HS2 Archaeology & Heritage Lead

What does an HS2 Archaeology and Heritage Lead do?

  • Develops policy and strategies on archaeology and heritage issues relating to HS2.
  • Sets the standards for how the historic environment and archaeology are taken into consideration during the construction of the new railway, while still ensuring the project is built on time and on budget.
  • Trains and influences people who are working on HS2 to ensure archaeology and heritage issues are key considerations in project decision making.
  • Manages a team of archaeology and heritage technical experts.
  • Tells the government and agencies like Historic England about archaeology and heritage issues relating to HS2, as well as dealing with public and media requests.

To learn more about what an Archaeology and Heritage Lead does on a day-to-day basis, hear from Helen Glass, one of HS2's Archaeology and Heritage topic leads.


Working hours are typically 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. However, this can vary when working out of the office on site visits or attending events. You will also need to be flexible and work out of office hours when meeting important deadlines.

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