Department for Culture Media and Sport
The Department for Culture Media and Sport would like to invite applications for a member role on the Treasure Valuation Committee, Medieval Coin Expert.
The Treasure Valuation Committee provides independent advice to the Secretary of State on the fair market value of declared Treasure finds from England, Wales and Northern Ireland which museums wish to acquire. Its membership comprises experts on the range of antiquities submitted for valuation, on museums and their collections, and on the law relating to antiquities. In addition, the membership includes an individual drawn from those who represent the interests of finders.
Treasure Valuation Committee members shall:
All Committee members should be able to demonstrate:
Skills & experience specific to this post:
There are 8 to 10 Committee meetings a year plus additional time to study papers, exchange opinions with other members by email and telephone etc. The average time commitment is likely to be 2 days per month.
Meetings are held at the British Museum where most of declared Treasure finds are held in safekeeping during the valuation and reward process.
Normally 4 years which can be renewed subject to a satisfactory performance.
The post is not salaried, but reasonable travel and subsistence is paid.
1 October 2010
Further details and an application form are available electronically or in hard copy. Please contact:
Public Appointments Unit
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH
Tel: 020 7211 2308
For further information about the public appointments process please contact:
George Cutts, Public Appointments Adviser
Tel: 020 7211 2046
DCMS promotes an equal opportunities policy. Appointments are made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, and these appointments are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Applications are welcomed regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation for whether or not you have dependents.
Completed forms should be received by 5pm, September 3 2010.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to be held on Monday 20 September 2010.