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Science Advisor
English Heritage
6 month maternity cover (with possible extension to 12 months)

Location: 24 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BU


We are looking for an organised and self-motivated person to provide 6 month maternity cover (with possible extension to 12 months) for the East of England science advisor post. The job is based in the Cambridge Office. In this role, your main goals will be to improve the application and quality of scientific methods used for the investigation, protection and management of the historic environment across the East of England.

The job itself is highly varied, and in any given week you might be expected to advise on the scientific content of archaeological briefs and specifications accompanying planning applications and marine licences; to visit sites and ensure that evaluations, excavations and subsequent analyses are supported by an appropriate level of science; or to be involved in designing and delivering guidance and training.

You`ll be joining an existing team of dedicated archaeological scientists, with experience of a wide range of heritage science subjects, which your skills and expertise will complement and enhance. Although we are actively seeking applications from anyone with a relevant archaeological science background, we are particularly looking for someone with a background and experience in preservation in situ (particularly with regard to wetlands), geoarchaeology, archaeomaterial science, geophysics or biomolecular archaeology to fit with regional casework priorities and to strengthen and complement our current team capabilities.

If this sounds like a job you would like to do, youll need a high-standard academic and/or professional qualification in science, relevant to the historic environment. A clear and comprehensive understanding of the logistics involved with providing scientific advice in the context of planning-led casework will be vital, as too will knowledge and understanding of archaeology and the historic environment. You will be working in with a number of inter-disciplinary teams and will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as commitment to Historic Englands core values and strategic aims.

Finally, you`ll need to be comfortable with regular travel, as well as occasional overnight stays and flexible hours.

To discover more and apply, please visit our website at You will need to refer to the following documents when completing your application: Job Description and Person Specification; English Heritage Behaviours.

Interview date: 22 April Expected start date: 22 June

Monday 23 March 2015
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Historic Environment Record Assistant
Gloucester City Council
£19,048 - £20,849
37hrs per week

Gloucester City Council is seeking to appoint a Historic Environment Record Assistant to help with the creation of a new joint Historic Environment Record being established between Gloucester City and Gloucestershire County Councils. The post will be full-time for 16 months and is due to finish at the end of September 2016 (depending on start date).

The role will involve transferring HER data into the County Council Historic Environment Record. The work will focus on the historic core of the City and will involve the transfer and ordering of detailed archaeological records. The role will be based at Shire Hall in Gloucester.

The post requires a degree in Archaeology or a closely related subject, Good IT skills including practical experience in the use of databases. A working knowledge of GIS software and previous experience is desirable. In-post training in the use of HER databases and GIs will be provided.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact: City Archaeologist Andrew Armstrong on 01452 396 346

For an application pack please contract or Hannah Swankie on 01452 396225

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 3 April Interviews will be held Tuesday 22 April

Friday 03 April 2015
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Principal Conservation Officer
Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Department
£32,778 - £40,217
36.5 hours per week

Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Department requires an experienced and competent Historic Environment professional to work alongside a recently appointed new Conservation Officer. You will need motivation, initiative and the broad skills base to contribute to strategies, briefs, projects and conservation guidance within the framework of the City Council’s approved policies, programmes and plans for regeneration and enhancement of the City.

You will work with a supportive team and we will play to your strengths against a backdrop of interesting and varied casework that will include advising on planning applications, guiding new developments and realising regeneration projects that have heritage, community, economic and environmental benefits.

To rise to this exciting challenge you will need to have a degree in a relevant subject and demonstrate considerable historic environment experience with a proven track record of giving effective conservation advice within the planning process.

In addition the candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Substantial experience of historic conservation in the planning field.
  • Experience of urban design and architectural issues relating to the promotion of good design within the historic environment.
  • A proven track record of providing a lead role on complex planning, regeneration and conservation issues.
  • An appreciation of archaeology relating to the historic environment within the planning process would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local conservation policy and legislation.

Ref: D512015J

Closing date: 20 March 2015

For further details and an application form visit

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Friday 20 March 2015
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Post-Excavation Assistant/Supervisor
£17,300 to £19,126 (depending on experience)
Permanent (may consider part-time)

Location Headland South & East - Luton; Midlands & West - Hereford

Closing Date 30 March 2015

Application Ref G72


We are looking to recruit two post-excavation assistants/supervisors, one to work in our South & East office at Wrest Park, north of Luton, Bedfordshire, one for our Midlands & West office, Hereford.

The role will be mainly office based, dealing with basic finds, samples, data, archives and other post-excavation tasks. Any existing experience will be valued but is not essential as training can be given. There is also the potential for the development of specialist skills with the possibility of Headland supporting training where the direction matches the company’s requirements.

The applicant must have a keen eye for detail and strong organisational skills. They should have the ability to meet deadlines, be flexible and adapt to changing requirements. Good communication skills are essential. The applicant should also have the ability to manage themselves and others as well as work within a wider team.

We are looking for someone who can take ownership of the role and push it forward with enthusiasm and energy.


Supervise and where necessary undertake finds and sample processing Finds first aid and packaging Maintenance of sample processing equipment and processing area Preparation of site paperwork and toolkits Site data entry Post-ex logistics Liaison between regional office and specialist departments Liaison with museums and HER’s Archiving (finds, documentary and digital, OASIS etc)


A good eye for detail Good communication skills Ability to work unsupervised and strong decision-making skills Ability to manage and motivate staff To collaborate with the team on projects of all sizes To adhere to briefs and budgets whilst displaying good time management skills A good working knowledge of British archaeology An interest in finds or environmental remains Be passionate, motivated and excited about what you do!


Experience of working with finds or environmental materials An interest in Roman or medieval pottery Driving licence Membership of the CIfA

A relocation package can be considered if applicable. It may be possible to accommodate part time working. If you have a preference in which office you would rather be based, please make this clear in your application. There are many benefits to working with Headland – see Careers

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Julie Franklin, Finds and Archives Manager – 0131 467 7743. Send CV and covering letter to Dawn Holmes by email quoting G72 to All applications will be considered on receipt. Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.


Monday 30 March 2015
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Dartmoor National Park Authority
£24,472 - £29,558
37 hours per week


An opportunity has arisen to work as an archaeologist in one of the most important and exciting archaeological landscapes in the whole country. The Dartmoor National Park Authority is seeking an experienced archaeologist to join a small team working within the Authority’s Historic Environment section.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, hard-working and flexible; able to use their initiative and to work effectively as both a team player and independently. The post requires someone who has the relevant academic qualifications and who has had at least three years proven experience of work as a field archaeologist. They must have good written and verbal communications skills and have had demonstrable past successes in working with landowners, farmers, the local community, volunteer groups, and with partnership projects.

Applicants should be computer literate, able to use Microsoft Office applications and familiar with GIS mapping programmes. Good knowledge of relevant archaeology and heritage related legislation and policy as applied in the UK is also necessary.

Membership of CIfA is desirable.

The post is based at the Authority’s Headquarters in Bovey Tracey.

For more information and to apply, visit our website:

Closing date: 15 March 2015 (5pm)

Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Dartmoor National Park Authority is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Sunday 15 March 2015
Further details available via:
Archaeologists/Experienced Archaeologists - Andover, Cirencester and Milton Keynes offices
Cotswold Archaeology
£17,116 - £18,253 (dependent on experience)
Variable start dates for fixed-term contracts to 29 May 2015, with potential for progression to permanent contracts


Due to the continuing growth and success of our fieldwork operations CA requires Archaeologists and Experienced Archaeologists with demonstrable commercial experience for a variety of fieldwork projects in and around Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Devon. We currently have a number of exciting excavation projects either ongoing or commencing early in the New Year, including two urban excavations spanning the Roman, medieval and post-medieval periods, with cemeteries and kilns amongst the likely discoveries. Rural excavations include sites with dense Middle Iron Age to Roman settlement activity in Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Somerset, a large post-Roman cemetery in Somerset and a multi-period excavation in Oxfordshire.

Cotswold Archaeology salary scales are subject to review in March 2015, and we will ensure that from 1 April all Archaeologist grade salaries will exceed the minimum CIfA recommendations for Practitioner (PCIfA) level responsibility. Trainees who successfully complete their training programme will automatically move on to this grade and payscale.


Ideally, candidates for the post of Archaeologist will be able to demonstrate their competence in core fieldwork skills through provision of a completed Archaeology Skills Passport (, or similar training log provided by another employer and completed during previous experience working for commercial British Archaeological practices.

Your core skills and experience should include manual excavation and recording of archaeological features, and the recovery of artefacts or samples. You should also be able to complete stratigraphic matrices, photograph archaeological features and sites, use tapes to record measurements accurately, compose accurate measured drawings and take levels. Experience in the use of Leica Total Station or GPS would be advantageous.

Experienced Archaeologist

We are also looking for more experienced field archaeologists to assist our Supervisors with the training and mentoring of Trainee Archaeologists and with machine supervision. Candidates with over two years’ demonstrable commercial archaeological fieldwork experience and who can provide documented evidence of their proficiency both in core fieldwork skills and machine supervision/watching brief, staff training/development and an aptitude for GPS survey will be eligible for the higher starting salary. In date training in the use of CAT and Genny equipment is desirable.

Training positions

Trainee Archaeologist positions are also available for those with limited or no commercial experience, and an archaeology degree, including those who have a partially completed Archaeology Skills Passport or equivalent training log from another employer can complete their core skills training by bringing their existing Archaeology Skills Passport or alternative training log to Cotswold Archaeology.

Membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level is desirable, as is possession of a current and valid CSCS Health and Safety Card, and a full driving licence. However, CSCS training can be arranged for those who do not currently possess a valid card. Personal protective equipment will be issued for the duration of employment, and you will be entitled to our full range of benefits including paid leave.

Away working may be required, for which accommodation and subsistence will be provided. Please note all pay scales quoted are annual equivalents based on a 37.5 hour week.

The Projects

Field staff are required for ongoing and forthcoming projects in locations in or near to Cheltenham and Chipping Campden, Bridgwater, Cirencester, Bath, Exeter, Thame, Barford in Warwickshire and South Somerset. Applicants living within commuting distance of the site or locally to our Andover, Cirencester or Milton Keynes offices will be at an advantage.

Accommodation and subsistence will be provided on our Bridgwater, South Somerset and Exeter projects, for successful applicants who do not live within commuting distance of the site. Drug and Alcohol testing will be mandatory for the Bridgwater project, and applicants with a CSCS card issued post April 2012 would be an advantage (but we can provide training if necessary).


You can access detailed role descriptions, person specifications and an application form at; please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, stating which post, office/project you are applying for and including complete contact details of two referees with recent first hand knowledge of your fieldwork ability.

Email or post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, GL7 6BQ. Closing date for these opportunities is 10am on 6 March 2015.


Friday 06 March 2015
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Historic Environment Advisor (Archaeology)
Worcestershire County Council Archive and Archaeology Service (WAAS)
£29,558 to £31,846
Permanent Contract - 37 hours a week

Closing date 30th March. Interview Date 9th April.

Please see for more details and application forms.

In this post you will be one of three senior archaeological advisory specialists within the Service’s Advisory and Historic Environment Record Team responsible for actively managing, enhancing and protecting the historic environment of Worcestershire. We are looking for someone who can work collaboratively, pro-actively develop and manage projects with partner organisations and represent WAAS at regional and national forums and events.

The main roles will be to

  • actively manage, enhance and protect the historic environment of Worcestershire through the provision of development control advice;
  • collaborate in the development of policies and strategies;
  • identify and develop income generating opportunities to enhance and promote the work of the historic environment and archaeology functions of the Service;
  • develop and manage projects in collaboration with other agencies including contributing to cross directorate projects and corporate developments and programmes;
  • give advice and deal with enquiries by members of the public in relation to archaeology and the historic environment.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate significant practical experience of British archaeology and a considerable knowledge of the current planning legislation and policy as well as a wider understanding of how the Historic Environment contributes to and is impacted upon by other policies.

This post will provide the successful applicant with a wide range of opportunities for professional development. Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is recognised as an innovative and high achieving organisation across the archive and archaeology sectors. It delivers a wide range of services funded by a mix of local government and external money. We are based at The Hive, Worcester, an award winning building containing our service, a fully integrated University and public library and a customer hub.

Monday 30 March 2015
Further details available via:
Outstanding Opportunity for an Archaeology Consultant – Abingdon
ADAS...…securing our food and enhancing the environment
£26,358 - £29,287 (RFJ8) or £30,370 - £33,744 (RFJ9)
Permanent Contract


Our Archaeology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a range of clients, particularly developers and the utility and rural industries. We require an Archaeology Consultant who is looking for an opportunity to develop their consultancy career in a respected and expanding multi-disciplinary company.

The Role

The successful candidate will be part of the environmental team working from our busy Abingdon (Oxford). You will apply your archaeological expertise to a diverse and ever changing range of projects as well as helping to win new work. The full job outline for the post is available at here or you can request these from the contact below.

What do we offer?

  • Structured career progression based on merit.
  • Pro rata 25 days annual leave per year plus bank and public holidays.
  • Excellent continual professional development opportunities as part of our training commitment.
  • Winner of the “Best Environmental Consultancy to Work for” awards two years running.
  • Winner of the Times Graduate Challenge 2013.
  • ADAS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your current salary, confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK and identifying how you meet the performance capability criteria. Applications to be sent to Angela Dewhurst, ADAS UK Ltd, 16 Eastway Business Village, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9WT, Tel 01772 706209, or email at by 9.00 am Monday 23 March 2015.

For more information about ADAS visit

Monday 23 March 2015
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Consultant – archaeology and cultural heritage
Ramboll UK
£23,000- 28,000 per annum, dependant on experience


Ramboll UK is a multi-disciplinary consultancy combining both environmental and engineering services and our work encompasses both commercial and public sector commissions in the UK and beyond. As a member of our Cultural Heritage and Archaeology team you will enable the successful delivery of a wide range of projects. This role will focus chiefly on the delivery of archaeological and wider heritage consultancy services in a planning context but will also involve work on both strategic and heritage management projects.

The successful candidate will have existing experience within this area and will be rigorous, highly motivated and willing to learn. We seek individuals with: Good working knowledge of the UK’s historic environment; Experience of heritage consultancy in the UK, including specific competency in desk-based assessment, heritage statements and Environmental Statement chapters; A sound understanding of both the UK planning system and the EIA regulations; Excellent written and verbal communication; Working knowledge of GIS; and Project planning and management skills. Full driving license We would be keen to hear from those who have specialist skills or knowledge in addition to these characteristics.

The role is based at Ramboll UK’s office in Southampton and project-related travel will be required across the UK and potentially also overseas.

We offer

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive and flexible total reward package.

Contact Details




Monday 09 March 2015
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Logistics Manager – London Office
Salary within Pay Scales £21,500-£23,436 commensurate with skills and experience

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA) is seeking a Logistics Manager, based at the London office. The position will be filled immediately and will, following a successful probationary period, be permanent.

The successful candidate should have experience of working in a busy office and of delivering a number of support services, and experience of ordering mechanical plant and/or tools would be an advantage. The primary tasks may be summarised as:

  • To assist Project Managers with the successful delivery of archaeological site projects.
  • To be responsible for the hire of site equipment and to liaise with hire companies regarding accounts.
  • To ensure all sub-contractor relationships are handled professionally and in accordance with health and safety protocol.
  • To liaise with all site supervisors, providing sites with all necessary equipment to complete an excavation.
  • To source, purchase and maintain all site tools and equipment and to replace equipment where necessary within an agreed budget.
  • To liaise with P Managers for delivery of materials for display or archiving.
  • To organise staff training.
  • To purchase and maintain (or source an external contractor to maintain) office furniture, fixtures and equipment.
  • To Manage the distribution, maintenance and insurance of the company vehicle fleet.
  • To assist with transportation of photographic and surveying equipment to site.
  • To liaise with Administration Department on a variety of matters
  • To ensure the logistics department maintains all records in accordance to ISO9001 specification. To manage time and resources efficiently, including that of the logistics assistant
  • To assist the Health and Safety officers in ensuring that relevant H&S equipment is present at all sites and that H&S procedures are correctly followed and equipment correctly used.

The successful candidate will need to have an adaptable and flexible approach to this position particularly in order to fit in with site requirements and this may involve working outside of core hours. The successful candidate must have a clean full UK driving licence and ideally has experience of driving large Transit sized vans.

Although the position is based in London the London Office undertakes a wide range of archaeological projects across south eastern England but logistical support is not restricted to operations in this region only.

The job specification and details of how to apply for the post are available from Gary Brown: Telephone queries should also be directed to Gary Brown: 020 7732 3925

All applications must be received by close of business on Friday 6 March 2015 by email to Gary Brown. Archaeology is an equal opportunities employer.


Friday 06 March 2015
Further details available via:
020 7732 3925
Historic Environment Record Officer
North Yorkshire County Council
£27,123 to 29,558 (Band 11)


A vacancy has arisen for the post of Historic Environment Record Officer within Waste and Countryside Services of North Yorkshire County Council.

This post will be responsible for the North Yorkshire County Council Historic Environment Record (HER) and will contribute to the specialist, professional information and advisory role of the service.

You will be a professional archaeologist with practical experience of managing and maintaining HERs, or similar record systems, and providing advice and guidance. Knowledge of all periods of British archaeology and current historic environment legislation and policies, as well as good ICT skills, are essential. Specific practical experience of using HBSMR, Access and MapInfo GIS would be an advantage, but is not essential. A degree or equivalent in archaeology, or a closely related discipline, is required.

For an informal discussion, please contact Gail Falkingham, Historic Environment Team Leader on 01609 532839.

Interview Date: Thursday 26 March 2015

For more information and to apply for this vacancy, please see here

Sunday 15 March 2015
Further details available via:
01609 532839
Associate Director/Senior Associate Director – archaeology


We are seeking to expand our Newark archaeology team due a continued increase in workload. We wish to appoint an individual who will complement the existing team. That individual is likely to have at least 7 years professional archaeological experience, latterly managing large/complex schemes. We will also consider applications from experienced Planning Archaeologists looking to move into consultancy. Of course if you are already a consultant with an established client base we would be delighted to talk with you too.

The individual that we are looking to recruit will be required to show a good working knowledge of the archaeology of England and ideally of the Midlands. They will be up to speed with current archaeological policy and guidance and be able to provide robust technical advice to a wide spectrum of clients. They will be able to assess the archaeological potential of sites and to communicate that assessment clearly. This is a hands on job following projects from desk-based assessment through to management of post-excavation.

If appointed you will be expected to market to develop the business and bring in new clients at the same time as managing a significant number of projects of varying sizes. You will use your archaeological experience to advise clients as to likely costs and programme implications of dealing with the archaeological issues on their sites. You will also be prepared to negotiate robustly on behalf of your clients with planning archaeologists – when required.

We can offer you a permanent position within a friendly, vibrant and expanding team. You will be able to work flexibly, encouraged to develop your own contacts with your own clients.

You should be a MCIfA – or be eligible to apply within 6 months and have a full driving licence. In addition to the salary CgMs offers a contributory pension scheme, BUPA membership and payment of relevant professional subscriptions.

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Mortimer (01636 642707 or 07730 648636). Applications by CV and covering letter to by Friday 20 March. Interviews to be held during w/c 6 April.


Friday 20 March 2015
Further details available via:
01636 642707 or 07730 648636
Archaeological consultant


We are looking to appoint an archaeological consultant to complement the existing Newark archaeology team. If you have at least 5 years’ professional archaeological experience and are able to write clear, commercially focused reports we are keen to hear from you.
We anticipate that the individual that we will appoint will currently be working for an archaeological fieldwork contracting organisation, although they may be a planning archaeologist or already working for a consultancy.

The post will initially involve writing desk-based assessments and commissioning fieldwork. The individual we are looking for will have the aptitude, with experience gained and in-house mentoring, to progress to manage large and complex projects. We can offer you a permanent position within a vibrant and expanding office. There is a significant flexibility to develop within the post. If you fancy specialising in technical setting issues/ES preparation that option is open. Equally if you prefer fieldwork management and advising construction teams that avenue is available.

You should be an ACIfA or above – or be eligible to apply within 6 months and have a full driving licence. In addition to the salary CgMs offers a contributory pension scheme, BUPA membership and payment of relevant professional subscriptions.

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Mortimer (01636 642707 or 07730 648636). Applications by CV and covering letter to by Friday 20 March. Interviews to be held during w/c 6 April.


Friday 20 March 2015
Further details available via:
01636 642707 or 07730 648636
FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS (Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,210 - £17,877 pay award pending
Successful candidates will initially be offered a three month contract (37.5 hours per week) after which you will move on to a permanent contract if the work is available.


Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Since our foundation in 1973, we have worked throughout the UK and on many international projects. We have offices in Oxford, Cambridge and Lancaster. We are a registered Educational Charity.

The position

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists in all three of our offices. We are currently excavating urban sites in Oxford and London, and rural sites in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, North Wales, East Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and the Fens.

Position requirements

  • Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment.
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.

What we offer

Successful candidates will initially be offered a three month contract (37.5 hours per week) after which you will move on to a permanent contract if the work is available. Oxford Archaeology offers a benefits package that includes the following:

  • Competitive salary range £17,210 - £17,877 pay award pending (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience, and CIfA membership if appropriate).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleeces etc).
  • Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving).
  • 21 days p.a. holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.

Please apply by completing an application form, available from

Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Stacey Farrell, HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Closing Date: Friday 20 March 2015. Applications will be considered on receipt.


Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the UKBA requirements to live and work in the UK.

Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us by the end of March, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Friday 20 March 2015
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Archaeological Field Staff London base. [Ref: SHIFT06022015]
Monthly pay to take account of extended working hours and days: £2261 to £2663 dependent on assigned shift
Fixed term for 4 weeks starting on 13 April 2015


MOLA is a leading archaeology practice, which provides professional advice and services to the property industry and heritage sector. We work at sites across the UK and employ a wide range of people in a wide range of professional roles.

MOLA is a charitable company.

Archaeological Field Staff London base. [Ref: SHIFT06022015]

Project Archaeologist

Monthly pay to take account of extended working hours and days: £2261 to £2663 dependent on assigned shift

MOLA is seeking to recruit staff approximately 50 staff to work on a diverse, extra-mural, multi-period central London site. We will excavate areas under Barts Hospital. The site is located within the Western Roman Cemetery with significant potential to contribute to our knowledge of its extent and character. Burials were located during the evaluation in 2014. Recent excavation has unearthed post-medieval buildings and cellars with Great Fire deposits.

Contracts will be project-specific and be 45 hour or 48 hours per week in shifts over 6 days Monday to Saturday or Sunday to Friday.

Shift pattern / Approximate gross weekly pay (for comparison) / Special arrangements

Monday to Saturday 07:00 to 15:30 (48 hr working week) £520 Bank holidays will be working days

Sunday to Friday 07:00 to 15:30 (48 hr working week) £560

Monday to Saturday 07:00 to 15:30 (48 hr working week) £595 Bank holidays will be working days. Support will be available for excess travel costs associated with the late finish

Sunday to Friday 15:00 to 23:00 (45 hr working week) £612

Contracts will be fixed term for 4 weeks starting on 13 April 2015. Although applicants should confirm whether they could be available one or two weeks earlier than this. Owing to the very short duration of the contract, MOLA will also pay £125 per week to support excess costs of attendance for recruited staff.

4 days holiday will be accrued during the contract. Firm offers will be made from now onwards until we have a full project complement. Depending on follow-on projects there may be potential for employment extensions after this project completes. Extensions will maintain continuity of employment but contract terms will change to a standard MOLA London contract. The current starting pay rate for standard contracts is £17900 p.a. and £18300 p.a. after successful initial 3 month review.

We require field staff with a range of experience and skills, preferably with commercial experience and with CSCS accreditation. MOLA can provide test vouchers for successful candidates without a CSCS card. We will require that the test is taken and passed prior to your start date. Anyone who applied recently for our shift-based work at Liverpool Street and who has not had an offer should simply send an email to to confirm interest in these posts.

Application forms and further details can be found on our website http// following the below file path:

Applications should be submitted electronically to

Applicants can apply at any time until 31 March 2015, but we will fill posts with successful applicants starting with earliest applications first.

If you are already on MOLA’s pre-approved staff bank, you do not need to fill in a new application but you MUST email your interest in this project to field Please do so as soon as possible and add “BANK” in the title of your email. MOLA is keen to recruit past employees for this site.

Contract benefits Enhanced sick pay

Proficiency based pay progression and pension scheme after 3 months continuous service for new staff

MOLA is a Registered Organisation with CIfA



MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.


Tuesday 31 March 2015
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Archaeological Officer
Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU)
Salary range starts at £23,040 per annum (for 36 hours per week). Starting salary for a candidate with CIfA membership at MCIfA level is £25,738 pa.


We are looking for highly motivated Archaeological Field Officer (Project Officer) with experience of directing and supervising archaeological fieldwork projects including excavations, evaluations, watching briefs and preparing post excavation reports on the work. You must have a sound and extensive knowledge of British Archaeology, ideally with experience of working within a commercial archaeology setting.

The role is with the Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU), part of Surrey County Council, based at the Surrey History Centre in Woking, but will involve fieldwork at a variety of locations

The team’s work principally involves carrying out archaeological fieldwork and related post-excavation work. The post holder may also be required to work under the supervision of other members of the team on projects. A broadly equal split between indoor and outdoor work may be expected, but this too may vary.

A driving licence and own transport will be necessary for this role. Mileage expenses are provided plus an additional annual car allowance.

Salary range starts at £23,040 per annum (for 36 hours per week). Starting salary for a candidate with CIfA membership at MCIfA level is £25,738 pa.

We offer a competitive pay structure, along with contractual benefits such as a local government salary-related pension scheme and an annual training programme offering continual learning where applicable. Surrey County Council offers a great opportunity to exchange salary for a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers, health screening, dental insurance, personal accident scheme, retail vouchers and car lease scheme.

The job advert closes at midnight on Monday 9 March 2015. Suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications via the Surrey County Council Jobs website Job ref 100002021

For an informal chat about the role and further information please contact Nowal Shaikhley 01483 518779 or email


Monday 09 March 2015
Further details available via:
01483 518779
Heritage at Risk Projects Officer
English Heritage
Up to £26,133 to £28,615 pro rata dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience
18 hours a week

English Heritage is the Government`s adviser on the historic environment. One of our primary objectives is to save heritage assets which are at risk, for the benefit of present and future generations. Our local Heritage at Risk teams work proactively to achieve this across a wide range of heritage assets including scheduled monuments and highly graded listed buildings and landscapes.

As a Heritage at Risk Project Officer, you will both initiate and respond to heritage at risk initiatives across all asset types but with a particular focus on those of archaeological interest. Working in partnership with owners, developers, local authorities, funding bodies and other stakeholders, you will provide expert advice on the planning, funding and delivery of heritage at risk projects. You will have a creative approach to developing practical solutions to heritage at risk problems, have excellent communication skills and be a strong team player.

You will have a degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject, as well as a working background within the archaeology sector. Experience and/or knowledge of historic buildings conservation, project management and working within the community or voluntary sector would be an advantage. You should have an understanding of government heritage policy and the statutory consents process and will have substantial experience of working constructively with owners and other partners to secure the effective management of archaeological sites and other heritage assets. Working as part of the local Heritage at Risk Team, you will be on the front line in the endeavour to save England`s heritage.

Interviews will take place in Manchester on Wednesday 18 March 2015

For further information and to apply please visit:

Wednesday 18 March 2015
Further details available via:
Archaeology Courses
Canterbury Archaeological Trust
January to March 2015



This course will look at some of the threats faced by heritage, both in the UK and globally. In particular, the focus will be on avoidable human threats caused by conflict, crime and anti-social behaviour. These issues will be explored through a series of case studies from the UK, North Africa and elsewhere which will highlight the scale of the global threat to the world’s heritage. Different responses to preventing and reducing such threats will be considered. Practical guidance will be given on how best to protect sites and on how to deal with crime when it does happen, including forensic approaches to dealing with an archaeological crime scene. The course will be of interest to archaeologists, curators, local government officers, landowners and site custodians, members of the legal and law enforcement communities, and anyone with an interest in preserving our past for future generations.

Tutors: Paul Bennett, Michele Johnson and Andrew Richardson.

Saturday 7 March 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).


Whether you are considering archaeology as a future career, or just wanting to try a new hobby, this is the place to start! Anyone can get involved in archaeology and this day school provides the perfect introduction to the subject. After examining what archaeology is, the course will go on to cover a wide range of topics, including time periods and how we date things, sources and types of evidence, archaeological methods and practices, and the different types of archaeology. Guidance will be provided on how to take your interest further, either through additional training, higher education or as a volunteer. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Students will get the chance to handle a range of artefacts during the day.

Tutor: Andrew Richardson.

Saturday 21 March 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).


This course will provide a step-by-step guide to the preparation and writing of archaeological reports, covering the key information that should be included. Students will be introduced to the different levels of archaeological reports, from reports of negative results, through interim, assessment, analysis and publication reports. The course will also explore the different options for publication and dissemination, including ‘grey literature’, online, journal articles and monographs. Templates for different types of reports will be provided, along with examples of short reports.

Tutor: Jake Weekes.

Saturday 28 March 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).


All the courses are held at the Trust’s offices at 92a Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2LU. They run from 10am until 4pm.

Details of how to book can be found here:

Contact for more details.

Sunday 29 March 2015
Further details available via:
Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015-16
University of York, Department of Archaeology

MA/MSc courses in Archaeological Information Systems, Archaeology of Buildings, Bioarchaeology, Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings), Cultural Heritage Management, Digital Heritage, Early Prehistory, Field Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Human Anatomy and Evolution, Landscape Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, Mesolithic Studies, Zooarchaeology. Other pathways including Certificates and Diplomas are also available.

Research degrees: MA by Research (1 year), MPhil (2 years) and PhD (3 years).

Postgraduate studentships and bursaries are available. Further information: visit or contact Janine Lyon (Postgraduate Administrator), email

Further details available via:

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446