Communications and Training Assistant

University of York
July 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,138 - £27,181
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Communications and Training Assistant




£25,138 - £27,181 a year


Grade 3

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Based at

University of York - King's Manor (with some remote working options available)

Interview date

6 August 2024

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  • 13407 Job Description.pdf (PDF, 905.93kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) is a world-leading digital repository which provides digital data archiving services for UK archaeology and heritage. We are an established component of UKRI's digital research infrastructure and we are also active in international collaborations, as a leading member of the ARIADNE Research Infrastructure. Established in 1996, we hold the CoreTrustSeal, and we are the only digital repository to hold Archive Service Accreditation from the National Archives. Our Collections Policy is broad, covering all aspects of tangible heritage and we are developing a new area of focus on Heritage and Conservation Science. We are based in the University of York but work closely with external partners, both in Higher Education and in the public and commercial archaeological sectors.


    This role comes about as a result of a successful £14.4m bid to AHRC by a consortium led by ADS to develop and host a Heritage Science Data Service (HSDS). The Communications and Training Assistant will support Dr Nicky Garland (ADS Training and Communications Manager), the HSDS Training Officer, and the HSDS Service Manager in promoting and providing information about both the ADS and HSDS. Key tasks include maintaining both the ADS and HSDS websites, promoting both services by generating content for a wide range of social media, and providing text and images for reports and new stories. They will also provide logistical support for the development of training materials, including both text and video resources, and assist in the organisation and implementation of events.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will have experience of working with different communications methods including social media platforms, e-newsletters and web content management systems in a higher education, repository, data archive or similar environment. You have experience of working as part of a team, but also be able to work independently to set deadlines. You will be able to produce high quality written work, high-quality audio-visual content, and have strong organisational skills. A qualification in archaeology or a related heritage discipline is desirable.

    Interview date: 6 August 2024

    For informal enquiries: please contact Nicky Garland via [email protected]

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