Vacancies in the York office

Project Manager – York Archaeological Trust (2017)

Salary Grade Range: £25,883 – £31,000 depending upon experience


The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed archaeological professional to help us develop and manage the delivery of the Trust’s archaeological projects from inception to completion, and to expand the Trust’s client base and project portfolio.

This is a permanent position with a 6-month probationary period. The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the planning process and current best practice and approaches towards the historic environment. The role requires experience in research, project management and extensive commercial archaeological fieldwork.

Public outreach activities may form a part of this role. The York Archaeological Trust is an educational charity with a clear remit for enhancing public engagement with archaeology and heritage.

You will:

  • Manage a portfolio of field projects within time and budgetary constraints.
  • Undertake and oversee post-excavation analysis and reporting/editing
  • Prepare costings and tenders for archaeological projects
  • Produce Project Designs/Written Schemes of Investigation in negotiation with Local Government Archaeologists
  • Prepare and quality check reports up to publication level.
  • Provide general consultancy and specialist input into multiple projects.
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with clients in order expand the Trust’s commercial portfolio
  • Develop/extend key strategic contacts both regionally and nationally within the heritage and construction and development sectors.
  • Represent the Trust’s interests externally in negotiations with clients and public bodies.
  • Represent the Trust in the public sphere as part of its commitment to community archaeology, dissemination and widening participation


This post will be a permanent contract following the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period and requires:

  • A degree and/or in archaeology or related discipline and an appropriate level of demonstrable experience
  • A driving licence
  • CIfA membership and a valid CSCS card is preferred
  • A First Aid at Work certificate would be advantageous, but not essential

A full job description can be viewed here.

Applications must be received by midnight on 9th June 2017. If you would like to discuss the post or have any enquiries, please contact Ian Milsted on 01904 663015 or

Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning 19th June 2017.

To apply, please complete an application form, quoting Job Reference PMY2017 and send by email or post for the attention of Ian Milsted to: or York Archaeological Trust, 47 Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX.

The Trust is a CIfA registered organisation.


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