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Job Description

Historic England have a rare opportunity for a Archaeologist to join the Archaeological Projects team based at Fort Cumberland and contribute, through leadership and participation, to a wide range of archaeological research projects and activities to meet Historic England`s corporate objectives.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in evaluation, excavation and the provision of advice and training. Projects may include work for the English Heritage Trust, collaborations with universities and sectoral bodies, and development of field schools and apprenticeships. Tasks will relate to the investigation and analysis of the Historic Environment, and as part of the integrated National Specialist Services Team.

Who we are looking for:

The role is varied and challenging, suitable for those with ambition to work in multidisciplinary project teams whilst developing their skills and training, especially in digital recording.

Joining us you will project manage (if time allows) and support others in initiating, planning, delivering, publishing, and archiving archaeological projects. After receiving training, you will provide training and support on our recording methods, Intrasis our digital recording system, and survey to site staff. You may also contribute to the development of field schools and apprenticeships and promote the work of the team and Historic England through lectures, conference attendance, and publications.

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable experience of project management of archaeological excavation and archaeological stratigraphic analysis, familiarity in the use of modern survey kit, excellent interpersonal skills, particularly working in interdisciplinary project teams, an ability to communicate effectively and clearly to a wide range of audiences including through published reports, and a desire to grow your skills and experience particularly in digital recording.

This presents an excellent opportunity for someone to increase their knowledge and skills within a dynamic, supportive team that already has success in training people who have continued working in the sector. We would welcome this as a secondment opportunity for someone from another archaeological organisation, to enable cross-sector pollination.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday pro rata, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognize the importance of a healthy work -life balance.

Provisional (online) interview date: Thursday 30th September / Friday 1st October

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