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Archaeological Advisor
Colchester Borough Council
£25,906 to £31,136

Help us manage Colchester’s rich archaeological heritage


Are you a qualified archaeologist, with experience of providing advice on the implications of development for the archaeological resource management of the SMR and building recording? The rich archaeological heritage of Colchester is nationally renowned. Do you have the vision and experience we are looking for to ensure that informed decisions are made?
Does the prospect of working in one of England’s fastest growing towns appeal to your passion for stewardship of the heritage resource? Colchester’s past as Britain’s oldest recorded town, mentioned by Pliny the Elder in AD79,has left an extraordinary wealth of archaeological and standing heritage. This presents a very rare opportunity for you to join us and share the challenge of effectively and sustainably managing the outstanding heritage resource, whilst facilitating growth.

Following a recent restructuring, we remain committed to ensuring that we create sustainable new places that complement the historic town and its sensitive landscape setting, that includes the Dedham Vale AONB, the Colne and Roman River Valleys and the coast at Mersea Island. There can be few districts with such a diverse offer and potential for professional growth. You will benefit from working in a team of specialist professionals, whose skills and experience will not just complement yours, but will expand your expertise into all kinds of associated areas, such as historic building conservation, development management, planning policy and more.

This role requires exceptional archaeological expertise, and someone who is technically knowledgeable in the context of Colchester’s archaeology. A strong and persuasive negotiator, educator, passionate advocate for the heritage, you will also have the ability to build a rapport and excellent working relationship with developers and community groups, consultees, colleagues and partners.

As the archaeological advisor to the country’s most ancient and fastest growing Borough, we also expect you to have an ability to seize the opportunities to advance our understanding of the resource as they arise through programmes of investigation and recording, and to achieve creative solutions to support one of the most ambitious urban renaissance programmes. Just as importantly, we are also looking for the you to be able to bring the ‘right’ attitude to work and to all activities, and interactions with customers. Rather than us spell out what that is in this advert, you will be expected to demonstrate what you can bring.

If you would like to discuss this exciting role further please contact Simon Cairns, Planning Projects Manager, on (01206) 508650.

To apply for this vacancy using our quick and easy online application method, visit Alternatively, call our 24 hour recruitment line on (01206) 507343 for a paper copy quoting post reference PD12.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Further details available via:
Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA)
£372.3per week, rising to £415.4 per week (£21,600 per annum) after a 3 month probationary period.

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA) is one of the UKs largest providers of professional archaeological advice and services. The company is based in London, with offices in Durham, Cambridge, Winchester and Market Harborough and provides its services across the country. PCA is an entirely independent commercial organisation with no ties to Charitable Trusts, Local Councils or Museum Services.

Due to an expanding workload at all offices the company is seeking an experienced CAD Technician to work in the PCA CAD department, which is based centrally in the London Offices.

The post involves using AutoCAD to produce archaeological maps and stratigraphic drawings for all of the PCA offices. This involves the digitisation of archaeological plans and sections and the production of archaeological phase plans, to illustrate all types of report. These include Watching Brief and Evaluation Reports, Assessments, and publications, including PCA Monographs, academic journals, and other outlets. Other tasks include: the drawing up of standing building recording; historic map regression work and illustrations for Desk Based Assessments.

Previous experience in using AutoCAD for archaeological drafting and/or building recording is essential. The ability to produce illustrations of a high standard is paramount. A background in archaeological fieldwork would be preferred, as would familiarity with single-context planning and other standard site recording techniques. All-round computer literacy, familiarity with using both digital and paper maps (modern and historic), and good attention to detail are also requirements of the post. GIS experience would be preferable but not essential. Experience in using other graphics software, including Illustrator, would be advantageous.

A motivated and flexible attitude, and good communication and team-work skills are essential, as is an ability to meet deadlines and produce highly accurate work even under pressure.

Pre-Construct Archaeology is an equal opportunities employer.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Josephine Brown PCA Ltd, Unit 54 Brockley Cross Business Centre 96 Endwell Road Brockley London SE4 2PD



Starting salary:

£372.3per week, rising to £415.4 per week (£21,600 per annum) after a 3 month probationary period.


London, SE4

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
The Norfolk Windmills Trust
Min. £250 a day for a number of days (to be agreed) for up to 9 months


The Norfolk Windmills Trust seeks experienced consultants, to work as Project Manager and Finance Manager to run the Development Phase of The Mill and the Marsh Folk heritage conservation, access and community project at Stracey Arms Mill, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The posts will be available for up to nine months and job descriptions are available on request from Amanda Rix, 01362 869394 or by email

Applications with CVs and quotes should be received by 17.00 on Tuesday 14 October 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview on Wednesday 22 October 2014.


Tuesday 14 October 2014
Further details available via:
Geophysical Surveyor
STRATASCAN LTD (a member of the SUMO Group)
The starting salary will be £17,600 and will be reviewed after the three initial training.

Reporting to

Operations Manager


Work Location

Initially the successful candidate would be based at Upton upon Severn Worcestershire for a period of three months to receive training. Thereafter the post will be based at either our Havant or St Austell office but working on sites throughout the UK and overseas

Overall Job Purpose

To collect geophysical and other survey data.


IfA recommended salary minima apply. The post would require no higher than PIfA level of responsibility. The starting salary will be £17,600 and will be reviewed after the three initial training. The company also currently operate a bonus scheme.


Supervisory Responsibility

Two survey assistants

1) To set out, collect data as required from sites both in the UK and overseas and to return the data and control information to the office or via email

2) To liaise with the appropriate project officer regarding progress and any problems encountered

3) To help train survey assistants

4) To maintain the serviceability of the equipment and vehicle supplied for the project

NB In addition to the listed, employees are required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably required

Working Conditions

Both rural and urban sites throughout the year

Qualifications/Skills required

Essential Driving Basic survey techniques for Setting out Geophysical techniques as normally carried out by the Company including Magnetometry, EML and GPR

Desirable Computing skills

Closing date

Applications should be sent to JoAnne Whitehead ( before 10 October 2014

Friday 10 October 2014
Further details available via:
Heritage Practice Training Coordinator (0.5 fte)
University of Leicester, College of Arts, Humanities and Law, School of History
£26,274 to £30,434 per annum
Open Ended Contract, subject to Fixed Term Funding. Funding is available for 3 years


At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

From January 2015 the University will be delivering short courses for those working in the heritage sector via a new 3-year partnership with English Heritage. In this role you will coordinate the programme, supported by an Advisory Group and liaising with English Heritage. You will plan, market and support the delivery of the courses and act as the main point of contact for course leaders and delegates.

You will have excellent administrative and communication skills and knowledge of the heritage sector to co-ordinate the programme. You will have experience in budgeting and financial management and be able work independently to book course leaders, set up delegate booking processes and proactively promote the programme via traditional & social media, professional bodies and relevant events.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Emma Dwyer (Heritage Business Development Executive) on or Clare Hudson (Business Development Manager – Humanities & Social Science) on


For more information and to apply please click here

The closing date for this post is midnight on 13 October 2014

Monday 13 October 2014
Further details available via:
Historic Environment Assistant (Records)
Norfolk County Council
£7,941 - £8,499 per annum
18.5 hours per week Temporary contract until 31 March 2015 (in the first instance)


Historic Environment Services, Union House, Gressenhall, Dereham


We are looking for a highly-motivated person to join Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment Service, working with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) database and the Norfolk Historic Environment Record. Based at Gressenhall, the job will primarily involve photographing artefacts, scanning illustrations, editing digital images and adding them to the PAS database.

It would be desirable if you will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline or have considerable relevant experience. Excellent data-entry, IT skills and previous experience of digital photography are essential, as is the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.

Norfolk Historic Environment Service is responsible for safeguarding Norfolk’s archaeology and built environment, recording, conserving, interpreting and providing information and advice on the historic environment. For further information about the Historic Environment Service, visit For more information about the Portable Antiquities Scheme visit

For further details and how to apply:


Please quote job reference: 753 ETPE

Closing date: 1 October 2014

Interview date: 17 October 2014

Norfolk County Council welcomes applicants irrespective of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are committed to supporting flexible working practices for our employees. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wednesday 01 October 2014
753 ETPE
Further details available via:
Field Archaeologists
Cambridge Archaeological Unit
£17,182.41 - £18,277.05
Minimum 3 months contract



Due to winning a significant number of large scale projects we are continuing to expand and as a result we have vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists based at our Cambridge office. Our work is wide-ranging and varied, and current sites include the award winning Bronze Age site of Must Farm (, large scale Iron Age and Roman settlement on the edge of Godmanchester Roman town and an extensive Saxon settlement. This commissioned work will already take us well into 2015.


Candidates will have experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment. A minimum of 6 months is usually required.

A degree in archaeology or related discipline is essential, and membership of the IfA at PIfA level is preferred.

A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and First Aid qualification.

Benefits package includes:

  • USS pension scheme
  • Free transport from office to sites
  • Additional payment for driving
  • Holiday entitlement (32 days)


Application by covering letter and CV to For an informal conversation please contact Samantha Smith on 01223 327802

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible 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 November, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
01223 327802
Contracting Archaeology
Project Officer
MOLA (Northampton)
£23680 to £24450 pa*, starting range *Enhanced salaries may be possible for candidates with appropriate advanced experience and skills

Following the successful transfer of Northamptonshire Archaeology to MOLA we are expanding due to an increased work programme and currently have vacancies for two Project Officers. We are seeking suitably experienced and enthusiastic people to fill these permanent posts at this exciting time.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required. For projects away from base accommodation, and subsistence is provided.

The purpose of the role:

The Project Officer will be responsible for large projects primarily involving excavation and post-fieldwork analysis and publication writing, but could also include evaluation, survey work and building recording.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive experience in relevant roles in commercial archaeology organisations. He or she will have good prioritising and organisational skills in running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects with an ability to work to short timescales. They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to communicate clearly with colleagues, clients and planning archaeologists. A sound understanding of archaeological project costing and budgets is required. This is a key role working closely with the senior management team at Northampton.

Membership of the IfA at AIFA level is preferred. A full UK driving licence is essential. For informal discussion please contact Liz Muldowney, 01604 825843,

Employee benefits:

  • Potential for staff accommodation
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Company pension scheme with Life Insurance
  • Season ticket non-interest loan
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Health care cash plan also covering children
  • Proficiency based pay progression
  • Subsidy for IfA fee


Applications without an application form will not be considered. Please follow the link below where you will find the application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 September at 17.00 pm. Interviews will be held in early October.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

Monday 29 September 2014
Further details available via:
01604 825843
Archaeological Field Staff
MOLA (Northampton)

Owing to an increase in project workload, MOLA Northampton is seeking to expand its field staff for fixed term contract work. We require field staff with a range of experience and skills, preferably with CSCS accreditation and a valid UK driving license. We will review all applications but will be actively recruiting from the start.

We have a significant work programme for 2014 and many new projects have high potential for exciting archaeology. We are interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to work across central England. We are seeking applications from candidates who can have a reasonable daily commute into Northampton and we can provide assistance with accommodation for applicants from further away.

Employee benefits

  • Potential for staff accommodation
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Company pension scheme with Life insurance
  • Season ticket non interest loan
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Health care cash plan including children
  • Proficiency based pay progression
  • Subsidy for IfA fees


Application forms and further details can be found on our website Applications should be submitted electronically to please ensure you complete the MOLA application form, applications made without an application form will not be considered.

Applicants can apply at any time but please note we are likely to have active recruitment throughout the period therefore early applications would be appreciated.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2014 at 17.00 pm. Interviews will be held throughout the process depending on the number of applicants.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS (Required for Oxford and Cambridge)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,210 - £17,877


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.


We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists in our Oxford and Cambridge offices. Our work is wide-ranging and varied, and includes some of the largest and most important sites being undertaken at present. We are currently excavating Mesolithic flint scatters and wetland sequences in East Sussex, a Bronze Age burial mound in Devon, and a late-Bronze Age to early-Iron Age settlement in Kent. Work is due to start soon on an Iron Age Oppidum and later Roman and medieval settlement in south London. We also have excavations near Winchester and on the outskirts of Gloucester, in Norfolk and in Essex, and a number of sites within and near both Oxford and Cambridge, including deeply stratified excavations.

Position requirements:

  • Candidates will have experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment. A minimum of 6 months is usually required.
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the IfA at PIfA 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 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience, and IfA 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 IfA subscription fees.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving)
  • Full holiday entitlement (29 days), with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression through an annual appraisals process.
  • Paid sick leave.

Please apply by completing an application form, available from

Alternatively you can print out and post your completed application form to: Denise Price, Oxford Archaeology South, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.



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 October, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Thursday 30 October 2014
Further details available via:
Archaeologist [Ref: ARCH192014]
£17,900 - £22,800 (London - incl. clothing allowance)


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.

Owing to the increase in projects, MOLA is seeking to recruit and to expand its database of field staff available for fixed term contract work. We have immediate short-term contract vacancies. We require field staff with a range of experience and skills, preferably with CSCS accreditation and a valid UK driving license. We are keen to hear from people with cemetery experience and or building experience, but these are not essential. We will review all applications and successful candidates will be “pre-qualified” for employment start and either recruited or added to our list of approved staff to contact as each new project becomes available.

We have a significant work programme for 2014/15 and many new projects have high potential for exciting archaeology.
Application forms and further details can be found on our website following the below file path:


Applications should be submitted electronically to

Applicants can apply at any time but please note we are likely to have active recruitment in September 2014 and for these posts early applications would be appreciated.

Employee benefits

Potential for staff accommodation Enhanced sick pay Company pension scheme with Life insurance Season ticket non interest loan Cycle scheme Childcare vouchers Health care cash plan including children Proficiency based pay progression Subsidy for IFA fee

MOLA is an IfA Registered Organisations Email: Website:

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

Thursday 02 October 2014
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:

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446