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Senior Archaeological Officer

  Suffolk County Council in Bury St Edmunds
   £32,910 (pro rata for part time)
  Apply before: 29/10/2020
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  0345 601 4412
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Suffolk County Council, Bury Resource Centre, Hollow Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AY
Senior Archaeological Officer

£32,910 (pro rata for part time)
37 hpw
1 year fixed term
Ref: SCC05607
Fixed term / Secondment 1 year (Secondment cover).

This is an exciting opportunity to join Suffolk County Council's well-respected Archaeology Service. As a Senior Archaeology Officer, you will be responsible for providing conservation advice and monitoring archaeological investigations and mitigation across a portfolio of development sites, including some Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, in one of the richest areas of historic environment in England. You will also provide advice to local planning authorities, Neighbourhood Plans, and a range of other projects. You will also be able to apply any specialist knowledge or experience you have to support other activities. You will need to work effectively with local planning authorities, developers and contractors to secure the best outcomes for Suffolk's historic environment and be flexible and adaptable in managing your workload. 

You will be working as part of a small team that as well as providing professional advice and support to planning and development control, also provides Finds Recording and archiving services, maintains and enhances the Historic Environment Record (HER), and hosts a range of research and archaeological outreach projects, including the National Lottery Heritage Funded Rendlesham Revealed Project.

The team has an office base in Bury St Edmunds but currently most staff are working from home in accordance with Suffolk County Council's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This rare opportunity is as a result of an existing member of the team being seconded to Historic England for 12 months.


For an informal chat contact Tim De-Keyzer, Head of Natural and Historic Environment, on 07732 604171.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, 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 are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

Apply online at: or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref. SCC05607

Closing date 29 October 2020.

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. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. 
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