RECRUITING – Project Manager (Milton Keynes)


Project Manager
Milton Keynes Office

Salary:£35,998- £44,958 (DOE + benefits)
Contract: Full time (permanent) – 37.5 hours per week.
Apply before:30th September 2022

The Role:
CFA is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to join our Milton Keynes team. The right candidate will play an integral part in the management and growth of our branch office, helping develop client and stakeholder relationships whilst guiding and managing teams to the required outcomes and commercial objectives. We are seeking an individual who can take the lead role and ensure effective communication between teams across a variety of project types.

We are looking for a motivated individual with a proven track record in project and people management. You will help to support staff with their development, enabling people to flourish and fulfil their potential to achieve and promote Company objectives and values. To thrive in this role, you will need to love variety, be able to work independently communicate well and be highly organised.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintaining and promoting effective working relationships and communication with both colleagues and external stakeholders.
  • Apply a thorough knowledge and understanding of archaeological best practice to every area of your work, particularly in relation to British archaeology and the principles and processes relevant to archaeological investigations.
  • Management of projects from procurement, tender and project design, through to management, completion, and reporting or publication, adhering at all times to strict timescales and budgets.
  • Promote the highest standards of quality and health and safety amongst working practices.
  • Assist in the management and development of staff, applying the Company’s Appraisal, Training and Performance Management procedures.
  • Effective collaboration with colleagues and teams across other UK offices to coordinate project workloads and resources.
  • Apply well developed analytical and report writing skills, ensuring primary and interpretative data are presented accurately and appropriately.
  • Ensuring that quality management systems are effectively implemented and that documents sent to clients and other stakeholders are checked and signed off at the appropriate level.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to at least degree-level in relevant discipline
  • Proven project management experience
  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or equivalent experience
  • Publication record and history of post-excavation assessment and client reports
  • Excellent team-working and communication skills
  • High levels of attention to detail, time-management, planning and organisational skills.
  • Adherence to inclusivity, diversity and dignity and respect in the workplace.
  • A full UK driving licence

Please note:  CFA endorses hybrid working by agreement and follows appropriate Government and Industry guidance on COVID-19 safe systems of work.

Join Our Team
CFA Archaeology grew out of an established unit within Edinburgh University’s Department of Archaeology, becoming a separate Ltd company in 2000. Over the intervening years, CFA has grown to become one of the leading archaeological practices in the UK, operating out of four thriving offices running up the spine of the country. Although CFA has developed and grown, we have not lost sight of where we came from. We still seek out interesting and exciting archaeology and there is still that small-team ethic of co-operation and a sociable working atmosphere. Many of our staff have grown with us and we have learned to invest in our staff so that they have the training and confidence they need to progress and be rewarded with the opportunities they deserve. You will join a friendly but professionally focused and forward- looking team, who strives to work together supporting and encouraging each other to rise to all challenges.

Our archaeologists work all over the country, from the highlands and islands of Scotland, through Cumbria, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, and down through the Midlands to the South Coast. Our projects range from castles, stately homes, world heritage sites, battlefields, prehistoric, Romano-British, and Anglo-Saxon settlements to industrial archaeology and the archaeology of war. We will learn your interests and preferences and always seek to match them with upcoming projects if we can. We can be flexible about which office you are based at and for report writing and post-excavation, are happy to accommodate home or office working or a mixture of both.

Benefits of working at CFA include:

  • Competitive remuneration (above CIfA minima) with annual review.
  • Overnight subsistence and travel costs paid (compliant with all current Govt and industry guidance).
  • Weekend accommodation provided where applicable.
  • Basic 28 days annual leave (including public holidays), rising with continuous service.
  • Generous weekend working compensation when required.
  • ‘Time off in Lieu’ for overtime including travel time.
  • Generous company sick pay, after qualifying period, and occupational health support.
  • Paid for / supplied fully compliant PPE etc.
  • Employer contribution to auto-enrolment pension scheme of 6%.
  • Profit distribution scheme.
  • CIfA membership subscriptions paid in full.
  • Performance Reviews and CPD supported via appraisals and personal access to HR portal.
  • Professional training, including H&S, Skills & Technical, GDPR, First Aid.
  • Relocation support where applicable.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Please apply via email to quoting reference ‘Project Manager MKPM0822‘ in the subject line no later than close of business on 30 September 2022.
Immediate starts are available.
Only completed applications containing a cover note and CV will be accepted.
Interviews start immediately.

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