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Current Job and Secondment Vacancies


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Working for York Archaeological Trust


York Archaeological Trust operates out of four UK offices: York, Sheffield, Glasgow and Nottingham and is made up of two divisions: Archaeology and Heritage and Attractions and Events. We employ a wide variety of roles in our Archaeology & Heritage offices and York-based Attractions and in this section, you can find out more about the kinds of jobs we do, the people who do them and what we are all working towards. You’ll also find out how we reward our people, what vacancies are currently available and answers to those frequently asked questions.

With York Archaeological Trust Trust, you will be joining a unique organisation, committed to illuminating the past’s importance.

Details on how to get in touch as well as current job vacancies can be found at the bottom of the page.


Developing our People


The Trust is committed to help our teams and individuals learn and develop. Our overall Strategy is communicated and reviewed with all staff and reflects our vision for the Trust; to be a great place to work and volunteer providing rewarding workplace jobs and opportunities.

One of our Strategy Aims is to have skilled, trained and motivated staff and volunteers and this means developing and reviewing how we communicate, reviewing performance, develop training plans and how we reward and recognise people.

Through a company–wide commitment to a Performance Appraisal process, we can identify training needs and future aims to ensure we equip our people with role related training and clear personal objectives.

We encourage Continuous Professional Development for all roles. Within our Attractions & Events Division, we actively engage all new employees in a programme of essential training courses, including, Customer Care, Disability Awareness, Health & Safety, local Tourism Industry knowledge and on job training, to ensure our visitors get the best experience at our Attractions and events.

We also promote an active secondment scheme; the details of which, can be found here.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who do I contact if I have a question about a vacancy on the website?

Either email the person detailed in the advert to who completed application forms should be sent or contact HR directly on the email address.

At what stage do you take up References?

We take up references when a job offer has been made and accepted.

What documentation is needed during the recruitment process?

If you are successful, you will need to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. For some other roles, you may be required to provide other documentation e.g. proof of relevant qualifications. These requirements would be made clear to you.

When will I know about the outcome of my application?

After the closing date, selection for interviews will be made and invites to interview will be emailed / posted or made via a phone call.

Can I request feedback?

Due to high volumes of interest, we can supply feedback only post interview. Please contact the person who you submitted your application to or email and HR will be able to forward your enquiry onto the relevant person.

Are there opportunities to volunteer with York Archaeological Trust?

York Archaeological Trust offers various volunteering opportunities. For full details visit our Volunteering section.


What rewards and benefits do employees of YAT receive?

The Trust provides its employees with a varied range of benefits and rewards:

  • Company pension scheme, where both the Employee and Employer contribute.

  • Annual leave entitlement on joining is 28 days including bank holidays, rising to 33 days including bank holidays after 5 years service.

  • Additional ‘Buy Back’ Annual Holiday purchase scheme of an additional one or two weeks.

  • Free Eye tests for VDU users plus £50 off the cost of prescribed glasses

  • Free access our 5 York Attractions including the JORVIK Viking Centre for our employees, plus family and friends.

  • 25% discount on Attractions retail goods and souvenirs.

  • Discounts to Trust Events, at applicable events.

  • A uniform / PPE for relevant roles.

  • Travel and subsistence arrangements for staff working away.


For More Information


If you need to contact us about a vacancy please contact the HR Manager via the following options:

Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions section, as this may answer some of your initial questions.



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