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Archaeological Supervisor (Scotland)
Wessex Archaeology
£18,400 to £21,456
Reference: EDNF0615 (Edinburgh)

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.

The position:
A growing portfolio of interesting terrestrial projects throughout 2015 means that we are seeking a Project Supervisor to join our Edinburgh based team. Successful applicants will assist in the delivery of office based and fieldwork services across Scotland and the rest of the UK from time to time, as required.

Position requirements:
Prior experience of working on commercial archaeology projects, conducting watching briefs and small scale evaluations, and supervising staff on larger fieldwork projects; experience in site survey; and report writing is essential. In addition, experience in Scottish archaeology; undertaking desk based research; assisting with the drafting of WSI’s; use of digital survey applications such as DGPS; and GIS skills are highly desirable.

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 (essential for Supervisors), CSCS certification, SSSTS certification, and membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists or another appropriate professional body.

Employee benefits:
• 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 wellbeing.
• 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.

Applications
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 by 11/09/2015. 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 found here For all queries please contact Dan Atkinson – Regional Manager (Scotland).

Closing date: Friday 11th September 2015
Assistant Curator – Archaeology and Historic Buildings (Based at Hampton Court Palace)
Historic Royal Palaces
£28,194 pro rata

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House -Whitehall, and Kew Palace. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

HRP conserves and presents six outstanding historic buildings and historic estates. This assistant curator will undertake small-scale archaeological and architectural investigation across the five London palace sites, and assist large-scale works. They will help champion the architectural history of the palaces and communicate the significance of their built fabric within and outside the organisation.

The successful applicant will have a broad interest in archaeology and architectural history, and the ability to undertake excavation, building recording (metric survey), documentary research, and associated report writing to a high standard.

You will have a degree or post-graduate qualifications in archaeology (or a closely related subject), a board knowledge of English architectural history, significant experience of archaeological field work or metric survey. You will be able to work both as an individual archaeologist and as part of multi-disciplinary teams. Ideally, you will have experience of supervising field archaeology and metric survey. HRP is a lively, creative workplace and this position will suit a candidate who shows commitment with good humour.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for archaeology and English architectural history; and who is committed to maintaining and providing access to some of England’s most remarkable and significant buildings.

Find out more and apply by visiting the website

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

Closing date: Friday 18th September 2015
Site Assistants, Project Supervisors, Project Officers and Project Managers: Nottingham
Trent & Peak Archaeology (part of York Archaeological Trust)
SA £17,299 - £18,299, PS £18500 - £20,500, PO £21,000 - £25,738, PM £25,883 - £31,000 pa, dependent on experience (standard 37 hour week, 28 days holiday including bank holidays)

Founded in 1967, Trent & Peak Archaeology is the oldest established archaeological unit in the East Midlands and since 2011 has been part of York Archaeological Trust. Due to a continuing increase in commercial, community and research projects, we are looking to recruit at all levels. YAT provides a unique and exciting employment opportunity, combining world famous heritage attractions such as Jorvik, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination and public engagement.

True to our name and founding ethos – Trent & Peak Archaeology has maintained a strong regional focus in its activities. The majority of our fieldwork is conducted from our offices close to the vibrant University City of Nottingham, providing field staff with a good work – life balance. Our commercial operations include quarries and larger infrastructure schemes with a particular emphasis on the distinctive and rich archaeological and geo-archaeology resources of the sand and gravel terrace and flood plain of the River Trent and its tributaries. Staff have opportunities to broaden their experience to encompass both research and community-based projects. Recent work in these sectors includes the extension of the successful Archaeology Live! training excavation programme to Nottingham Castle, and analysis of the potential impacts of climate change on heritage assets (including a world heritage site) in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, the methodologies of the latter having both national and international significance.

A driving licence (for Supervisors and above) and a degree or postgraduate qualification in archaeology are essential whilst CIfA membership would also be preferred. Transport to site from our offices in Nottingham will be provided for Site Assistants. We have a variety of projects timetabled for the next few months including major flood scheme works at the Roman site of Derventio, Little Chester, Derby.

Applicants should make clear which position/s they are applying for and demonstrate relevant experience in their application. Job descriptions, person specs and an online application form are available here. Forms should be completed and returned to hjones [at] yorkat.co.uk Please note, do not send CV’s in place of the application form

If you would like to become part of a forward looking team committed to realising the public and educational potential of professional archaeology, we’d like to hear from you. For an informal discussion please contact Howard Jones (Regional Director for TPA) on 01158967407

Closing date: Friday 25th September 2015
PROJECT OFFICERS - Cirencester, Exeter, Milton Keynes
Cotswold Archaeology
£21,939 - £29,133 Dependent on experience

As one of the largest Archaeological Organisations in the UK, Cotswold Archaeology is continuing to grow and offer exciting opportunities to develop the skills of our employees. We continue to be involved in some of the most exciting projects in the UK including past project such as our excavation of the Roman cemetery beneath the former Bridges Garage, Cirencester,ongoing involvement in the excavation of prehistoric, Roman and early medieval settlements and burial grounds at Hinkley Point, Somerset and upcoming excavations in the heart of Roman Bath and medieval Bristol.

Cotswold Archaeology currently have a number of permanent vacancies within the fieldwork team for experienced and committed Project Officers at three of our four offices. We are looking for talented, career minded individuals who want to do important, interesting and academically challenging archaeological work to a high standard.

In return we can offer a generous package including

  • Financial assistance with the move
  • Pension and life assurance scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Lieu scheme operated for all driving time outside of the normal 7.5 hour working day (our field officers typically accumulate up to 10 days additional lieu time, and driving overtime payments equivalent to a further 6-7% of base salary).
  • Personal development plans and industry award winning training programmes
  • Good quality accommodation, and subsistence payments for all away projects

For any of the following positions you will need to have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to work on a wide range of projects and activities.

You should have experience of the supervision of large fieldwork projects (including excavations and large-scale/complex evaluations), with demonstrable competence in post-excavation analysis and report writing. During your career you will have developed a sound and extensive knowledge of British Archaeology, with a large number of client reports under your belt. Expertise in urban archaeology would be advantageous, as would competence in archaeological survey and Geomatics, particularly with the use of Leica instruments, and experience in the use of AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS software. Candidates with demonstrable experience of writing for publication would also be at an advantage.

We have a large number of exciting projects coming up over the late summer and autumn in Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, along with exciting urban excavations in Bristol and Bath, and these cover a range of sites and periods.

FIND OUT MORE
If you are interested and would like to know more, we would recommend an informal discussion with Simon Cox on 01285 771022.

APPLICATION PROCESS

You can find out more about CA, and download job specifications and an application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk.

Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email, stating clearly for which office location you wish to apply, to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 5pm on Monday 7 September 2015.

Telephone: 01285 771022 Email: careers@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk Cotswold Archaeology | Closing date: Monday 7th September 2015
Operations Supervisor – Middle East, North Africa, Europe
Martin Randall Travel
£30,000–£35,000 depending on experience, plus benefits

We are recruiting an Operations Supervisor to oversee our programme of archaeology, history and architecture tours to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe and to manage a team of Operations staff. You will be responsible for the successful execution of all tours within your remit, for programme development, for staff training, motivation and management, and for client care.

About us
Martin Randall Travel is the UK’s leading cultural tour operator, specialising in tours across the UK and Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India, China, Japan and The Americas. We also organise our own all-inclusive music festivals across Europe for audiences of up to 300, music and literary weekends in the UK and a programme of study days in London.
Thorough research, careful prospecting, meticulous attention to detail and empathy with our clients underpins everything we do. We think constantly of adding extra value, of going beyond merely what is expected. Of all our resources our office staff, lecturers and tour managers are our greatest asset.
We try to choose people for a particular post with the appropriate academic qualifications and work experience. But much greater weight is given to an assessment of their intelligence, humanity, empathy, imagination, conscientiousness and humour.
We allow people to grow and develop and to accumulate skills, capability and wisdom. And on the whole we succeed, with the result that we have unquestionably the strongest team in the cultural travel business.

All our office staff are trained in the skills we consider essential for working at MRT. These include front line response, administrative excellence, selling and product knowledge. We are all involved in representing the company, from a phone call to a client to attending industry events, to accompanying tours and music festivals.
Throughout its twenty-seven year history, Martin Randall Travel has been based in Chiswick, west London. Our office is in the Grade II listed Voysey House just off the Chiswick High Road. Public transport options are numerous including the District line to Turnham Green, Chiswick Park or Gunnersbury, the Overground to Gunnersbury and the main line to Waterloo from Chiswick Station.

Essential requirements
Knowledge of/well travelled in North Africa, the Middle East or the Eastern Mediterranean.
Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or History.
Supervisory or management experience in an office environment.
Excellent spoken and written English (mother-tongue standard).
Excellent time management and proven ability to pay attention to detail.

Desirable requirements
A working knowledge of Arabic.
Genuine interest in the arts (classical music, art, architecture).
Travel industry or sales experience.

Key responsibilities

  • Trainer, mentor and leader of the team.
  • Regular assessment of workflow and division of work.
  • Selection of all component parts of a tour, for contracting and negotiation.
  • All subsequent operating functions (costings, sourcing and proofing copy, itinerary planning and finalising, client documents, etc.).
  • Driving sales, adherence to budget, monitoring financial performance.
  • Developing relationships with overseas agents and all other suppliers, and the regular review of quality of all services.
  • Developing relationships with lecturers, tour managers and clients.
  • Ensuring the company’s Health & Safety policies are adhered to.
  • Product development including research trips.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter marked ‘Operations Supervisor’ to recruitment [at] martinrandall.co.uk Closing date: 19 September 2015

Email: recruitment@martinrandall.co.uk Cultural holidays | Martin Randall Travel Closing date: Saturday 19th September 2015
Archaeological Planning Officer - Swansea
Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd
Commencement Salary £27,231 pa

The Archaeological Planning Management Team of the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust provides specialist archaeological advice to the twelve Unitary Authorities in Southeast Wales, public sector bodies and private sector developers, in order to conserve and enhance the historic environment of the Region through the planning process. We need to recruit a full-time Archaeological Planning Officer to join the existing team.

As part of the team you will be involved in assessing the archaeological impact of development proposals, producing briefs, monitoring fieldwork, post-excavation programmes and reports, as well as assisting the Archaeological Planning Manager with the archaeological input to strategic plans.

You will have a degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject, together with a good working knowledge of British archaeology, and hold a full UK driving licence. You will be a member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists accredited at an appropriate level; we are a CIfA Registered Organisation.

The post is based in Swansea.

A full job description and person specification is available from the Trust.

For further details please call us on 01792 655208 or contact Barbara [at] ggat.org.uk

To apply: forward CV with a short statement as to your suitability for the position and details of 2 referees to Chief Executive Officer, GGAT, Heathfield House, Heathfield, Swansea, SA1 6EL.

Closing date: 18 September 2015

Telephone: 01792 655208 Email: Barbara@ggat.org.uk Closing date: Friday 18th September 2015
PROJECT MANAGER - Andover, Cirencester, Exeter and Milton Keynes
Cotswold Archaeology
£29,133 - £36,417 (dependent on experience) plus benefits

As one of the largest Archaeological Organisations in the UK, Cotswold Archaeology is continuing to grow and offer exciting opportunities to develop the skills of our employees. We continue to be involved in some of the most exciting projects in the UK including past project such as our excavation of the Roman cemetery beneath the former Bridges Garage, Cirencester, ongoing involvement in the excavation of prehistoric, Roman and early medieval settlements and burial grounds at Hinkley Point, Somerset and upcoming excavations in the heart of Roman Bath and medieval Bristol.

We are keen to attract a number of additional, experienced, Project Managers with a proven track record in delivering archaeological fieldwork projects across our four offices.

You must have extensive experience of managing a broad range of commercial archaeological fieldwork projects from inception to completion, and a sound knowledge of all periods of British archaeology and archaeological resource management is essential, along with a good understanding of relevant law and guidance, and proven experience of developing and maintaining high-quality relations with clients and curatorial authorities.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and inter-personal skills, with an aptitude for developing your team, and have a track record in assuring the quality of fieldwork projects and archaeological reports undertaken by others.

Our ideal candidates would also have experience in the management of post-excavation and/or in pricing and tendering for contracts. We are an ambitious, multi-skilled team that seeks to provide a range of services and offer variety and enrichment in our roles. Good candidates will have the potential to progress rapidly into a Principal Manager role (£37,550-£42,035).

If you are a MCIfA level member of the CIfA (or are able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements), hold a full manual driving licence, and are capable of managing a demanding personal work schedule, we would very much like to hear from you!

Financial and practical assistance with relocation is available, and our competitive benefits package includes 27 days annual leave (rising with service), paid sick leave, life assurance, childcare voucher scheme and a generous contributory pension.

APPLICATION PROCESS

You can find out more about CA, and download a job description and application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk, and for an informal chat about the role, please call Simon Cox (Head of Fieldwork) on 01285 772602.

Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email, stating clearly for which office location you wish to apply, to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 5pm on Monday 7 September 2015.

Telephone: 01285 772602 Email: careers@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk Cotswold Archaeology | Closing date: Monday 7th September 2015
Archaeologist
Foundations Archaeology
£17,300 - £20,500 (dependent upon experience)

Foundations Archaeology is an independent commercial unit based in Swindon, which operates country-wide. It is a well-established, small company which has been trading for over 20 years. Due to a successful year there is currently a need for additional members of staff. The work will be based out of the Swindon office, but will involve stay-away projects across the UK, as required, for which accommodation, subsistence and mileage (where applicable) will be paid.

Skills required:
- Full UK driving licence, clean
- Minimum 6 months experience of fieldwork
- CSCS certified
- Membership of CIfA desirable

Personal Skills:
- Enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative
- The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and they will have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application:
Covering letter and CV with two references to jobs [at] foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of this position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: Friday 25th September 2015
Archaeological Fieldwork Officer (Northern Region)
Wessex Archaeology
£20,150 - £26,576
Reference: SHFF0815 (Sheffield)

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.

The position:
Due to a continuation of our increased workload into 2015, Wessex Archaeology is seeking to recruit an additional Project Officer to join our Northern Region fieldwork team based in Sheffield. The successful applicant would assist in the delivery and management of a comprehensive range of fieldwork contracting services, both office-based and on field investigations across the Midlands and North of England. We are also working on large scale away-based projects in North Wales and East Anglia and if necessary the successful applicant could be based at any of our regional offices for at least six months. Accommodation and subsistence will be provided if working beyond office commuting distances.

Position requirements:
You will ideally be educated to degree level in an appropriate subject, though significant fieldwork experience (commensurate with the grade applied for) in a professional commercial archaeological environment will be considered equally advantageous. Prior experience of supervising staff 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 (essential for Supervisors), CSCS certification, SSSTS qualification and membership of the Institute for Archaeologists or another appropriate professional body.

Employee benefits:
• 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 wellbeing
• 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

Applications:
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our web site with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk by18/09/2015. 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 found here. For all queries please contact Andrew Norton – Regional Manager North at a.norton [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

Email: a.norton@wessexarch.co.uk Closing date: Friday 18th September 2015
Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Local government spinal point 11-17 starting salary of £15,207 progressing to £17,372 dependent on experience, plus 6% pension contribution pro-rata.

CIfA

Location: Reading

Closing date for applications:
5pm Monday 7 September 2015; interviews will be held on Thursday 17 September

The opportunity: We are looking to recruit someone to join our admin team. We have a small and busy office, offering a varied range of administrative tasks which would be an ideal opportunity for someone looking for work to fit around existing commitments, or to gain experience in an office environment.

About us: The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas. We promote high professional standards and strong ethics in archaeological practice, to maximise the benefit that archaeologists bring to society. We are the authoritative and effective voice for archaeologists, bringing recognition and respect to our professions. CIfA has over 3,250 members and more than 70 registered organisations across the United Kingdom. See more at www.archaeologists.net.

About you: Educated to GCSE or equivalent level, you will have excellent communication skills and experience of using IT packages including word and excel. Ideally you will have had some experience of working in an office environment, and above all you will be hard working, enthusiastic and ready to be part of the team.

The benefits: In addition to your salary, you will receive an employer’s pension contribution of 6% of salary and 25 days paid leave each (pro-rata)

How to apply: Download the full Job Description and Person Specification for the post. Send a CV and a covering letter describing what you would bring to the post to admin [at] archaeologists.net, putting the title of the post in the subject line of your email. Make sure you tell us how you meet the essential and preferred criteria in the Person Specification, giving relevant examples wherever possible.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the role, please contact Jen Parker Wooding on 0118 3786446

Closing date: Monday 7th September 2015
Professional Development & Practice Coordinator
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
£20,253 to £24,472

CIfA

Location: Reading

Salary:
The salary for this post will be in the range £20,253 to £24,472 (local government scale spinal point 22-28) plus 6% pension contribution. Your starting salary will be dependent on your existing knowledge and skills as well as your potential for further development

Closing date for applications:
5pm Monday 7 September 2015; interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 September

The opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity to help the newly Chartered Institute for Archaeologists with a range of professional development and practice initiatives, including the development of flexible career entry and career development pathways, sector good practice guidance and the development and maintenance of its suite of Standards and guidance documents. As the Institute builds on its newly Chartered status and considers options for conferring Chartered status on its members in the future, this is a unique opportunity for a dedicated individual to contribute to the development of both the profession and its Institute.

About us
The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas. We promote high professional standards and strong ethics in archaeological practice, to maximise the benefit that archaeologists bring to society. We are the authoritative and effective voice for archaeologists, bringing recognition and respect to our professions.

CIfA has over 3,250 members and more than 70 registered practices across the United Kingdom. Its members work in all branches of the discipline: heritage management, planning advice, excavation, finds and environmental study, buildings recording, underwater and aerial archaeology, museums, conservation, survey, research and development, teaching and liaison with the community, industry and the commercial and financial sectors.

About you
Educated to degree level, or with an equivalent level of competence, you will have some practice experience in the historic environment sector either through your studies, your work or both. Ideally, you will be familiar with the structures of the UK historic environment sector including the legislation and policy that supports them. Above all, you will have a strong commitment to the aims of the Institute and to developing and promoting good practice across the sector.

The benefits: In addition to your salary, you will receive an employers' pension contribution of 6% of salary, 25 days paid leave each year (rising to 27 days after 5 years’ service and 30 days after 10 years) and your CIfA membership subscription will be paid too. If you aren’t already a member of the Institute, your application for membership will be supported. As you might imagine, the Institute actively supports the professional development of its staff so you will have access to training and professional development opportunities. All CIfA staff members are expected to undertake and record CPD.

How to apply
Download the full Job Description and Person Specification. Send a CV and a covering letter describing what you would bring to the post to alex.llewellyn [at] archaeologists.net, putting the title of the post in the subject line of your email. Make sure you tell us how you meet the essential and preferred criteria in the Person Specification, giving relevant examples wherever possible.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the role, please contact Kate Geary, Standards Development Manager, on 01691 651805/07788 912097.

Closing date: Monday 7th September 2015
Senior Conservation Archaeologist
Peak District National Park Authority - Cultural Heritage Team, Land Management Service
£24,472 to £27,123 per annum

Peak District National Park

Location: Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AE

If you want to influence the conservation of the cultural heritage of the Peak District National Park, a vacancy has arisen in the Authority’s Cultural Heritage Team for a skilled and experienced archaeologist, able to provide advice on development management, agri-environment, forestry and other consultations. Owing to impending reorganisation, the post is for 12 months initially.

Conditions of employment include flexible working and childcare voucher schemes and an option to join the Local Government (final salary) Pension Scheme.

Closing date: midnight 7 September 2015
Interviews: 17 September 2015

Job description and application form - Derbyshire County Council website Closing date: Monday 7th September 2015
Project Officer, Field Supervisor, Archaeologist and Trainee Archaeologist
Worcestershire Archaeology...part of the Archive and Archaeology Service
See details

Worcestershire Archaeology (www.worcestershire.gov.uk/waas) is an archaeological organisation that is, small enough to care, and big enough to matter. We operate across the West Midlands where you will experience working in a wide range of environments.

Project Officer – £22,937–£24,472. Project Officers will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of field projects, and produce client reports in liaison with the in-house team of finds archaeologists, environmental archaeologists and illustrators.

Field Supervisor – £17,714–£19,742. Field Supervisors will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of field projects (usually watching briefs or leading teams with in larger projects), and to produce client reports in liaison with the in-house team.

Archaeologist – £17,372. The main part of the job is to excavate, survey and record archaeological sites.

Archaeologist (trainee) – £15,941. Are you committed to following a career in field archaeology? Involves achieving an NVQ (level 3) in Archaeological Practice (fee paid by employer).

The posts are offered for a period of a year (trainee posts 9 months). Subject to continued market performance, it is intended the posts will be extended.

Should you be looking for a casual/zero hours contract, the above posts (except trainee) are also offered on this basis.

As part of Worcestershire County Council we provide excellent working conditions.

  • Paid travel time to sites.
  • Excellent employers' contributory pension (at 21%, amongst the very best).
  • 37 hours per week.
  • 33 days holiday per year (including statutory holidays).
  • Staff review and development scheme.
  • A range of measures to promote a good work/life balance.

We are based at The Hive, in the centre of Worcester (http://www.thehiveworcester.org), an award winning library and historical resource centre.

Closing date for applications Friday 4 September 2015.
Interviews will be held on Monday or Tuesday 14-15 September 2015.

Apply online at http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/jobs and follow links to 'Current Vacancies' and 'Worcestershire County Council Jobs' and scroll to the advert. Alternatively phone (01905) 765765. All applications will receive a written response.

Telephone: 01905 765765 Email: jobs@worcestershire.gov.uk Job description - Worcestershire County Council website Closing date: Friday 4th September 2015
World Heritage Site Planning Advice Officer
Cornwall Council
£26,955 - £33,857
Reference: EEE00208

Location: Truro

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (“Cornish Mining”) World Heritage Site is seeking a highly motivated historic environment or protected landscape planning specialist to take the lead on planning and development for the World Heritage Site Partnership.

The purpose of the post is to provide independent advice to local planning authorities, developers, key consultees such as Historic England, and the public on how development proposals affect the Site’s Outstanding Universal Value within the WHS and its setting, and to provide specialist input to planning policy development.

You will primarily cover the WHS areas in Cornwall, but will also work closely with colleagues in Devon County and West Devon Borough Councils and WHS Partnership member agencies such as the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to ensure that the Management Plan spatial planning and development management policies are consistently applied across all planning authorities.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply please visit https://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_cornwall01.asp?newms=jj&id=133796

Closing date: 18 September 2015
Interview date: Early October 2015

Closing date: Friday 18th September 2015
Graduate Archaeologist - Stroud
Hyder Consulting
£17,500 - £18,700

Hyder Ltd

Hyder Consulting is an international advisory and multi-disciplinary design and engineering consultancy with a focus on the rail, highways, utilities, energy and environment sectors. To accommodate an ever increasing workload and to help deliver a specific recent project win we are looking to strengthen our expanding Cultural Heritage team with a talented and well-rounded individual who is passionate about the Historic Environment and has a desire to begin their career in consultancy. We are currently welcoming applications for a Graduate Archaeologist position.

Based in our Stroud office you would become part of a small Cultural Heritage team working on a wide range of projects. Initially you would be working primarily on a single large project as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-organisation team.

This project will require a mix of office-based work and site visits and there will be an element of travel within the UK including overnights. In addition to working on this project you would also be expected to support senior members of the Cultural Heritage team on other project work as appropriate. You would be expected to work with other team members on a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, obtaining and processing data obtained from HERs and other sources including processing data in GIS, carrying out site walkovers, contributing to Desk-Based Assessments, and providing support for others within the team.

Requirements

Presently, we are seeking a Graduate Archaeologist to become an integral part of our team based in Stroud. To be considered for a role we are seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Relevant first degree

Essential Experience

  • Effective team worker
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of working in the heritage sector and/or archaeological fieldwork
  • Basic knowledge of the Historic Environment and appropriate fieldwork skills
  • Knowledge and experience of GIS

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of consultancy through under-graduate placements or post-graduation work/work experience
  • Experience of Heritage planning and/ contribution to archaeological academic fieldwork
  • Emerging understanding of the purpose of attending meetings with clients and others
  • Emerging understanding of how to provide advice to clients
  • Emerging understanding of inputting into bids
  • First Aider
  • CSCS card holder
  • PTS certified

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the team leader, you will develop general technical skills through work on assigned tasks within the project team. You will work in collaboration with other disciplines and could well have the opportunity to work on overseas projects, research projects and innovative, technically challenging work.

We will ensure that we offer personal development which will allow you to progress your career and offer you the opportunity to be mentored by industry wide recognised Technical Leaders in their field who will lend you their experience and ensure that the training you receive will give you the best possible chance of success.

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to

  • Desk studies – collating and reviewing existing archaeological information
  • Processing Historic Environment data in GIS
  • Archaeological site walkovers
  • Assisting with projects and review of documentation
  • Assisting with the production of reports and other documents
  • General administrative / management tasks relating to project quality, environmental issues, and health and safety (including risk assessment), and marketing
  • Acting as support for others within the same team.

Remuneration & Benefits

At Hyder we believe in rewarding our staff for their commitment and endeavours and we have designed a flexible benefits package that we feel will suit all of our team. You will receive a basic salary that will match your skills, experience and requirements, coupled with:

Stakeholder Pension matched to 6%
Healthcare
Life Assurance
Income Protection
Annual Leave
Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid
Tax Free Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to Work Scheme
Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
Childcare Vouchers
Birthday Vouchers
Long Term Service Awards
Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make!

How to Apply

Applying could not be easier, please click the link below and follow the simple steps to upload your CV and commence what could be the next and most fulfilling chapter in your career to date.

Job Search Closing date: Monday 31st August 2015
Field Archaeologists - Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge
Oxford Archaeology
£17,417 - £17,607

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, Lancaster and Cambridge. We are a registered Educational Charity.

Oxford Archaeology has a variety of projects in Oxford, London, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, North Wales, East Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The position

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for Field Archaeologists to join us and be part of a creative and established organisation. Our Field Archaeologists will provide support to a team of Archaeologists, from a variety of disciplines and will contribute to both intrusive and non-intrusive archaeological field investigations.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in commercial archaeology and can add value out in the field. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, further career aspirations and be part of a dynamic and passionate team.

Position requirements

  • Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish 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.
    Successful candidates will initially be offered a 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) after which you will move on to a permanent contract if the work is available.
    In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary range £17,417 - £17,607 in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate).
  • From 29 days holiday (including statutory holidays).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • 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.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving).
  • Childcare vouchers.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from: http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

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

Closing Date: Sunday 20 September 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 Friday 25 September 2015, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Sunday 20th September 2015
Study for a Masters in Archaeology in Orkney
University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney

The Archaeology Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney announces the availability of substantial bursaries for students enrolling on the MSc Archaeological Practice or M.Litt Archaeological Studies in September 2015 and invites applications for bursaries from suitably qualified graduates.

For more information please contact: studyarchaeology [at] uhi.ac.uk or phone 01856 569 000.

Postgraduate Study at Leicester – MAs and PhDs. Study either on campus or by distance learning
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester

Apply for postgraduate study at The School of Archaeology and Ancient History for the opportunity to work with our world-class, international team of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching.

Our successful and well established Masters programmes are available in:

Proposals for doctoral research in a wide variety of areas in archaeology and ancient history are also welcome, via our pre-application form. All postgraduate courses are available as full-time or part-time modes of study. So, whether you are aiming to enhance your academic credentials, expand your horizons as a professional, or simply want to learn more, we hope we have something to offer you.

Application deadline for distance learning MA students (October starters): Monday 14 September

Applications for all PhD and campus based MA students are welcome at any time.

Enquiries welcome by email (arch-anchist [at] le.ac.uk) or telephone (0116 252 2720)

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).

Assistant Supervisors - Field - Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge
Oxford Archaeology
£17,857 - £18,425

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, Lancaster and Cambridge. We are a registered Educational Charity.

Oxford Archaeology has a variety of projects in Oxford, London, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, North Wales, East Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The position

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for experienced Archaeologists to join us and be part of a creative and established organisation. Our Assistant Supervisors perform a pivotal role out in the field, applying their exceptional skills, knowledge and experience to a variety of tasks as well as adding value along the way.

This is a great opportunity for experienced Archaeologists to work on a variety of exciting projects, further their career and be part of a dynamic and passionate team.

Position requirements

  • Candidates must demonstrate proven experience, technical proficiency and good working knowledge of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
  • Candidates will be able to support the Project Supervisor and assist with supervision, guidance, task allocation, performance monitoring and training where appropriate for Fieldwork Archaeologists and Graduate Trainees.
  • Candidates will be able to undertake tasks such as surveying, watching briefs, machine watching, record checking, matrix building and mentoring of trainees.
  • 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.

Successful candidates will initially be offered a 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) after which you will move on to a permanent contract if the work is available.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary range £17,857 - £18,425 in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate).
  • From 29 days holiday (including statutory holidays).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • 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.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving).
  • Childcare vouchers.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from: http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

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

Closing Date: Sunday 20 September 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 Friday 25 September 2015, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Oxford Archaeology - Application for employment Closing date: Sunday 20th September 2015
Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015/2016 at the Digital Design Studio
Glasgow School of Art

Title of Course: MSc in International Heritage Visualisation
Location: Digital Design Studio, The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Taught MSc in International Heritage Visualisation: The way we digitally document, preserve and communicate our heritage has changed dramatically over the last decade. The Digital Design Studio are at the cutting edge of these developments. Want to learn more about these technologies and their applications, and be part of the future of how we understand our past?

We offer an MSc in International Heritage Visualisation which will equip you with practical experience and knowledge of the latest digital technologies and their current use in the field. 3D laser scanning, digital reconstruction and animation, virtual reality and real-time visualisation are all introduced on this course. Excellent research computing facilities are available within the Digital Design Studio, including one of Europe’s largest immersive Virtual Reality laboratories.

This will appeal to you if you are interested in combining the virtual with the past, and will provide key digital skills with applications in cultural heritage, digital humanities, archaeology, conservation, tourism and digital design. Our previous students have successfully gone into careers in conservation, heritage and architectural visualisation, independent film, and academic research.

Full-fee funding available for Scottish and EU applicants. Applicants to the course will be automatically considered for a Scottish Funding Council grant which covers 100% of fees.

Additional Scholarships Available. The Glasgow School of Art offer a range of scholarships for fees and maintenance.

Further contact details and/or application form link available here

(w): www.gsa.ac.uk/study/graduate-degrees/international-heritage-visualisation/

(e): And for more info please get in touch with Daniel Livingstone, Head of Academic Programmes d.livingstone [at] gsa.ac.uk.

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.

Interested?

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

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 www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/postgraduate-study/ or contact Janine Lyon (Postgraduate Administrator), email janine.lyon [at] york.ac.uk.

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