Salary: around £28,378.56 – £31,334.66 (depending on experience) + generous benefits package

Hours: Full time, 37.5h/week

Locations Based in Headland Midlands & West (Hereford), South & East (Silsoe), Scotland (Edinburgh) or Yorkshire & North (Cleckheaton).

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date:  5pm on 10th February 2023. Applications will be reviewed at this point and interviews will be held shortly after.


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.3500 employees and c.80 environmentally lead companies.


The Role

We are launching our paperless recording system at scale and as a result from April 2023 with our anticipated workload we will be strengthening our data team within Headland. We are seeking an individual who can help us develop and support our fieldwork team and deliver our services.

You will be self-driven with a positive outlook and good understanding of British Archaeology. You will have some experience in data management in archaeology and capable of overseeing data management activities across the company with assistantance from the Senior Data Officer. You will also have some experience in managing the performance and morale of small teams, and will be expected to build the support and resources you require to meet your targets.

You will help support the coordination of Headland’s data gathering (paperless recording, photography and project data management) activities. This includes the development and application of procedures; training and support; fleet management and logistics; data security and processing; quality assurance and data presentation; sales and management support; research and promotion. You will be part of a small team of skilled technical staff and you will provide hands-on site support for our paperless recording system. There will be a mix of office- and field-based work and you will be supported by our Senior Data Officer and overseen by the Technical Services Manager. You must be willing to travel as required to fulfil the requirements of the role. You will also work closely with the Survey and GIS teams within the Technical Services team to help make sure our contracting data is to the highest possible standard.

As a commercial company there is plenty of scope to use existing skills, discover new ones and develop your strengths. You will encounter numerous opportunities for personal development and promotion. With a proactive Technical Services department we are developing our systems and capabilities constantly; our dedicated training team (CIfA accredited) will help support your work and RSK provides a wealth of opportunity to broaden the range and nature of the experience enjoyed by our staff.


You must meet the following essential criteria:

  • Degree level education or higher in a relevant subject
  • Enthusiasm for introducing new ideas and improving existing processes
  • Experience of supporting site teams and providing training, feedback and troubleshooting
  • Suitable technical skills: Sound understanding of archaeological recording; data tidying and presentation. Technical support of tablets and other computer equipment on site.
  • Full clean UK driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • Willingness to travel and work on projects across the UK
  • A sound understanding of the Microsoft 365 suite, including advanced Excel knowledge
  • Ability to work under pressure and use your own initiative to achieve targets
  • Attention to detail and a track record of bringing projects to completion
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Capable of independent working and workload management
  • A desire to work with a team, develop and learn
  • Willing to embrace inclusion and diversity
  • Willingness to develop your people skills

Programming, database management, a valid CSCS card, SSSTS/SMSTS and CIfA membership are desirable criteria.

Benefits we offer you:

  • 28 days annual leave, rising based on service length
  • Extra annual leave purchase scheme
  • 5%-6% employer contribution to pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual profit-related bonus & performance-related bonus schemes, subject to qualifying criteria
  • Time off in lieu, or pay for time worked above standard hours
  • Monthly clothing allowance
  • Paid subsistence
  • Paid travel time when applicable
  • Leadership and management training and workshops
  • Paid SMSTS card where required
  • Constant H&S training
  • Income Protection Policy, after a year with Headland
  • Employee Assistance Programme (advice on finance, mental health etc)
  • Paid CIfA membership and CSCS card
  • Health support scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Finder’s fee for new employees you introduce to us
  • Regular offers through RSK Group (e.g. Tastecard, Gym membership, Holidays and Entertainment)


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.

Send CV and covering letter to quoting TECDO2301. Postal applications will not be accepted. Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Katie-Morag Hutton ( )

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