Geoarchaeology Manager

Wessex Archaeology is the largest independent archaeological practice in the UK, and a registered charity which aims to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage, and science. We are a market leader in the provision of historic environment services nationally and internationally, across terrestrial, marine and intertidal environments. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Meopham, Bristol and Edinburgh.

The role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic professional for the role of Geoarchaeology Manager to lead the Geoarchaeology team within the Geoservices directorate. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic Geoservices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into to a wide range of archaeological projects and deliver a range of services to our clients.

Our Geoarchaeology team includes geoarchaeologists at all stages of their career with specialists of international standing in Holocene geoarchaeology, Palaeolithic archaeology, Pleistocene geoarchaeology, Marine geoarchaeology and submerged prehistoric landscapes. In this role you will have the autonomy to influence and promote continuous improvement and positive change within both the Geoarchaeology and wider Geoservices team.

People are key to our business and in this role you will be responsible for growing and managing the team, provide for their training, mentoring and coaching needs, and helping them to develop their skills. With a solid geoarchaeological skillset and knowledge base, you will be responsible for the creation, planning, management and safe delivery of high-quality projects, and will promote our services to existing clients and identify new business opportunities to develop and grow the business, working with the wider company to deliver these services.

About you

This will be both a challenging and rewarding role and we are looking for an ambitious individual with the aptitude and aspiration to develop the team and service.

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