Orkney Islands Council - Education, Leisure & Housing
Lifelong Learning & Inclusion
Orkney College UHI
Senior Projects Manager – Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA and ORCA Marine) (Ref: ORK01628)
35 hours per week
Temporary for a period up to 31 January 2019 in the first instance (with potential for extension)
£37,492 - £39,646 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
An exciting opportunity has become available to work in the dynamic environment of ORCA archaeology projects unit, which wishes to appoint a replacement Senior Project Manager to be responsible for the inception and strategic management of ORCA’s commercial, outreach and grant-funded activity.
ORCA is a highly active archaeology projects unit housed within Orkney College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands. The unit provides a wide range of land-based and marine archaeological services in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland region and beyond (http://www.orca-archaeology.org/).
The post holder is required to deliver archaeological contract services from project initiation to publication, and will have overall responsibility for the management of ORCA staff in all aspects of their work and professional development. The successful applicant will manage all aspects of ORCA’s work and be responsible for the overall initiation, planning, control, management, co-ordination and safe implementation of a wide variety of projects, with funding from a diverse range of sources.
Therefore, candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of managing archaeological projects, and of delivering timely, cost-effective projects of the highest professional standards. The successful applicant will be energetic and dynamic, driving business development and initiatives, with a desire to develop new areas of work and extend ORCA’s client base.
Applicants must hold an Honours Degree in Archaeology or equivalent, and be a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, or an equivalent level of experience and a willingness to join.
The successful applicant will be required to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations to meet the operational requirements of the Service.
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.
Prospective applicants for this exciting opportunity are invited to discuss the post by contacting Jane Downes, Director of the UHI Archaeology Institute on 01856 569320 or Paul Sharman, Senior Project Manager, ORCA/ORCA Marine on 01856 569346.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date for applications.
Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/orkney
Closing Date: Sunday 30 April 2017
Please note that interview/resettlement expenses will be paid for this post.