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Archaeology and Heritage Consultant
The Environmental Dimension Partnership
Salary dependent on skills and experience (CIfA minima or above)
Full time

Location: Shrewsbury

Due to the continuing success and growth of the business, EDP is seeking to recruit another enthusiastic and energetic archaeological/heritage consultant to join the multi-disciplinary team at our office in Shrewsbury.

Established in July 2005; and now recognised as one of the premium environmental planning consultancies in the development sector; EDP services a diverse portfolio of clients and projects from three offices in Cirencester, Cardiff and Shrewsbury; from where 79 employees provide a range of archaeology & heritage, ecology, landscape, arboriculture and masterplanning services.

The successful candidate will be highly professional and self-motivated, and in possession of excellent research skills. They will have a proven ability to write to a high standard and be able to deliver projects independently or as part of a team; completing both on time and on budget. They will possess an ability to communicate effectively with team members.

Twelve months or more in a consultancy environment would be desirable, but is by no means essential; likewise applicants with specialist skills in the fields of historic landscape assessment and/or standing building investigation would be welcomed. Existing membership of the CIfA at Associate level or above would be an advantage, but a full driving licence and a car insured for business use are essential.

Salary will depend on experience, but will exceed CIfA minima. EDP offers a very generous benefits package which includes 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours, a profit share bonus scheme, private health care, life assurance and free lunch.

Your application should be made via a CV and a covering letter to rebeccac [at] edp-uk.co.uk. A job description and person specification can also be requested using the same address.

If you would like to discuss the post or have any enquiries, please contact either Andrew Crutchley on 029 2167 1900 or Rob Johns on 01939 211190. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Archaeological Illustrator
Wessex Archaeology
£20,536 - £26,823
Reference: SALDO 04.17


About us
Wessex Archaeology, operating throughout the UK, is the market leader in the provision of integrated archaeological and heritage management services to government, education and the private sector. As a registered Charity we aim to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science.

The Wessex Archaeology Graphics Team, which comprises an exciting and innovative blend of archaeological illustrators and designers, provides a comprehensive and professional illustration, interpretation and design service whilst developing new and creative ways of visually presenting data.

The Position
We are seeking an experienced archaeological illustrator to support our busy Northern Region. Based in our Sheffield office, situated at the heart of the city’s industrial heritage, they will work alongside our fieldwork, heritage, geomatics and built heritage specialists. The successful candidate will be afforded the opportunity to work on a range of interesting and varied products whilst receiving support from our company-wide Graphics Team in developing their existing skills and in exploring new methods and specialisms.

This role is offered as an office-based full-time appointment to our core team.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate is expected to have an understanding and experience of professional standards for archaeological practice. They should have experience of working in a professional, commercial archaeological environment. This position requires an experienced Archaeological Illustrator with the following:

• A basic working knowledge of AutoCAD and at least one other professional graphics package;
• The ability to demonstrate good graphic composition and layout skills, and provide evidence of preparing appropriate deliverables to the required standard;
• An ability to interpret and make value judgements on the importance and significance of archaeological data;
• The ability to advise project staff of the best methods to achieve the desired project aims where appropriate;
• An appropriate level of understanding to ensure that work assigned is carried out effectively and safely, and conforms to the company’s standards of quality;
• The ability to check, combine and clearly present pre and post-excavation data;
• The skills to prepare illustrations for all levels of client report using supplied drawing briefs, and to liaise with other specialists where required;
• The experience to prepare illustrations for smaller scale publications; and
• The ability to prepare a wide variety of promotional material for web content and community engagement.

The behavioural attributes that we expect from you are:
• To have excellent communication skills which enable you to provide supervision and support to junior colleagues, under the direction of senior staff.
• To be optimistic and a positive influence, inspiring creativeness and innovation in others;
• To be enthusiastic and solution driven; and
• To work collegiately across all departments and regional offices.

You will be expected to be able to work independently when required and demonstrate a professional approach to work, colleagues, other professionals and clients.

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk

Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 12th May 2017. Candidates invited to an interview, will be expected to present their portfolio. For more information about the post, please contact Karen Nichols, Graphics Manager – k.nichols [at] wessexarch.co.uk

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Friday 12th May 2017
Graduate / Consultant Historic Environment Consultant
The Environment Partnership
Good salary and benefits package available
Permanent


Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire

The Opportunity
TEP is recruiting a suitably qualified Historic Environment Consultant for its newly established multidisciplinary team in Market Harborough. This is an exciting consultancy opportunity which offers a chance to develop TEP’s archaeology and historic environment services in the Midlands, work on a range of stimulating and challenging projects, and further your own career and expertise in a supportive multidisciplinary practice.

About TEP
TEP is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy employing environmental planners, landscape architects, urban designers, landscape managers, ecologists, arboriculturists and recently expanding to include an archaeology and historic environment team working on a wide-ranging project portfolio. TEP is based in Warrington, Gateshead, Market Harborough, London and Cornwall where it is run by three directors and employs over 100 professionals. We are all passionate about creating quality places for the benefit of people, nature and business. Our client base is very diverse and includes Homes and Communities Agency, Forestry Commission, United Utilities, National Grid, many Local Authorities, National Trust, major energy infrastructure firms, house builders, Groundwork Trusts and a number of Community Forests. Our green infrastructure work takes us across the British Isles. Please look at our website www.tep.uk.com to see the breadth of our commissions.

The Post
This post would appeal to an archaeologist or heritage graduate in the early stages of their career, ideally with some consultancy work experience. The role involves providing advice on archaeology and the historic environment to a wide range of clients involved in energy, residential, commercial and public sectors. Our projects include the assessment of buried archaeology, historic landscapes and built heritage assets. Key responsibilities will be the preparation of desk-based assessments and heritage statements, specifying archaeological mitigation measures, the provision of technical advice to clients and colleagues and providing support to the wider heritage team within TEP. The successful candidate should be a Practitioner (PCIfA) Grade member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), or equivalent professional body, or be eligible for that grade of membership.

TEP offer a competitive salary and benefits package, consistent with the CIfA salary minima. TEP is an Investors in People Gold Standard employer. The post also offers a great opportunity for career progression, with in-house mentoring and support in a professional service area that TEP is keen to promote and expand.

The Person

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

• Relevant qualifications in archaeology, heritage or a related subject, or experience equivalent to this;
• Ability to apply high professional standards in a commercial environment;
• Report writing skills;
• Computer literacy particularly Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Full driving licence;
• The ability to work well within a team; and
• The ability to action instructions independently.

Desirable characteristics and skills are:

• Experience of specifying and managing archaeological contracts;
• Previous experience of writing historic environment desk-based assessments and heritage statements;
• Experience of using GIS;
• An understanding of Environmental Legislation;
• Skills developed whilst working in a consultancy environment and
• Experience with liaising directly with clients and other environmental managers.

To Apply
Visit our website http://www.tep.uk.com/jobs/ to download further details and how to apply.

Closing Date
The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 15th May 2017.

Closing date: Monday 15th May 2017
Senior Projects Manager
Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology
£37,492 - £39,646 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
Temporary for a period up to 31 January 2019 in the first instance (with potential for extension)
Reference: ORK01628


An exciting opportunity has become available to work in the dynamic environment of ORCA archaeology projects unit, which wishes to appoint a replacement Senior Project Manager to be responsible for the inception and strategic management of ORCA’s commercial, outreach and grant-funded activity.
ORCA is a highly active archaeology projects unit housed within Orkney College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. The unit provides a wide range of land-based and marine archaeological services in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland region and beyond (http://www.orca-archaeology.org/).

The post holder is required to deliver archaeological contract services from project initiation to publication, and will have overall responsibility for the management of ORCA staff in all aspects of their work and professional development. The successful applicant will manage all aspects of ORCA’s work and be responsible for the overall initiation, planning, control, management, co-ordination and safe implementation of a wide variety of projects, with funding from a diverse range of sources.
Therefore, candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of managing archaeological projects, and of delivering timely, cost-effective projects of the highest professional standards.
The successful applicant will be energetic and dynamic, driving business development and initiatives, with a desire to develop new areas of work and extend ORCA’s client base.
Applicants must hold an Honours Degree in Archaeology or equivalent, and be a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, or an equivalent level of experience and a willingness to join.
The successful applicant will be required to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.
Prospective applicants for this exciting opportunity are invited to discuss the post by contacting Jane Downes, Director of the UHI Archaeology Institute on 01856 569320 or Paul Sharman, Senior Project Manager, ORCA/ORCA Marine on 01856 569346. It is anticipated that interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date for applications.

Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/orkney

Please note that interview/resettlement expenses will be paid for this post.

Closing date: Sunday 30th April 2017
Cultural Heritage Team Manager
Peak District National Park Authority
£30,785 to £33,437 per annum
Permanent
Reference: PDC/17/4626


The Peak District National Park Authority is looking for self-motivated individual, with a demonstrable and successful track-record in cultural heritage management, who is passionate about helping to shape a better future for the National Park’s cultural heritage (archaeology, listed buildings, conservation areas, trees and woodlands).

The role will involve leading a team of specialists including archaeologists, conservation officers, tree officers and technical support. You will be the lead specialist for cultural heritage and be responsible for the team budget, outputs, managing team staff, contractors and volunteers to ensure the delivery of corporate objectives and KPIs. The ability to motivate others, lead by example and generate enthusiasm will be essential for the successful delivery of the role and the future development of the team.

Application forms and further details are available on the Peak District National Park website: https://jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk/peakdistrict/

Closing date: Midnight 1 May 2017.
Provisional date for interviews: 11 or 18 May 2017.

Closing date: Monday 1st May 2017
Trainee Consultant (Archaeological Assessments)
MOLA
£19,650-22,500 based on experience
Fixed contract : Six months


We are looking to recruit a trainee archaeological consultant within the MOLA Developer Services Assessments Team to contribute to the preparation of desk-based historic environment assessments. The successful applicants will be required to undertake intensive and demanding on-the-job training during the six month contract. This training will provide foundations on which to develop skills in heritage consultancy work. The contract may be extended, depending on future workload and successful completion of training. Similarly, we will seek to engage those applicants who meet the standard but who are not successful on this occasion should further vacancies become available.

The following criteria are essential:
• Degree in Archaeology or equivalent
• Good understanding of the archaeology of London and southern Britain
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• Ability to pick up complex programmes, such as GIS, quickly with little basic training
• Highly motivated
• Willing to learn

The following criteria are desirable:
• Experience in the preparation of desk-based assessments
• Experience in the preparation of environmental impact assessments
• Use of ArcGIS
• Understanding of health and safety, town planning and other legislation relating to archaeology
• Understanding of construction processes
• Archaeological fieldwork experience

Employee Benefits
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
• Proficiency based pay progression
• 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rata, rising based on service length
• Company pension scheme
• Free health care cash plan (including dependent children)
• Subsidy for relevant professional memberships
• Cycle Scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Season interest-free travel loan
• Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)
• Subsidised CIfA Subscriptions

MOLA have a policy of mentoring and training for staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.mola.org.uk/careers.

Applications without an application form will not be considered. Please state clearly on your application form which position you are applying for.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th April at 23:59.

Please note: Early applications are advised as interviews will be held throughout the application process. The details of applicants who are unsuccessful may be kept on record should future opportunities arise: please state in your application if you do not wish to be contacted in future and we will remove your details at the end of this recruitment process.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.

Closing date: Sunday 30th April 2017
PROJECT SPECIFIC SUPERVISOR (CAMBRIDGESHIRE)
MOLA Headland Infrastructure
£22,500
Temporary contract to 31st March 2018

The Role
We expect to recruit applicants for start dates in April and May. We are looking for supervisors to join the growing team working on the A14 improvement scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in one of the country’s largest archaeological projects. The scheme explores significant archaeological remains spanning the Neolithic to Saxon periods. If successful, you will provide first level supervision of small teams of four to five archaeologists and carry out machine watching under the overall guidance of a senior supervisor or project officer. You will also carry out associated administrative duties and any other allocated tasks suitable to the role.

The following criteria are essential:
• Degree level education in a relevant subject or substantial practical experience
• Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
• Substantial archaeological field work experience on sites of various periods and types
• Experience and understanding of UK commercial archaeology
• Ability to carry out prolonged manual work in an outdoor environment in all weather
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to use own initiative

The following criteria are desirable:
• Supervision of archaeological projects
• Archaeological supervision of excavating machines
• Experience in managing small to medium sized teams
• Use of Microsoft Office packages

Employee Benefits:
• Pay progression on project anniversaries
• 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rata
• Transport assistance from assembly hub in Bedford and Cambridge
• Assistance if needed for the first 2 weeks in support of temporary accommodation while searching for a new home base
• Company pension scheme
• Access to promotion/ transfer opportunities within MOLA and Headland
• Access to Cycle Scheme and Childcare vouchers
• Additional pay available to drivers (company vehicles are provided for transport of staff from Bedford and Cambridge subject to having sufficient drivers)

Please download a job description and application form to apply at http://molaheadland.com/projects/project-specific-supervisor/

Applications without an application form will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment [at] molaheadland.com . Please apply by 28th April.

While everyone recruited will have common contracts, the employer will be either Headland or MOLA. Successful applicants will be assigned to one organisation for management of HR issues. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.

Closing date: Friday 28th April 2017
PROJECT SPECIFIC ARCHAEOLOGIST
MOLA Headland Infrastructure
£20,000
Temporary contract to 31st March 2018

The Role
We expect to recruit applicants for start dates in April and May. Applicants should ideally have at least three months UK commercial archaeology experience and linear infrastructure experience would be especially beneficial. Relevant European commercial experience will also be considered and we welcome applications from EU Citizens. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work well within large teams and have a flexible approach to deployment. CSCS card holders are preferred but we can arrange and pay for the test if necessary. Note – the test stations are exclusively in the UK. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and immediate start dates are available for the right individuals.

Employee Benefits:
• Pay progression on project anniversaries
• 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rata
• Transport assistance from assembly hubs in Bedford and Cambridge
• Assistance if needed for the first 2 weeks in support of temporary accommodation while searching for a new home base
• Company pension scheme
• Access to promotion/ transfer opportunities within MOLA and Headland
• Access to Cycle Scheme and Childcare vouchers
• Additional pay available to drivers (company vehicles are provided for transport of staff from Bedford and Cambridge subject to having sufficient drivers)

Please download a job description and application form to apply via the website at: http://molaheadland.com/projects/project-specific-archaeologist/

Applications without an application form will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment [at] molaheadland.com by 28th April

While everyone recruited will have common contracts, the employer will be either Headland or MOLA. Successful applicants will be assigned to one organisation for management of HR issues. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.

Closing date: Friday 28th April 2017
Principal Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage)
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)


The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.

The GCI Buildings and Sites Department is seeking a Principal Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage).

The Buildings and Sites Department’s objectives are:
• Advance conservation practice through the development and implementation of model projects which incorporate strong research, planning, and educational objectives.
• Develop strong collaborative relationships so as to build local expertise, ensure sustainability, evaluate work in progress, and broadly disseminate information resulting from projects.
• Disseminate findings through professional publications and conferences; and contribute to the advancement of the field of conservation through the organization of seminars, symposia, and workshops.

Position overview:
Explores, develops, and manages potential initiatives and projects related to archaeological site management and conservation. Designs, implements, and monitors initiatives and projects that develop, apply, and test new research and practical approaches that address current conservation challenges of international or regional relevance. Brings demonstrated broad knowledge of the issues and best practices associated with the conservation and management of historic buildings and sites, specifically archaeological heritage. Provides advice and guidance about these issues to staff from other departments of the GCI. Represents the GCI in the international conservation community and forges partnerships with relevant institutions.

Major Job Responsibilities:
Conducts needs assessments and identifies strategic issues concerning conservation practice. Scopes, develops, communicates, and executes project plans and budgets for new areas of work and field projects that meet international needs. Develops resource plans and budgets, builds partnerships and project teams. Manages and provides direction to project teams and staff, local and external project partners and consultants. Supervises up to 5 staff. Undertakes research, teaches, writes, publishes or presents results at professional venues.

Qualifications:
Graduate degree in architecture, archaeology, conservation, urban planning, or related discipline. Minimum of 10–15 years combined practical and management experience related to cultural heritage conservation. Post graduate degree in an aspect of cultural heritage conservation and strategic and corporate governance and leadership training. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in the practical conservation of archeological sites. Experience managing teams and supervising staff. Skill and experience in designing, initiating, and managing projects with multi-disciplinary teams. Must be adaptable, analytical, a positive problem-solver, and a creative thinker. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience in working in broad contexts including the international sphere. Must be available for frequent international travel. An ability to read, write, and speak a foreign language is preferred.

An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience will be provided. International candidates welcome.

To apply, please see: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2934/gci-principal-project-specialist/job. If you have specific questions, please email gcistaffing [at] getty.edu. Deadline for applications is May 5, 2017.

Closing date: Friday 5th May 2017
Senior Community Archaeologist
MOLA Headland Infrastructure
£22,600–£26,000 (Salary dependent on experience)
1 year Fixed Term Contract


We are seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to coordinate and deliver an exciting programme of engagement around the archaeological works for a major road scheme in Cambridgeshire (A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme) undertaken by MOLA Headland. MOLA Headland Infrastructure is an ambitious archaeological consortium with long term prospects for infrastructure work throughout the UK. Both companies have a strong reputation for delivering high impact, innovative engagement programmes and this post offers an exceptional opportunity for someone with a passion for sharing archaeology to get to grips with a substantial project.

The programme will include a range of heritage activities, blending targeted work with schools, local historical/archaeological societies, and other groups, with events aimed at a wider public audience.

The role
The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for engaging with the community and young people and liaising with various programme stakeholders including the MOLA Headland Infrastructure field team and management, the A14 Integrated Delivery Team and Highways England, and relevant local authority contacts over programme content and scheduling.

Engagement will include the delivery of events using MOLA’s Time Truck, a unique pop-up space housed in a 7m trailer (for more information see our Time Truck Blog). The post holder will also write timely and appropriate content for social media, the project’s blog and other media reporting on the progress of work.

The ideal person will have prior experience of working with children and young people have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and manage a diverse programme of events.

Employee Benefits
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
• 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
• Assistance if needed for the first 2 weeks in support of temporary accommodation while searching for a new home base
• Company pension scheme
• Cycle Scheme & Childcare vouchers
• Access to promotion / transfer opportunities within MOLA and Headland

We are committed to mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects. We offer a highly competitive salary, flexible working hours if required, and a generous benefits package.

Please visit http://mola.org.uk/careers/ to download a full job description and application form. Applications without an application form will not be considered.

The closing date for the vacancy is midnight on Sunday 16 April. Applications should be submitted electronically to mcopps [at] mola.org.uk. Early applications are encouraged as interviews for the right candidates may take place before the application deadline. Interviews will be held at the MOLA Headland Infrastructure St Neots office.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check prior to engagement.

Closing date: Monday 24th April 2017
Expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands
Archaeology Warwickshire

Archaeology Warwickshire are seeking expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. Our reputation for proficient archaeological solutions and efficient, professional delivery has resulted in a high demand for our services.

We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to receive expressions from archaeologists with a proven track record in undertaking and reporting on watching briefs, and/or supervising evaluations and/or directing excavations with report production to publication standard. We are also keen to expand our network of experienced historic building recorders and IHBC qualified built heritage consultants.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and we expect to pay over and above the salaried equivalent CIfA minima and BAJR approved rates (including the necessary uplift for sickness and holidays), and in return we expect to get professionalism, integrity and commitment.

Applicants should provide a minimum of two contactable referees; prove their self-employed status (or commitment to become so); provide evidence of their insurance and hold valid CSCS cards. Membership of CIfA is highly desirable.

Interested?

For an informal and confidential chat call Stuart Palmer on 01926 412278, stuartpalmer [at] warwickshire.gov.uk.

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