Who doesn’t love a superb pub crawl, particularly in a historic British city with quaint institutions lining the streets?
Lincolnshire County is on the lookout for somebody to go to all of them for the subsequent yr — and receives a commission to do it. However this job is greater than consuming a pint and transferring on down the block to the subsequent pub.
Lincolnshire is on the lookout for what they’re calling a heritage undertaking officer. The job is being funded by Historic England, the general public physique that appears after the nation’s historic surroundings and is supposed to analysis and doc the architectural and social historical past of public homes alongside a 50-mile stretch of the Lincolnshire Coast from Grimsby to Boston.
The documentation shall be used for future selections on administration and planning within the area.
“That is urgently wanted to reinforce the native historic surroundings information, increase consciousness in response to the specter of pub closures, and assist the hospitality sector recuperate from the pandemic,” the job posting states.
Labeled the Inns on the Edge undertaking, it’s a pilot program, with funding for the heritage undertaking officer set for one yr. The job can pay the equal of $36,000 to $40,000 USD per yr and comes with a slew of advantages.
Meandering from pub to pub is just not a foul wage to spend your days, however the job is just not an excuse to go consuming. Lincolnshire, positioned about three hours north of London, is severe concerning the place.
Candidates ought to have a level in archaeology, historical past, constructing conservation, or heritage administration (or comparable expertise). One yr of expertise within the heritage sector, ideally in native authorities, is desired.
“An excellent working data of the area’s heritage, and of the architectural and social historical past of pubs is fascinating,” the job posting says, “as is an efficient understanding of the social and financial position of public homes in rural and concrete communities as we speak, and the present challenges they face.”
Nonetheless, driving or strolling from pub to pub appears to beat sitting behind a desk someplace.
That mentioned, not everyone seems to be on board with the concept, which might be expanded to different areas if the pilot program is profitable.
Louis Saxon, who runs the Nineteenth-century Seaview pub in Skegness, told the Skegness Standard the job is a waste of cash.
“Once I first noticed the job description and the wage supplied, I instantly thought it was a late April Idiot,” Saxon mentioned. “Then I noticed the media frenzy likening the extremely paid job to a pub crawl and getting paid for it. I couldn’t consider a much bigger waste of time, cash, and sources.”
Saxon mentioned her clients are what issues. “The pub is only a constructing. The historical past are the folks that go to it through the years,” she mentioned. “The locals are, in essence, heritage undertaking officers. So why not ask them their opinion?”
County Supervisor Ian George mentioned the place has advantage. “The thought is to hunt out and protect the historic pubs of Lincolnshire,” George told The Sun. “Persons are studying the worth of pubs to society after the pandemic meant they couldn’t go to them.”
Some pub regulars consider the county shall be flooded with purposes. “Was it Carlsberg who used to boast their beer was most likely the perfect on this planet?” native banker Tony Blanchard requested. “Possibly that is the perfect job on this planet.” Candidates have till Might 3 to use, with interviews deliberate shortly thereafter.
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