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Woodland Heritage Officer: Celebrating our Woodland Heritage
Pennine Prospects in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
£26,400 to £28,800 depending upon experience.
Post funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Water to deliver a three year project [37 hours per week].

Closing date Noon Monday 6 June
Interview date Target date Monday 27 June

The Celebrating our Woodland Heritage project seeks to identify, record and celebrate the ‘hidden heritage’ of the South Pennines woodlands. It will focus on the heritage treasures within South Pennine woodlands and seek to use traditional and innovative investigation methods, including desk-top research and survey work, and also to bring this story to new audiences using woodland as an exciting platform to engage children and young people in understanding the environment and heritage of their local area through Forest Schools.

The post of Woodland Heritage Officer will coordinate fieldwork by volunteers and oversee a landscape-scale analysis across the South Pennines working with the University of Bradford. The Officer will work with woodland owners, in particular, Yorkshire Water, who are partly funding this post. This project champion will ensure that delivery is of the quality and scope required to assist conservation as well as acting as a ‘broker’ between professionals, enthusiasts and the public.

A company group personal pension plan will be offered (employer contribution of 6%).

Application forms from applications [at] pennineprospects.co.uk or available on-line at www.pennineprospects.co.uk/news/job-vacancies

More information: www.celebrate-our-woodland.co.uk

Financially supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Water.

http://www.pennineprospects.co.uk/news/job-vacancies Closing date: Monday 6th June 2016
HEAD OF POST-EXCAVATION - based in Oxford
OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY SOUTH
Salary (Senior Management level)
Permanent Appointment

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.

Position:
Following a number of internal promotions, we are seeking a new Head of Post-Excavation to join the OA South Management Team in Oxford. The successful candidate will report to the OA South Regional Manager and will have responsibility for leading the OA South Post-Excavation team, securing new contracts, managing the post-excavation programme and maintaining and enhancing performance.

The Head of Post-Excavation will play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective programming and co-ordination of post-excavation projects, including specialist input, and project support functions, maintaining quality standards and, as part of the OA South Management Team, will contribute to overall strategic development and operational effectiveness.

This is a full time role based in our Oxford office.

Position requirements:

  • An understanding of and commitment to the purpose, aims and objectives of Oxford Archaeology and its working practices and processes.
  • A thorough understanding of post-excavation and publication in British archaeology, including the design and management of post-excavation projects, editorial and publication processes and new developments, including multi-media.
  • The ability to lead and motivate diverse teams of highly-skilled professionals.
  • Expert knowledge of one or more periods/specialisms in British Archaeology and research priorities and developments, with ability to represent OA externally.
  • Demonstrable and highly-developed skills in archaeological research, analysis and writing to publication standard.
  • A good understanding of the wider UK heritage sector, the UK planning system, and the commercial archaeological environment within which OA operates.
  • Strong communication, presentation, advocacy and negotiation skills with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of financial and organisational/project management systems.
  • A good understanding of data capture and manipulation systems and techniques, and archiving standards and processes, including digital archives.
  • The ability to understand and observe the principles of Continuing Professional Development and how to prepare and maintain a Personal Development Plan.
  • Possession of a current driving licence.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the MCIfA level.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

Employee benefits:

  • Salary (Senior Management level). Appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience.
  • 36 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For further information about the role, please contact Ken Welsh, OA South Regional Manager by email in the first instance on k.welsh [at] oxfordarch.co.uk

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:
http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Stacey Farrell, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the UKBA requirements to live and work in the UK.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Sunday 22nd May 2016
HEAD OF FIELDWORK - based in Oxford
OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY SOUTH
Salary (Senior Management level)
Permanent Appointment

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.

Position:
Following a number of internal promotions, we are seeking a new Head of Fieldwork to join the OA South Management Team in Oxford. The successful candidate will report to the OA South Regional Manager and will have responsibility for leading the OA South Fieldwork team, securing new contracts, managing the fieldwork programme and maintaining and enhancing performance.

The Head of Fieldwork will play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective programming and co-ordination of field projects, tenders and project support functions, maintaining quality standards and, as part of the OA South Management Team, will contribute to overall strategic development and operational effectiveness.

This is a full time role based in our Oxford office.

Position requirements:

  • An understanding of and commitment to the purpose, aims and objectives of Oxford Archaeology.
  • Considerable experience with a thorough knowledge of British Archaeology, the UK planning system, and the commercial archaeological marketplace.
  • Considerable expertise in the preparation of tenders, the securing of contracts for archaeological investigations, and managing large and diverse fieldwork programmes.
  • A thorough understanding of the various forms of contract (e.g. NEC3, JCT, ICE) under which archaeological investigations may be implemented.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of current legislation, related policies and issues of practice and strategies for reducing risks in the area of Health and Safety, as they relate to archaeological investigations and practice.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of project management procedures from design, through fieldwork implementation, to analysis, publication and archiving, and the ability to undertake confidently and competently project management and use project management tools (including spreadsheets and other relevant software). This includes how to set project aims and objectives, planning and design, preparation of method statements and work programmes, preparing, monitoring and controlling project budgets and schedules, and implementing and tracking projects.
  • The ability to lead and motivate teams and individuals, allocate resources, develop capabilities and monitor performance, providing feedback, guidance and training appropriately and with regard to equal opportunities. This includes the ability to deal with poor performance appropriately.
  • Well-developed analytical and report writing skills, to ensure that the investigation of primary data and subsequent interpretative data are presented accurately and appropriately. This will include the ability to prepare archaeological reports for clients and for publication to a high standard.
  • The ability to pass on one’s expertise to others including less experienced staff, colleagues, the general public and/or other professionals. This may include working as a consultant to clients, the ability to deliver lectures and talks publicly, and convey one’s expertise through written material or through demonstration.
  • Well-developed and effective team working, communication and negotiation skills, specifically with clients, stakeholders, staff, management, and colleagues. This will include the ability to establish, clarify and negotiate client needs, and the needs of other relevant stakeholders. It also includes the ability to co-ordinate effectively with relevant colleagues on specific project teams.
  • The ability to understand and observe the principles of Continuing Professional Development and how to prepare and maintain a Personal Development Plan.
  • Possession of a current driving licence.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the MCIfA level.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

Employee benefits:

    Salary (Senior Management level). Appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience.

  • 36 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For further information about the role, please contact Ken Welsh, OA South Regional Manager by email in the first instance on k.welsh [at] oxfordarch.co.uk

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:
http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Stacey Farrell, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the UKBA requirements to live and work in the UK.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Sunday 22nd May 2016
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGERS (POST-EXCAVATION) - Oxford
Oxford Archaeology
Salary range £27,783 - £36,454

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.

Position:
Following a number of internal promotions, we are seeking two new Senior Project Managers to join our highly successful and respected post-excavation department at OA South in Oxford. The post holders will support the OA South Post-Excavation Manager in the delivery of a range of post-excavation projects and publications. These are full time positions based in our Oxford office.

This role will encompass varied responsibilities, the key aspects of which are:

  • Post-excavation analysis leading to publication.
  • Editorial work on a range of draft publications, including articles and monographs.
  • Managing the programme for specific projects, including project design, liaison with a range of stakeholders and oversight of progress and expenditure.
  • Preparing and/or editing a range of grey literature (including client reports and assessments).
  • Participating in the training, support and mentoring of less experienced staff.

Position requirements:

  • Substantial experience of post-excavation with thorough knowledge and understanding of post-excavation procedures, practices and processes.
  • Demonstrable experience and thorough knowledge and understanding of editorial and publication processes.
  • Good organisational and team-working skills.
  • Excellent written English.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of British archaeology; for one role we are particularly seeking someone with expertise in British medieval archaeology.
  • Ability to undertake academic research on relevant subjects.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to represent Oxford Archaeology externally, including with the general public and the wider historic environment sector.
  • A degree in archaeology, archaeological science or related discipline.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the MCIfA level.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

Employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary range of £27,783 - £36,454 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience).
  • 36 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For further information about the role, please contact Anne Dodd, Post-Excavation and Publications Manager by email in the first instance on a.dodd [at] oxfordarch.co.uk

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from: http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Stacey Farrell, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the UKBA requirements to live and work in the UK.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Monday 30th May 2016
Senior Historic Environment Officer - County Hall, Hertford
Hertfordshire County Council
Starting Salary: £32,778 pa progressing to £36,571 pa
Full Time, Permanent
Reference: HCC05926

About you:

  • Recognised relevant post graduate diploma, masters or honours degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Good working knowledge of relevant national policy and legislation relating to the historic environment and its consideration in the planning process
  • Knowledge and understanding of the statutory responsibilities of other public and private sector organisations

About the Role:

Hertfordshire County Council is a leading local authority with a highly regarded Natural, Historic and Built Environment Advisory Service. This is your chance to be part of a busy, professional team which provides high quality historic environment advice to a range of customers and stakeholders including Hertfordshire local authorities and developers, in response to planning proposals. You will provide supervision and support to the team and will be tasked with taking forward a range of projects which promotes and enhances the historic environment service. You will also support activities in relation to the maintenance of the Hertfordshire Historic Environment Record.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
  • Support Groups
  • Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
  • Excellent Wellbeing schemes

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic person with the ability to build strong working relationships within and across organisations. If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging yet rewarding role then please apply now.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Rachael Donovan on 01992 556294.

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 11th May 2016
Interview date: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May 2016

Apply now online at: www.countyofopportunity.co.uk quoting reference HCC05926

Closing date: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Community Engagement Officer – Cultural Heritage
DerwentWISE
Salary £24,671 pro rata + 9.5% pension (part-time post) and other benefits
Fixed term contract to 31 December 2018

The DerwentWISE Partnership was awarded £1.7 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a £2.5 million landscape partnership project in the Lower Derwent Valley, stretching from Matlock Bath to Derby, the setting for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

We are seeking a part time (3 days a week) Community Engagement Officer to co-ordinate the work of partner organisations within a large scale, multi-faceted partnership programme. You will be responsible for working with volunteers and community groups to restore and celebrate this wonderful landscape.

You must have excellent partnership, budget and project management experience and a good understanding of cultural heritage issues and community engagement.
For an application pack visit our website www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs.

Contact Tania Pells on 01773 881188 or tpells [at] derbyshirewt.co.uk for an informal discussion.

CVs will not be considered.

Interviews: 26 May 2016

Telephone: 01773 881188 Email: tpells@derbyshirewt.co.uk http://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs. Closing date: Friday 13th May 2016
Heritage Consultant/Graduate Heritage Consultant - Cirencester
Pegasus Group
Salary: Pegasus Group offer a competitive salary and benefits package in excess of CIfA minima.
Location: Pegasus House, Querns Business Centre, Whitworth Road, Cirencester

Pegasus was established in 2003 and is now one of the leading national consultancies in the development sector. Operating from nine offices in the UK and specialising in all aspects of the planning process, Pegasus prides itself on providing a service that is second to none.

We are seeking a motivated Heritage Consultant/Graduate Heritage Consultant to join our expanding Heritage Team to undertake heritage desk-based assessments and other consultancy work.

Applications are invited from those looking to start a career in Heritage Consultancy or those with some experience looking for a position with excellent opportunities for career development.

The successful candidate will have a degree in archaeology or closely related subject, excellent IT skills (knowledge of GIS is an advantage), a full clean driving license and their own car. You will commence with a 6 month training period based at our Cirencester office before moving to a role at a choice of one of one of our other regional offices.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK's leading Planning, Environmental and Design consultancies, and to make a significant contribution to the further development and success of the Heritage Team.

To apply, please telephone Rosey Meara (01285 888023) for an informal discussion or email dee.askey [at] pegasuspg.co.uk with your CV detailing any experience to date and qualifications achieved.

Pegasus Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing date: Friday 27th May 2016
Terrestrial Geophysicists - Salisbury/Sheffield
Wessex Archaeology
Reference: SALG0416

Technician/Supervisor (£17,650 - £20,602 pa, Salary commensurate with skills and experience)

Project/Senior Project Officer (£20,330 - £29,433 pa, Salary commensurate with skills and experience)

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wales.

The position

Due to a continued high level of demand for our services, Wessex Archaeology is seeking to recruit additional Geophysicists at various grades (Technician/Supervisor/Project Officer/Senior Project Officer) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury or Sheffield. The option to relocate to one of our regional offices may be available following a probationary period of six months. The successful applicant(s) would assist in the delivery and management of a comprehensive range of geophysical surveys (gradiometer, resistivity, EM, GPR, ERT), both office-based and on field investigations across the UK. Accommodation and subsistence will be provided if working beyond office commuting distances.

Position requirements

You will ideally be educated to post-graduate degree level in an appropriate subject such as geophysics, archaeology, geology or similar, with fieldwork, interpretation and reporting experience, commensurate with the grade applied for, in a professional commercial archaeological environment. Prior experience of supervising staff, working to deadlines and report writing is essential for the upper grades.

In addition to a degree and/or commercial archaeological experience, the successful applicants will likely possess one or more of the following: CSCS certification, SSSTS qualification and membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists or another appropriate professional body. A full UK Driving Licence is desirable.

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary range in line with CIfA salary guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate). 50% contribution towards CIfA subscription fees
  • A company Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing.
  • 22 days p.a. holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays) rising to 27 after 5 year’s continuous employment.
  • Paid sick leave from start of contract.
  • Immediate eligibility for inclusion in the group pension plan with an employer contribution of 4%.
  • Free accommodation provided for projects beyond reasonable travel distances. Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and a further £5 per night breakfast contribution if in S/C accommodation.
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment.
  • Drivers are entitled to time in lieu in excess of the 7.4 working day.
  • Individual training and development including free BAJR skills passport, HSE certification, mentoring, annual appraisal, personal development plans and career progression maps.
  • Life assurance scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Bike2Work scheme.

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk. These posts will remain open until filled. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Core positions with a 6 month probationary period are available in addition to fixed-term contracts. Further details, including Job Descriptions can be downloaded below. For all queries please contact Lucy Learmonth (Terrestrial Geophysics Manager) l.learmonth [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 must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’, or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Email: l.learmonth@wessexarch.co.uk Vacancies at Wessex Archaeology | Wessex Archaeology Closing date: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Senior Supervisor/Project Officer – Scotland
GUARD Archaeology Limited
Dependent upon experience (£20,560-£26,567) with generous benefits package based out of our Glasgow office
The post is tenable with immediate effect and will last for a year initially (subject to successful completion of a six month probationary period) and may become a permanent position for the right candidate thereafter.

Due to a combination of expanding workload and the need to cover maternity leave for a colleague, GUARD Archaeology Limited are looking to employ a Senior Supervisor/Project Officer with immediate effect. The post would be based at our head office in Glasgow, to be involved in projects throughout Scotland.

The post will require the individual to assist with, and run fieldwork and post-excavation projects through to completion, all within set timescales.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • delivery of contracts from project design through fieldwork to completion of post-excavation, publication and archiving
  • undertaking of additional fieldwork duties as and when required
  • co-ordination of staff resources for small, medium and potentially longer duration projects
  • provision of guidance and support to project team members

We are primarily interested in candidates with an enthusiasm, strong ability and proven track record in field archaeological practices and project delivery, a willingness to work on their own, and as part of and leading a team. He/She should have a sound knowledge of Scottish archaeology and relevant Scottish Legislation and Planning Guidelines, and be computer literate, including Microsoft Office.

He/She must be able to demonstrate the ability to work to Written Schemes of Investigation, run several projects simultaneously, make independent decisions, deliver projects successfully within budgets and lead teams from commencement to completion. The ideal candidate will also possess excellent leadership and inter-personal skills, with an aptitude for training and coaching their team.

If you are an ACIfA-level member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (or are able to demonstrate that you meet the criteria) and are capable of managing a demanding personal work schedule, we would very much like to hear from you.

A full clean driving licence and own transport will be essential. Preference will also be given to current CSCS card holders.

The post is based on a nominal 35-hour week, includes statutory sick pay and 30 days per year paid leave pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays), and is initially for a one year maternity cover (6 month probationary period), but following review may be made permanent for the right candidate. Additional benefits include company pension scheme, full PPE provision, 100% CIfA fees paid, paid accommodation/subsistence on away jobs.

To apply, please email full CV with two references and covering letter to info [at] guard-archaeology.co.uk, with SS/PO Advert FAO: John Atkinson in the subject header.

Email: info@guard-archaeology.co.uk Closing date: Saturday 30th April 2016
Project Assistants
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) – Northampton
Temporary contracts available to 31 October 2016 with likely extension after that date - Immediate starts available for certain projects

Our team in the Northampton office is continuing to grow at a fast pace and we are looking to add to our existing project team by recruiting Project Assistants. We have interesting and varied large-scale, multi-period sites across the Midlands, East Anglia and beyond. Current projects include flood alleviation work which has identified well preserved Saxon graves in Norfolk, residential and commercial mitigation of Iron Age and Romano-British settlement sites in Northamptonshire.

The Role:
We are looking for dynamic, motivated and experienced individuals to be part of an already highly successful team and contribute to our continued growth. Applicants should ideally have at least three months UK commercial archaeology experience although relevant European commercial experience will also be considered. Candidates should demonstrate ability to work well within a large team and have a flexible approach to what is often a dynamic and challenging working environment. CSCS card holders are preferred but we can arrange and pay for the test if necessary. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and immediate start dates are available for the right individuals.

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
  • Paid driving time (all) and paid travelling time over 1 hour for passengers
  • Company pension scheme with life assurance and sickness income protection after 3 months’ service
  • Free health care cash plan (including dependent children)
  • Support with securing local accommodation
  • Subsidy for relevant professional memberships including CIfA
  • Good quality B&B or self-catering accommodation for any staff on jobs requiring away stays. Subsistence payments of £5 per night for self-catering and up to £18 per night with receipts for B&Bs
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season interest-free travel loan
  • As part of the MOLA group, free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

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

Please visit our website to download job descriptions and an application form. Applications without an application form will not be considered.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Northamptonrecruit [at] mola.org.uk. The closing date is midnight on Saturday 30th April 2016. Please note that selection will happen on an ongoing basis and therefore early applications are appreciated.

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

MOLA Closing date: Saturday 30th April 2016
Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) – Northampton
£25,000 to £36,093 pa (dependent on role and experience)
Permanent

Our team in the Northampton office is continuing to grow at a fast pace and we are looking to recruit suitably qualified people for permanent positions in the role of Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. These roles will support the existing senior management team with a series of interesting and varied large-scale, multi-period sites across the Midlands, East Anglia and beyond. Current projects include flood alleviation work which has identified well preserved Saxon graves in Norfolk, residential and commercial mitigation of Iron Age and Romano-British settlement sites in Northamptonshire. Other projects include historic building recording, geophysical survey and field walking.

We are looking for dynamic, motivated and experienced individuals to be part of an already highly successful team and contribute to our continued growth. While you are likely to come from an archaeological background, we will consider exceptional candidates who have experience within construction or infrastructure environments.

The Roles:

Assistant Project Manager (£25,000 to £27,000 pa, Permanent)
This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced Project Officer who wishes to move into a management role. The job holder will be required to tender for, manage and complete archaeological contracts in accordance with agreed business development targets and to all local, regional and national professional standards. The successful candidate should ideally have substantial experience at Project Officer or equivalent grade, and right aptitude to drive their career and our projects forward.

Project Manager (£28,000 to £30,975 pa, Permanent)
This opportunity will help support our Senior Project Managers manage teams and projects during a period of sustained business growth. The job holder will be required to lead on the management of multiple archaeological contracts and work closely with project teams to ensure successful completion. The ideal person will already have experience of managing both small and large scale archaeological projects and be able to demonstrate leadership qualities, together with a commercially effective approach. This is an excellent role for those seeking a diverse portfolio of work to manage.

Senior Project Manager (£32,000 to £36,093 pa, Permanent)
Due to internal promotion, we have an opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join the management team on a permanent basis. Suitable candidates will be experienced Archaeological Project Managers with a proven track record of delivering timely, cost-effective projects of the highest professional standards, who are looking to widen their management skill set beyond project work to wider business areas.
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.

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), rising based on service length
  • Company pension scheme with life assurance and sickness income protection after 3 months’ service
  • Free health care cash plan (including dependent children)
  • Possible assistance with relocation costs
  • Subsidy for relevant professional memberships including CIfA
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season interest-free travel loan
  • As part of the MOLA group, free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

Please visit our website to download job descriptions and an application form. Applications without an application form will not be considered. Please state clearly on your application form which position you are applying for or whether you wish to be considered for more than one role.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Northamptonrecruit [at] mola.org.uk. The closing date is midnight on Saturday 30th April 2016. Please note that selection will happen on an ongoing basis and therefore early applications are appreciated.

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

MOLA Closing date: Saturday 30th April 2016
PhD Studentship in the Historic Built Environment
University of York / Historic England

PhD Studentship in the Historic Built Environment - A Collaborative Doctoral Award between the University of York and Historic England, Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Project Title: ‘Beyond the List’: A Critical Examination of the Development and Impacts of Statutory and Non-statutory Heritage Lists on the National Management of Heritage in England
Department: University of York, Department of Archaeology

Supervisors: Dr Gill Chitty and Professor John Schofield (University of York) and Dr Joseph Flatman (Historic England)

Project Overview:

The scope and relevance of statutory designation for heritage assets has been transformed over the last 10 years to respond to policy change and to steady reduction in national and local government resources to support a designation system.

In this collaborative project, Historic England seeks research into the development, format, contents, distribution and management impacts of statutory and non-statutory heritage lists (including HERs) on the national management of heritage. There is a particular focus on examining the interaction of local and national lists; regional variations in quality and coverage; and the interaction of related statutory instruments like the 1979 Ancient Monuments Act with current planning controls.

This research is a unique and exciting opportunity to engage in a review of past and emerging policy and practice for heritage protection, working closely with Government’s heritage advisor, Historic England. Ultimately this project will make a critical contribution to ongoing thinking about the future of ‘listing’ heritage assets in a deregulatory environment. It will play a formative role in developing future heritage designation policy and practice and have potential to shape the means by which the historic environment is managed for public benefit, in conjunction with the local communities and authorities for whom it has meaning.

Aims and Objectives

The overall aim of the research is to provide a critical understanding of recent development and impacts of heritage ‘listing’ policy on the national management of the historic environment in order to inform future policy and practice at national and local scales. Since the last review of the statutory lists in 2010, significant changes have occurred in the planning system (e.g. NPPF 2012, Localism Act 2011), in management of national and local listing systems and in the role of HERs. These changes have combined to enable more effective development management and public participation in identifying heritage and the risk to it.

Three key areas will be reviewed:

  1. Interaction of national planning policy and current legislative provisions (1990 Planning (LB and CA) and 1979 AMAA Acts; NPPF and Localism Act) and current guidance and best practice at national and local scales

  2. Variations in the use and effectiveness of statutory and non-statutory heritage lists in managing heritage through the planning system across and within English regions

  3. Innovative approaches to user-generated content and participative engagement in planning and asset management (looking across the UK as well as England).
    Within that context, the specific objectives of the research are to:

(1) gather and critically examine new understandings of how the balance and distinctions between ‘national’ and ‘local’, ‘expert’ and ‘grass-roots’ views of significance, and designated and non-designated heritage assets are changing;

(2) reassess innovation in policy and practice since 2010 (including the legacy of the MPP), and

(3) seek a fresh perspective on the direction of travel for heritage asset management, within and beyond statutory listing.

Methodology

Through the HE supervisor and the University of York supervisorial team, access will be arranged to both a rich documentary archive related to designation policy and practice over the last two decades, and to many of the actors responsible for shaping and enacting those policies and practices in local and national designation contexts and recent and current projects. These archives-based and ethnographic perspectives form the foundations of the project, reflecting critically on analysis of past and present practice to inform forward looking policies.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should hold a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s Degree and ideally have, or expect to receive, a relevant Masters-level qualification at Distinction level, or be able to demonstrate advanced research skills. Relevant disciplines are flexible and include Archaeology, Anthropology, Cultural Heritage Management, Heritage Conservation, Historic Environment Studies.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of the heritage sector and/or the built environment.
  • Full-time registration is preferred for this studentship but applicants for part time study will also be considered
  • As a collaborative award, students will be expected to spend time at the University of York, at Historic England in York and in London /Swindon, and at agreed case-study areas in England. Due to restrictions on the funding this studentship is open to UK/EU students.

Funding Details:

  • Starts October 1st 2016
  • 3.5 year award (including a 6 month structured placement at Historic England)
  • Subject to AHRC eligibility criteria, the scholarships cover tuition fees and a grant (stipend) towards living expenses. The value of the stipend is yet to be confirmed, however for 2016/17 it is likely to be £14,296 plus an additional £550 stipend payment for Collaborative Doctoral Students.
  • An additional £2000 p.a. allowance is available from Historic England to cover research expenses.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this studentship please submit an online application for a PhD in Conservation Studies at http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/all
  • Applicants should also attach a 500 word (1 page) description of their relevant experience and interest in the research field.
  • In your on-line application, please quote ‘Beyond the List CDP studentship’ in the section on ‘How studies will be funded.

Further Enquiries:
For further information you may contact :
Dr Gill Chitty gill.chitty [at] york.ac.uk or Prof John Schofield john.schofield [at] york.ac.uk, Department of Archaeology, University of York or
Dr Joseph Flatman, Joseph.Flatman [at] HistoricEngland.org.uk , Head of Central Casework and Programmes, Listing Group, Historic England
Please note that, where a candidate is successful in being awarded funding, this will be confirmed via a formal studentship award letter. This will separate from an offer of admission to the University for PhD study and will be subject to standard checks for eligibility and other criteria.

Closing date: Friday 6th May 2016
Assistant Projects Officers and Project Officers
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
Assistant Projects Officers (£18,500 +) and Project Officers (£21,500 +) required depending on role and experience with generous benefits package for all roles
Posts are tenable with immediate effect, and subject to successful completion of a 3 month probationary period, will become permanent positions thereafter.

Details:
Applications are invited for highly motivated and professional individuals with at least two years professional field experience, a full driving license and own vehicle and a CSCS card. We are excited to hear from anyone who fulfils these criteria. We have a variety of projects coming on stream and are looking to recruit for a variety of roles. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals able to run field projects and undertake watching briefs, evaluation trenching, excavation work and produce high quality and timely reports. The benefits package includes a Company administered pension scheme with a matching contribution from the Company of 6% of salary, together with a health cash plan, life assurance cover and training in support of the continuing professional development of successful applicants.

These openings are based at our Bakewell office set in the heart of the magnificent Peak District landscape easily commutable from Sheffield, Chesterfield and surrounding areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and east Cheshire. You will be required to work away from home on occasions depending on where jobs are located and for such jobs accommodation and subsistence is provided.

You must have excellent written and oral English skills together with strong IT skills and ideally have some experience in the use of CAD and/or GIS. We are looking for hard working and dependable individuals with a practical pro-business approach who can be trusted to follow instructions and deliver projects. Career progression and promotion prospects exist for high performing individuals.

Please visit our website for full application details and job descriptions

Study for a Masters in Archaeology in Orkney
University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney

The Archaeology Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney announces the availability of substantial bursaries for students enrolling on the MSc Archaeological Practice or M.Litt Archaeological Studies in September 2015 and invites applications for bursaries from suitably qualified graduates.

For more information please contact: studyarchaeology [at] uhi.ac.uk or phone 01856 569 000.

Postgraduate Study at Leicester – MAs and PhDs. Study either on campus or by distance learning
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

Apply for postgraduate study at The School of Archaeology and Ancient History for the opportunity to work with our world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching.

Our successful and well established Masters programmes are available in:

Proposals for doctoral research in a wide variety of areas in archaeology and ancient history are also welcome, via our pre-application form. All postgraduate courses are available as full-time or part-time modes of study. So, whether you are aiming to enhance your academic credentials, expand your horizons as a professional, or simply want to learn more, we hope we have something to offer you.

Application deadline for distance learning MA students (October starters): Monday 14 September

Applications for all PhD and campus based MA students are welcome at any time.

Enquiries welcome by email (arch-anchist [at] le.ac.uk) or telephone (0116 252 2720)

School of Environment & Life Sciences Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015-16
University of Salford, Centre for Applied Archaeology, School of Environment & Life Sciences

Research degrees in archaeology: MSc by Research (1 year f/t) and PhD (3 years f/t). We currently have the following PhD and MSc research themes available for study: The Archaeology of Industrialisation; Community Archaeology, its Significance and Impact; Archaeology and Heritage Management. We would welcome research proposals within these broad areas but also more focussed topics such as lithic studies, buildings archaeology, and planning-led archaeology.

Further information: visit www.salford.ac.uk/environment-life-sciences/research/archaeology/ or contact or Dr Michael Nevell for research subject backgrounds m.d.nevell [at] salford.ac.uk (head of archaeology) or the College of Science and Technology research support office for application details: Moria Mort - m.mort [at] salford.ac.uk (research support administrator).

Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015/2016 at the Digital Design Studio
Glasgow School of Art
Full and Part-time pathways offered

Title of Course: MSc in International Heritage Visualisation
Location: Digital Design Studio, The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Taught MSc in International Heritage Visualisation: The way we digitally document, preserve and communicate our heritage has changed dramatically over the last decade. The Digital Design Studio are at the cutting edge of these developments. Want to learn more about these technologies and their applications, and be part of the future of how we understand our past?

We offer an MSc in International Heritage Visualisation which will equip you with practical experience and knowledge of the latest digital technologies and their current use in the field. 3D laser scanning, digital reconstruction and animation, virtual reality and real-time visualisation are all introduced on this course. Excellent research computing facilities are available within the Digital Design Studio, including one of Europe’s largest immersive Virtual Reality laboratories.

This will appeal to you if you are interested in combining the virtual with the past, and will provide key digital skills with applications in cultural heritage, digital humanities, archaeology, conservation, tourism and digital design. Our previous students have successfully gone into careers in conservation, heritage and architectural visualisation, independent film, and academic research.

Full-fee funding available for Scottish and EU applicants. Applicants to the course will be automatically considered for a Scottish Funding Council grant which covers 100% of fees.

Additional Scholarships Available. The Glasgow School of Art offer a range of scholarships for fees and maintenance.

Further contact details and/or application form link available here

(w): www.gsa.ac.uk/study/graduate-degrees/international-heritage-visualisation/

(e): And for more info please get in touch with Daniel Livingstone, Head of Academic Programmes d.livingstone [at] gsa.ac.uk.

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.

Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015-16
University of York, Department of Archaeology

MA/MSc courses in Archaeological Information Systems, Archaeology of Buildings, Bioarchaeology, Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings), Cultural Heritage Management, Digital Heritage, Early Prehistory, Field Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Human Anatomy and Evolution, Landscape Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, Mesolithic Studies, Zooarchaeology. Other pathways including Certificates and Diplomas are also available.

Research degrees: MA by Research (1 year), MPhil (2 years) and PhD (3 years).

Postgraduate studentships and bursaries are available. Further information: visit www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/postgraduate-study/ or contact Janine Lyon (Postgraduate Administrator), email janine.lyon [at] york.ac.uk.

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