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Senior / Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Consultant

  IAC Archaeology Ltd. in Ireland / UK
   Senior Consultant: £34-£39,000 - Consultant: £29-£33,000
  Apply before: 28/01/2022
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Senior Archaeological & Cultural Heritage Consultant       Archaeological & Cultural Heritage Consultant

LOCATION Ireland & / or UK - IAC Archaeology Ltd. Offices in Kilcoole, Co Wicklow Ireland / Belfast, Northern Ireland & Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK. Flexibility to work remotely (subject to agreement).

DURATION: Full-time (37.5 hour-week Mon-Fri.)/ potential for part-time (subject to agreement). Contract: Immediate start, permanent position (pending suitability and probation).
REMUNERATION: €40-46,000 (£34-£39,000.00) per annum (Senior subject to experience) / €34,000-€39,000.00 (£29-£33,000.00) per annum (consultant subject to experience )

BACKGROUND: IAC Archaeology is Ireland’s largest archaeological consultancy with an expanding team and client-base in the UK. We work with a wide variety of Clients and across sectors from transport and utilities to commercial and residential developments. We have a large portfolio of largescale and long-term public sector infrastructure projects and major commercial developments that we are currently working on and we are looking to expand our dedicated and highly professional consultancy team to service these projects.,

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primarily focused & working with the team in Ireland, we anticipate your involved in projects across the UK. We would expect you to be providing high quality archaeological advice and support to a variety of private and public-sector clients on major infrastructural projects. Please note that there is the flexibility to work remotely hence we would hope the role would appeal to any potential candidate across both Ireland & the UK. We would also be interested to discuss the opportunity with any professionals available only in a part time capacity.  
Responsibilities will include:

  • The preparation of archaeological assessments as part of the planning application process; screening and scoping reports as part of the EIAR process and EIAR chapters as part of a variety of large-scale development. Responsibilities will also include the compilation of constraints studies and route selection assessments, which form part of the development of large-scale infrastructure developments.
  • Compiling impact assessments in relation to the archaeological and cultural heritage resource and devising mitigation measures for same.
  • Undertaking field inspections as part of the assessment process, in order to identify recorded and previously unrecorded sites of archaeological and cultural heritage potential.
  • Liaising with statutory and non-statutory authorities, as well as project design teams and clients.
  • Managing sub-contractors, where additional specialist surveys are required as part of the consultancy process.
  • Providing expert witness services for archaeology and cultural heritage at Oral Hearing, as well as responding to submissions and attending workshops.


  • Minimum BA/BSc Degree in Archaeology (Any postgraduate qualifications in EIA would be a particular advantage, along with any qualifications relating to the built heritage resource)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience within archaeological consultancy (in either the UK or Ireland)
  • Robust knowledge of the Irish and/or UK Planning system in relation to archaeology and heritage and a thorough knowledge of archaeology and heritage subject matter and the application of policy. Please note we would welcome UK based applicants and we would provide training on the Irish Planning system
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, ability to work individually and as part of a team, thrive under pressure and able to work to tight deadlines. Flexibility and a willingness to adapt to changing situations is critical.
  • Archaeological fieldwork  would be of benefit but not essential
  • Applicants should also be proficient in Word and Excel and in using GIS and mapmaking software (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS)
  • Highly motivated, conscientious and efficient approach to work.
  • A full clean driving licence.


  • Continuous training & development provided
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Employer contribution to pension scheme
  • Paid CIfA membership
  • Paid CSCS & Health and Safety Training


IAC is an equal-opportunities employer.
HOW TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and CV to by 5pm Friday 28th January 2022





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