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  Hull City Council in Humber Archaeology Partnership, Hull
   £36876 - £39782
  Apply before: 02/10/2020
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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The post:

Humber Field Archaeology are seeking an experienced manager to head our organisation, which is a self-financing section within Hull City Council. The post provides an exciting opportunity to lead this well-recognised, established and friendly team and includes formulating strategy and direction for our current and future work, monitoring and evaluating budgets, performance and marketing in order to promote and sustain long-term viability and growth. The successful candidate should possess experience of budgetary control and project planning, be forward-looking, proactive and adept at collaborative working.

The location:

The post is based at our offices in Hull, Yorkshire’s Maritime City. Humber Field Archaeology operate chiefly within Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and the surrounding area. This is a region with a rich diversity of archaeology. Current work includes multi-period sites in the Great Wold Valley, an Iron Age cemetery of the Arras Culture, an intensive landscape of Iron Age and Roman occupation and industry with pottery and iron manufacture, plus work on Hull’s post-medieval defences and Hull Minster undertaken as part of large infrastructure projects. Hull is a dynamic city which has seen almost £3bn of private and public investment since 2013, including £300m investment in cultural infrastructure, the £80m regeneration of the Fruit Market area and £25m in public realm investment. In 2017 we welcomed 1.35 million visitors to the city during its period as City of Culture.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • education to at least degree level in archaeology or a closely-related subject
  • a good knowledge of British archaeology 
  • substantial experience at managing archaeological projects including interpretation and phasing of excavations 
  • proven skills in tendering and the preparation of project costs, budgetary control and financial management 
  • experience in the legal frameworks within which archaeological contractors work 
  • substantial experience of editing and compiling archaeological reports 
  • a demonstrable publication record including papers within recognised journals and/or contributions to monographs 
  • substantial knowledge of best practice within the archaeological profession 
  • experience of managing and recruiting staff 
  • excellent communication and inter-personal skills 
  • an ability to prioritise workloads 
  • a self-motivated and proactive approach 
  • a full driving licence
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