Vacancies in the Nottingham office

GEOARCHAEOLOGIST

£25,883 – £31,000 p.a. dependent on experience

Trent & Peak Archaeology was founded to provide expertise on the archaeology and geo-archaeology of the dynamic riverine environment of the Trent and its tributaries and was one of the founding members of the Trent Valley Geoarchaeology group.  T&PA has traditionally had a strong regional focus, with a particular emphasis on floodplain archaeology, geo-archaeology and the aggregates sector. In recent years, our commercial operations have greatly expanded into other sectors, including housing and infrastructure schemes. An important area of work now includes specialist work in advance of flood-schemes beyond the East Midlands. Staff will therefore have the opportunity to work in areas such as Buckinghamshire and the Thames Valley, as well as the East Midlands.

This represents an exciting opportunity to become part of an organisation combining an expanding portfolio of research and commercial geoarchaeological projects and provide strategic direction for the continued development of this specialist area. We would be interested in hearing from geoarchaeologists who are already engaged in project management, but are also happy to consider applications from individuals who feel ready to progress from a more field-focused role. A permanent contract will be available for the successful candidate subject to completion of a probationary period.

You will:

  • Provide strategic management of geo-archaeological services.
  • Oversee delivery of a number of projects with a strong geo-archaeological focus and assist in growing this specialist portfolio.
  • Provide specialist advice and assist with production of project costings and project designs.
  • Implement agreed programmes of geoarchaeological fieldwork within strict time and budgetary constraints.
  • Prepare reports up to publication level.
  • Assist with the TPA/YAT drive for expansion through the generation of new business.
  • Develop/extend key strategic contacts both regionally and nationally within the heritage and construction and development sectors.
  • Represent the Unit’s interests externally in negotiations with clients, public bodies, and outreach activities.
  • Initiate and implement project proposals and funding applications.
  • Represent TPA in the Trent Valley Geoarchaeology group.

What we offer: 

  • Relocation package.
  • Company pension scheme, where both the Employee and Employer contribute
  • Childcare Vouchers, a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Annual leave entitlement on joining is 28 days, rising to 33 days after 5 years service.
  • Annual Holiday purchase scheme, purchase up to 2 weeks additional holiday.
  • Driver’s allowance.
  • Free Eye tests for VDU users.
  • Free access to our 5 York Attractions including the JORVIK Viking Centre for employees, family and friends.
  • PPE suitable to your role.
  • Training opportunities appropriate to the role, including a Key Contact scheme.
  • Travel, subsistence and free accommodation provided for staff working away.
  • Payment of CSCS test fee

Further details on the Trusts Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found here.

View the job description

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Forms should be completed and returned to hjones@yorkat.co.uk.  Please note, do not send CV’s in place of the application form.

For an informal discussion please contact Howard Jones (Regional Director for TPA) on 01158967407.

Closing date: 13th August

 

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

£33k – £39k dependent on experience

Founded in 1967, Trent & Peak Archaeology is the oldest established archaeological unit in the East Midlands, and since 2011 we have been part of York Archaeological Trust. Due to a continuing increase in complex large scale infrastructure projects, we are looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager. YAT provides a unique employment opportunity, combining world famous heritage attractions such as Jorvik, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination and public engagement.

Trent & Peak Archaeology has traditionally had a strong regional focus, with a particular emphasis on floodplain archaeology, geo-archaeology and the aggregates sector. In recent years, our commercial operations have greatly expanded into other sectors, including housing and infrastructure schemes. An important area of work now includes specialist work in advance of flood-schemes beyond the East Midlands. Staff will therefore have the opportunity to work in areas such as Buckinghamshire and the Thames Valley, as well as the Midlands.

The continued growth in our activities has led to an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to assist in the overall delivery of our project aims.  In addition to more traditional office-based elements, the role will involve a significant element of site-based engagement, across a broad range of our activities.  A permanent contract will be available for the successful candidate, subject to completion of a probationary period.

Membership of CIfA would be preferred.

 

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Detailed knowledge of UK archaeology and an excellent understanding of current field techniques and applicable technologies.
  • Extensive experience of all stages of the life-cycle of archaeological projects.
  • Excellent report writing skills to publication level.
  • Enthusiastic outlook and positive demeanour.
  • Good understanding of all key planning policies, legislation and contracts relating to commercial archaeology and safe working practices.
  • Excellent client management skills with a strong track record of successful programming and delivery of complex archaeological schemes within agreed time frames.
  • An inclusive team-based approach to working, whilst accepting line management within the wider organisational structure.
  • Flexible attitude to working.
  • Positive commitment to performance management and willingness to contribute to in-house training schemes to ensure efficient knowledge and skills transfer.
  • Strong drive to develop new opportunities and approaches within a fast paced and challenging commercial environment.
  • Ability to embrace the principles and ethos consistent with York Archaeological Trust’s charitable status, its commitment to the public value of archaeology, and pursuit of innovation in public engagement and dissemination.

We would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have existing skills (or believe they have the potential to develop skills), in the following areas:

  • Provision of insight and support for Managers across a wide variety of projects.
  • Confident high level strategic management across an expanding portfolio of large scale projects and key clients, underpinned by strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to lead project staff allocation and timetabling.
  • Skills necessary to contribute to a developing programme of quality assurance of archaeological services across a range of Project Manager Portfolios.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Company pension scheme, where both the Employee and Employer contribute.
  • Childcare Vouchers, a salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Annual leave entitlement on joining is 28 days, rising to 33 days after 5 years service.
  • Annual Holiday purchase scheme, purchase up to 2 weeks additional holiday.
  • Free Eye tests for VDU users.
  • Free access to our 5 York Attractions including the JORVIK Viking Centre for our employees, family and friends, and 25% discount on retail goods and souvenirs.
  • Discounts to Trust Events.
  • PPE suitable to your role.
  • Training opportunities appropriate to the role, including a Key Contact scheme.
  • Travel, subsistence and free accommodation provided for all staff working away.
  • Payment of Quarry Passport/CSCS test fee.

 

View the job description

View the person specification

 

Forms should be completed and returned to hjones@yorkat.co.uk.  Please note, do not send CV’s in place of the application form.

If you would like to become part of a forward looking friendly team, committed to realising the public and educational potential of professional archaeology, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal discussion please contact Howard Jones (Regional Director for TPA) on 01158967407.

Closing date: 27th August 2017


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