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Senior Consultant

  ADAS in Oxford / Bristol / Birmingham / Kent
   Snr. Consultant £29,000-£36,000 DOE
  Apply before: 31/05/2022
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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ADAS is seeking a Senior Archaeology Consultant on a full-time, permanent basis. This is a hybrid home and office based, applicants must be flexible and prepared to travel to client sites across the UK, predominately in the South of England

You will be joining our successful Archaeology and Historic Building business, a highly skilled team focused on providing historic environment advice and consultancy throughout the planning process from pre-land acquisition to the discharge of planning conditions.

This position would suit an ambitious and experienced archaeologist, or heritage consultant who is looking to advance their career in business development and client relationship management.

With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out archaeological and cultural heritage desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis and report writing, liaising with client and statutory bodies as necessary
  • Producing WSIs, carrying out archaeological watching briefs and producing fieldwork reports for small-scale projects
  • Carrying out and supporting sales activities
  • Working with the team leader on sales initiatives to develop business with existing clients and to grow the archaeology business with new clients
  • Leading trial trenching evaluation and small-scale excavations
  • Quality checking the reports
  • Training and mentoring junior colleagues

Person Specification:

  • A full driving licence will be required as will the need for flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location Occasional weekend working may be required, which will be agreed in advance
  • A working knowledge of ArchGIS is desirable
  • Previous professional experience working in an archaeological fieldwork or heritage consultancy role
  • A valid CSCS card
  • Demonstrable experience of writing high quality technical reports, for example desk-based assessments, archaeological fieldwork reports, for archaeological fieldwork and/or heritage consultancy projects is desirable
  • Practitioner Level of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA)
  • ACIFA or MCIfA Level of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists


  • Excellent training and personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working 
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership
  • Full PPE, laptop, work mobile as standard, and accommodation and car hire will be paid for fieldwork jobs as and when required

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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About Us

Working alongside landowners, farmers, and growers since 1946, we have been providing ideas, specialist knowledge, and solutions to secure our food and enhance the environment for over 75 years.

Our aim is to help address the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations working in food production and the natural environment, and we continue to thrive by attracting innovative thinkers into our workforce. 

We currently have over 400 employees delivering solutions in 60 specialist subjects, making us the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services, research and development, and policy advice. Whether you want to work on national or international projects, we can provide a varied career in a wide array of industries and public sector services. 

ADAS is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, RSK Group consists of over 120 businesses and employs over 7,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.


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