Marine Historic Environment Record Manager

Historic England

Employment Type Full time Permanent
Location Hybrid · United Kingdom (multiple locations) Cambridge · Portsmouth · Bristol · Swindon · Birmingham · Manchester · York · Newcastle National - We offer hybrid working where you will be based in the office and from home
Salary £31,912 - £36,000 (GBP) Plus generous benefits
Team Policy and Evidence
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 16th Jun 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Extra holiday
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Team lunches
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

7.96 (5739)

Job Description


We are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

Historic England have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us as our Marine Historic Environment Record Manager.

National £31,912 - £34,500

Cambridge £31,912 - £36,000

As a Marine Historic Environment Record (HER) Manager, you will develop and manage information services based on the National Marine Heritage Record (NMHR). You will ensure that Historic England (HE) colleagues and external partners and stakeholders not only have access to the information needed to support marine planning casework, designation and management of the marine historic environment but can also make requests for information of value to them.

You will be responsible for:

  • promoting the Marine HER as a service for public and commercial use to support research and the preparation of policies and proposals for the management of sustainable change in the marine historic environment

  • ensuring that the NMHR is current and consistent to enable access to and dissemination of data to internal and external users

  • maintaining oversight of the coverage of the NMHR, prioritising enhancement projects to better meet customer needs and seeking funding with which to address gaps

  • advising on the appropriate analysis and interpretation of data relating to the marine historic environment

  • managing a specialist information service for internal and external users of the NMHR, including agreeing appropriate service levels and charges.

A key aspect of the role is its strong emphasis on collaborative working across HE departments, particularly with Listing, Policy and Marine Planning colleagues. You will also play an active role in the HER community, liaising and collaborating as appropriate with partners operating local HERs with marine data components.

The location of this role is National where we offer hybrid working, you will be based in one of our following offices and from home - Newcastle, York, Manchester, Birmingham, Swindon, Bristol, Portsmouth and Cambridge. 

What you will be doing

To ensure, insofar as practicable, the maintenance of the NMHR so that HE, its partners and members of the public have access to accurate and reliable information about the marine historic environment.

To develop and promote the Marine HER as a service for public and business use to support research and the preparation of policies and proposals for the management of sustainable change in the marine historic environment.

To manage and develop staff and volunteers responsible for maintaining and enhancing the NMHR.

To act as the Information Asset owner for the NMHR (and other HE spatial marine datasets held in GIS), taking responsibility for compliance with regulations and acting as a point of contact for these assets.

To act as system owner for Mariner and product owner for any systems development, working closely with the IMT Development Team and the Digital Team.

To prioritise and project manage enhancement of the NMHR, including commissioning research and acting as a Project Assurance Officer where required. 

To work with the Data Standards Specialists to ensure the record conforms to agreed standards and develop any new data standards and controlled terminology used in the NMHR.

To ensure the provision of a specialist customer inquiry service in relation to the NMHR, including working with Archive Services for external customers, with the Information Services team over designated sites and with IMT and Digital teams for online dissemination.

To contribute specialist advice as required to marine colleagues, particularly in Listing, Marine Planning and Marine Archaeology, on the appropriate analysis and interpretation of data relating to the marine historic environment information in the NMHR.

To represent HE externally to promote the Marine HER and the work of the team.

To undertake horizon scanning in relation to IT development, regulatory changes and external research to identify threats to and opportunities for the NMHR and the Marine HER.

As a manager, to ensure our legal obligations and the expectations set out in our policies are met, including health & safety, equality & diversity, finance, procurement, information security and managing people.

To undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade and competencies required of the post requested by line management.

Who we are looking for

  • Degree (or equivalent) or relevant experience in archaeology or a core discipline relating to the marine environment

  • Knowledge of the marine historic environment

  • Experience managing Historic Environment Records

  • Proven track-record working collaboratively with different stakeholders

  • Advanced analytical skills

  • Management experience

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We are an inclusive employer and believe that flexible working options are for everyone. We want to make sure our working arrangements don’t prevent anyone from joining us because of their personal circumstances. We also want to provide you with the best balance in your home and work life that we can.

We are open to considering options including job sharing, part-time working, compressed hours working and different working locations, including hybrid working. Please visit our jobs pages or contact us to find out more.

Why work for Historic England

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 28% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at if you have any recruitment queries. 

To ensure a fair and inclusive recruitment process for everyone the use of AI or automated tools is not permitted.

Interview dates: Week commencing 25th June 2024 - Virtual

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Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sun 16th Jun 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Sun 16th Jun 2024