Stonehenge Project Manager - 1 year Fixed Term Contract - FULL TIME

Historic England

Location Bristol with the option for hybrid working between home and office (with regular travel on site in Wiltshire)
Salary £35,027-£40,000
Team Regions - South West
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 8th May 2023 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Extra holiday
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Team lunches
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description


We are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

We are seeking a Project Manager to work within the South-West regional team.

This is a Full-time 36 hours a week post.

What you will be doing

The Stonehenge Project Manager will oversee Historic England’s on-going advice (both statutory and non-statutory) on the proposed A303 improvement scheme within the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site.

You will take delegated responsibility for the delivery of Historic England’s advice, working with a range of internal colleagues and external partners. You will have a strong track-record of building constructive relationships across the sector, recognising differing viewpoints and priorities.

An archaeologist by training you will also have an understanding of structural engineering and design in relation to new development in historic places, applying that knowledge to help improve people’s lives in line with Historic England’s Corporate Plan.

More specifically, you will:

1.                   Take delegated responsibility for our engagement with the A303 Stonehenge improvement scheme, liaising closely with the South West Local Leadership Team, as well as other specialists and senior leaders across the organisation, to ensure that we engage efficiently and effectively with the scheme.

 2.                   Within the scope of the A303 project, take overall responsibility for coordinating and delivering advice in relation to historic places, buildings, monuments and sites, including:

·         provision of statutory advice as the government’s adviser on the historic environment, as adviser to the state party and as a statutory consultee on all aspects of the scheme as relevant; and

·         provision of non-statutory advice as a member of the Heritage Monitoring and Advisory Group (HMAG), the Stakeholder Design Consultation Group (SDCG), the Public Archaeology and Community Engagement (PACE) Steering Group, and other groups and projects as appropriate.

 3.                   Oversee the project management of Historic England’s regional engagement with the A303 scheme, including:

·         developing and maintaining all relevant documentation for the project including using MS Teams, with appropriate business support;

·         taking responsibility for the delivery and reporting of project progress, targets, milestones and actions;

·         liaising with other parts of the organisation to ensure that activities and initiatives are joined up and appropriately recorded; and

·         supporting the South West Regional Director in all aspects of communication/engagement both internally and externally.

4.                   Take a lead in liaising with Historic England’s Public Engagement Team to ensure appropriate internal and external messaging in line with our corporate position.


5.                   Take a lead in liaising with Historic England’s International Team and others with responsibility for activities associated with the A303 scheme, including international obligations relating to the World Heritage Site.


6.                  Lead and manage engagement with specialists from across the organisation, in partnership with the South West Science Adviser, to ensure compliance with agreed practices and standards, particularly for archaeological work.


7.                   Develop constructive relationships with external partners on the A303 scheme, and to be an effective advocate for the sustainable management of the historic environment, advising and supporting partners such as local authorities, communities, religious bodies, Government agencies, sector partners and amenity societies.



8.                   Ensure the A303 project team is embedded within the wider South West regional team, and opportunities to support the work of colleagues in other teams (particularly Development Advice and Partnerships) are sought to advance Historic England’s objectives.


9.                   Undertake any other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade and competencies required of the post requested by line management.

What we are looking for

  • Extensive experience of development–led archaeological mitigation/management

  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective prioritisation and ability to manage own workload, and work to tight deadlines

  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We are an inclusive employer and believe that flexible working options are for everyone. We want to make sure our working arrangements don’t prevent anyone from joining us because of their personal circumstances. We also want to provide you with the best balance in your home and work life that we can.

We are open to considering options including job sharing, part-time working, compressed hours working and different working locations, including hybrid working. Please visit our jobs pages or contact us to find out more.

Why work for Historic England

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 26% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country, and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best. You can contact us by email at or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

The provisional date for interviews -End of May 2023

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Applications closed Mon 8th May 2023