Project Manager (Heritage Management and Consultancy) - Maternity Cover - Oxford

Contract: Maternity Cover (9 months)

Salary Range:  £38,589 - £49,277                         

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensure that we work on an exciting and varied range of projects and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

The Position 

We have an exciting opportunity that would suit an experienced Archaeology and Heritage Consultant or Project Manager to provide Maternity Cover for a period of 9 months within our heritage management and consultancy team.  The role will provide cover for a senior member of the team and as such we are looking for an experienced individual who will be able to hit the ground running to take over and manage a range of our ongoing projects. 

As a senior Project Manager within our Heritage Management Service you would work with a team of experienced historic environment professionals to provide specialist advice and consultancy services for a varied range of projects. Your work would include the management and production of desk-based assessments, heritage statements, EIA chapters, Conservation Management Plans and other large scale research projects as well as providing specialist advice to clients. In addition, you would support the Head of the department with project and workload management, tendering, finance and the day- today management of the HMS team.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to gain experience of project management in the heritage management and consultancy sector this could be the role for you!

The role would be primarily based within our Oxford office with the opportunity for some home working in accordance with OA’s Hybrid Working Policy. There would also be the need for occasional travel to attend site visits and client meetings.  

Duties will include:

  • Researching and producing of a range of archaeology and heritage assessments, including Historic Environment and Archaeological Desk-based Assessments, Heritage Statements and Cultural Heritage Environmental Statements.
  • Carrying out site walkover surveys and setting assessments.
  • Making recommendations for archaeological works and designing mitigation strategies.
  • Carrying out Client and Stakeholder liaison and providing specialist heritage planning advice.
  • Producing project designs and tender proposals for a range of historic environment projects.
  • Managing consultancy and research projects from inception through to report delivery.
  • Providing mentoring, support and training for junior colleagues.
  • Quality checking and editing reports and material produced by colleagues prior to issue.

Skills and Experience


  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of British Archaeology
  • An excellent track record in heritage and archaeological consultancy/ archaeological management.
  • Experience carrying out setting assessments
  • An up to date understanding of current planning policy and guidance
  • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Strong report writing skills and experience producing a range of heritage assessments.
  • Commercial awareness and an ability to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Membership of the CIFA at MCIFA level


  • Project management experience
  • Ability to use ArcGIS or ArcMapPro
  • Full UK Driving Licence 

Additional experience of carrying out other types of heritage assessment i.e. historic landscape characterisation, conservation management plans, community engagement would be considered an advantage.

In return, we offer a range of employee benefits:

  • Competitive, constantly benchmarked, salary range £38,589 - £49,277: appointments will be made based on demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which is one of the few remaining defined benefit schemes in the UK.
  • Continued professional development is strongly encouraged through a very supportive approach to further training and education, attendance of and contribution to conferences, and involvement with academic institutions.
  • Generous annual leave with; 25 days (depending on years of service) plus concessionary days at Christmas and Bank Holidays.
  • A generous hybrid working policy is in place, dependant on role, and a considerate approach is taken to flexible and part-time working where appropriate to the role, individuals’ personal circumstances, and the needs of the business.
  • We pay 100% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Comprehensive care for employee welfare through a number of policies, including: the AXA Health Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Premier, generous paid sick leave, a network of mental health first aiders, and personal accident insurance.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For further information about the role, please contact: Ianto Wain (Head of Heritage management Services) and for information relating to the application process, please contact HR at

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing the application form.


Please submit a CV and covering letter with your application.

Closing date: 04/12/2023

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK, as set out by UK Visa and Immigration - see 

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