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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 MANAGER

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SOUTH & EAST (SILSOE, LUTON)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017
SALARY: £30,000 TO £40,000 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’s 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.

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 Headland 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.

PROJECT OFFICER

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND SOUTH & EAST (SILSOE, LUTON)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 3RD JULY 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’s 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.

 

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 Headland 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.

PROJECT OFFICER

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND MIDLANDS & WEST (HEREFORD)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017
SALARY: £23,000 TO £26,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: PO-MW-0617

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 Midlands & West office in Hereford, 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 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

 

Key skills requirements

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

 

The team you will join

The team at Hereford comprises 13 core staff and is intending to grow! We are working on an exciting and very varied range of projects across Wales, the West Midlands and the South West. In particular we are looking forward later this summer to a major urban excavation in the Birmingham area, to a major prehistoric excavation in Wiltshire, and involvement in high profile national infrastructure schemes. 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 has already seen the appointment of a full-time training officer to facilitate this process.

 

It’s not all about work

The Hereford office can trace its roots back to the early 1970s, and one of the original rescue archaeology Excavation Committees. Established as part of Headland in 2009 our new office is located within the site of a former WWII munitions factory over-looked by an Iron Age hill fort. It is housed in a modern office/warehouse complex. We have redesigned the interior to provide a mixture of office, meeting space and staff rest area alongside a finds and soil processing suite with plentiful car parking outside. The city centre is about 10–15 minutes’ drive away or 10 minutes’ cycle ride.

 

Location

Hereford is one of only five statutorily designated areas of archaeological importance in the country. Boasting continuous occupation from the 7th Century to present, it has well preserved Saxon and Medieval defences with a superb medieval cathedral at its centre. There are good sports and gym facilities in the city (including a leisure pool and climbing wall) as well as a wide variety of outdoor pursuits clubs covering climbing, sub-aqua, triathlon etc. It has a thriving nightlife with many late bars and clubs and a regular calendar of family-friendly festivals and events.

Hereford is located on the main line between Newport (South Wales) and Manchester. Cardiff is about an hour’s journey away by train, Worcester about 45 minutes. There are also some direct trains to London (3 hours). There are bus services running from local towns, although Leominster and Ledbury are both connected by rail to Hereford. A car is useful for exploring the wider countryside, the office is located about half an hour from the M50.

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 membership of the CIfA is preferred.

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Mike Kimber, Regional Contracting Manager, Midlands & West – 01432 364 906. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number PO-MW-0617 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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SUPERVISORS AND SITE ASSISTANTS

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: HEADLAND MIDLANDS & WEST (HEREFORD)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017 2017
SALARY: £19,000 TO £22,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF.: SUP-MW-0617

We are looking to recruit career-minded archaeologists of all levels of experience to help grow our business and expand our excellent reputation for delivering high quality archaeological work. Based in the Midlands & West office in Hereford, 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 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

 

Key skills requirements – SUPERVISOR

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

 

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 team you will join

The team at Hereford comprises 13 core staff and is intending to grow! We are working on an exciting and very varied range of projects across Wales, the West Midlands and the South West. In particular we are looking forward later this summer to a major urban excavation in the Birmingham area, to a major prehistoric excavation in Wiltshire, and involvement in high profile national infrastructure schemes. 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 has already seen the appointment of a full-time training officer to facilitate this process.

 

It’s not all about work

The Hereford office can trace its roots back to the early 1970s, and one of the original rescue archaeology Excavation Committees. Established as part of Headland in 2009 our new office is located within the site of a former WWII munitions factory over-looked by an Iron Age hill fort. It is housed in a modern office/warehouse complex. We have redesigned the interior to provide a mixture of office, meeting space and staff rest area alongside a finds and soil processing suite with plentiful car parking outside. The city centre is about 10–15 minutes’ drive away or 10 minutes’ cycle ride.

 

Location

Hereford is one of only five statutorily designated areas of archaeological importance in the country. Boasting continuous occupation from the 7th Century to present, it has well preserved Saxon and Medieval defences with a superb medieval cathedral at its centre. There are good sports and gym facilities in the city (including a leisure pool and climbing wall) as well as a wide variety of outdoor pursuits clubs covering climbing, sub-aqua, triathlon etc. It has a thriving nightlife with many late bars and clubs and a regular calendar of family-friendly festivals and events.

Hereford is located on the main line between Newport (South Wales) and Manchester. Cardiff is about an hour’s journey away by train, Worcester about 45 minutes. There are also some direct trains to London (3 hours). There are bus services running from local towns, although Leominster and Ledbury are both connected by rail to Hereford. A car is useful for exploring the wider countryside, the office is located about half an hour from the M50.

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 membership of the CIfA is preferred.

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Mike Kimber, Regional Contracting Manager, Midlands & West – 01432 364 906. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number SUP-MW-0617 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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