Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:

Well-City Salisbury – Project Co-Ordinator

Based in Salisbury

REF: SALCE.06.22

Salary £27,698 (pro-rated based on hours worked)

2 Year Fixed Term Contract: 

  • Year 1 the role will be 27 hours pw
  • Year 2 the role will be 29.6 hours pw


The Role

Well-City Salisbury is a project about wellbeing, creativity and connection. Connection to the arts, to heritage, to our locality, to the landscape and to each other.

Bringing together the combined experience and unique skills from four organisations across Salisbury: ArtCare, The Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology and Wiltshire Creative; Well-City Salisbury will offer creative courses to people who have a mental health need, and vulnerable groups and individuals in our community, to support them on their wellbeing journey.

Well-City Salisbury is looking for an open-minded compassionate person to help us realise the ambition and potential of the project and to help shape its delivery and success.

We are looking for someone who is a creative problem solver and is highly organised; someone who thrives within a team and takes a genuine delight in their job.  We want your enthusiasm for the project to infect others and for you to be an ambassador for the work.

The role is heavily administration based, so you will need to be computer literate. You will also be required to liaise with participants and referring organisations, so a calm and confident manner would be a real asset.

You will be required to oversee the smooth running and administration of the project, from liaising with project partners, referrers and participants, to maintaining the course application process, risk assessments and budgets.  You will also arrange training courses, and work with the steering group, advisory group and the artists. 

The role is contracted to Wessex Archaeology which is one of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive archaeological providers and a market leader in the provision of historic environment services in the UK. We are a registered charity and our activities aim to deliver public benefit by gathering and creating knowledge about the past, interpreting and disseminating it.


Essential skills: 

  • IT proficiency: database creation and organisation, Microsoft office 365 suite.
  • Experience in partnership working 
  • Excellent communication skills


Desirable skills: 

  • Experience of supporting people with mental health needs
  • An interest in the arts 
  • An awareness of 3rd sector organisations across Salisbury and Wiltshire 
  • Previous experience of working on funding projects and the administration which is required within such projects
  • Basic knowledge of website building and updating (Wix, Wordpress or similar)
  • Social media proficiency (Twitter)
  • Full clean Driving Licence 


About you

  • To succeed in this role you will need to have:
  • An eye for detail and a commitment to quality 
  • The ability to be open to learning and receiving direction 
  • The ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions 
  • A strong organisational skill; able to manage own time and work to tight deadlines 
  • To have an open minded, compassionate and empathetic approach  


Flexible working

Wessex Archaeology understands that many applicants understand that many of our employees will benefit from a greater degree of flexibility which allows them to plan their working commitments around their personal life. expected weekly hours are set out above the project can be flexible around when they are completed so will welcome applicants who need to work in nonstandard working patterns. 



For further information applicants can view a full job description and application form which can be downloaded from the Vacancies page on our website. www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form by close of business on Monday 11th July. With a view to filling the role from early August. Applications to be emailed to wa.applications@wessexarch.co.uk Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Alternatively, if you wish to have a paper copy of the application form please contact us and we will send one through the post.

For an informal chat about the post, please email or telephone Leigh Chalmers – Heritage Inclusion Development Specialist on l.chalmers@wessexarch.co.uk or 07874 886903

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that the successful candidate must by the start of their employment have permission to work in the UK. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.