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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 (CONTRACTING)

Headland Archaeology
LOCATION: HEADLAND SOUTH & EAST (SILSOE, LUTON)
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017
SALARY: £30K TO £40K DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF: FEB17 MGR

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 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.

ITS 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 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 Why join headland

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

Informal inquiries concerning the roles can be made to Michael Tierney, Regional Manager, South & East– 01525 861 578. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number FEB17 MGR to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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PROJECT OFFICER (CONTRACTING)

Headland Archaeology
LOCATION: HEADLAND SOUTH & EAST (SILSOE, LUTON)
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017
SALARY: £23,000 TO £25,000 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
APPLICATION REF: MAR17 PRO

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 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 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.

ITS 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 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 Why join headland

Applicants must hold a clean driving licence and membership of the CIfA is preferred but is not essential.

Informal inquiries concerning the roles can be made to Michael Tierney, Regional Manager, South & East– 01525 861 578. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number MAR17 PRO to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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SENIOR COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGIST


LOCATION: CAMBRIDGESHIRE (A14 CAMBRIDGE TO HUNTINGDON IMPROVEMENT SCHEME)
CLOSING DATE: MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2017
SALARY: £22,600–£26,000 (SALARY DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE)
CONTRACT TYPE: 1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT

We are seeking a dynamic and self-starting individual to coordinate and deliver an exciting programme of engagement around the archaeological works for a major road scheme in Cambridgeshire (A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme) undertaken by MOLA Headland. MOLA Headland Infrastructure is an ambitious archaeological consortium with long term prospects for infrastructure work throughout the UK. Both companies have a strong reputation for delivering high impact, innovative engagement programmers around their project and this post offers an exceptional opportunity for someone with a passion for sharing archaeology to get to grips
with substantial project.

The programme will include a range of heritage activities, including the delivery of a programme of community engagement working with schools, local societies, and wider communities.

THE ROLE
The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for engaging with the community and young people and liaising with various programme stakeholders including the MHI field team and management, the A14 Integrated Delivery Team and Highways England, and relevant local authority contacts over programme content and scheduling.

Delivery of engagement will include the delivery of events using MOLA’s Time Truck, a unique pop-up engagement space housed in a 7m trailer (for more information see our Time Truck Blog). The post holder will also write timely and appropriate content for social media, the project’s blog and other media reporting on the progress of work.

The ideal person will have prior experience of working with children and young people have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and manage a diverse programme of events.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
›› 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
›› Assistance if needed for the first 2 weeks in support of temporary accommodation while searching for a new home base
›› Company pension scheme
›› Access to promotion / transfer opportunities within MOLA and Headland
›› Cycle Scheme & Childcare vouchers

We are committed to mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects. We offer a highly competitive salary, flexible working hours if required, and a generous benefits package.

Please visit http://molaheadland.com/careers/ to download a full job description and application form. Applications without an application form will not be considered.

The closing date for the vacancy is midnight on Sunday 2 April. Applications should be submitted electronically to mcopps@mola.org.uk. Interviews will take place in week commencing Monday 10 April at the project office in St Neots.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.

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

Headland Archaeology
LOCATION: HEADLAND NORTH (LEEDS)
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017
SALARY: £18,610, £19,750 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 2,000 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 physically fit and
be prepared to 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.

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 Iikely 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 387 6430. 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.

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