Salary: £25,200 + generous benefits package

Hours: Full time, 37.5h/week

Locations: Based at Yorkshire & North office, Cleckheaton, although travel nationwide will be required

Contract Type: Permanent following successful completion of 3 months probationary period

Closing Date:  5pm on July 7th 2023.


Are you fascinated by the past and looking to further your career in commercial archaeology and geophysics? Do you want to be part of big infrastructure schemes, and supervise interesting projects?

This is an excellent opportunity, if you are looking to expand your knowledge in commercial archaeology and geophysics, improve your skills and be part of a team who delivers high quality work.


Why Should You Apply?

We are a privately owned archaeological business, part of the RSK Group, a leader in integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services. We provide heritage services to the development and construction sectors in UK and across the world. With four offices in England and one in Scotland, we offer our employees:


  • Unique knowledge and expertise. For more than 20 years, Headland has provided not only business-focused archaeology but also people-focused business. We are highly respected within our industry for our achievements in innovation, tailor-made development coaching and training, and our expertise in commercial archaeology.
  • Strong pioneering spirit. Our corporate culture is characterised by a healthy appetite for originality and development.
  • Stable company with excellent growth. Over the years, we have demonstrated steady, positive economic development and formed successful partnerships.
  • Good work environment. You will be surrounded by colleagues who are pleasant, professional, and enthusiastic about their work.
  • Opportunity to influence. You get to work in an open climate, close to decision makers and with the possibility of making a difference.
  • Part of RSK group. You will have further opportunities to become involved in nationally and internationally prominent projects with exciting prospects for career development. The group has c.12000 employees and c.170 environmentally lead companies.


The Role

We are looking to recruit, results-driven individuals, available to start immediately. This is an intermediary position to help develop future Project Supervisors (Level 2). You will buddy up with Supervisors and Project Officers to learn the job which includes undertaking a wide range of geophysical and other field-based surveys, as well as research, analysis, and reporting. As part of the geophysics and fieldwork team you will get involved in large and exciting projects across all parts of the United Kingdom. Working away and travelling to new places is a normal part of this role; therefore, willingness to travel around the UK is essential.

In Headland we are proud of our people. We will support you to your meet your goals and train you in specific archaeological and other skills to feel confident and succeed in your role.


You must have the following essential criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 months experience in commercial fieldwork
  • A general working knowledge of archaeological geophysics
  • Archaeology or other appropriate degree
  • Full clean driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles in UK
  • Strong willingness to develop
  • Strong aptitude for archaeological fieldwork
  • Up to date CSCS card (Academically Qualified Person or Professionally Qualified Person)
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Embrace inclusion and diversity
  • Willingness to develop your people skills
  • Substantial knowledge of MS Office and English language


Benefits we offer you:

  • Paid subsistence and accommodation when applicable
  • Paid travel time when applicable
  • Referral Scheme
  • Regular offers through RSK Group (e.g. Tastecard, Gym membership discount, Holidays and Entertainment)
  • Time off in lieu or you will be paid for time worked above standard hours
  • Annual profit and performance related bonus schemes, subject to criteria
  • Monthly clothing allowance
  • 28 days annual leave, rising based on service length
  • 5%-6% employer contribution to pension scheme
  • Income Protection Policy, after a year with Headland
  • Health support scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (advice on finance, mental health etc)
  • Paid CIfA membership, CSCS card
  • Paid SSSTS card if required
  • Training and workshops
  • Constant H&S training
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extra annual leave purchase scheme



How to apply


You must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to your commencement. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we may fill existing vacancies before the closing date, so you are advised to submit your application as early as possible.


Send CV and covering letter to quoting ASUPGEO052023. Postal applications will not be accepted.


Headland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.