The Historic Environment Record (HER) is the definitive record of the historic environment of Cornwall and Scilly. You will be responsible for ensuring that our data informs the understanding, awareness and appreciation of the significance of the historic environment; provides a comprehensive, up to date evidence base for place making; support and manage the work of the Cornwall and Scilly HER Assistant and other staff and volunteers involved with HER enhancement projects; provide information and interpretations of the date in response to development related enquiries and professional, academic and public enquiries; keep abreast of policies and initiatives affecting the historic environment on a national and regional level and undertake outreach; and play a key role in promoting the HER to colleagues, partner organization and the general public.
We are part of Cornwall Council's Environmental Growth and Partnerships team. You will join our Historic Environment Strategy team as we lead the historic environment elements of the Cornwall Devolution Deal, Environmental Growth Strategy and Kresen Kernow projects, and our ongoing Townscape Heritage and Countryside Historic Environment investment schemes, which together are putting the internationally recognized significance and distinctiveness of our historic environment at the core of Cornish place making.
You will be able to demonstrate a high level of professional experience, competence and knowledge in the management of historic environment data and projects, with a specialism in either the archaeology of historic buildings, landscapes or buried sites. You will have advanced IT skills, including in GIS and relational databases.
You will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- take an active role in developing strategy and policy;
- to work as part of a team;
- to provide excellent customer service and to manage staff
- You are likely to have a degree/postgraduate qualification, and be working towards demonstrating the competencies required for a CMIFA grade.