Chief Executive Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Oxford, UK
  • Salary: £70,000 - £90,000

Website Oxford Archaeology Limited

Oxford Archaeology is one of the leading archaeological service-providers, with thousands of clients who recognise us as experts in excavation and heritage management. As a registered charity with a heritage and education focus, we care about helping people to discover and enjoy their heritage

Job description

Oxford Archaeology (OA) seeks a dynamic and experienced Chief Executive Officer to build upon the achievements of the retiring CEO, Dr Gill Hey FSA, and to lead this exciting organization in the next stage of its development. OA enjoys an international reputation as a leader in development-led archaeology, creating a vibrant research environment underpinned by a strong financial track record over 45 years, as well as outstanding regional business strengths and public engagement delivery. OA has three offices: in Oxford, Cambridge and Lancaster, enabling it to carry out work across much of the UK and internationally. OA is an educational charity dedicated to furthering and communicating an understanding of the past. This appointment is being made in the context of a fast-changing external environment and a time of internal change, partly due to retirements of senior staff. The successful candidate will both build upon the dimensions of OA’s past that have worked well and explore and develop new ways of working within the organization and beyond. The successful candidate will possess a good knowledge of the commercial sector in archaeology, will have an appetite for leading innovative research initiatives and will embrace the opportunity to take the organisation in new directions in research, training and outreach. The post is to be filled by early to mid September 2021. The appointment made will be permanent, subject to a successful probationary period of six months. Salary will be in the range of £70,000 – £90,000 per annum.

Applications should include a full covering letter indicating the nature of your experience and your vision for the future of Oxford Archaeology, including strategy, management, business, research and training activities; a curriculum vitae; and the details of TWO referees who can be contacted to provide a reference. The closing date for applications is 15th June 2021. The Trustees will contact referees once a candidate has been chosen for interview. Interviews will be held on June 30th 2021.

Those invited for interview will be asked to make a short presentation on their vision for OA, followed by an interview with the Appointments Committee composed of OA’s Trustees.

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Application deadline: 15/06/2021

Expected start date: 06/09/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £70,000.00-£90,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Our offices are open, but are closed to visitors, and all of our public engagements are on hold for the foreseeable future. We can be reached using our usual contact details.

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19
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