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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.

PROJECT OFFICER (GEOPHYSICS), SUPERVISOR (GEOPHYSICS), SURVEYORS (GEOPHYSICS)

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND NORTH (LEEDS)
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 21ST JULY 2017
SALARY: £19,050, £20,250 TO £25,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: GEO-N-0417

Due to an upsurge in demand we are looking to expand our geophysical survey teams with opportunities at all levels. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company engaged with a constant stream of exciting archaeological projects many of which lead on from geophysical surveys.

Since the Leeds office was set up nearly 2 years ago we have developed our own unique surveying system and have surveyed more than 3000 hectares across all parts of the United Kingdom including several surveys in excess of 100 hectares. To join our teams you will need to be prepared for strenuous work in all weathers on various ground conditions. We work nationwide so working away from the office will be the norm. The ideal candidates for the two senior roles should be able to demonstrate experience (of undertaking geophysical surveys) and enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in company initiatives and core values. You will be able to self-motivate, think on your feet and problem solve and be able to clearly communicate your instructions to other members of your team.  Enthusiam and a willingness to learn are the key requisites for the surveyor position. Training will be given for all three posts as necessary. There will also be periodic opportunities to gain other archaeological skills.

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 promotion.

The successful candidates should expect to receive from Headland:

  • Continuous support from a proactive management team
  • Training in specific geophysical techniques and processing as well as archaeological and other skills
  • Periodic additional payments by way of company bonus scheme

Other benefits include:

  • A monthly clothing allowance
  • Contribution to pension scheme
  • Subscription to the CIfA
  • Paid subsistence and travel time on field projects

The team you will join

The North Office in Leeds was opened in 2015 and is the latest addition to the Headland rosta. Currently we have a full time core of 10 staff, including the specialist geophysics teams, based in a Grade 2 listed Victorian School in Beeston, about 1 mile from Leeds city centre although we are looking to move to bigger premises in the near future.

It’s not all about work

Although Leeds is a large conurbation, with great road, rail and air connections, it is also within easy distance of great walking country. Skipton (Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales) is about an hour by car or train and the moors above Haworth (Bronte Country) or Ilkley less than that. Leeds is also a large vibrant city with a large student population and variety of cultural, sporting and leisure activities close at hand.  With a large student population there is a large stock of rented accommodation in Leeds to suit all budgets. Bradford also has a large student population and prices (both for renting or buying) tend to be cheaper here than Leeds.

There are many other benefits to working with Headland such as support in joining CIfA and paying membership dues, an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan – see Why join Headland

Applicants must hold a clean driving licence and be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Membership of the CIfA is preferred but is not essential.

Informal inquiries concerning the roles can be made to Alistair Webb, Regional Manager, North – 0113 3876430. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number GEO-N-0417 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

PROJECT OFFICERS, SUPERVISORS AND SITE ASSISTANTS

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND NORTH (LEEDS)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 7TH AUGUST 2017
SALARY: £19,050, £20,250 TO £23,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: PO-SV-0717

Due to an upsurge in demand we are looking to expand our excavation teams with opportunities at all levels. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company engaged with a constant stream of exciting archaeological projects. 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 promotion. Applicants at all levels should have a flexible approach to deployment and although you will be based in Leeds you should expect to periodically work away from the office.

Key skills requirements – PROJECT OFFICER

Good Project Officers are one of the linch-pins of our business; if you’re up for the challenge, we’d like to get you on-board. You will be expected to undertake a variety of archaeological investigations including field-based surveys, evaluations and excavations as well as office-based research, analysis and reporting up to publication level. 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 substantial practical experience
  • Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • Substantial archaeological field work experience on sites of various periods and types
  • Experience of supervising and managing medium to large sized teams
  • Experience and understanding of UK commercial archaeology
  • Ability to carry out manual work in an outdoor environment in all weather
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Use of Microsoft Office packages

 

Key skills requirements – SUPERVISOR

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

 

Key skills requirements – SITE ASSISTANT

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.

 

The successful candidates should expect to receive from Headland:

  • Continuous support from a proactive management team
  • Periodic additional payments by way of company bonus scheme

 

Other benefits include:

  • A monthly clothing allowance
  • Contribution to pension scheme
  • Subscription to the CIfA
  • Paid subsistence and travel time on field projects

 

The team you will join

The North Office in Leeds was opened in 2015 and is the latest addition to the Headland rosta. Currently we have a full time core of 10 staff, including the specialist geophysics teams, based in a Grade 2 listed Victorian School in Beeston, about 1 mile from Leeds city centre, although we are likely to move to larger premises in the near future.

It’s not all about work

Although Leeds is a large conurbation, with great road, rail and air connections, it is also within easy distance of great walking country. Skipton (Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales) is about an hour by car or train and the moors above Haworth (Bronte Country) or Ilkley less than that. Leeds is also a large vibrant city with a large student population and variety of cultural, sporting and leisure activities close at hand. With a large student population there is a large stock of rented accommodation in Leeds to suit all budgets. Bradford also has a large student population and prices (both for renting or buying) tend to be cheaper here than Leeds.

There are many other benefits to working with Headland such as support in joining CIfA and paying membership dues, an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan – see Why join Headland

Informal inquiries concerning the roles can be made to Alistair Webb, Regional Manager, North – 0113 3876430. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number PO-SV-0717 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

POST-EXCAVATION MANAGER

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION:  ANY OF OUR REGIONAL OFFICES: EDINBURGH, LEEDS, LUTON OR HEREFORD
CLOSING DATESUNDAY 13TH AUGUST 2017
SALARY: £35,000 TO £45,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: PEX-UK-0717

Headland Archaeology would like to appoint a senior manager to oversee its post-excavation team. The position will be based in one of our four regional offices but the appointee would have responsibility for managing the overall completion as well as the specialist areas of post-excavation including finds, graphics and environmental work across all of its offices and operations. It is anticipated that this will include several major infrastructure projects across the UK.

We would require the appointee to:

  • Manage the whole of the post-excavation process through to publication across all of our regions and offices;
  • Manage the in-house specialist departments on a day-to-day basis including line management, project-finance, resourcing, coordination, quality control, reporting and development;
  • Maintain a close and positive working relationship with the contracting department including working closely with other managers regarding resources and delivery of products;
  • Provide costings at initial point of sales and subsequent stages of the post-excavation process when relevant;
  • Negotiate with external and internal parties in relation to post-excavation projects to ensure that the company delivers a quality product within the constraints of project budgets and timescales;
  • Champion and promote the post-excavation departments externally and within Headland;
  • Manage to completion current key post-excavation projects;
  • Work closely with other senior managers and the post-excavation team to deliver company business objectives.

 

The sort of person we would like to employ would need to have:

  • Prior experience of successfully managing significant post-excavation programmes and projects within a commercial archaeology framework;
  • A desire to learn and develop, underpinned by a good knowledge and experience of specialist work in British Archaeology;
  • The ability to manage finances, resources, projects and teams;
  • A strong publication track record and experience in the presentation of the results of archaeological works for publication;
  • An appetite to work closely with other branches of the company and help to develop Headland Archaeology as a national brand;
  • May have specialist or other skills which are complementary to those currently available within Headland Archaeology.

 

The company is passionate about archaeology and very focussed on training, so not only can you expect to receive training but our managers are encouraged to get involved with the development of junior staff. This role will have a particular emphasis on helping to develop staff improve in Post-excavation and report writing skills.

There are many other benefits to working with Headland see www.headlandarchaeology.com

Membership of the CIfA is preferred. There will be a six month probationary period.

Applications should be via email including CV and covering letter quoting reference number PEX-UK-0717 and sent to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

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