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Heritage Research Supervisor/Officer

Job ref: HRO2017

Location: Whisby Lodge, Hillcroft Business Park, Whisby Road, Lincoln, LN6 3QL

Grade: A2.1–3.2

Salary: £18,834.53–£23,211.63

An opportunity has arisen for a full-time permanent post (following successful completion of a probationary period). The post is based at our head office in the thriving and affordable University City of Lincoln, and will involve occasional travel throughout England.

The postholder will prepare desk-based assessments and heritage impact assessments within the agreed timescales and budgets set by senior staff. They will undertake report preparation and visits to sites, Local Studies Libraries and Record Offices, both locally and remotely from the head office. Free, good quality accommodation, subsistence and an additional daily allowance are available for away work. On occasion, the postholder may also be expected to assist with fieldwork reporting and with general administrative duties and may be required to discuss site works with clients and curatorial archaeologists, and members of the general public.

Supervisory staff are provided with training covering aspects of health and safety and people management.


  • An enthusiasm and strong ability in field archaeological practices, a willingness to work on your own or leading a team
  • A courteous and professional manner
  • A sound understanding of British archaeology
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience of preparation of desk-based assessments and heritage impact assessments
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Attention to detail, analytical and proven report writing skills
  • Positive outlook


  • Experience of drawing packages such as AutoCAD and/or CorelDraw and of GIS
  • CIfA membership
  • Driving license preferred as work will require site visits and travel to HERs, usually using company vehicles

The post includes an occupational pension with employer’s contribution, 28 days paid leave per year pro rata, with an incremental increase after three years continuous service. We operate a childcare voucher scheme which is available to all employees.

To apply please download an AAL-Application-form and submit the completed form using the link below. You do not need to also upload a CV, although the site will allow you to do so.

Referees will not be approached without the permission of the candidate first. Interviews will be held for this role if you have not heard from us within four weeks of your application you have not been selected for interview but we thank you for your interest. Allen Archaeology Limited is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

We aim to offer secure, long-term and permanent contracts and pride ourselves on providing opportunities to gain and implement a range of archaeological skills in a supportive and friendly environment. Last year we undertook more than 1,400 hours of staff training to support this aim and our Trainee scheme won the 2017 AFT Award.

Allen Archaeology employees receive:

  • 28 days holiday pro rata with an incremental increase after three years continuous service
  • Away work accommodation in high quality lets, an additional ‘staying away’ allowance and subsistence payments
  • Overtime paid at enhanced rates (project specific)
  • Paid travel time to site and payments to drivers for all time spent behind the wheel
  • Occupational pension with employer’s contribution
  • A range of formal CPD, RoSPA and IATP accredited training covering aspects of health and safety and people management
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual company dividend (profit share) to all staff
  • The AAL Xmas Lectures – a day dedicated to sharing the achievements of the year through staff and guest presentations