SENIOR PROJECT MANAGERS
based in Oxford
Salary range £29,189 to £38,298 (based on experience)
Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensure that we work on the most exciting and varied projects and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.
OA South is based in Oxford and continues to expand and develop its portfolio of important archaeological work. We deliver major fieldwork projects in the south and midlands of England and we also work in partnership with the company’s other regional offices on major programmes elsewhere in the UK. We take pride in Oxford Archaeology’s ethos of professionalism in commercial delivery and academic rigour in our published output. We hope to appoint individuals who can manage both field-work and post-excavation programmes with equal capacity and who can bring archaeological expertise that strengthens both the projects in their portfolio and the management team’s breath of expertise as a whole.
Due to an expanding portfolio of work, we are seeking to appoint a number of Senior Project Managers to join our highly successful and respected fieldwork department at OA South in Oxford. The successful candidates will report to the OA South Head of Fieldwork and will manage a range of archaeological and cultural heritage investigations and projects.
Whether you are just starting out in project management or have many years of experience we would like to hear from you. OA South’s existing Project Managers have a wealth of expertise and our philosophy of team working and mentoring creates an environment where staff at all stages of their careers can grow and make the most of the amazing opportunities on offer. If you are looking for career advancement and a challenging and satisfying working environment this is the role for you.
These are full time roles based in our Oxford office.
• Expert general knowledge and understanding of archaeology, particularly British archaeology,
and the principles, practices, procedures and processes relevant to archaeological investigations.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of current legislation, related policies, issues of
practice and strategies for reducing risks in the area of health and safety, as it relates to archaeological investigations and practice.
• Ability to manage archaeological investigations from small to large scale projects and of all
levels of complexity and undertake the full range of investigation tasks and techniques.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of project management procedures, the ability to
confidently and competently undertake project management, including budget and programme management.
• Ability to use project management tools (including the use of spreadsheets and other relevant
• Understanding of the various forms of contract (e.g. NEC3, JCT, ICE) under which archaeological investigations may be implemented.
• Well-developed analytical and report writing skills, to ensure that the investigation primary
data and subsequent interpretative data are presented accurately and appropriately.
• Ability to pass on one’s expertise to others including less experienced staff, colleagues, the
general public and/or other professionals.
• Well-developed and effective communication skills, including negotiation skills, specifically
with clients, stakeholders, staff, management, and colleagues.
• Ability to manage the performance and development of teams or individuals, including
allocation of duties, monitor and assess performance, and provide feedback, guidance and training appropriately. This includes the ability to deal with poor performance appropriately.
• Understand and operate according to the principles and practices related to continuous
improvement, equal opportunity, team building, leadership, and motivating staff and how these relate to the importance of human resource development and organisational effectiveness.
• Ability to understand and adhere to the organisational structure and lines of accountability
relevant to this post and to any specific project.
• Demonstrate a flexible approach and a willingness to innovate
• Ability to drive.
Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the MCIfA level. In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
• Competitive salary £29,189 to £38,298 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate).
• 36 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
• Local government pension scheme (LGPS).
• Training and opportunities for career progression.
• 100% of CIfA subscription fees, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the equivalent of ACIfA level).
• Childcare vouchers.
• Cycle to work scheme.
If you would like to discuss the role and opportunities on offer please contact in complete confidence David Score, OA South Head of Fieldwork, email@example.com (07725 782591) or Ken Welsh, OA South Regional Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org (07500 446830)
If you would like to join the team responsible for some of the most exciting archaeological projects in the UK and be part of a respected and established organisation at the forefront of British archaeology please apply by completing an application form, available from:
Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to: Human Resources
Janus House Osney Mead Oxford
Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.
Closing Date: Sunday 7 October 2018
Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.
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