My name is Helen Wells and I’m the Historic Environment Record Officer (HERO) at Leicestershire County Council. There are archaeologists here in both the Museums and Planning sections – I’m based in the latter. I do work with the Museums archaeologists though, including Wendy Scott (the Portable Antiquities Scheme officer). My job is basically to look after a database of all the county’s known archaeological remains and historic buildings. It’s a fascinating job – I’ve been here since 2004 and I’m still enjoying it!
Before I start describing my day, I thought I’d give a bit of background about how I became a county council archaeologist. (more…)