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.
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:
To join us as a Community Archaeologist, you will need:
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.
Webrecruit and The Royal Parks are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are 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 this link. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Vacancy Reference – ACBDP0403/CC
Closing Date – 21st February 2021