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Community & Education Manager

Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:
Community & Education Manager
Southern Region
Salisbury - Ref: SALOU1217
Salary £30,028 - £36,306
Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Rochester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Welshpool.
The position:
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced community and education manager to build a team to deliver and promote the growth of our outreach activities in line with our charitable objectives. The position will be based in our head office in Salisbury. If you can make connections with colleagues, the public, our clients and other stakeholders then this is a fantastic opportunity to work in a business that aims to stimulate positive change in society through the work that it does by; being passionate about sharing knowledge; by promoting understanding and appreciation of our cultural heritage; and by believing that engagement with our heritage strengthens community cohesion. 
Position requirements:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • a teaching qualification
  • experience of developing, supporting and delivering learning and community events and activities to attract and engage new, hard to reach and existing audiences;
  • experience of managing or supervising people and projects, partnership working and facilitating group work;
  • experience of supporting and training volunteers and knowledge and understanding of National Safeguarding Policy and legislation.
You will need to be a confident communicator and have a high standard of written English along with the ability to focus on the big picture whilst still paying attention to detail. You will have an understanding of learning in a heritage context and be happy working with a broad range of people with a variety of backgrounds and abilities.
Knowledge and development of eLearning and on-line learning resources is desirable.
The behavioural attributes that we require are:
  • to be a trustworthy outward-facing representative of Wessex Archaeology;
  • to be optimistic and a positive influence, inspiring creativeness and innovation in others;
  • to provide mentoring, coaching and training of your team;
  • to provide encouragement, recognition and reward when its due;
  • to be assured and confident in your work and personal interactions.
The post does require some evening and weekend working and time in lieu is accrued in these circumstances.
Must hold a full UK Driving Licence, and membership of an appropriate professional body is desirable. 
A DBS check is essential but we will also be organising our own upon employment.
Employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary range in line with CIfA salary guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate). 50% contribution towards CIfA subscription fees;
  • A company Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • 22 days p.a. holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays) rising to 27 after 5 year’s continuous employment;
    Paid sick leave from start of contract;
  • Immediate eligibility for inclusion in the group pension plan with an employer contribution of 4%;
  • Free accommodation provided for projects beyond reasonable travel distances, as well as an overnight subsistence payment (£15 per night, with a further £5 per night as breakfast contribution if in S/C accommodation);
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites;
  • High quality personal protective equipment;
  • Drivers are entitled to time in lieu in excess of the 7.4 working day;
  • Individual training and development, including free BAJR skills passport, HSE certification, mentoring, annual appraisal, personal development plans and career progression maps;
  • Life assurance scheme;
  • Childcare vouchers;
  • Bike2Work scheme.
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form, with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to by 5th January 2018. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Further details, including Job Descriptions can be downloaded beolow. This is a core position with a 6 month probationary period. 
Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’, or must hold a current work permit.  Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.
HR-F-006-003-A_Application Form.doc108 KB
HR-F-003-001-A-Equal opportunities monitoring.doc62 KB
01_Manager Grade - Job Description.pdf31.98 KB
02_HSE Statement.pdf13.14 KB
03_Community and Education Manager - Person Specification.pdf32.41 KB
04_Community and Education Manager Role Specification.pdf29.86 KB