The Archaeology Planning Advisory Service, a Shared Service based within Total Environment at Cheshire West and Chester Council, seeks to appoint an experienced Development Management Archaeologist to contribute to the provision of archaeological planning advice to the host authority, Cheshire East Council, Warrington Borough Council, and Halton Borough Council.
Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.
The Archaeology Planning Advisory Service (APAS) is a shared service covering Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton. We provide advice on development management, land use change, archaeological policies and legislation, and maintain the Cheshire Historic Environment Record (HER).
As an experienced development planning archaeologist you will, ideally, have a degree in archaeology or a related subject and at least three years relevant experience. You will be able to demonstrate significant experience of assessing the impact of development proposals on archaeological remains, the provision of appropriate advice to planning authorities, the production of specifications for archaeological work, the approval of project designs by archaeological contractors, and the monitoring of fieldwork and post excavation programmes.
A sound knowledge of British archaeology, fieldwork techniques, and relevant planning policy and guidance is essential and you should be familiar with computerised HER systems, ideally HBSMR and QGIS. The ability to work effectively in a busy multi-disciplinary partnership environment and to meet deadlines is essential.