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Senior Archaeological Officer

  Suffolk County Council in Bury St Edmunds
   £33,782 per annum (pro rata if part time)
  Apply before: 30/01/2022
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  (01284) 741231
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Suffolk County Council, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AY
Senior Archaeological Officer
£33,782 per annum (pro rata if part time)
37 hours per week (part time hours may be considered for this role)
Closing date: 11.30pm, 30 January 2022
Reference: 2645

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role.
A great opportunity to join Suffolk County Council's Archaeological Service as a Senior Archaeological Officer. You will contribute to the management and championing of the rich archaeological heritage of Suffolk – a county of countryside, coast, historic buildings and ancient settlements.    
Do you have a passion for archaeology and serving the people who access our services?
Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?
Can you be creative in promoting Suffolk’s archaeological heritage?
Your role and responsibilities
Your primary responsibility will be to provide professional advice into the planning process. You will be working to protect and promote the understanding and conservation of archaeological heritage, whilst supporting sustainable development. Suffolk will see delivery of a number of large-scale developments and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, and you will be responsible for providing advice on large schemes. This is an opportunity to influence and shape projects that contribute to archaeological research agendas.
Your work will bring you into contact with a wide range of customers and organisations, from developers, planning authorities, national agencies, consultants, archaeological contractors and parish councils. You will be a good communicator and negotiator, able to share your knowledge and build working relationships to achieve positive outcomes for archaeology, with the drive and enthusiasm to manage a busy workload.
You will:
* be an experienced archaeological professional, with a degree or equivalent relevant experience
* also have a good knowledge of British archaeology, an excellent understanding of fieldwork techniques and a good knowledge of how archaeology is managed in the planning system. 
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.
The team
Suffolk County Council’s Archaeological Service is part of the Natural and Historic Environment Team. We maintain the Historic Environment Record, provide archive services, deliver outreach to the public, and support the county’s planning authorities with development management casework and policy advice.
To find out more about us please visit:
Travelling requirements for your role
Frequent Travel Essential - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.
To find out more:
For an informal discussion, please contact Abby Antrobus, Archaeology Planning Services Manager, on (01284) 741231 or 

How to apply:
To apply and for further details, please visit:
Closing date: 11.30pm, 30 January 2022.

 Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings we are starting to explore and trial new hybrid and remote working practices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.
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