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JBA Consulting are seeking to appoint a Consultant Archaeologist in our expanding archaeology and heritage team on a permanent, full-time basis. We are interested in a motivated archaeologist with a track record of delivering work and looking to develop their career.
As part of our dynamic Environment and Sustainability discipline, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting and varied projects. The majority of work is likely to be focussed on delivering projects on the Environment Agency’s Collaborative Delivery Framework in the South-East but will also include work on a range of other diverse projects. Our team has a national remit which will provide the successful candidate with an interesting and challenging workload. As a rapidly growing business stream you will be able to influence the development of a quality focussed service. You will be conducting site visits and research, preparing project reports, providing consultancy advice and support to both internal and external clients and contributing to the development of new business. You will have the opportunity to receive and deliver mentoring. We work across the historic environment and projects will encompass archaeology, historic buildings and historic landscapes.
The main responsibilities of the role include:
- Supporting the Principal and Senior Archaeologists in a range of heritage work across a variety of nationwide projects and mentoring early career team members.
- Input to and preparation of desk-based assessments, heritage statements, written schemes of investigation, environmental statement (ES) chapters and other formal written advice.
- Undertaking field visits, surveys and research visits across the UK.
- Carrying out heritage research and analysis and the assessment of significance of heritage assets.
- Contributing to the formulation of project strategies, including identifying potential heritage risks and opportunities, and contributing to the formulation of project programmes.
- Preparing and submitting Scheduled Monument Consent and Listed Building Consent applications.
- Liaising with County Archaeological Advisers, Historic England, Conservation Officers and other stakeholders.
- Assisting with project management and implementing quality and health and safety principles.
The role will be based out of our office at Haywards Heath, RG16 3BW, although alternative office locations in the South would be considered for the right candidate. We can offer agile/hybrid working which allows a balance of home working alongside days when you will attend the office to deliver the business needs.
For further information:
Contact Phil Moore on tel 01274 714269 or email email@example.com.
Core skills required for the role:
- A degree (or equivalent) in archaeology, heritage management or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience.
- Understanding of issues relating to archaeology, historic buildings and historic landscapes undertaking assessments across these types of cultural heritage.
- Demonstrable experience in the commercial archaeology and heritage sector.
- Understanding of the UK planning system and key legislation, policy and guidance.
- Membership of CIfA and/or IHBC or willingness to become accredited.
- Valid UK driving licence. Subsistence and travel are paid if applicable.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge and understanding of geoarchaeology and palaeoenvironmental archaeology.
- Experience of assessing effects on the setting of heritage assets.
- Built heritage recording.
- Knowledge and understanding of marine and inter tidal heritage issues.
- Supervision and oversight of archaeological fieldwork.
- Tendering and business development including the preparation of fee proposals and project costs.
- Experience of GIS and CAD software packages.
Who we are looking for:
Successful candidates will be excellent communicators and be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently. You may have private sector consultancy experience already or be moving from a public sector or commercial fieldwork role and looking for new and exciting challenges. You will have an aptitude for learning and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
We value professional accreditation and candidates should be members of CIfA and/or IHBC or willing to work to towards accreditation. The successful candidate will have previous experience of undertaking archaeological and heritage assessments and the production of reports.
The right candidate will have:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience and confidence in talking to a variety of audiences.
- Concise and clear report writing skills.
- The ability to work effectively independently and within teams.
- The motivation and initiative to be able to prioritise your own workload.
What we offer:
A competitive salary is available depending on qualifications and experience, together with a comprehensive benefits package. The JBA Group is an employee-owned company and staff qualify for profit share after a minimum length of service.
The JBA Group is committed to looking after the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff, and as such it offers an inclusive benefits package which includes Group Income Protection; a health cash plan; contributory pension scheme; and a competitive annual leave entitlement that increases with qualifying service plus the option to buy more days.
Please apply by completing a JBA application form and returning with a current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org