Research Assistant (Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Project) - AR1174SB
Vacancy Description
School of History, Salary: £25,513 per annum, Start: August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 12 months
The University of St Andrews seeks to employ a full time Research Assistant on a fixed term contract of one year (with possibility of extension) to work on the Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk and other coastal heritage projects.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland and the Crown Estate, Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP) is entering its final phase. SCHARP is an integral part of the Institute for Environmental History’s ongoing work with cultural heritage, environment and communities of the coast, and is carried out in collaboration with The SCAPE Trust.

SCHARP builds upon the results of research into the coastal heritage of Scotland which produced a prioritized shortlist of coastal heritage sites requiring action in the face of loss due to coastal erosion. The project has recruited and trained a network of volunteers across Scotland who have updated and enhanced records of priority sites. The data collected will underpin the preparation of a strategy for coastal heritage in Scotland which is a key deliverable of the project in its final phase. SCHARP has also supported a number of individual community projects at coastal sites. These include excavations, surveys and interpretation and conservation. These projects will be brought to completion in the final phase of SCHARP.

The primary role of the post holder will be to assist the team in the preparation of project outputs. These include the creation of accessible resources from the (primarily digital) data collected; the development and implementation of a programme of project evaluation; and assistance in organizing events and meetings.

The post holder will help to ensure that agreed project objectives and targets are met. The post is based in St Andrews but the work will entail trips away from the office for possibly extended periods.
The successful candidate will have a degree in digital heritage, archaeology, heritage management, or a related subject; a high level of competence of working with digital data, and will be an excellent communicator amongst a wide range of audiences. They will have a good working knowledge of British archaeology; and an interest in coastal archaeology and heritage. They will have experience of working with volunteers and will have undertaken archaeological fieldwork.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Interview Date:  Week commencing 27 July 2015

Please quote ref:  AR1174SB 

Closing Date:  9 July 2015

Further Particulars:   
AR1174SB FPs.pdf

School of History
Salary: £25,513 per annum
Start: August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 12 months