Bosworth Links – Project Officer Details

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The Bosworth Links Committee see the role of project officer as the coordinator and main driver of the project, taking direction and support from the Bosworth Links Committee. It is planned that the project officer will be hired on a self-employed basis, and will begin duties from May 2017 until end July 2017, and May to July 2018 with occasional events and community based presentations/feedback sessions as required on an occasional basis outside this period.
The post will be advertised through borough, university, and heritage on line job desks.

Salary scale: linked to NJC scale LC2 points 26-29, £23,398 pro rata as at April 2017 = 250 hours per year (approximately total 506 over two years of project life).

Job purpose: as the contact officer and organiser for the Bosworth Links project, and reporting to the Bosworth Links project committee, to ensure the delivery of the project within budget, liaising with key partners ULAS, project sponsors, the communities, and the media, to ensure the heritage and community outcomes are met.
Job location: Market Bosworth and home working as required

1. To set up the programme of archaeological events in Market Bosworth in conjunction with ULAS and to ensure that the required arrangements and preparations are in place for each test pit.
2. To recruit and brief volunteers and ensure volunteer participation when required.
3. To be responsible for communication about the project among the community, with local schools and businesses and local land and property owners. To demonstrate an understanding of and ability to work with all potentially vulnerable groups (ages, illnesses etc.)
4. To lead local consultation before the events (to establish levels of knowledge) and afterwards (to measure impacts).
5.To organise briefings and meetings for community awareness raising, progress reporting and volunteer recruitment.
6.To develop and deliver a media and PR campaign using both social media and traditional methods throughout the project
7.To be responsible for the financial management of the project, providing regular updates on income and expenditure, including in- kind contributions, to the steering group, and reporting to HLF as required.
8.To be responsible for ensuring the timetable is adhered to and all necessary administration.
9.To liaise with landowners and others connected to the test pit areas in advance of the events and afterwards.
10. Any other tasks associated with the project and relevant to the role.

Person specification
Knowledge and/ or interest in archaeological practise required
Proven Experience of project management especially in community and/or heritage settings essential
Proven experience of working with vulnerable groups.
Record of accomplishment of successful financial and admin ability and working to deadlines essential.
Commitment to the heritage and history of Market Bosworth desirable
Hold a full Uk drivers licence and access to own vehicle.
Interpersonal and excellent communication skills essential.
IT and office management skills, and ability to work flexibly, on site and in various locations as required.
Ability and willingness to work out of daytime hours (weekends and evenings) as required.
NB it is essential that the project officer is available for the national Festival of Archaeology weekends of July 2017 and 2018.

Bosworth Links Project Officer Advertisement

Market Bosworth Society has been successful in securing Heritage Lottery Funding for Bosworth Links, a community archaeology project to take place in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, as part of the national Archaeology Festival in 2017 and 2018, in partnership with University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS).
The Society is now seeking a project officer, reporting to the Bosworth Links Committee, who will be responsible for establishing the programme of archaeological events, encouraging, and supporting volunteer participation, communication, consultation, and financial management.
We expect you to have proven experience of supporting similar externally funded community projects and to demonstrate successful outcomes of your work with communities and volunteers. You will be required to spend significant time around Market Bosworth, with evening and weekend working during the archaeological activities. You will be self-employed, and your contract will be for two allocations of time in the Springs and Summers of 2017 and 2018 although precise details will be discussed in due course.
Much of the project will involve people of all ages, including potentially vulnerable groups, for example from pre-school age children, school children up to and including senior citizens. You will be required to provide details of previous experience in working with such groups together with a current Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS). You will also be required to provide confirmation that you are entitled to work in the UK throughout the term of the project (up to November 2018). Two references will also be needed, preferably from existing/previous employers.
When submitting your application kindly ensure that you attach a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and copies of the above-mentioned documents (you will be required to present the original document at a subsequent interview). Please indicate your payment expectations.
To apply for this role please email your application to:

For further information, job description and how to apply see:

Closing date for applications: 10th May 2017
Interviews will be held in Market Bosworth (Bosworth Hall Hotel) on: 16th May 2017.

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