Dear All, Please find below Job Advert for Senior Archaeologist Post with West
Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service. Please place this advertisement on
any relevant notice boards and circulate to any interested parties.
SENIOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL OFFICER
Scale WY08 (scp32-34)
£27,052 - £28,636
Post Reference WYJS:053
The West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service is seeking a Senior
Archaeological Officer to work at their Wakefield office. The successful
applicant will be expected to:
monitor planning applications and analogous submissions and proposals to
determine their historic environment implications, with particular reference to
negotiate with owners, developers and their agents, archaeological
contractors and consultants and other interested parties;
advise on historic building management and conservation issues to interested
carry out site appraisals and prepare detailed specifications for building
recording as required;
monitor (both on site and through detailed checking of submitted reports) the
work of archaeological contractors and to assist in the maintenance and
enhancement of, and the provision of access to, the West Yorkshire Historic
Environment Record (HER).
They will also be expected to promote the work of the service and the HER.
Applicants will need at least 2 years experience working in a similar
environment, ideally carrying out similar duties, have good communication and
organisational skills, a flexible approach in dealing with a potentially heavy
workload, be able to establish clear priorities and be a team player. You
should be qualified to degree level in a relevant subject and have a good
knowledge of the archaeology of buildings, the relevant legislation and planning
system in England. You will also be computer literate, with experience of
working with a GIS application, preferably MapInfo. An interest in industrial
archaeology would be advantageous.
West Yorkshire has one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings
outside London. It also has a varied industrial heritage, some of which is of
For an informal discussion please call Ian Sanderson on 01924 306801 or email
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To request an application pack please contact 0113 253 0241 or write to:
West Yorkshire Joint Services, PO Box 5, Nepshaw Lane South, Leeds LS27
0QP. Alternatively DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM and job description on-
line at: www.wyjs.org.uk Please remember to state the reference number
The closing date for applications is March 3rd 2010 & interviews will be held
week commencing March 15th 2010 .