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Senior Archaeologist – Development Management

G2 Recruitment
East Midlands Region
Closing date
14 May 2021
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Senior Archaeologist – Development Management

Job Role

My client (local authority) based in the midlands are looking for an experienced Senior Archaeologist in development management to join the team on an interim basis.

Job Details

Rolling Contract

Immediate Start

Pay Rate – DOE

Remote working but site visits required

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Site visits and meetings across the Midlands and across the country
  • Monitor planning applications and strategic planning proposals for applications with potential impacts on heritage assets assessing proposed levels of harm to the significance of assets, including complex sites and monuments
  • Providing clear and professional specialist advice to colleagues, local planning authorities and other stakeholders in relation to the management of the historic environment through engagement with forward / strategic planning processes and delivery of casework
  • Lead on the scope, aims and objectives of archaeological fieldwork undertaken through the planning process
  • Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the results of archaeological investigations are made publicly accessible through high quality reports with the county’s historic environment record
  • To be able to analyses and understand aspects of historic environment conservation and all types of archeological fieldwork, summarizing and explain complex issues and options in a variety of formats and for different audiences
  • To be able to confidently and succinctly present technical and professional arguments in

such a way as to successfully put across key messages to mainly non-specialist

audiences and to defend those arguments at all levels including planning enquiries.

  • Ensure the delivery of archaeological planning advice in accordance with legally defined

timescales (Town and Country Planning Act)

  • Contribute to the delivery of the service to monitor and enable developers’ compliance

with planning obligations and to define/specify those obligations.

  • Represent the business area and service at meetings with internal and external

stakeholders to deliver outcomes.

  • Ensure Council’s revenue policies are correctly applied.

Essential Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or related discipline or equivalent qualification or equivalent year’s work experience in this field (archaeology, heritage management or relevant discipline)

Thorough and detailed understanding of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019) and supporting documentation, and how it applies to the management of heritage assets within the planning process.

Knowledge and awareness of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Understanding of the Treasure Act 1996.

Understanding of the Council’s role as a consultee in the planning process.

Thorough and detailed understanding of the process and implications of statutory designation as it applies to development management

Next Steps

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