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Survey Officer (Geomatics)

  Trent and Peak Archaeology in Nottingham
   £21,850 - £26,931 p.a (depending on experience)
  Apply before: 22/04/2018
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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Trent & Peak Archaeology is the oldest established archaeological unit in the East Midlands, and since 2011 we have been part of York Archaeological Trust. YAT provides a unique and exciting employment opportunity, combining world famous heritage attractions such as Jorvik, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination and public engagement.

Trent & Peak Archaeology has traditionally had a strong regional focus, with a particular emphasis on floodplain archaeology, geo-archaeology and the aggregates sector. In recent years, our commercial operations have greatly expanded into other sectors, including housing and infrastructure schemes. 

We are looking for a suitably experienced individual to take a lead role in all stages of digital and non-digital site-based measured survey, report illustration through to publication level. The role will encompass both site-based and office work. 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.

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 20 days + 8 days bank holiday, 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.
• Transport to all sites will be provided for Project Archaeologists.
• 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 -

  • Enthusiastic and positive outlook, willing to embrace new challenges and acquire new skills.
  • Committed to maintaining a safe working environment, in adherence with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • Demonstrable survey experience and a thorough understanding of the factors influencing data collection and the choice of techniques.
  • Proficient in the use of GNSS, total station, terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry in archaeological survey.
  • A strong working knowledge in some or all of the following: GIS, CAD, Adobe Illustrator and 3D modelling packages.
  • Ability to accurately process, merge, manage and archive survey data.
  • Comfortable with an element of team leadership and staff training.
  • Willingness to engage with protocols and quality assurance systems.
  • Commitment to industry best practice and to remaining appraised of new technologies and applications.
  • Input into the costing and delivery of projects.
  • Whilst the role would be predominantly Nottingham based, occasional stay-away may be required.

Please see the supporting job descriptions and person specifications to assess your suitability for the role. A job description and person spec are available at - Please send a covering letter and accompanying CV to

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Michael Lobb (Project Manager - Geomatics) on 07950719744. 

Closing date: Completed application forms must be submitted by midnight Sunday 22nd April. 



Please quote BAJR in your application.

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