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.

Project Managers

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: Headland South & East (Silsoe) 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11th December 2017

SALARY: £30,000 to £40,000 depending on experience

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent

APPLICATION REF.: Dec17 MGR

We are recruiting  project managers to join Headland’s South & East office based in the historic setting of Wrest Park, Silsoe (between Luton and Bedford). This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company that strives to balance exciting archaeological projects with a business-like approach, alongside building the careers of our staff.

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A clean driving license
  • 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

 

ADVANTAGEOUS BUT NOT ESSENTIAL:

  • Membership of the CIfA

 

The team you will join – The team at Silsoe comprises 25 core staff with many presently working on the massive A14 Improvement Scheme in Cambridgshire (along with 70+ fixed term staff). We are also working on the HS2 project and you will be involved in this alongside a range of other mitigation and evaluation works. You will have opportunities to visit and interact with staff in the other offices in Leeds, Hereford and Ediniburgh, all of whom share the same passion for archaeology. It is a passion enabled by using the same systems and procedures that meet and, in many instances, exceed the boundaries of industry standards. The company is 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 year we have appointed of a full-time training officer to facilitate this process and are running a newly developed training package for all staff.

Discover more about our South & East office on our information page. There are many benefits to working with Headland which you can read about here.

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 Dec17 MGR to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

Postal applications will not be accepted.

Project Assistants and Supervisors

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: Headland South & East (Silsoe)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11th December 2017

SALARY: The starting salary for Project Assistants is £19,050 and for Project Supervisors £20,250 (plus applicable bonuses)

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent

APPLICATION REF.: B92

Headland Archaeology Ltd are recruiting site assistants and supervisors to be based in our South & East Office based in Silsoe, Bedfordshire. Have a look at our website and learn more about our culture and values. If this is the kind of company you would like to work for then please read on.

Work will involve conducting a range of archaeological investigations including field-based surveys, 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 successful independent commercial company there is plenty of scope to utilise your 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. We have a training programme for all staff levels designed to offer a path for career progression within the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking archaeological fieldwork on a range of sites, primarily in the South and East of England
  • Contribution to archaeological reports

 

The successful candidates should expect:

  • 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

 

ADVANTAGEOUS BUT NOT ESSENTIAL:

  • Driving licence
  • Membership of the CIfA

 

Discover more about our South & East office on our information page. There are many benefits to working with Headland which you can read about here.

Please send CV and covering letter quoting reference B92 to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com   Your application must contain the names and contact details of at least two referees.   If you have any queries regarding any aspect of these vacancies please send them via email to jobs@headlandarchaeology.com. If you want to speak to someone about the job let us know and we will call you back.

Postal applications will not be accepted.

Project Officers

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: Headland South & East (Silsoe)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11th December 2017

SALARY: £23,000 to £26,000 depending on experience

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent

APPLICATION REF.: PO-SE-0517

Headland South & East are still recruiting project officers to meet our expanding work load as we head towards 2018.

Are you a seasoned archaeologist looking to develop your writing skills and to progress in your career as a project officer? Or are you an established project officer looking to work in a new environment – an environment that presents further opportunities to develop your skills?

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. This role would be ideal for an experienced project supervisor or project officer seeking experience of archaeological research, analysis and reporting up to publication level.

Training and support in report-writing skills will be provided if necessary. 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.

We have recently rolled out a new training programme for all levels of staff across the company that you will benefit from immediately. It will also help you understand the skill levels of those working on your projects.

The successful candidates should expect:

  • 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 24 core staff with many presently working on the massive A14 Improvement Scheme, Cambridgeshire (along with 70+ fixed-term staff) and there will be opportunities for involvement in this 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 we appointed a full-time training officer to facilitate this process.

Discover more about our South & East office on our information page. There are many benefits to working with Headland which you can read about here.

If you are interested in the role you are encouraged to phone 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.

Post-Excavation Supervisor

Headland ArchaeologyLOCATION: Headland Midlands & West (Hereford)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 27th November 2017

SALARY: £20,250 to £23,000 depending on experience

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent (may consider part-time)

APPLICATION REF.: PXS-MW-1117

We are looking to recruit a post-excavation supervisor to work in our Midlands & West office, Hereford.

The role will be mainly office based, dealing with basic finds, samples, data, archives and other post-excavation tasks. Any existing experience will be valued but is not essential as training can be given.

The applicant must have a keen eye for detail and strong organisational skills. They should have the ability to meet deadlines, be flexible and adapt to changing requirements. Good communication skills are essential. The applicant should also have the ability to manage themselves and others as well as work within a wider team.

We are looking for someone who can take ownership of the role and push it forward with enthusiasm and energy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise and undertake finds and sample processing
  • Finds first aid and packaging
  • Maintenance of sample processing equipment and processing area
  • Preparation of site paperwork and toolkits
  • Site data entry
  • Post-ex logistics
  • Liaison between regional office and specialist departments
  • Liaison with museums and HER’s
  • Archiving (finds, documentary and digital, OASIS etc)

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A good eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and strong decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage and motivate staff
  • To collaborate with the team on projects of all sizes
  • To adhere to briefs and budgets whilst displaying good time management skills
  • A good working knowledge of British archaeology
  • An interest in finds or environmental remains
  • Be passionate, motivated and excited about what you do!
  • paid subsistence and travel time on field projects

 

ADVANTAGEOUS BUT NOT ESSENTIAL:

  • Driving licence
  • Membership of the CIfA

A relocation package can be considered if applicable. Part time working can be considered. Interviews are planned for the week beginning 11th December 2017, if you are unable to attend during any part of that week, please make this clear in your covering letter – it may be possible to arrange an alternative.

There are many benefits to working with Headland – see www.headlandarchaeology.com/careers/why-join-headland/

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Julie Franklin, Finds and Archives Manager – 0131 467 7743. Send CV and covering letter quoting the reference number PXS-MW-1117 to  jobs@headlandarchaeology.com

Postal applications will not be accepted.