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Competitive salary

Locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham

Role Outline
Due to an expanding client base and diversification in services offered, we are seeking highly motivated and thoroughly experienced archaeology and built heritage professionals, to provide leadership roles in the further development of our services in the South West, Wales and West Midlands.

Main Responsibilities
• Completing and assisting the team on specific deliverables:
o preparation of due diligence reports
o desk-based assessments
o heritage statements
o listed building and scheduled monument consent applications
o conservation area appraisal/management plans
o design and master planning advice
o townscape and visual impact assessments
o ES chapters for EIA
o the management of all types of archaeological fieldwork (including historic building recording)
o expert witnesses at appeals
o input into emerging local plans and allocations
• Business development
• Mentoring and leadership of the various teams alongside the deputy operational director

Skills and Education required
• Thorough knowledge of the planning system and how local authorities’ decision-making works
• Outstanding talent for marketing and networking when building the team’s client base and work portfolio
• Educated to post-graduate level or equivalent
• Be a full member of either the CIfA or IHBC (or other appropriate institute)
• Experience as an expert witness at appeal and EiP
• Advantageous to have experience of management training
• Be commercially astute, expert negotiator, communicator and dedicated team builder

About RPS CgMs
The heritage team offers a comprehensive built heritage and archaeology consultancy service to a wide range of clients with diverse schemes that affect all types of heritage assets across the UK.
Offering a unique and unparalleled range of development and planning services based upon the heritage team’s 25 years of consultancy experience in both the private and public sectors,our success is based on our ability to negotiate with our professional colleagues in local government, advisors to government and statutory consultees. We have an unparalleled reputation for our commercially astute advice, which adds value to development and identifies the most efficient pathways through the planning process to realise our clients’ objectives, while meeting the management and conservation needs of the historic environment.

RPS CgMs is the leading and largest independent heritage consultancy in the UK. Since August 2014 it has been part of the RPS Group, the country’s largest environmental consultancy.
RPS CgMs has a strong collaborative team ethos based on professional support and mentoring. It is made up of a group of highly-skilled, committed and often passionate professionals. The heritage team’s members have been drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds including: field archaeologists, conservation architects, landscape architects, surveyors, art historians, local government archaeology and conservation officers, buildings archaeologists, planners and urban designers.

Our diverse portfolio of clients includes listed buildings owners, Historic Royal Palaces, English Heritage, major retailers, commercial developers, local authorities, NHS trusts, national and regional house builders, airport and port authorities, and providers of major infrastructure.

What we can offer you
You will be appropriately rewarded with an extensive remuneration package, including a very competitive salary, generous contributory pension, health cover and additional flexible benefits. You will also benefit by working in a supportive and friendly team which provides superb training and development support to allow you to achieve your career aspirations.

For an informal discussion of these opportunities please contact Jonathan Smith, Deputy Operational Director on 01242 259290. To apply for these roles please contact our Recruitment Manager, Nicola MacAulay, at macaulayn [at], submitting your CV and a covering letter before Monday 14th January 2019.

Closing date: Monday 14th January 2019
Church Buildings Adviser (casework)
London Diocesan Fund
£29,500 - £32,000 dependent on experience
Full time, Fixed term (12 months)

We are looking to appoint a Church Buildings Adviser to give specialist advice on matters regarding historic (statutorily designated) church buildings and sources of grant funding for repairs to those buildings.

You will be responsible for taking forward proposals and initiatives aimed at raising the profile of churches including opening up their buildings to the wider community as part of Capital Vision 2020. You will need to engage with the Head of Parish Property Support to provide specialist advice to the team and the parishes.

We are seeking an effective communicator with the ability to write and speak concisely and address both formal and informal meetings. A self-starter, you will have the ability to think strategically and the creativity to make a difference. You will also be a strong team player, working collaboratively with your colleagues and partnering with the parishes.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable interest in England’s historic places of worship and a good understanding of historic building legislation. You will have the ability to work flexibly and effectively through a large volume of varied casework.

In return we offer a competitive package including an enhanced pension scheme with a 15% employer contribution and enhanced annual leave provision.

For more information and to apply please use the follow the link:

Interview date: Wednesday 9 January 2019

Closing date: Tuesday 1st January 2019
Built Heritage Expert (Senior Consultant)
RSK Environment Ltd
Competitive salary based on experience (i.e. c£33,000+ per annum)

RSK Environment Ltd, a member of RSK Group Ltd, is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and an accredited Historic Environment Service Provider with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. RSK’s Archaeology and Built Heritage Team provides a comprehensive range of historic environment services throughout the UK and abroad. We undertake archaeological research and investigations, providing advice to our clients across a range of energy, residential, commercial and public sectors, and make judgements which shape the future of the past.

We are seeking an experienced built heritage specialist to start work in April 2019 on Phase 2b of High Speed 2. The work will be based full time in Birmingham, with occasional meetings and site visits away from the office.

The role requires the candidate to provide technical support to colleagues, review technical documentation including Environmental Statement chapters and respond to stakeholders as required. The candidate will have experience in supporting and/or authorship of historic environment chapters for environmental impact assessment and heritage statements, and an understanding of British planning legislation and policy. Experience in the application of DMRB or ICOMOS guidance on impact assessment on linear infrastructure would be desirable.

Essential Criteria:
Degree or postgraduate qualification in heritage-related subject
Demonstrable experience in British heritage sector
Support and/or authorship of EIA chapters, Heritage Statements or Conservation Area appraisals
Membership of IHBC at Associate grade or above, or Associate and above CIfA membership (or a substantial record of activity at equivalent levels of professional responsibility).

Desirable criteria:
Experience of work on major and/or linear infrastructure projects
Supervision of historic environment work
Driving licence

Salary and benefits:
• Competitive salary based on experience (i.e. c£33,000+ per annum)
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
• Regular training and career development
• IHBC or CIfA subscriptions paid by RSK

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.
Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.
The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

For more information please call Harriet Baker, HR Advisor on 07725 790908 or email hbaker [at]

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

If you would like an informal discussion of the role, feel free to contact the RSK archaeology and built heritage team Leader, Andy Towle (atowle [at] 07753 895 123)

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2019. Interviews may be conducted and an appointment made before this deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.

RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019
Archaeological Consultant/Senior Consultant

CgMs is a leading independent Archaeological and Heritage Consultancy in the United Kingdom. We are currently looking to recruit to enhance our established heritage team in Manchester. What we are looking for are bright, ambitious archaeologists with a minimum of 3 years’ commercial experience. You need never have written a DBA or Heritage Statement previously – but you must have an aptitude to prepare clear, commercially focused reports to a deadline. You will be supported and mentored with a view to progression to manage increasingly complex fieldwork projects – predominantly in the North/North-west but also further afield.

We can offer you a permanent position within a vibrant and expanding office. There is significant flexibility to develop within the post. If you fancy specialising in technical setting issues/ES preparation that option is open as is more conventional project management. Familiarity with CAD and ArcGIS and other standard graphics packages would be beneficial.

CgMs is always interested in hearing from archaeologists looking to make a career in consultancy. If you think that you have a skill-set/client base and/or the experience to apply for a more senior position we would also be delighted to hear from you.

You should be an ACIfA or above – or be eligible to apply within 6 months and have a full driving licence. In addition to the salary and generous leave entitlement, CgMs offers a contributory pension scheme and payment of relevant professional subscriptions, and a range of employee benefits as part of the RPS Group.

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Mortimer (01636 642707 or 07730 648636). Applications by CV and covering letter to sarah.cook [at] by 14th December. Interviews to be held early in the New Year (date TBC).

Closing date: Friday 14th December 2018
Graphics Specialist
£24,500p.a. - £27,500p.a (dependent on experience, plus staff benefits – details on request)
Permanent (Full time)

Office Location: Option - Offices in London, Cheltenham, Newark or Birmingham

A Graphics Specialist is required for a heritage consultancy based in central London, who specialise in Archaeology and Historic Buildings.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and well-motivated with thorough technical knowledge. Ability to use AutoCAD, Esri ArcMap (GIS software) and Adobe Design software (InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop etc.) is highly desirable, as is any previous experience producing graphics within the heritage sector.

Whilst we are advertising a general graphics role, there is potential scope to focus on Archaeology graphics (with more CAD/GIS use) or Historic Buildings graphics (with more Adobe Design work) if applicable and dependent on experience.

Key tasks could include:
• Preparing various plans to illustrate reports using a mix of AutoCAD, ArcMap and Adobe Design software.
• Working with Client’s site plans, site photographs, CAD data, LiDAR data and a multitude of historic maps.
• Preparing professional reports by using Adobe In-Design to layout text and images, working closely with Heritage consultant’s text and input.
• Preparing PDF documents and plans for client issue. (Good knowledge of Acrobat required)
• Preparing and printing scaled drawings, including plans for fieldwork.
• Maintaining/updating graphics software templates if required.
• Provide support to Heritage Graphics Manager and wider heritage team with general graphics duties.

Key skills and abilities include:
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel etc. and IT in general.
• Ability to produce high quality drawings to a tight timescale.
• Ability to present graphical information clearly and accurately.
• A good standard of Maths and English.
• Excellent level of communication.
• Good management of time/workload

The successful candidate would be responsible for assisting with producing graphic material for a growing Heritage team, so the role will require good communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV, covering letter and examples of relevant graphics work to Luke Wayman (email above) by Friday 30th November.

Closing date: Friday 21st December 2018
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.


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

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