Current Vacancies

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We are always keen to see interesting CVs. We want to attract the best people for Headland so don’t hesitate to send us your CV letting us know how you think you could fit in (jobs@headlandarchaeology.com). We will keep your CV on file and will contact you if an opportunity arises.  Please also let us know your availability and whether you are able to travel to jobs that may occur anywhere in the UK.

BUSINESS SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH)
CLOSING DATE: SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2017
SALARY: £18,000 TO £20,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: BSA17

Job purpose:

A unique opportunity has arisen for a bright and enthusiastic individual to join the Business Support & HR Team at Headland Archaeology.

To be considered for the role of Business Support Administrator, you will need to have high levels of numeracy and literacy, proven office and administration skills, be computer literate, and able to use the full Microsoft Office Suite and Excel to a high standard.

Experience, skills, attributes required:

  • Provide a reliable business support service through a variety of formats including telephone, face to face, email, and online
  • Have knowledge and skills in a range of business support tasks
  • Have a detailed knowledge of relevant computer systems and an understanding of business support
  • Be able to demonstrate analytical, problem-solving skills and the ability to assimilate and effectively communicate information
  • Have experience of working in an office environment with a demonstrated ability to meet targets
  • Work proactively to facilitate business support to the full range of services and activities
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ad hoc support as required
  • Excellent organisational skills

Experience required:

  • Strong prior administration experience in a busy HR environment
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential

 

You will demonstrate energy, enthusiasm, have a can-do attitude and be passionate in your commitment to the business. Ambitious with a real passion to succeed, you’ll be expected to deliver a high level of accurate, quality work with exceptional attention to detail.

If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to complete two aptitude tests prior to interview.

There are many benefits to working with Headland such an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan – see www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/why-join-headland/

Please send your applications via email, including CV and covering letter, quoting reference number BSA17 to hr@headlandarchaeology.com

Whilst we’d love to get back to every applicant personally, it isn’t always possible and sadly we cannot provide individual feedback.

SITE SUPERVISOR

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017
SALARY: £20,250
CONTRACT TYPE: TEMPORARY (5 weeks contract with possibility of extension)
APPLICATION REF.: SUP-SC-0915

We are looking to recruit career-minded archaeologists at Site Supervisor level to work on an upcoming projects in Scotland and northern England. Based in the Edinburgh office, this is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company engaged with a constant stream of exciting archaeological projects and with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality archaeological work.

Work will primarily involve conducting a range of archaeological evaluations and excavations as well as office-based research and analysis. The ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate both experience and enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in company initiatives.

As a completely independent commercial company there is plenty of scope to utilise existing skills, discover new ones and develop strengths you perhaps didn’t realise you even had. You will encounter numerous opportunities for personal development and depending on the level of work, there may be potential for extension of contracts.

The successful candidates should expect to receive from Headland:

  • continuous support from a proactive management team
  • training in specific archaeological & other skills

 

 Other benefits include:

  • a monthly clothing allowance
  • contribution to pension scheme
  • paid subsistence and travel time on field projects

 

Key skills requirements

You will be expected to take part in a variety of archaeological investigations including field-based surveys, evaluations and excavations as well as office-based research, analysis and reporting. The ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate both experience and enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in company initiatives.

The following criteria are essential:

  • Degree level education in a relevant subject or reasonable practical experience
  • Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • Archaeological field work experience preferably 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
  • Experience of the archaeological supervision of plant
  • Experience in managing small to medium sized teams
  • Use of Microsoft Office packages
  • Membership of the CIfA

A clean driving licence and membership of the CIfA would be beneficial.

Please send CV and covering letter to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com quoting reference SUP-SC-0915.
Postal applications will not be accepted.
Your application must contain the names and contact details of at least two referees.

There are many benefits to working with Headland such an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan – see www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/why-join-headland/

SITE ASSISTANT

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017
SALARY: £19,050
CONTRACT TYPE: TEMPORARY (5 weeks contract with possibility of extension)
APPLICATION REF.: SA-SC-0915

We are looking to recruit career-minded archaeologists at Site Assistant level to work on an upcoming projects in Scotland and northern England. Based in the Edinburgh office, this is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company engaged with a constant stream of exciting archaeological projects and with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality archaeological work.

Work will primarily involve conducting a range of archaeological evaluations and excavations as well as office-based research and analysis. The ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate both experience and enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in company initiatives.

As a completely independent commercial company there is plenty of scope to utilise existing skills, discover new ones and develop strengths you perhaps didn’t realise you even had. You will encounter numerous opportunities for personal development and depending on the level of work, there may be potential for extension of contracts.

The successful candidates should expect to receive from Headland:

  • continuous support from a proactive management team
  • training in specific archaeological & other skills

 

 Other benefits include:

  • a monthly clothing allowance
  • contribution to pension scheme
  • paid subsistence and travel time on field projects

 

Key skills requirements

Applicants should ideally have at least three months experience in the field and commercial experience would be preferred, however, we will consider candidates with less or with non-commercial experience who can demonstrate they have the right attitude and energy for the job. 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.

A clean driving licence and membership of the CIfA would be beneficial.

Please send CV and covering letter to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com quoting reference SA-SC-0915.
Postal applications will not be accepted.
Your application must contain the names and contact details of at least two referees.

There are many benefits to working with Headland such an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan – see www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/why-join-headland/

HR ADMINISTRATOR

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH)
CLOSING DATE: SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2017
SALARY: £19,000 TO £22,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: HRA17

Job purpose:

At Headland Archaeology, we are currently recruiting for an HR Administrator. This is a full-time, permanent exciting new role, that will provide the opportunity to play a key part in the development and success of our new HR Business Support Hub. This role would suit an experienced HR administrative assistant with proven planning, organising skills and confident working on own initiative. You should also have experience of working in a busy environment with responsibility for multiple tasks daily.

You will split your role between generalist HR Administration such as contracts of employment, responding to queries and supporting the HR Manager while also being the go-to person for all systems related queries and analysis.

Job description:

  • Supporting with and HR Administration/Queries
  • General administration including filing, photocopying new start packs, reference requests
  • Managing all paper work associated with new starts/leavers, liaising with payroll
  • Delivery of Company Inductions as and when required
  • Recording absence notifications and reporting of attendance levels in conjunction with Business Admin Teams
  • Issuing and monitoring the return of RTW forms and liaising with payroll in relation to sick pay
  • Recruitment administration, including maintaining a recruitment database of speculative applications, sending acknowledgements to applicants, organising interviews and sending out any associated paperwork
  • Advertising vacancies on the Company and external recruitment websites
  • Ensuring the internal system is accurate and up to date
  • Archiving of employee personnel files
  • Administration associated with employee benefits
  • Any other administration tasks on an ad hoc basis in line with needs of business

 

Experience required:

  • Strong prior administration experience in a busy HR environment
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential

 

If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to complete two aptitude tests prior to interview.

There are many benefits to working with Headland such an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan – see www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/why-join-headland/

Please send your applications via email, including CV and covering letter, quoting reference number HRA17 to hr@headlandarchaeology.com

Whilst we’d love to get back to every applicant personally, it isn’t always possible and sadly we cannot provide individual feedback.