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Senior Conservation Archaeologist

  Peak District National Park Authority in Bakewell, Derbyshire
   £27,041 to £29,577 per annum
  Apply before: 30/01/2022
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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37 hours per week (part-time work or job sharing will be considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Peak District National Park for the Senior Conservation Archaeologist role. The post is available for one year, to provide maternity cover.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced applicant to join our busy Cultural Heritage team. Your work will help us to protect and enhance the archaeology, historic environment and landscapes of the Peak District National Park. You will provide specialist conservation advice, support and guidance both internally and externally, and help the team deliver effective and integrated conservation advice.

Key aspects of the role include:
• giving pre-application advice and guidance on the historic environment, and archaeological sites in particular, to our planning teams
• responding to planning application consultations with known or potential archaeological impact and where archaeological building recording is required
• liaising with archaeological consultants and contractors, developers and their agents and conducting monitoring visits
• providing archaeological advice and consultation responses for other land management activity (e.g. Countryside Stewardship applications)
• addressing heritage at risk and providing conservation and management advice for Scheduled Monuments (through liaison with Historic England) and non-designated heritage assets
• using a wide range of sources including Historic Environment Records and other data sets to inform your decisions
• giving support and advice on archaeological matters to community groups
• developing and delivering heritage-focussed public engagement activities
• contributing to policy and strategic documents

You will provide figures and analysis for annual reports, and will contribute to other historic environment projects as they arise.

You will have a degree or post-graduate qualification in archaeology or heritage management or other relevant discipline. You will have good knowledge of British archaeology of all periods and experience in archaeological fieldwork in the UK. You will preferably have experience of delivering archaeological advice within the development management process but this role also offers an opportunity to grow your skills. You will have a good knowledge of heritage and archaeology in relation to planning policy, legislation and best practice guidance. You will be motivated and have both a good eye for detail and an appreciation of the wider context. CIfA membership at the appropriate level is desirable.

A driving licence is essential as the role involves site meetings and monitoring visits across the Peak District National Park.

We have a commitment to work-life balance and can offer a flexible working pattern and a blend of office and homeworking. W also offer a generous 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays and free parking at most of our sites. For more information on our benefits please see our Total Rewards Brochure which is attached above.

For further information and to apply please go to our careers site 

The Peak District National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.




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