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Wessex Archaeology
£17,650 up to £20,602
Reference: SHFFBH1216

Salary commensurate with skills and experience
(£17,650 up to £20,602)

With the continued expansion of heritage work throughout the Northern region, Wessex Archaeology are seeking a technician or supervisor to join our growing consultancy team, delivering a comprehensive range of consulting and contracting services across England and Wales. The successful candidate would be based in Sheffield, but would be expected to work across the country and alongside our teams based within our other regional offices in Salisbury, Wales, Maidstone, Bristol and Edinburgh.

An enthusiastic and dedicated heritage professional, looking to gain more experience, you will be educated to at least degree level in an appropriate subject, hold valid appropriate H&S and other training certifications, and ideally have some heritage and built heritage experience in a professional commercial archaeological environment. Experience in survey techniques including total station and GPS, ArcGIS and AutoCAD would also be advantageous.

Though this role is offered as a full-time appointment to our core team (i.e. permanent contracts), we would be pleased to consider applicants seeking either part-time, fixed term or any other form of flexible working arrangement.

Key purpose and responsibilities of the post include:
• To undertake Heritage and Built Heritage Statements, Desk-based Assessments, Buildings Appraisals and historic building recording of levels 1-4;
• To undertake surveys and recording using both hand survey techniques, total stations and GPS;
• Undertake relevant and informative photographic recording, and process digital data;
• Preparation/editing of digital site plans, cross sections and elevations using AutoCAD and ArcGIS;
• Researching, verifying and compiling data from external sources in order to prepare heritage reports including the production of drawing briefs, and liaising with internal and external specialists; and
• Ensuring the preparation of an archive suitable for deposition.
A full UK Driving Licence is essential. Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and/or other appropriate professional body is desirable.

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk

Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 6th January 2017 Interviews are planned for the end of January 2017. An immediate start is preferable but not essential. For more information about the post please contact Lucy Dawson at l.dawson [at] wessexarch.co.uk or Matt Rous at m.rous [at] wessexarch.co.uk.

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’, or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Friday 6th January 2017
Archaeological Project Officer x 2
Archaeology Warwickshire
Salary £22,434 - £24,717

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and as such our business is underpinned by high standards and professionalism. We offer a high degree of autonomy, and encourage the development of specialisms within a nurturing framework backed by local authority pension, holidays and sickness pay.

Key Requirements:
We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to hear from archaeologists with a proven track record in supervising and reporting on evaluations and excavations and report production to publication standard. We would also like to hear from buildings archaeologists.

Applicants should have a driving licence and CSCS card.
Applicants with CIfA membership will be favoured over those without.

For further information about the role please contact Stuart Palmer on (01926) 412278 or stuartpalmer [at] warwickshire.gov.uk


Closing Date - 3rd January, 2017

Interviews - 11th January, 2017

Senior Archaeological Consultant, London
Competitive salary and benefits offered

Due to an expanding workload AECOM is seeking a Senior Archaeologist to join our established heritage team in our multi-disciplinary office of environmental and engineering consultants in London.

AECOM’s heritage team is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and comprises 20+ staff based across the UK. We provide our clients with a full range of heritage services including feasibility studies, desk-based assessment, assessments of significance and setting, environmental impact assessment, heritage consents, fieldwork design and site management and monitoring.

Our projects include major transport and infrastructure schemes, heritage-led regeneration and other private and public sector developments.

As well as the opportunity to be involved in some of the highest profile development projects in the UK, you would be regularly working on a range of archaeological projects including the potential for occasional international work.

The post will entail:
Working as part of the heritage team on multi-disciplinary projects;
Preparing desk-based assessments, deposit models, statements of significance and analysis of setting;
Preparing archaeological impact assessments, contributing to master planning and scheme design;
Undertaking heritage appraisals and contributing to environmental impact assessments;
Designing and procuring schemes of archaeological investigation and mitigation;
Conducting statutory and stakeholder consultations;
Undertaking detailed site walk-over surveys;
Working with engineers and designers to inform mitigation strategies;
Working independently and taking responsibility for programmes of work, conducted safely, and producing high quality reports;
Liaising effectively with managers, consultants from other disciplines and other stakeholders as required.

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following:

Client focused team player with a positive attitude;
Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail to get things right first time;
Ability to manage own time and comfortable working both within a team or alone to tight deadlines;
Detailed knowledge of UK heritage legislation and policy;
Demonstrable experience of working within London and the South East;
Experience in managing large-scale fieldwork projects;
Experience of undertaking archaeological assessment work;
Experience in costing and project management;
Expert witness experience (desirable);
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Full UK driving licence;
Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional working away from home

Candidates will have:
A relevant first degree and/or post-graduate qualification in archaeology or a related subject;
Appropriate level of membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

To apply for this opportunity please forward your CV to Leanne.hartley [at] aecom.com

Closing date: Thursday 5th January 2017
Community Archaeologist / Archeolegydd Cymuned
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park / Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro
£25,694 to £27,394 pa pro rata / Cyflog £25,694 i £27,394 y flwyddyn pro rata
22.2 hours per week, initial 2 year contract / 22.2 awr yr wythnos, contract 2 flynedd i ddechrau

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is one of Britain’s most iconic protected areas with a fantastically rich historic environment.

Key in this new role of Community Archaeologist is to encourage people to engage with and value their local heritage whilst working with communities and volunteers to consolidate sites within the National Park. You can make us an exemplar for archaeology in the way we manage the sites we own.

You’ll need relevant professional knowledge and experience but most importantly you will be enthusiastic and able to share your passion for our heritage with others. You should also have some Welsh language skills.

This is a special job in a special place – and we offer access to the local government pension scheme, training opportunities and a relocation package where appropriate.

Please see website www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk for further details and to apply (on our standard application form, no CVs).

Interview date 09 January 2017

Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro yw un o’r ardaloedd mwyaf eiconig a warchodir yng ngwledydd Prydain ac mae ganddo amgylchedd hanesyddol cyfoethog dros ben.
Elfen allweddol o’r rôl newydd hon, Archeolegydd Cymuned, yw annog pobl i ymddiddori a gwerthfawrogi eu treftadaeth leol, a gweithio gyda chymunedau a gwirfoddolwyr i gryfhau’r safleoedd o fewn y Parc Cenedlaethol. Gallech ein helpu i fod yn esiampl gwerth chweil o ran rheoli safleoedd archeolegol.

Byddwch angen gwybodaeth broffesiynol a phrofiad perthnasol, ond yn bwysicaf oll, byddwch chi’n frwdfrydig ac yn gallu rhannu’ch angerdd am ein treftadaeth ag eraill. Dylech fod â rhywfaint o sgiliau Cymraeg hefyd.

Mae’n swydd arbennig mewn lle arbennig – ac rydyn ni’n cynnig cyfle i ymuno â chynllun pensiwn llywodraeth leol, cyfleoedd hyfforddiant a phecyn adleoli lle bo’n briodol.

Ewch i’n gwefan www.arfordirpenfro.org.uk am ragor o fanylion ac i wneud cais (gan ddefnyddio’n ffurflen gais safonol, dim CV)

Dyddiad cau 12 Rhagfyr
Dyddiad y cyfweliad 09 ionawr 2017

Closing date: Monday 12th December 2016
TENDER OPPORTUNITY - Beacons of the Past – hillforts in the Chilterns landscape
The Chilterns Conservation Board

Can you help shape our Chilterns hillforts project? We need an experienced archaeologist to compile a series of Conservation Statements for our HLF grant application and help prioritise key project activity.

Full brief http://www.chilternsaonb.org/conservation-board/vacancies.html.

Deadline Friday 9 December

Contact Cathie Hasler, Hillforts Project Development Officer chasler [at] chilternsaonb.org.uk 01844 355525

Closing date: Friday 9th December 2016
Heritage Research Officer - Whisby Lodge, Hillcroft Business Park, Whisby Road, Lincoln, LN6 3QL
Allen Archaeology Ltd
Salary: £20,957.93–£23,543.16 per annum
Reference: Job ref: HRO16

At Allen Archaeology Ltd we have recently marked our tenth anniversary and the value of the Company has risen steadily. We have field, geophysics, heritage research and archives teams and a small, but growing, number of in-house specialists, but still maintain the values of a small and friendly company. According to a Plimsoll Talat financial report (independent industry review) we are the highest ranked archaeological company in the East Midlands.

An immediate opportunity has arisen for a full-time permanent post. The post is based at our head office in the thriving and affordable University City of Lincoln, and will involve occasional travel throughout England.

The postholder will prepare desk-based assessments and heritage impact assessments within agreed timescales and budgets. They will be confident in managing teams of all sizes to deliver projects on time and in budget and will oversee the Heritage Research work programme, undertake report preparation and quality assurance and organise staff to complete visits to sites, Local Studies Libraries and Record Offices, both locally and remotely from the head office. Duties will include liaison with HERs and archives and the ordering of HER and AP searches. On occasion, the successful postholder may also be expected to assist with fieldwork reporting. Supervisory staff are provided with training covering aspects of health and safety and people management.

The Heritage Research Officer will be required to discuss site works with clients and curatorial archaeologists, to arrange site visits and obtain project data, and at times with members of the general public.

We are particularly interested in candidates who will make a positive contribution to our ethos of staff development through mentoring.


  • An enthusiasm and strong ability in field archaeological practices, a willingness to work on your own or leading a team
  • A courteous and professional manner
  • Excellent knowledge of British planning legislation and a sound understanding of British archaeology
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office
  • Expertise in the use of GIS packages
  • Considerable experience of preparation of desk-based assessments, heritage impact assessments on projects of all sizes
  • Experience of supervising a team to complete projects
  • Ability to motivate, lead and coordinate a team
  • Attention to detail, analytical and proven report writing skills
  • Positive outlook with an ability to lead by example


  • Experience of drawing packages such as AutoCAD and/or CorelDraw
  • GIS related qualification
  • CIfA membership
  • Driving license preferred as work will require site visits and travel to HERs, usually using company vehicles

The post includes an occupational pension with employer’s contribution, 28 days paid leave per year pro rata, with an incremental increase after three years continuous service. We operate a childcare voucher scheme which is available to all employees. Free, good quality accommodation, subsistence and an additional daily allowance are available for away work.

Please note that you must submit a completed application form via our on-line system to apply for this role. Application forms can be downloaded from our website http://www.allenarchaeology.co.uk/contact/careers/ by emailing us at info [at] allenarchaeology.co.uk or by following this link which you should use to submit your application.
(Please be aware that unfortunately it is not possible to save your application part way through so you may wish to download the form before clicking on the link to apply).

Referees will not be approached without the permission of the candidate first. Incomplete applications and those submitted after the closing date will not be accepted. The closing date for this post is Friday 23rd December 2016. Interviews will be held in the w/c 9th January. If you haven’t heard from us by 9th January unfortunately on this occasion you have not been selected for interview. However, we thank you for your interest.

Allen Archaeology Limited is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

Email: info@allenarchaeology.co.uk Careers | Allen Archaeology Closing date: Friday 23rd December 2016

Beacon Planning Ltd is a dynamic, independent, award-winning heritage and planning consultancy based on the edge of the historic town of Cambridge. We have a wide ranging portfolio of projects across the breadth of the historic environment, with clients including many of the Cambridge Colleges, the University of Cambridge, and the National Trust.

In this exciting new role, we are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated Senior Heritage Consultant with a proven track record in preparing desk-based archaeological assessments and who can flourish as part of a supportive, friendly and hard-working team.

In this senior role, you will provide expert advice to clients and design teams, and liaise with local planning authorities and Historic England to shape development in a positive way that preserves and enhances the historic environment whilst meeting our clients’ needs. You will lead on the preparation of heritage appraisals and desk-based assessments, and other planning documents such as appeal statements (depending on experience). Whilst you will be well-supported within the heritage team, you will need to be confident in preparing high quality reports independently and without direct supervision.

This is a new role within the Company and therefore you will also be required to undertake our core work of preparing appraisals and statements for built heritage. We are keen to develop an archaeological offer as a new growth area, therefore this presents an exciting opportunity to grow this new sector of business and you will be supported to ensure this is a success.

Applicants should be an accredited member of the IfA at either Associate or Member level and/or a full member of the IHBC (or eligible for with a commitment to apply).

A person specification can be downloaded from our website

A competitive salary is offered with a further benefits package after successful completion of a six months probationary period, including payment of one professional annual membership fee, contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, private medical insurance and eligibility for performance related bonus.

To apply for this post, please send in a CV plus a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 outlining what you would bring to the role to joanna.burton [at] beaconplanning.co.uk. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th December.

Closing date: midnight 6th December 2016

For further details, please contact Joanna Burton on 01223 810995.

Email: joanna.burton@beaconplanning.co.uk EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY AT BEACON PLANNING! Closing date: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Community Archaeologist (London, with homeworking considered)
£21,500 p.a.
Full Time

Interviews (by phone/skype): 15 December 2016

Does working with an innovative, community-focused archaeology social enterprise sound like fun? If so, we’re looking for a very special Community Archaeologist to join our core team, focused on expanding our education programme into schools, museums and other learning environments and to help us get more kids into DV trenches!

People learn best when they’re having fun, and you’re someone who knows how to make learning fun for people of all ages using a mix of formal and informal teaching. You may have already organised workshops, lectures, holiday activities and museum learning events, or you could be working in local schools and colleges. The ideal candidate has solid experience working with groups of people either as a teacher, youth worker or community worker. Your commitment to delivering energetic, fun and original education activities and your track record of working with groups of all ages will set you apart from the field.

Speaking of fields, we will often be working in the middle of one. And probably a muddy one, at that! Your chance to really shine will happen on site, delivering our CyberDig and DigCamp activities to young learners. You’ll be the point person for schools, communicating with teachers before, during and after their time with us. You’ll be comfortable designing and working with learning materials including digital media, historical objects, worksheets, and audio-visual displays. You’ll assist us in planning and running Cyber Dig and Dig Camp; follow up with teachers, and evaluation. Top-notch communication skills are a must.

You will be line managed by our Programme Manager, and fully supported by the rest of the team across all areas of training. We will do our best to match your professional goals to opportunities available in our work.

Please note: we are looking for applicants with demonstrable experience (either in professional roles or through volunteering, training or studies) in the following areas:

  • Working with young people and delivering educational activities, either in classrooms or informal learning environments
  • Building curriculum for varied historical periods, and knowledge of associated material culture
  • Some experience of building a commercial strategy and/or market analysis for a service, programme or project
  • Writing of archaeological site reports and desk-based assessments
  • Experience of field archaeology
  • Writing for digital output such as blogs and social media
  • Remote or home working, or as part of a dispersed team

Please be sure to let us know as much as you can about your background in these areas.

Our team is small but mighty, and has experienced great success to date based on our collective belief in the power and importance of communities for archaeology: digital, local and global. We’re looking for someone who shares our values and is excited about expanding their skill set, as well as working alongside our professionals and volunteers.

Job Requirements

  • Archaeology or heritage degree, qualification, or equivalent experience
  • At least 6-12 months’ experience in a similar or related role delivering educational programmes about archaeology
  • At least 6 months archaeological field experience (this does not have to be continuous)
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and/or WordPress
  • Good organisational, time and self-management skills; must be comfortable setting own schedule
  • Knowledge of applications, including Windows, Word Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as part of a dispersed team
  • A driving license and own transportation is desirable
  • Do you have other proficiencies that could be relevant to this post? Please include details


Send us a CV and a short covering letter (300 words max) detailing why you want to be our Community Archaeologist, what you do for fun, and any relevant experience to hello [at] digventures.com

Closing date: Monday 12th December 2016
Archaeological Officers/Assistant Project Officers, Bakewell
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
£18,500 - £21,000 dependent on experience with generous benefits package

Timescale: The post is tenable with immediate effect, and subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period, which will become a permanent position thereafter.

Details: Applications are invited from highly motivated and professional individuals suited to a corporate environment with at least one year’s professional field experience (preferably more), a full driving license, own vehicle and a valid CSCS card. ‘Archaeological Officer’ is our competent archaeologist grade, although we are also looking for more experienced archaeologists for Assistant Project Officers. We provide in-house training for all our staff to support the professional development of our team.

You will have responsibility for helping to deliver a wide range of projects working out of our Bakewell office where you will be accountable to the Project Manager and then the Operations Manager. Although you will be attached to this office you will be required from time to time to work elsewhere in the UK depending on where jobs are located and this will include occasional overnight stays. If applying for the higher grade then the more experience in report production, digital illustration the better. We are excited to hear from anyone who fulfills these criteria. We have a variety of projects coming on stream and are looking to recruit immediately. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals able to undertake watching briefs, evaluation trenching and excavation work.
You must have excellent fieldwork skills including use of surveying instruments, English skills and strong IT skills and ideally have some experience in the use of CAD and/or GIS and the use of surveying instruments. We are looking for a hard working, professional and dependable individual who can be trusted to follow instructions and deliver project work. Training, career progression and promotion prospects exist for high performing individuals.

The Employee Benefits package includes:

  • Company administered pension scheme with a matching contribution from the Company
  • Health cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Training in support of continuing professional development
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. waterproofs, fleeces etc.)
  • Subsistence allowance (£15 per night) and accommodation provided for away-based projects

To apply please submit all the required documentation set out below and send to personnel [at] archaeologicalresearchservices.com. If you would like to discuss the post with us then ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for Personnel.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • a covering letter comprising 500 words on why you consider yourself the most suitable candidate
  • our application form (downloadable below) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • full CV
  • completed equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable below)

Employment Closing date: Saturday 31st December 2016
School of Environment & Life Sciences Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015-16
University of Salford, Centre for Applied Archaeology, School of Environment & Life Sciences

Research degrees in archaeology: MSc by Research (1 year f/t) and PhD (3 years f/t). We currently have the following PhD and MSc research themes available for study: The Archaeology of Industrialisation; Community Archaeology, its Significance and Impact; Archaeology and Heritage Management. We would welcome research proposals within these broad areas but also more focussed topics such as lithic studies, buildings archaeology, and planning-led archaeology.

Further information: visit www.salford.ac.uk/environment-life-sciences/research/archaeology/ or contact or Dr Michael Nevell for research subject backgrounds m.d.nevell [at] salford.ac.uk (head of archaeology) or the College of Science and Technology research support office for application details: Moria Mort - m.mort [at] salford.ac.uk (research support administrator).

Expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands
Archaeology Warwickshire

Archaeology Warwickshire are seeking expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. Our reputation for proficient archaeological solutions and efficient, professional delivery has resulted in a high demand for our services.

We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to receive expressions from archaeologists with a proven track record in undertaking and reporting on watching briefs, and/or supervising evaluations and/or directing excavations with report production to publication standard. We are also keen to expand our network of experienced historic building recorders and IHBC qualified built heritage consultants.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and we expect to pay over and above the salaried equivalent CIfA minima and BAJR approved rates (including the necessary uplift for sickness and holidays), and in return we expect to get professionalism, integrity and commitment.

Applicants should provide a minimum of two contactable referees; prove their self-employed status (or commitment to become so); provide evidence of their insurance and hold valid CSCS cards. Membership of CIfA is highly desirable.


For an informal and confidential chat call Stuart Palmer on 01926 412278, stuartpalmer [at] warwickshire.gov.uk.

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