Council wants to employ beer lover to tour pubs for £29k a year

Lincolnshire County Council is offering one lucky pub-lover the role of a lifetime – with the chance to be paid to visit local boozers.

The position of Heritage Project Officer currently listed on their website will require the successful applicant to document a 50-mile coastal stretch of venues for an annual salary of £28,672.

The role is part of a pilot project from Historic England called Inns on the Edge and will involve "researching and recording the architectural and social history of public houses along a 50 mile stretch of the Lincolnshire Coast from Grimsby to Boston, to inform their future management and conservation".

The advert states: "This is urgently needed to enhance the local historic environment records, raise awareness in response to the threat of pub closures, and help the hospitality sector recover from the pandemic.

"The Project Officer will help work with colleagues, partners and communities to promote and celebrate the value of Lincolnshire's historic pubs to society, tourism and the local economy through social media, trails and an end of project exhibition.

"Inns on the Edge is intended to be a pilot project, during which ideas and methodologies will be tested and evaluated, with the intention of informing future projects in other parts of the county and elsewhere in England."

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Sounds like a dream job for most of us – but what will it require?

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a relevant field such as building conservation or archaeology or have relevant experience in the field.

They are also required to have "a good working knowledge of the region's heritage, and of the architectural and social history of pubs".

Five-stage plan to end lockdown


Staff will be encouraged to get back to work at firms that stayed open during the lockdown. Unlimited exercise will be allowed.

Garden centres could reopen and there may be more guidance on the use of outdoor spaces such as open-air markets, high streets, and cemeteries.

Start of June

Primary schools will see a phased return and households may be allowed to expand their “social bubble”.

End of June

Secondary schools will return along with some outdoor activities and cafes.

Small team sports such as five-a-side may be allowed along with outdoor gatherings of more than 30 people.

Outdoor sports such as golf, tennis and angling could also resume.

End of August

Pubs and restaurants are set to reopen with strict social distancing rules.


Gyms could finally open their doors and Premier League matches may resume behind closed doors.

Any further lifting of restrictions could raise rears of a second wave of coronavirus.

The council also desires the "understanding of social and economic roles of public houses in rural and urban communities" and the challenges they face.

Excellent communication skills, experience in carrying out research, organisational skills and time management are also on the list of skills required.

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