Rachel has worked as a History teacher and more recently as People and Learning Manager for the British Red Cross. These roles have taken her into a variety of learning environments and given her the opportunity to teach a wide range of people – from 3-year old pre-school children and 16-year old school students through to volunteers in their 80s.
Rachel also has experience in developing an interest in archaeology, in a range of audiences, such as when volunteering with Dorset County Museum. Also, as a teacher, she involved sixth form students with archaeology, and created lessons focussing on archaeological sources for Key Stage 3.
While working for the British Red Cross she coordinated a variety of events. She also gained skills in managing research and evaluation projects in order to understand audiences, and better support business development.
In her new role Rachel will be engaging the public with the work of Wessex Archaeology, and in doing so she aims to develop existing and new partnerships both with clients and the wider community.
Rachel has said: “I have a passion for history and hold the belief that cultural learning is of great importance to society, and should be accessible to all. So I am very excited to be joining Wessex Archaeology.”