Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Rochester, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wales.
Due to a continuation of our increased workload, Wessex Archaeology is seeking to recruit an additional Geophysicist (Project Officer grade) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury or Sheffield, although the option to relocate to one of our regional offices may be available following a probationary period of six months. The successful applicant would assist in the delivery and management of a comprehensive range of geophysical surveys (gradiometer, resistivity, EM, GPR, ERT), both office-based and on field investigations across the UK. Accommodation and subsistence will be provided if working beyond office commuting distances.
You will ideally be educated to post-graduate degree level in an appropriate subject such as geophysics, archaeology, geology or similar, with significant fieldwork and interpretation experience (commensurate with the grade applied for) in a professional commercial archaeological environment. Prior experience of supervising staff, working to deadlines and report writing is essential.
In addition to a degree and/or commercial archaeological experience, the successful applicants will likely possess one or more of the following: a full UK Driving Licence, CSCS certification, SSSTS qualification and membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists or another appropriate professional body.
• Competitive salary range in line with CIfA salary guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate). 50% contribution towards CIfA subscription fees
• A company Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – confidential external advice on health and well being
• 22 days p.a. holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays) rising to 27 after 5 year’s continuous employment
• Paid sick leave from start of contract
• Immediate eligibility for inclusion in the group pension plan with an employer contribution of 4%
• Free accommodation provided for projects beyond reasonable travel distances. Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and a further £5 per night breakfast contribution if in S/C accommodation
• Free transport from regional offices to sites
• High quality personal protective equipment
• Drivers are entitled to time in lieu in excess of the 7.4 working day
• Individual training and development including free BAJR skills passport, HSE certification, mentoring, annual appraisal, personal development plans and career progression maps
• Life assurance scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Bike2Work scheme
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website) with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk . This post will remain open until filled. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. This is a core position with a 6 month probationary period. Further details, including Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and Application Packs can be downloaded below. For all queries please contact Dr Paul Baggaley (Director, GeoServices) p.baggaley [at] wessexarch.co.uk or Lucy Learmonth (Terrestrial Geophysics Manager) l.learmonth [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.