Vacancies in the Nottingham office

Available Roles:


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

(37 hour week, 28 days holiday including bank holidays)

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of UK commercial archaeology, safe working practices and experience of the costing and management of a wide range of projects of varying complexity and periods. A permanent contract will be available for the successful candidate subject to completion of a probationary period.

About You:

  • A degree/post-graduate qualification in archaeology or related discipline and an appropriate level of demonstrable experience
  • CIfA membership is preferred
  • Enthusiastic and positive outlook, willing to embrace new challenges and acquire new skills.
  • Committed to maintaining a safe working environment, in adherence with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • Produce project costings and designs.
  • Able to manage a portfolio of field projects within time and budgetary constraints.
  • Undertake and oversee post-excavation analysis and reporting/editing in conjunction with the TPA post-excavation team.
  • Prepare reports up to publication level.
  • Develop and maintain period/technical specialist areas of knowledge.
  • Provide general consultancy and specialist input into multiple projects.
  • 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.
  • A driving licence.
  • Represent the Unit’s interests externally in negotiations with clients, public bodies, and outreach activities.

Please see the supporting job descriptions and person specifications to assess your suitability for the role. Job descriptions, person specs and an online application form are available below. Forms should be completed and returned to Please note, do not send CVs in place of the application form.

For an informal discussion please contact Howard Jones (Regional Director for TPA) on 0115 896 7407.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Closing date: Completed application forms must be submitted by midnight 26th November. 

What we offer:

  • 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 (£500 p.a.) for those staff that are regularly required to drive field staff to site.
  • Free Eye tests for VDU users.
  • Free access to our 5 York Attractions including the JORVIK Viking Centre for our employees, their families and friends, and 25% discount on retail goods and souvenirs.
  • Discounts to Trust Events, at applicable events.
  • PPE suitable to your role.
  • Training opportunities appropriate to the role, including a Key Contact scheme.
  • Transport to all sites will be provided for Project Archaeologists.
  • 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.


About us:

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.

Roles at our other sites:

To view employment opportunities within YAT’s other archaeological offices located in York, Sheffield and Glasgow, as well as its Attractions & Events division, please follow the links below: