Vacancies in the Nottingham office

NOTTINGHAM and various locations

£22,400 –  £27,470 p.a. (dependent on experience)
Standard 37 hour week, 28 days holiday including bank holidays


We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced heritage professional to help us expand our team and deliver a range of consulting and contracting services within historic buildings. The role will encompass both site-based and office work. The role requires experience in research, fieldwork recording and the analysis of a range of historic buildings as well as a wider understanding of the built environment including issues of setting.

Applications are welcome from those who meet core elements but not all criteria, where there is an ambition to extend their experience and skill base within a supportive environment.


Key responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain safe methods of working in adherence with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policy to minimise risk to colleagues, other workers and members of the public and achieve the Trust’s health and safety objectives.
  • Deliver projects associated with the built environment to time and budget from inception and design through fieldwork, analysis and completion to meet client aspirations in order to meet the Trust’s financial objectives.
  • In the medium term, help to develop streams of funding to grow the Trust’s built environment portfolio and deliver in-house training to build capacity in staff skills and resources within the Trust.
  • With guidance produce Project Designs/Written Schemes of Investigation in negotiation with Local Government Archaeologists and Conservation Officers.
  • Be conversant with the Historic England building recording levels and be able to undertake recording to such levels on your own or as part of a team.
  • Produce statements of significance and impact assessments for built heritage assets including analysis of setting. Prepare desk based assessments, impact assessments, setting assessments, and undertake research and survey, assessment and analysis of built heritage assets
  • Provide advice and support to clients. Liaise with internal and external specialists in order to deliver project objectives. Develop strong working partnerships with a range of external professional organisations.
  • Develop specialist skills to assist the Trust in its strategic aims.
  • Tender for (and support others in preparing tenders for) historic building and built environment projects
  • Adhere to standards and guidance set out by the CIfA and ensure those working on projects comply with the same to ensure a high standard of professional compliance
  • Provide quality assurance through editing and review of Trust reports
  • Maintain records in line with the Trust’s project management and quality assurance policies
  • Represent the Trust in the public sphere as part of its commitment to community heritage, dissemination and widening participation


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.
  • The Trust will contribute 50% of the cost of one subscription to an approved professional body
  • (e.g. CIfA).
  • 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.
  • Travel, subsistence and free accommodation provided for staff working away.
  • Payment of CSCS test fee.


Further details on the Trust’s Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found at –


To apply, please send us your CV and covering letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and skills to

For an informal discussion please contact Michael Lobb ( or Gareth Davies ( on 0115 8967400.


Applications must be received by midnight Sunday 28th April.

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: