Senior Consultant / Principal

Archaeological Research Services Ltd
Closing date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Salary £27,100 – £40,000+ with generous benefits package


We are expanding our successful Consultancy team and are looking for competent, motivated and team-playing personnel. Our Consultancy division forms part of a leading archaeological company with varied and innovative projects around the UK and potentially beyond. Working closely with our ‘Specialist Services’ division we have truly cutting-edge and some unique techniques and services that make our Consultants uniquely placed to provide the most comprehensive range, and most appropriate, solutions for evaluating, mitigating, reducing carbon and creating value for our Clients. This gives our Consultancy team not just a true USP, but access to the true innovations which are leading the way in key areas of commercial archaeology.

Are you a highly organised with attention to detail and a drive to get projects completed on time? Do you have a deep passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? These positions require technical and analytical skills, as well as sound judgement and great ‘people person’ skills. Applications are invited for professional, highly motivated and capable Consultant/Senior Consultant/Principal roles with a strong track record and developed skills sets to undertake consultancy work and help lead and manage our growing and highly capable consultancy team as per the relevant role. You will have experience of providing sound and successful client advice, production of excellent consultancy documents including ideally all content (e.g, GIS images), quality assurance and editing and relationship building. We are looking for recruits with excellent negotiation skills, outstanding communicators (listening and verbal and written comms) of a professional and personable disposition. The post can be either office-based or a hybrid model of office based, plus home working, where you will be accountable to the Head of Heritage Consultancy. A forensic attitude to consultancy work, the ability to think from multiple perspectives and a passion for accuracy are key. A detailed working knowledge of the planning system and British archaeology is essential. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied upon to deliver to deadlines and help set goals, provide support and motivate. We are a high performing company with a professional and friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a genuinely unmatched commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to the Company achieving its annual performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees


To apply, visit our website  and download, fill in and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • Covering letter comprising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.
  • Our application form (downloadable from the website) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Equal opportunities form is optional (downloadable from our website)
  • Full CV
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