Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:

Senior Built Heritage Consultant

Based in Sheffield, UK

REF: SHEFFHER 02.19

£27,000 to £31,000

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK. We are a registered charity and invest our profits to deliver public benefit by gathering and creating knowledge about the past, interpreting and sharing it. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people.  

The position:

With the continued expansion of consultancy work in the Northern region, we are seeking a bright and talented Senior Consultant to enhance our established Heritage Consultancy team in Sheffield. You will have expert technical knowledge of historic buildings and an understanding of relevant legislation and planning policy, and best practice and guidance on the assessment of the setting of heritage assets. 

You will work on a wide range of projects across the country helping our clients manage the effects of change to the Historic Environment. As a company we are involved in some of the most high-profile development projects in the UK in both the terrestrial, marine and built environment. But what really defines our Heritage Consultancy Team is the diversity of the work we do, from large-scale infrastructure EIA to working with a private client to repair and convert a historic building – the ability to adapt and to tailor our work to meet the needs of the client is at the core of what we do. 

As an experienced heritage professional, you will be educated to at least degree level and have a proven track record assessing the significance of the historic environment and the impacts of development upon it. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with an established professional skill area in built heritage, but a practical understanding of British archaeology is also essential. You will also be conversant in the interpretation and application of UK planning and legislation as relevant to the Historic Environment. 

Working as part of a small, collaborative team you’ll take on a wide range of projects across the country. 

Key purpose and responsibilities of the post include:

  • undertaking settings assessments and demonstrating a clear understanding of current guidance on this matter;
  • undertaking historic building appraisals/assessments, surveys (Level 1-4) and analysis;
  • undertaking historic environment desk-based assessments and impact assessments;
  • the preparation and development of project designs, estimating and organising resource requirements, developing programmes and schedules;
  • undertaking tendering for small-scale projects; and
  • undertaking accurate and robust research. 

You will hold valid appropriate H&S and other training certifications, or be willing to achieve them within 3 months, and a full UK driving licence.

You will also be expected to manage small projects and take part in business development as well as driving internal initiatives for the team. Whilst some consultancy or management level experience would be advantageous, the role may also suit a talented heritage consultant, project officer or buildings archaeologist wishing to take the next step in their career. 

Although this role is offered as an office-based, full-time appointment to our core team, Wessex Archaeology is committed to flexible working and we would be open to consider applicants seeking either part-time, or any other form of flexible working arrangement (e.g. home-working options). 

You should be ACIFA (or above) or a member of the IHBC – or be eligible to apply within 6 months.  

 

Employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary range in line with CIfA salary guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate). 50% contribution towards CIfA subscription fees;
  • A company Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • 22 days p.a. holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays) rising to 27 after 5 year’s continuous employment;
  • Paid sick leave from start of contract;
  • Immediate eligibility for inclusion in the group pension plan with an employer contribution of 4%;
  • Free accommodation provided for projects beyond reasonable travel distances, as well as an overnight subsistence payment (£15 per night, with a further £5 per night as breakfast contribution if in S/C accommodation);
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites;
  • High quality personal protective equipment;
  • Drivers are entitled to time in lieu in excess of the 7.4 working day;
  • Individual training and development, including free BAJR skills passport, HSE certification, mentoring, annual appraisal, personal development plans and career progression maps;
  • Life assurance scheme;
  • Bike2Work scheme.

 

Applications:

Applicants are invited to submit an application form (below) with a copy of their CV; and returned by email to wa.applications@wessexarch.co.uk

Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 29 March 2019. Interviews are planned for late April 2019.

For more information about the post please contact Lucy Marston at l.marston@wessexarch.co.uk

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’ or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.