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Principal Consultant – Built Heritage

Salary: £45,000 – £70,000 Permanent, Full time
Location: Offices in Sussex/South East and North West covering whole UK

Role Overview

As a Principal Consultant at Orion Heritage, you will lead our built heritage team, handling high-profile and complex projects. Your responsibilities will include drafting, research, providing expert advice, managing client and subcontractor relationships, attending meetings, and preparing planning appeals. You’ll not only manage projects but also mentor team members, ensuring high standards and efficient delivery.

Why Orion Heritage?

At Orion, you are not just another cog in the machine. Our non-corporate environment means no unrealistic or irrelevant KPIs. You’ll have direct access to the senior management team, enabling you to drive real change and have a tangible impact on our success. You will have the freedom to develop your ideas, target businesses you want to work with, and create your own career path. Decisions are made quickly, without a cumbersome chain of command, allowing you to work closely with owners to develop the business.

Your Skills and Experience

Ideal candidates will possess a deep knowledge of the policy and legislative framework governing UK archaeology and be able to effectively connect research themes to project requirements. A degree in archaeology, architecture, conservation, or a related field is essential. You should be a confident communicator with a drive for innovation and a passion for making a positive impact.

What We Offer

While we are a small business, we offer competitive compensation, performance-related bonuses, hybrid working arrangements, and a full IT kit. We provide a 4% pension contribution, death in service benefits, 25 days of holiday plus a paid Christmas shutdown. Our workplace fosters growth and well-being, surrounded by a team passionate about what they do.

How to apply

Please email your CV to

Graphics Technician

Salary: Starting salary in the range of £27.5-32.5K pro rata FT (depending on experience)
Location: Flexible working (location/hours of work/WFH) and we have offices Sussex/South-East and North West

Role Overview

To provide support to Graphics Manager with a range of graphics for both Archaeology and Built Heritage projects and consultant’s reports. The majority of the graphics will be of the type that is required for inclusion in client reports such as Desk Based Assessments or Heritage Statements, but there will be opportunities to be involved in other graphics such as plans for archaeological field work (trench plans), presenting LiDAR data or graphic design for public outreach materials.

Key tasks:

  • Preparing various plans to illustrate desk based reports, primarily using Esri ArcMap.
  • Performing map regression exercises, tracing site boundaries onto range of historic mapping.
  • Producing HER plots for sites, showing spread of archaeological records within and surrounding sites.
  • Producing Heritage Asset plots for sites, showing spread of assets (Listed Buildings etc.) within and surrounding sites.
  • Working with sources such as client’s site plans, aerial/site photographs, GiS datasets and a multitude of historic maps sources such as Ordnance Survey and Tithe Maps. Working with ArcGIS templates for consistent graphics output.
  • Mapping constraints and other data in GIS (e.g. Plotting HER data and designated assets such as Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments).
  • Preparing PDF documents and plans for client issue. (Good knowledge of Adobe Acrobat required).
  • Provide support to Graphics Manager and wider heritage team with general graphics duties.

Could also include:

  • Producing proposed trench/excavation plans for inclusion in WSI reports (using AutoCAD/ArcGIS).
  • Plotting and manipulating LiDAR data to visually present any possible archaeology (ArcGIS).
  • Overlaying plans to produce composite illustrations based on multiple maps.
  • Working on materials for public outreach such as interpretation panels (Adobe InDesign).

Key skills/abilities include:

  • Ability to use Esri ArcMap and Adobe Acrobat is essential.
  • Ability to use AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite is desirable, as is any previous experience producing similar graphics within the heritage sector.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and IT in general.
  • Ability to produce high quality drawings to a tight timescale.
  • Ability to present graphical information clearly and accurately.
  • A good standard of Maths and English. Excellent level of communication.
  • Good management of time/workload.
  • Ensuring that files in graphics project folders are organised correctly (Microsoft OneDrive).


  • Death in Service scheme of 3 x salary on completion of probation period (usually 3 months).
  • Contributory Statutory Pension Scheme.
  • 25 days holiday pro rata FT plus bank holidays plus office Christmas closing.
  • Flexible working (location/hours of work/WFH).

How to apply

Please email your CV to