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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 OFFICERS, SUPERVISORS, SITE ASSISTANTS

Headland Archaeology
LOCATION: HEADLAND NORTH (LEEDS)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 8TH MAY 2017
SALARY: £18,610, £19,750 TO £25,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF: GEN-N-0517

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 linchpins 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 ASSISTANTS
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.

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

WORKING FOR HEADLAND
The successful candidates at all levels should expect to receive from Headland:
›› Continuous training and 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

For more details about working for Headland see Why Join Headland

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.

ITS 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 (Brontë 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.

Informal inquiries concerning the roles can be made to Alistair Webb, Regional Manager, North – 0113 387 6430. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number GEN-N-0517 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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PROJECT MANAGER

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SOUTH & EAST (SILSOE, LUTON)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 22ND MAY 2017
SALARY: £30K to £40K DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE 
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: MGR-SE-0517

Do you have what it takes to be a Project Manager with Headland? Based in the South & East office in Wrest Park, Silsoe, this is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company that balances exciting archaeological projects with a business-like approach to project management, clients and careers.
The position will involve preparation of tenders and the running of both field and office-based projects. You will be expected to use your archaeological experience to advise clients and to support colleagues as projects progress. The sort of person we’d like to employ would need:

  • a desire to learn, develop and lead, underpinned by a good knowledge of British Archaeology and UK planning legislation;
  • a proven track record in commercial archaeology;
  • the ability to manage and develop field and specialist teams, and taking projects through to publication;
  • an appetite for working closely with clients.

 

The team you will join – The team at Silsoe comprises 25 core staff with many presently working on the massive A14 Improvement Scheme, Cambridgeshire (along with 70+ fixed-term staff). We are also working on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London, and there will be opportunities for involvement in these and a whole raft of other projects which are currently in the pipeline. The company is passionate about archaeology and very focused 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 year will see the appointment of a full-time training officer to facilitate this process.

It is not all about work – The drive up the formal drive past Wrest Park country house provides a great start to the morning. Parking is not a problem and the numerous walks, cafes and the grounds themselves provide a fantastic environment in which to work – see www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wrest-park/.

Location – Silsoe itself is well situated and a short commute from towns like Bedford, Luton, Hitchin, Letchworth, Cambridge and Milton Keynes. The nearest stations are Flitwick and Arlesey which will get you into Central London in 45 mins or onto the East Coast Rail line.

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 http://www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/.

Applicants must hold a clean driving licence and membership of the CIfA is preferred.

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Michael Tierney, Regional Manager, South & East – 01525 861 578. Please send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number MGR-SE-0517 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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PROJECT OFFICER

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SOUTH & EAST (SILSOE, LUTON)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 22ND MAY 2017
SALARY: £24,000 to £26,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE 
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: PO-SE-0517

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. Based in the South & East office in Wrest Park, Silsoe, this is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company engaged with a constant stream of exciting archaeological projects.

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.

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 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 archaeological & 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 team at Silsoe comprises 25 core staff with many presently working on the massive A14 Improvement Scheme, Cambridgeshire (along with 70+ fixed-term staff). We are also working on the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London, and there will be opportunities for involvement in these and a whole raft of other projects which are currently in the pipeline. The company is passionate about archaeology and very focused on training, so not only can you expect to receive training but our project officers are encouraged to get involved with the development of junior staff. This year will see the appointment of a full-time training officer to facilitate this process.

It is not all about work – The drive up the formal drive past Wrest Park country house provides a great start to the morning. Parking is not a problem and the numerous walks, cafes and the grounds themselves provide a fantastic environment in which to work – see www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wrest-park/.

Location – Silsoe itself is well situated and a short commute from towns like Bedford, Luton, Hitchin, Letchworth, Cambridge and Milton Keynes. The nearest stations are Flitwick and Arlesey which will get you into Central London in 45 mins or onto the East Coast Rail line.

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 http://www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/.

Applicants must hold a clean driving licence and membership of the CIfA is preferred.

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Michael Tierney, Regional Manager, South & East – 01525 861 578. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number PO-SE-0517 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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