Finds Liaison Officer

Museum Technical Support
190000SR Requisition #
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| Salary £20541 - £23866 per annum | Fixed Term, Part Time, until 31st March 2020|18.5 hours per week I

Are you:
  • a great communicator
  • able to work accurately and to deadlines
  • confident and proficient in creating and using digital resources
  • keen to capture data that adds to our knowledge of the past
  • ready and able to be flexible in your work pattern
  • committed to extending access to the historical record
  • experienced in archaeology? 
If so we have an ideal opportunity for you!

The Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) role is key to the effective running of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) which ensures that the Treasure Act is adhered to and fully observed.  The FLO's primary objectives are to educate and inform people regarding the Treasure Act; encourage the recognition of the archaeological importance of finds and reponsible metal detector use; acitvely collect and upload finds data as part of the national PAS, so adding to our knowledge of the past and making this knowledge readily accessible to the public.

You will:

  • have excellent communication and digital skills
  • meet and work with metal-detectorists and other finders
  • be self-motivated and well organised
  • be able to work with a range of partners and volunteers
  • be an 'ambassador' for both the PAS and LCC Museums Service

This is a temporary post until 31 March 2020 based at Lancashire County Council Museums Headquarters in Preston.  The role entails travel to and working days in various locations in Lancashire, mainly museums and metal-detector clubs.  It is 18.5 hours a week and, therefore, the annual salary quoted will be pro rata.  There is a requirement for some evening and weekend working, a full license and your own transport.


The rota for the post is Monday 7.4 hours, Tuesday 7.4 hours, Wednesday morning 3.7 hours


If you would like an informal discussion or any further information please contact Susan Ashworth, Senior Museums Manager, on 01772 534064

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