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Senior Planning Archaeologist

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield,, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:24 October 2021 at midnight 

Salary Range: £28704 - £32241 (Grade 10)   
Leicestershire County Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and capable Senior Planning Archaeologist to join its existing Heritage Team.  As one of two development management officers, you will be providing archaeological advice to the planning authorities of Leicestershire and Rutland.
The role is based within the Planning, Historic & Natural Environment Group, Chief Executive’s Department, Leicestershire County Council.  The successful candidate will work closely with our other archaeological and historic buildings professionals, providing advice to a wide range of individuals, organisations and communities.  In this role you will assist partners to understand, protect and engage sustainably with Leicestershire and Rutland’s historic environment, in a range of contexts including the development management process.
A key engagement will be with the local authority Planning Officers, providing advice on the impact of development proposals on the County’s archaeological resource, using relevant planning policy and guidance to manage the resulting issues.  The role will also require you to liaise and negotiate with archaeological consultants and contractors, developers and their agents, where appropriate in tandem with Historic England and other interested local and national bodies.
This is a full-time, permanent role, the primary purpose of which will be the provision of archaeological planning advice to the District and Borough planning teams, as well as to developers, landowners and their representatives.  However, it will also include supporting the wider work of the Heritage Team, including the flow of information to and from the Historic Environment Record, the maintenance of database records, and engaging more widely with the Team and Group’s activities, including where appropriate public outreach.
Applicants must have a degree level qualification or equivalent in archaeology or a relevant subject, demonstrated experience in archaeological fieldwork, and preferably experience of its application in a development management context.  A sound knowledge of archaeology and archaeological practice in the British Isles is essential, as are good communication and IT skills, and an organised and efficient approach to your working practice.
  • A relevant degree (or equivalent), e.g. archaeology, archaeological sciences, or a related subject
  • Knowledge and experience of British archaeology fieldwork including archaeological excavation, post-excavation analysis and report writing
  • Good IT skills, including the use of Microsoft packages, spreadsheets and GIS packages, including the ability to manipulate and present data
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient at managing a demanding workload with minimum direct supervision and to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Full, current driving licence
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Richard Clark, Tel: 0116 395 8322 Email:
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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