Regional Manager, Durham

By 31/08/2021September 1st, 2021Jobs

Job Title: Regional Manager

Location: Durham Office (some travel will be required on occasion)

Salary: to be discussed

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

About Us

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA) has been delivering high quality and client focused professional heritage services for more than 25 years and is one of the UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country.

PCA are a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). The company is an accredited contractor, compliant with CHAS and SMAS, and has been assessed and approved to the quality management system ISO 9001:2015.

We provide a full range of fieldwork, surveying, built heritage and post-excavation services and employ a team of nationally or internationally renowned in-house specialists. Our award-winning peer-reviewed monograph series was first established in 2002 and we also produce Occasional Papers to make available the results of smaller excavations or draw together sites with common thematic or regional connections. Booklets present the results of large excavations in an easily accessible format.

The company is delighted to announce that we are seeking an experienced Regional Manager to run our Durham Office. This position has become available due to resignation for personal reasons. The PCA Durham Office, established over 20 years ago, undertakes a wide range of archaeological projects across the whole of the north of England but may not be restricted to operations in this region only. The Durham Office has a strong track record in producing publications, including a series of significant monographs and journal articles, and has long-standing relationships with the wider archaeological community across the region, including university departments and local societies and community groups.  

The Position

The successful candidate will have a track record that includes: managing an archaeological company or regional office; several years’ experience in managing archaeological projects within the commercial archaeological sector; managing a team of archaeological staff; and a demonstrable track record of project delivery. The role will be based in our new and bespoke premises in Chester-le-Street town centre.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Tendering for a variety of project types
  • Preparation of Project Designs/Written Schemes of Investigation
  • Project budgeting
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Preparation of Health and Safety documentation relevant to archaeological projects
  • Familiar with current planning regulations as they apply to archaeology
  • Degree in archaeology or an allied subject
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Membership of CIfA at MIfA level
  • Current CSCS card

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Archaeological background within the region covered, i.e. northern England
  • A recognised Health and Safety qualification (managerial level)
  • Knowledge of the Scottish heritage sector

PCA offers a friendly working environment, competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Generous annual leave (28 days including bank holidays and 2 extra days over the Christmas period) that rises with length of service
  • Flexible working, including home working where/if appropriate
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) subscriptions paid in full
  • Company pension scheme
  • Additional benefits which are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Mental Health First Aiders

For this particular position, PCA is willing to consider financial assistance with relocation, for the right candidate. This offer can be discussed further at interview.

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do.

A full job specification can be requested by contacting Caroline Edwards:  

Telephone queries should also be directed to Caroline Edwards, HR Officer, 07718492321.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to:

Please be advised that CVs submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

All applications must be received by email by close of business on Friday 24th September 2021.

The first round of interviews will be held at the Durham office or via Teams in the week commencing 4th October 2021.