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Archaeological Consultant

Sheffield, Yorkshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£26,000 to £40,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Are you a highly motivated go-getter with excellent attention to detail? Do you have a deep passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you highly organised, efficient, and with a high work-rate? Read on to find out how you can join us as an Archaeological Consultant.

This Archaeological Consultant position requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader and motivator of a small, specialist team working under our Head of Heritage Consultancy. You need to be highly analytical yet also a good 'people person'.

Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable Senior Archaeological Consultant with a strong track record and developed skills sets to undertake consultancy and help lead and manage our growing and highly capable consultancy team.

As an Archaeological Consultant you will have experience of providing sound and successful client advice, production of excellent consultancy documents including ideally all content (e.g. GIS-based drawings), managing a small team, and relationship building.

You will have highly developed negotiation skills, be an outstanding communicator (listening and verbal and written comms) and be of a highly professional and personable disposition. The post can be either office-based or a hybrid model of office-based, plus homeworking, where you will be accountable to the Head of Heritage Consultancy.

You will have a forensic attitude to consultancy work, the ability to think from multiple perspectives and a passion for accuracy. A detailed working knowledge of the planning system and British archaeology is essential.

You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied upon to deliver to tight deadlines and able to manage a small team, hold individuals to account and help set goals, provide support, and motivate. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a genuinely unmatched commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

We would welcome applications for this Archaeological Consultant role from candidates with the following skills: Archaeology Consultant, Senior DBA, Heritage, BSc, Communication, Negotiation, Leadership, People Management, English Planning System, GIS, DBA, Heritage Consultancy, British Archaeology, Planning System.


In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving company performance targets
  • Attractive company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the company's health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness, and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away-work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
Essential Skills
  • Educated to 2:1 degree level or above
  • Membership of Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • In-depth knowledge of the English planning system, particularly with respect to the historic environment
  • Excellent written English and ability to express oneself accurately and take account of the nuances required in the production of first-rate DBAs and Environmental Statement chapters
Desirable Skills
  • Knowledge of planning system of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or other jurisdictions beyond England
  • Speaking in meetings, and giving talks and presentations etc
  • Writing full and persuasive project designs
  • Managerial skills
About Company

Archaeological Research Services Ltd is an experienced commercial practice providing a full range of archaeological and heritage services.

By offering a complete service we keep costs down and gain efficiencies for our clients through the life cycle of a project so you can be sure of maximising the value of your investment. We operate throughout the UK from our network of offices, and we welcome opportunities to work abroad.

Whether you are building infrastructure or houses, establishing a quarry, converting mills, or regenerating urban places, we offer a one-stop shop for dealing with all archaeological and heritage matters.

From preliminary advice and assessments to high-level consultancy, fieldwork, post-excavation analysis and dissemination, our approach is committed to providing successful outcomes by way of tailor-made solutions geared to the strategic needs of our clients.

We are an efficient organisation committed to investment in our staff, equipment, and technology. This means you can be sure of being assisted by skilled, hard-working, and motivated staff who take pride in their work, create value and deliver jobs on time.

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  • Job Reference: 702712186-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Archaeological Research Services Ltd
    Archaeological Research Services Ltd
  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £26,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Permanent