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Technical Director/Associate Director (Archaeology)
Wardell Armstrong LLP is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK employing approx. 500 staff. We have been providing expert archaeological, heritage and geophysical services for over 25 years, during which time we have demonstrated our ability to provide effective and commercially aware advice to a wide range of clients throughout the UK. Our Archaeology and Heritage services team is based across 6 of Wardell Armstrong’s 13 offices; Bolton, Birmingham, Bury St Edmunds, Carlisle, London and Stoke. Our post-ex hubs in Carlisle and Bury St Edmunds are home to our purpose-built facilities, which provide finds analysis, palaeoenvironmental processing and analysis, post-excavation reporting, publication, and outreach. We are passionate and ambitious. We can offer excellent experience, project ownership and a genuine chance to thrive and develop professionally.
The Bolton office comprises c. 65 multidisciplinary technical staff, including a highly skilled and successful team of Archaeologists. The team works closely with the wider business which employs approx. 90 archaeologists, making us one of the larger independent archaeological practices in the UK. The team are involved in the delivery of a diverse range of projects, from assisting developers discharge planning conditions to working on large, nationally significant infrastructure projects.
We are looking for a skilled, ambitious and strategic thinking Technical Director or Associate Director with strong leadership skills to assist the senior management team in the day to day management and leadership of the fieldwork team. This particular role primarily involves logistics and resourcing, client/planning archaeologist liaison and responding to enquiries. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong financial management skills including winning projects and preparing estimates and fee proposals. The successful candidate would be supported by the Regional Director, Service Directors and the wider business/Head Office support teams.
We are keen to hear from candidates who are proactive, highly skilled and experienced archaeologists with a proven ability to liaise with clients, agree contract work terms and manage a field team with a range of experience.
The role would suit ambitious candidates who are currently Senior Project Officers or experienced Project Managers.
- A recognised/relevant degree;
- Experienced in managing people and teams;
- Strong communication and leadership qualities
- Business development ability;
- Robust commercial management skills;
- Ideally an accredited Member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (MCIFA).
- Excellent subsistence package in addition to travel allowance and single occupancy accommodation.
- Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.
- Payment of a relevant professional subscription (CIfA).
- 24 days annual leave per year.
- Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.
- Inclusion in the Firm's Critical Illness Cover Policy.
- Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.
- Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
- Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
- Long service awards.
- Cycle to Work Scheme.
- Travel Loans.
- Recruitment Bounty Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Expenses for eye tests
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please submit your CV and a Covering Letter via our website www.wardell-armstrong.com/careers