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  Headland Archaeology (UK) Limited in Headland Midlands and West – Hereford
   £30,000–£40,000 depending on experience
  Apply before: 22/12/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01432 364901
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We are recruiting  project managers to join Headland’s M&W office based in the historic Marches town of Hereford. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and growing company that strives to balance exciting archaeological projects with a business-like approach, alongside building the careers of our staff.

The position will involve preparation of tenders and the running of both field and office-based projects. You will be expected to use your archaeological experience to advise clients and to support colleagues as projects progress. The sort of person we’d like to employ would need:

  • a desire to learn, develop and lead, underpinned by a good knowledge of British Archaeology and UK planning legislation;
  • a proven track record in commercial archaeology;
  • the ability to manage and develop field and specialist teams and taking projects through to publication;
  • an appetite for working closely with clients
The team you will join - The team at Hereford comprises 13 core staff and is intending to grow! We are working on an exciting and very varied range of projects across Wales, the West Midlands and the South West. In particular we are looking forward in 2018 to involvement in high profile national infrastructure schemes. The company is passionate about archaeology and very focused on training, so not only can you expect to receive training but our project officers are encouraged to get involved with the development of junior staff. This year has already seen the appointment of a full-time training officer to facilitate this process.   
It’s not all about work - The Hereford office can trace its roots back to the early 1970’s, and one of the original rescue archaeology Excavation Committees. Established as part of Headland in 2009 our new office is located within the site of a former WWII munitions factory over-looked by an Iron Age hill fort. It is housed in a modern office/warehouse complex. We have redesigned the interior to provide a mixture of office, meeting space and staff rest area alongside a finds and soil processing suite with plentiful car parking outside. The city centre is about 10-15 minutes’ drive away or 10 minutes’ cycle ride.

Location - Hereford is one of only five statutorily designated areas of archaeological importance in the country. Boasting continuous occupation from the 7th Century to present, it has well preserved Saxon and Medieval defences with a superb medieval cathedral at its centre. There are good sports and gym facilities in the city (including a leisure pool and climbing wall) as well as a wide variety of outdoor pursuits clubs covering climbing, sub-aqua, triathlon etc. It has a thriving nightlife with many late bars and clubs and a regular calendar of family-friendly festivals and events.

Hereford is located on the main line between Newport (South Wales) and Manchester. Cardiff is about an hour’s journey away by train, Worcester about 45 minutes. There are also some direct trains to London (3 hours). There are bus services running from local towns, although Leominster and Ledbury are both connected by rail to Hereford. A car is useful for exploring the wider countryside, the office is located about half an hour from the M50.

There are many other benefits to working with Headland such as support in joining CIfA and paying membership dues, an annual bonus scheme and a good company pension plan - see
Applicants must hold a clean driving licence and membership of the CIfA is preferred.

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Mike Kimber, Regional Contracting Manager, Midlands & West – 01432 364 901. Send CV and covering letter by email quoting reference number MWDEC17MGR to Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

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