Job Vacancies

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Head of Operations

This is Archaeology, come and join us…

Can you help the Council for British Archaeology grow, so that more people have chance to participate in archaeology?

We are looking for an effective operational manager to ensure the smooth running of our financial and business processes and help us to become more resilient and sustainable. 

The Council for British Archaeology helps people to experience archaeology. We provide opportunities for people to take part in archaeology through our network of local and regional groups, the annual Festival of Archaeology and through the Young Archaeologists Clubs for children aged 8-16. We speak up to safeguard the future of archaeology and the historic environment and bring together everyone involved in archaeology. 

We are a membership organisation with around 5,000 members and subscribers and provide support to a network of CBA groups. We produce British Archaeology magazine and publish a range of specialist books.

We are looking for a Head of Operations to manage all aspects of our operational and financial processes. We are well on the way to becoming more financially sustainable: we are working on a plan to grow our earned income and have recently developed new digital systems, including a new website and CRM linked to our finance system.

We need the Head of Operations to lead the next steps in this journey, focusing on increasing income generation and ensuring we make the most of the new systems. 

We are a charity, led by a board of trustees, and with a small, friendly team of 12 staff (9 FTE). We aim to work collaboratively and flexibly, all contributing to major projects.

Salary: £40,000 per year full-time equivalent (pro rata), with generous leave and pension arrangements.

Place of work: York office with remote working options – with a minimum requirement of 1 day a week in the York office, plus 2 days each month for all staff days)

For more details, click below.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Neil Redfern, Executive Director on 07437 180732 or [email protected] 

Closing date: 12pm Tuesday 14th June with interviews to be held on 27th, 28th or 29th June.


Development of Organisational Behaviours  

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations. 

The CBA wish to secure the services of an external consultant to help us translate our vision, mission and values into a set of organisational behaviours to stand as a set of principles for staff and Trustees and over time the wider archaeological community.

Further details and an invitation to tender can be downloaded here.

The deadline for the return of submission is 9am 13th June 2022.


Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Positions

The CBA is at the heart of Britain’s archaeology community. Our aim is to create opportunities for everyone to partake in archaeology and ensure this fascinating field is accessible to all. We keep you up to date with what is happening in British archaeology, whether you are looking to participate in a dig, join a local archaeological society, or volunteer with us here at the CBA.

Find out more about Volunteering