‘Coddiwompling’ is the best way to describe my career in archaeology – travelling purposefully towards a yet unknown destination. My recent job change is a new beginning, for both myself and the organisation.
I started my career on the circuit and from 2012 to June 2015 made my way through eight units across the UK. I then decided to settle in one place long enough to learn something new. Most may know me as a senior project officer at Wardell Armstrong from November 2017, becoming Associate Director and archaeology lead for the Birmingham office in April 2019. Working at that level made me realise I missed the field, the team and the archaeology. When ‘new kids on the block’ Dalcour Maclaren came calling, the decision was made quickly and I joined an Environment & Planning team that is two years old.
In my new role as Principal Archaeologist, I’m looking forward to having a great mix of office and site work. We’re new and expanding rapidly, and we have a great opportunity to use all the experience the team has to design and build our standards and brand from scratch.