Senior Archaeology and Heritage Consultant. Based in one of our 3 offices

TOR Heritage overview
We are looking to grow our heritage consultancy team for projects generated across our Bournemouth, London and Birmingham offices. We support our clients from their initial due diligence and assessment of viability of a project, to advising on how best to respond positively to the heritage resource in a future project design and planning application. We work with colleagues in the landscape architecture and master planning departments of our company in order to determine potential change to all heritage assets from a development proposal and apply best practice assessment techniques to understand change to setting. We influence changes to design where possible to alleviate and reduce potential heritage harm. We also have experience of managing the all necessary archaeological site investigations from evaluation stage through to planning condition discharge.

Purpose: responsible for consultancy and archaeological research, producing good quality reports efficiently, within budget and to deadlines, be able to apply knowledge across multi-disciplinary projects, work well within an inter-disciplinary team and be positive, pro-active and client focused.

We are looking for a candidate with demonstrable experience in the archaeological or heritage sector who is competent at researching and producing all forms of heritage impact assessments, including inputting to environmental statements. The post holder will be required to visit sites, client premises and our other offices. The role will involve occasional away working.

The successful candidate should:

  • Archaeology degree, Member of Chartered Institute for Archaeology (ACIfA or MCIfA) or prepared to join.

  • Minimum 5 years post-graduate relevant employment experience, including some experience of multi-disciplinary projects

  • Good communication skills: able to offer pragmatic professional advice to our clients and produce good quality reports.

  • Be able to work well within a team and on own

  • Be able to manage personal workload effectively, and work under pressure on multiple projects

  • Good all-round knowledge of all aspects of the historic environment (archaeology, historic buildings, historic landscapes etc.)

  • Excellent project management skills including: negotiation skills, organisational skills, working within a budget,

  • Have experience of stakeholder consultation with officers from Historic England and/or local authority heritage officers

  • Have experience of sourcing suitable archaeological sub-contractors, tendering, appointing, liaising to ensure safe & successful completion of works and endorsing final reports on behalf of clients

  • Be conscious of the need to develop and foster a diverse network of contacts with the ultimate aim of creating your own portfolio of projects

  • Have a full clean driving licence

  • Be comfortable deputising for the Technical Director of the heritage team at client/stakeholder meetings and public consultation events

Working for us:

  • A successful and award-winning practice that strives for excellence in everything we do.

  • Offices: Birmingham, Bournemouth and London.

  • Projects: We work on a broad range of interesting, challenging and high-profile projects across the UK.

  • Culture: We have a number of in-house sports and social groups including company sports teams and a sketch club alongside regular staff social events through the year including Summer and Christmas parties.  We also currently award an annual Travel Award.

  • People: A friendly professional company with motivated staff.

  • Technology: An Apple-based company.

  • Training: Regular in-house training sessions and opportunities externally.


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