We provide a full range of heritage services with particular expertise in flood defence infrastructure, the minerals sector and high-definition survey

Established in 1967 as an offshoot of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham, Trent & Peak Archaeology found a new home in 2011 as part of the York Archaeological Trust, along with the other regional units ArcHeritage in Sheffield and Northlight Heritage in Glasgow.

York Archaeological Trust for Excavation and Research is an independent charity, founded in 1972, which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations. 

Senior Management


Dr Howard Jones


Regional Director

Contact Details:
Email: hjones@yorkat.co.uk     Tel: 0115 8967407


Dr David Knight

Head of Research

Contact Details:
Email: dknight@yorkat.co.uk    Tel: 0115 8967404


Dr Gareth Davies

Head of Operations

Contact Details:
Email: garethdavies@yorkat.co.uk     Tel: 0115 8967402


Lee Elliott

Head of Projects

Contact Details:
Email: lelliott@yorkat.co.uk    Tel: 0115 8967400


Project Managers

Alison Wilson

Post-ExcaVation Manager (finds)

Contact Details:
Email: awilson@yorkat.co.uk     

Tel: 0115 8967403

Kristina Krawiec

Tom Hooley

PROJECT MANAGER (Geo-Archaeology)

Contact Details:
Email: kkrawiec@yorkat.co.uk

Tel: 0115 8967400   

Trainee PRoject Manager

Contact Details:
Email: thooley@yorkat.co.uk

Tel: 0115 8967400


Philippa Broomhead

Project Manager

Contact Details:
Currently on maternity leave


Dr Michael Lobb


Contact Details:
Email: mlobb@yorkat.co.uk    

Tel: 0115 8967412


Ed Taylor

Project Manager

Contact Details:
Email: etaylor@yorkat.co.uk     

Tel: 0115 8967409

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Kate Smart

Post Excavation Manager

Contact Details:
Email: ksmart@yorkat.co.uk    

Tel: 0115 8967400

Dr Steve Malone

Project Manager

Contact Details:
Email: smalone@yorkat.co.uk     

Tel: 0115 8967405




Clare Asbury

office Manager

Contact Details:
Email: casbury@yorkat.co.uk    Tel: 0115 8967400

Julie Wray


Contact Details:
Email: jwray@yorkat.co.uk    Tel: 0115 8967400


Our Team

Current Vacancies


Salary: £21,850 - £32, 255 p.a. (dependent on experience),

standard 37 hour week, 28 days holiday including bank holidays

We are seeking a highly motivated, conscientious and experienced heritage consultant to join our consultancy team, which sits within the wider framework of the T&PA field unit.  The appointment will be either at the Officer or Manager level, dependent on experience. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled teams of archaeology and heritage professionals, who specialise in a wide range of archaeological sub-disciplines including geoarchaeology, historic building assessment, geomatics and LiDAR, aerial photography and spatial analysis. The role will be based at our offices in Chilwell, Nottingham


What we offer:

  • Company pension scheme, where both the Employee and Employer contribute.

  • Childcare Vouchers, a salary sacrifice scheme.

  • Annual leave entitlement on joining is 28 days, rising to 33 days after 5 years service.

  • Annual Holiday purchase scheme, purchase up to 2 weeks additional holiday.

  • Driver’s allowance (£500 p.a.) for those staff that are regularly required to drive field staff to site.

  • Free Eye tests for VDU users.

  • Free access to our 5 York Attractions including the JORVIK Viking Centre for our employees, their families and friends, and 25% discount on retail goods and souvenirs.

  • Discounts to Trust Events, at applicable events.

  • PPE suitable to your role.

  • Training opportunities appropriate to the role, including a Key Contact scheme.

  • Transport to all sites will be provided for Project Archaeologists

  • Travel, subsistence and free accommodation provided for staff working away.

  • Payment of CSCS test fee

Further details on the Trusts Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found at http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/get-involved/work-for-yat/



Applicants should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of UK commercial archaeology, safe working practices and experience of the costing and management of a wide range of projects of varying complexity and periods.  These should ideally include experience of desk-based research including archival research to inform planning-related heritage assessments, including EIA Chapters, Setting Studies, Appraisals and Scoping Studies for a variety of proposed development sites

A permanent contract will be available for the successful candidate subject to completion of a probationary period.

Project Officer: View Job Description and Spec.

Project Manager: View Job Description and Spec.

Application: Please send a CV and Covering Letter to Gareth Davies (garethdavies@yorkat.co.uk)

For an informal discussion please contact Gareth Davies (Head of Operations for TPA) on 01158967402 or mobile 0750692039 .


Closing date: 11th March 2019

For news of vacancies within our parent company, York Archaeological Trust, please visit https://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/get-involved/work-for-yat/

 York Archaeological Trust is committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment. Any data we gather during your application will be retained and processed in accordance with data protection rules. More details can be found in our Applicants Privacy statement available to view here. York Archaeological Trust is a registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 509060) and Scotland (No. SCO42846).

Keep in touch

While there may not be any suitable vacancies for you now, Trent & Peak Archaeology are always on the lookout for good people, and we welcome applications whatever your level of experience. If you’d like to send a CV we would be more than happy to consider it. For further details please contact awilson@yorkat.co.uk, enclosing a copy of your CV and a statement of your availability.

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Volunteering and Work Experience

Trent & Peak Archaeology welcomes contributions from volunteers and students. You might be a student looking for practical experience for your degree, a beginner looking to learn more about archaeology, or someone with time to spare and a desire to get your hands dirty. We can’t always promise field excavation (it depends on what our work programme is like), but there are lots of hands-on jobs to do, from finds washing to cataloguing to environmental sample processing.