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Regional Manager

  York Archaeological Trust in York
   £36,685 to £40,339 p.a. (dependent on experience)
  Apply before: 10/12/2021
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  07825 753931
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The York Archaeological Trust, with archaeology and heritage operations now renamed as York Archaeology, provides a unique employment opportunity, combining world famous heritage attractions, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination and public engagement.

Ready for a new challenge? We are pleased to offer this exciting chance for an imaginative and dynamic individual to take on a key leadership role in a new phase in YAT’s history. Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022, we are committed to building on the vision that led from the Coppergate excavation to the Jorvik Viking Centre, DIG, and the annual Viking Festival (, with a resurgent pioneer spirit of innovation to deliver benefits from archaeology and cultural heritage. 

To help in our mission, we need a new regional manager to lead the operations out of our York office and collaborate with our offices in Nottingham and Sheffield. Our York office has traditionally had a strong regional focus, with a particular emphasis on urban archaeology projects and has taken a leadership role in the development of approaches. In recent years we have begun to expand our operations into rural archaeology in Yorkshire and the north of England, embracing specialisms such as geo-archaeology, and new sectors (aggregates housing, infrastructure). This is an ongoing project.

Working closely with our senior leadership team, the role will comprise overseeing the delivery of professional archaeological services via a team of experienced Project Managers, whilst growing our client base and scale of operation. You will also have a keen eye for opportunities, in collaboration with our wider team, to deploy YA’s expertise in the delivery of public benefit and positive social impacts through archaeology/heritage. This extends to exciting opportunities to contribute to new initiatives in public engagement, education, research and publication, via conventional and digital platforms, building on the achievements of our world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre.

If you feel you have relevant experience and skills and are ready for change and a fresh role in a unique organisation, or are just curious, get in touch and explore the possibilities.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of UK commercial archaeology, safe working practices and experience of the costing and management of a wide range of projects of varying complexity and periods with all that entails. Experience of operating at a strategic level, in a leadership role and/or experience of change management would also be advantageous. Above all, we want evidence of enthusiasm, a questioning but positive mindset, a proactive approach to challenges, and a keen desire to move beyond the conventional limits of commercial archaeology to shape a better future through heritage.

A permanent contract will be available for the successful candidate subject to completion of a probationary period. 

What we offer:

An opportunity to help deliver the vision and become part of a ground-breaking adventure to push the boundaries of what archaeology and cultural heritage can offer in the UK and beyond.
The Trust also provides its employees with a varied range of benefits and rewards:
•       Company pension scheme where the Trust and employee each pay 3.5% of total earnings
•       31 days paid annual leave (23 days + 8 Bank Holidays), rising to 36 including Bank Holidays after 5 years employment
•       Option to buy back up to 15 additional holidays each year
•       Commuting season ticket loans
•       Loans to purchase bikes to cycle to work
•       Death in Service benefit of twice annual salary for permanent staff
•       Dependant’s leave
•       Compassionate leave
•       Public Duties leave
•       Enhanced maternity pay after 2 years employment.
•       Two weeks enhanced paternity pay after 2 years employment
•       Generous Sick pay for all staff on permanent or fixed-term contracts
•       50% Professional membership reimbursement (e.g. CIfA)
•       Free eye tests for computer users and £50 reimbursement for the cost of prescribed glasses
•       Professional independent Occupational Health support for appropriate referrals
•       Access to a free independent and confidential counselling service
•       Free admission for staff plus family and friends to our five York Visitor Attractions including  our JORVIK Viking Centre
•       25% discount on merchandise at our Attractions
•       Discounts to Trust Events at applicable events
•       Travel and subsistence arrangements for staff working away
•       Uniform or Personal Protective Equipment for relevant roles

Further details on the Trusts Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found at -

A full job description and person specification  are available at –

Application: Please send a CV and Covering Letter to Gareth Davies (

For an informal discussion please contact Gareth Davies (Head of Archaeology) on mobile 07825 753931




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