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Archaeology Courses
Canterbury Archaeological Trust
January to March 2015



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 17 January 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).


This course will provide an introduction to the excavation, recording, analysis and interpretation of funerary remains. Students will be instructed in the handling and care of human skeletal material by an osteologist. The course will also explore the place of cemeteries and monuments in the wider landscape and the study of funerary assemblages as a whole, including graves, grave structures and fittings, grave goods and evidence associated with cremations. Emphasis will be placed on how to view all these elements as the visible remains of funeral ceremonies and on how we can seek to reconstruct those ceremonies as fully as possible.

Tutors: Jake Weekes and Sarah Gearey

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


An understanding of stratigraphy and the concept of ‘context’ is essential to anyone undertaking archaeological excavation. This course will provide clear instruction on both the theory of stratigraphy and practical ways in which it can be effectively recognised, recorded and interpreted. Practical exercises will lead students through such tasks as completing a context sheet, drawing plans and sections, completing stratigraphic matrices and using site records to create sets, groups and phases.

Tutor: Peter Clark

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


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:

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Sunday 29 March 2015
Further details available via:
PROJECT MANAGER - Based in Edinburgh
Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd
£26,000- £32,000 dependent on experience


Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd is the only major archaeological consultancy with offices in both the UK and Ireland. Rubicon has bases in Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and Cork and is an IfA Registered Organisation.

Since we at Rubicon established our UK presence in 2012, we have successfully undertaken a large number of projects throughout the UK and are currently experiencing rapid growth. As a result of this, a unique opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and experienced Archaeological Project Manager to join us at our Edinburgh Office to add to our pre-existing team. This unique opportunity offers rapid career development within this very exciting period of expansion.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage a range of projects and to assist with continued business development. He/She should have demonstrable experience of successfully managing projects from birth to grave and be flexible, driven and innovative, with excellent communication skills. Applications are welcome from ambitious individuals who wish to develop their career rapidly. Support will be provided to the successful applicant in the form of training and mentoring from the experienced management team at Rubicon.

Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate the following

  • Experience of all levels of the excavation and post-excavation process
  • Varied archaeological management experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of British archaeology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and frameworks
  • Understanding of commercial archaeology and client liaison
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety considerations pertaining to archaeology
  • Communication skills and publication record
  • Willingness to contribute to the continued growth and expansion of Rubicon Heritage UK
  • Complete flexibility with regard to travel

A full clean driving licence and CSCS card is essential. The position is a permanent role and is subject to a 6 month probation period. Salary range £26,000- £32,000 dependent on experience, with site allowances. Based on a 37.5 hour week with

  • Overtime/Time Off in Lieu for additional hours
  • A performance bonus subject to company and personal performance, paid in line with annual review cycle
  • Paid training and professional development opportunities
  • Provision of laptop and mobile phone
  • Cycle to work scheme


All applications should be sent by email only to by 23 December 2014

Tuesday 23 December 2014
Further details available via:
Principal Conservation Officer
Birmingham City Council
£32,072 - £39,351
36.5 hours per week



1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Department requires an experienced and competent Historic Environment professional with motivation, initiative and the broad skills base for the provision of specialist advice in the implementation of the City Council’s approved policies, programmes and plans for the regeneration and enhancement of the City in support of the planning and development process.

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 contributing to strategies, briefs, policies, development frameworks, masterplans, advising on planning applications, guiding new developments and realising regeneration projects that have historic environment, 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 experience with a proven track record of giving effective historic environment 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 understanding of archaeology relating to the historic environment within the planning process would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local historic environment policy and legislation.

Ref: D2232014J

Closing date: 30 November 2014.

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.

Sunday 30 November 2014
Further details available via:
The Council for British Archaeology
starting salary c £26,000 p.a. (full time), plus attractive pension with an additional 10% of gross salary available as an employer’s contribution to a pension scheme.
Full-time role based in York, three year contract


The CBA is a UK-wide, non-profit making charity, influential across the UK for 70 years as a champion of public interest in archaeology.

  • We are a growing membership organisation serving people of all ages and organisations who provide links with a wide range of communities and networks
  • We have a national role in England and Wales as an amenity society fostering active stewardship of the archaeological heritage
  • We promote understanding of the past, involvement in archaeology and care for the historic environment through formal and informal learning
  • We facilitate and support research and good practice with unrivalled access to a network of expertise across the historic and natural environment sectors

Our vision: Archaeology for All We want everyone to know that they can take part in enjoying, understanding and caring for the historic environment and why it matters.

CBA Local Heritage Coordinator

The CBA has received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for a four-year post that seeks to coordinate local engagement in heritage across the UK. We are looking for someone who can nurture and advise on local activities, and ensure that community groups have the right building blocks to be successful and sustaining the groups’ local action and outcomes. This post will be expected to kick-start and support the development of a strong Local Heritage Engagement Network, and to create a ‘toolkit’ of guidance and supporting materials to help communities understand how to better defend the local services they have, or to find out where they can access local advice and support where this is lacking.

The main purpose of this role is to develop a UK-wide network of effective local advocates for the historic environment, focusing initially on England, that is reasonably self-supporting at a local level, but which feeds wider issues up to the CBA for national advocacy and action as appropriate. The postholder will work closely with community-focused CBA colleagues including the listed building casework team and the regional CBA Groups to integrate with and enhance our voluntary engagement strategy and delivery.

This will be achieved through 1. Understanding the existing heritage service resources at a broad local level and establishing successful strategies for partnership working for local engagement 2. Building connections with other groups to share intelligence and develop a Local Heritage Engagement Network (LHEN), working with the CBA Groups’ network and organisational members where appropriate 3. Developing a ‘Local Heritage Engagement Toolkit’ (LHET) 4. Developing the LHEN into a representative, strong and sustainable network, using the LHET to engage local communities in advocating for, and protecting their heritage.

For the further details and a job description please click here

Applying for this role

Application is by letter with associated CV and CPD log (if available). The letter should address how you meet the Person Specification for the post.

Please mark your application for the attention of Dr Mike Heyworth MBE and send three copies by post to The Council for British Archaeology, Beatrice de Cardi House, 66 Bootham, York, YO30 7BZ, or (preferably) send by e-mail to using ‘job application CBA Local Heritage Coordinator’ as the subject line. If applying by e-mail, please ensure that you request a read receipt.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Friday 28 November 2014.

Interviews are expected to take place on 11/12 December 2014.

The CBA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sectors of society.

Friday 28 November 2014
Further details available via:
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Various - see below


Endangered Archaeology is an exciting new project supported by the Arcadia Fund and led by the University of Oxford in collaboration with the University of Leicester. The aim of the project, covering the Middle East and North Africa (from Mauretania to Iran), is to search for and record significant archaeological sites, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to aid understanding for their future protection and management.

Three research positions are available to join the project team in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Vacancy ID: 115645)

Financial: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

You will have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with relevant experience in the Middle East and North Africa. You will possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Postdoctoral IT and GIS Research Officer (Vacancy ID: 115796)

Financial: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

You will have a doctorate (or equivalent experience) in GIS applications in archaeology or a closely–related area, as well as significant experience in database management and the development and maintenance of websites.

Research Assistant (Image Interpreter) (Vacancy ID: 115646)

Financial: £27,057 - £32,277 p.a.

You will hold a first degree in archaeology or a closely related field, or have an equivalent qualification, together with some relevant experience in the Middle East and North Africa. You will have considerable experience in interpreting aerial photographs and/or satellite imagery of archaeological sites.

To apply, visit and search by the vacancy ID above.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8 December 2014.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Robert Bewley ( or Professor Andrew Wilson (

Monday 08 December 2014
Further details available via:
Archaeological Assistants
Bristol & Region Archaeological Services
£16,998 p.a. pro rata (pay award pending)


BaRAS is a trading unit within the Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives Service of Bristol City Council. We are seeking applications from field archaeologists who would like to be considered for casual or fixed-term appointments as Archaeological Site Assistants in Bristol, South-west England, South Wales and occasionally further afield.

You will have a working knowledge of British archaeology, ideally with a relevant degree, at least six months experience in commercial practice and a current CSCS card. Ability to work within the Bristol area at short notice and a clean driving licence (manual) would be an advantage. IfA membership at Affiliate or PIfA level is desirable.


Personal protective equipment is provided as necessary. Subsistence and accommodation is provided where necessary for projects beyond daily travelling from Bristol. CSCS training may be provided in appropriate cases.

In the first instance please e-mail CVs to for an application pack.

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