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Research Centre Assistant (Part Time - 0.2 FTE, Fixed Term)

The newly formed Cambridge Heritage Research Centre (CHRC), based in the Department of Archaeology, is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Centre Assistant. This is an exciting position, working one day a week, with a group of world class researchers. The role will support the Centre Coordinator and Directors, and, more broadly the work of the Research Centre and heritage community in Cambridge.

We are looking for somebody who is well-organised, enthusiastic, proactive, and importantly a team-player. The role holder will support the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre in achieving its research aims, in communicating the research of the Centre within and beyond the University of Cambridge, and in assisting in building the profile of both the Centre and the wider field of Heritage Studies.

The role holder will contribute, as a member of a research team, carrying out work under the direction of the Centre Coordinator and the Centre Directors. This will include data collection, analysis and some interpretation. The role-holder will assist the Centre Directors in the production and editing of publications and contribute to these as appropriate.

The role holder will be responsible for the production and circulation of a fortnightly bulletin and will assist the Centre Coordinator in maintaining the Centre website and social media accounts. The role holder will also support the Coordinator and Directors in the organisation and arrangements for a range of CHRC events including annual conference and public lecture, as well as seminars and workshops, as required. In some instances, the Research Centre Assistant will be required to lead and deliver events. Applicants should be educated to a first degree level or equivalent, with preference given to those who can demonstrate a knowledge of the key methods and theories related to the field of heritage research. The successful applicant will have good communication skills (both written and verbal), will be self-motivated and able to work on their own and as a member of team. They will have strong organizational skills and previous experience working in the Heritage Sector, a Research Centre, or similar, will be an advantage. Applicants should have strong IT skills including experience of creating and maintaining a website for academic purposes.

Part-time: This position will employ a Research Centre Assistant for the equivalent of one day a week.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For questions and informal enquiries, please contact Centre Coordinator, Mr Ben Davenport, by email to .

Shortlisting applicants will be invited to interview on the 26 or 27 July 2018.

Please quote reference JD16074 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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