The Council for British Archaeology are advertising for a Local Heritage Coordinator.

“The main purpose of this role is to develop a UK-wide network of effective local advocates for the historic environment, focusing initially on England, that is reasonably self-supporting at a local level, but which feeds wider issues up to the CBA for national advocacy and action as appropriate. The postholder will work closely with community-focused CBA colleagues to integrate with and enhance our voluntary engagement strategy.”

Sounds good. In particular we like the idea of the operation extending down to grass roots level – “Building connections with other groups to share intelligence and develop a Local Heritage Engagement Network” and to use it “to engage local communities in advocating for, and protecting their heritage”. ARCH, the Alliance to Reduce Heritage Crime has done something similar, let’s hope the CBA scheme takes off too.