HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT RESEARCHER
Ref: SHEFFHER 07.18
Assistant Supervisor Grade: Salary £20,333 - £21,738 per annum
Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK. We are a registered charity and we invest our profits to deliver public benefit by gathering and creating knowledge about the past, interpreting and sharing it. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people.
We are seeking a bright and motivated individual to join our Consultancy team in Sheffield.
You will have a good degree in archaeology or a related subject, have a keen and clear interest in documentary and archive research, have a good understanding of the use and application of GIS in heritage and an awareness of heritage legislation and planning policy. You may be working in heritage and archaeology already or just be starting out in your career. Most importantly you will be willing to learn to be a Heritage Consultant. No previous experience is necessary, but you will have to demonstrate aptitude and that you are motivated by and comprehend the challenge of managing the effects of change to the Historic Environment.
The team work on a wide range of projects across the country, so no two days will be the same. As a company we are involved in some of the most high-profile development projects in the UK in both the terrestrial and marine environment. But what really defines the Consultancy Team is the diversity of the work we do, from large-scale infrastructure EIA to working with a private client to convert a historic barn – the ability to adapt and to tailor our work to meet the needs of the client is at the core of what we do.
Based in Sheffield, you will be part of a much larger team based in offices across the country and there is a strong ethos of collaboration team effort and team working. The successful candidate will learn all the skills to write robust and accurate desk-based assessments covering all aspects of the historic environment across the UK.
Initially, you will be trained to undertake accurate and robust research; write historic environment desk-based assessments and impact assessments. There will then be opportunities to learn how to undertake settings assessments and develop a well-rounded understanding of current guidance on this matter. There will also be opportunities to work on historic buildings and assist with research, recording and reporting.
This role is offered as an office-based, full-time appointment to our core team. You should be at least a non-accredited member of the CIfA with a view to obtaining accredited membership at Practitioner Level within the first 12 months of employment. You will hold a valid full UK driving licence. All relevant H&S training will be provided.
You will be expected to visit sites and documentary archives within and around the north of England with occasional travel further afield, with some overnight stays required.
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) with a copy of their CV and covering letter; returned by e-mail to email@example.com. Applications must be received by close of business on Monday 20th August 2018. Interviews will be held at our Sheffield office soon after that date.
Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’, or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.