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Magnitude Surveys Ltd is a social enterprise and an independent provider of archaeological geophysics to the commercial, research and public outreach sectors. The company has grown into fielding seven full-time geophysical survey teams, with around 45 full-time staff members, having recently expanded into aerial surveys and non-heritage geophysical applications as well. We are planning for sustained growth in these sectors and now have opportunities arising for new positions created as part of a management expansion. Therefore, we are seeking an outgoing, self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills who is keen to help shape the trajectory a vibrant, dynamic company.
Magnitude Surveys’ base is conveniently located near rail, motorway and air links in the young and vibrant Bradford-Leeds area, our teams regularly undertake surveys across the UK, as well as Europe and the Crown Dependencies.
A relocation or signing bonus will be considered for the successful candidate. Other benefits include:
- A company-wide profit-share scheme, operating on a quarterly basis.
- The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled into the NEST workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions of up to 6%.
- The company offers a private healthcare scheme, which includes mental health and dental options. This scheme is offered on a medical history disregarded basis.
- Flexible working and hybrid-working options will be considered on an individual basis.
- Paid travel, accommodation and subsidence costs, if travel to site is required.
- Stipends are available for conference attendance, training, and other professional activities.
- Professional training and accreditation (e.g. CIfA memberships, CSCS membership) will be paid for.
- Magnitude Surveys offers 28 days holiday including bank holidays, in addition to the paid company shutdown between Christmas and New Year.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- High quality PPE provided for relevant staff
The Post-Fieldwork Manager will oversee the delivery of post-fieldwork project elements, ensuring they are delivered to a consistent and high-quality standard. These elements include report production and quality control, data deposition and archiving, and client and stakeholder engagement. The role will primarily entail managing a group of Project Officers, who are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day elements of services from commission to completion, and a dedicated Reporting Officer.
- Manage a team of Projects Officers working on post-fieldwork elements of heritage and non-heritage geophysical surveys, as well as UAV surveys.
- Ensure uniformity in quality excellence for post-fieldwork services (e.g. reporting, client management, archiving).
- Responsible for ensuring the Projects Team meets reporting budget targets and timescales.
- Contribute to the development of workplace systems and procedures.
- Staff development, including identifying reporting and reporting management training needs and coordinating the delivery to colleagues.
- Sign off and approve geophysical survey and UAV survey reports.
- Provide advice on reporting programming to the Programme Manager.
- Lead on the creation of social media and community projects content.
- Keep abreast of industry and regional standards and guidelines and ensuring that work is undertaking to these requirements.
- Experience in project management and/or leading teams is essential, particularly if this entailed client management or stakeholder engagement.
- A geophysical and/or remote sensing background or knowledge is desirable.
- Experience in writing and checking technical and/or archaeological reports is essential.
- Experience in producing publications is desirable.
- Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at ACIfA or MCIfA grade is desirable.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills and previous experiences of managing or mentoring individuals.
- Understanding of project budgets and associated costs is desirable.
- Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website.
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.
- Applications through employment agencies or those not submitted through the website will not be accepted.
- For further information about the position, please contact Finnegan Pope-Carter at email@example.com or 01274 926020.