  • educated to degree level in a relevant subject, with a passion for the historic environment;
  • have a good knowledge of British Archaeology and understand the importance of public sector archaeology;
  • excellent IT skills and be confident at using Microsoft Office, preferably with experience of MS Access, HBSMR and Geographical Information System (ESRI) applications.

Additional information

Interested in finding out more?

For more information on this position please review the Job Profile attached to the bottom of this advert before applying or for an informal discussion contact Emily Brants, Historic Environment Record Officer, on 01483 518751

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20/05/2019

Interviews will take place on 06/06/2019.


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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2020