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Community & Education Officer
Rachel joined Wessex Archaeology in August 2015 to take on the role of providing advice about, and facilitating community and educational engagement with, archaeology. She has experience in working with a range of audiences stemming from her time in both the education and voluntary sectors – including children and adults, and individuals with a wide range of disabilities and learning needs.
Rachel is a qualified History teacher. During her time as a teaching assistant and pre-school volunteer she worked with young children, and has taught Key Stage 3 up to A Level, producing lessons and resources based upon archaeological sources. While volunteering with Dorset County Museum she gained experience of involving the public with archaeology.
In her last post Rachel was People and Learning Manager for the British Red Cross, where she developed skills in staff and volunteer management, staff development, training, project management, public speaking and community engagement. She ran a range of projects, from events to research and evaluation projects, including projects centred on improving efficiency and internal relations within the organisation, as well as improving external engagement.
Rachel has a passion for history and holds the belief that cultural learning is of great importance to society and should be accessible to everybody.