Full Time

Learning and Development Manager

Location: Bradford

About the role:

The Learning and Development Manager will oversee the training and development for all staff, as part of the Company’s commitment to ensure staff are consistently trained and able to undertake the activities within their role with confidence and autonomy. The Learning and Development Manager plays a key team player role and will be expected to work closely with the Company’s Senior Management Team to develop and implement training and development strategies. This may involve assisting other managers in their training and development activities, or personally delivering training and development activities. This role will mainly be office based but will require regular (c. 25% of the time) site visits for training and auditing purposes. These site visits may require staying away, depending on the survey location. 


  • A post graduate degree in archaeology, geophysics, geology or a related field
  • Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development or similar qualifications.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at ACIfA/MCIfA grade. 
  • A minimum of 7 years working in commercial or academic/research archaeology, this must include a minimum of 3 years of undertaking or managing archaeological projects. Demonstrable relevant experience and/or training or qualifications may contribute to the project management experience. 
  • Experience in learning and development, training, or related activities. 
  • Solid theoretical and practical understanding of magnetometry, ground penetrating radar, and electromagnetic techniques and their archaeological applications.  
  • Experienced in undertaking geophysical surveys, including data collection, data processing, data QA, and reporting. 
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, able to build relationships with diverse individuals across the organisation. 
  • Able to balance different demands or perspectives from people with different job roles and responsibilities.  
  • Experience as a line manager or mentor. 
  • Proactive individual who takes initiative in role and can work with autonomy.  
  • A solid understanding of health and safety requirements relevant to commercial geophysical survey.
  • Effective at task prioritisation and can balance workloads and priorities based on the importance and urgency of different tasks. 
  • A full and clean UK driving licence. 
  • A willingness to travel within the UK. 
  • A valid CSCS card


To obtain the full Person Specification please email [email protected]

The benefits for working for us:

MS is a diverse company of collaborative individuals creating bespoke and proactive approaches to heritage and non-heritage geophysics. With a focus on integrating techniques that provide unbiased advice and the opportunity for industry development.

The Company has grown organically from 3 to over 50 employees over the past 8 years. We work alongside major archaeological contractors on a wide range of exciting projects throughout the UK, including small-scale community surveys and national-scale infrastructure projects. We are a CIfA Registered Organisation and a member of FAME.

Additional to salary:

  • Profit share bonuses
  • up to 8% employer matched pension contributions via salary sacrifice
  • Employee perks, including discounts at major retailers
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for most surveys (depending on commuting distance from the office)

Annual Leave:

  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional paid leave for Christmas to New Year closure
  • Additional annual leave days with length of service


  • Field & Office based training
  • Clear career progression within the Company
  • Paid site safety certifications i.e. CSCS and LANTRA
  • Paid professional accreditation i.e. CIfA
  • High quality PPE


  • Mental health first aiders at all levels of the Company
  • Auto enrolment onto private medical insurance through AXA
    • Access to physiotherapists, chiropractors and other therapists
    • 24/7 Doctor appointments
    • Cash back for Dental & Optical
    • Access to 24/7 confidential EAP helpline
    • Mental Health cover included
    • up to 40% discount on Gym Membership
  • Newly renovated office with fresh air circulation throughout
  • Office kitchen, including Free Breakfast & Beverages.
  • Travel between office & survey site included within working hours


  • Easy Access to public transport network
  • Discounted local train & bus fares
  • Option to obtain an EV vehicle through salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Cheap, secure parking nearby

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the form below.

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