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Archaeologists/Experienced Archaeologists - Exeter, Andover, Milton Keynes and Cirencester
Cotswold Archaeology
£18,146 - £18,709 (dependent on experience)
Permanent and temporary contracts available (temporary contracts to 30 October) - Immediate starts available for certain projects

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Due to the continuing growth and success of our fieldwork operations CA requires a number of Archaeologists and Experienced Archaeologists with demonstrable commercial experience for a variety of fieldwork projects local to each of our four offices. This includes projects in Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Devon and Cornwall. There are a number of temporary, contracts on offer, along with a limited number of permanent contracts for Archaeologists who can demonstrate considerable fieldwork skills and experience. A limited number of training positions may also be available.

The Package

Along with a starting salary at least 4.9% above the CIfA minimum, we offer a highly competitive benefits package including:

  • A generous lieu scheme operated for all driving time, and time spent in excess of 45 minutes each way as a passenger, outside of the normal 7.5 hour working day (accumulate up to 10 days additional lieu time annually).
  • 28 days annual leave (including statutory holidays)
  • Good quality accommodation, and subsistence payments (£15 per night), for any away working required

The Projects

We currently have a number of exciting excavation projects ongoing and running throughout the summer. Our Exeter and Andover offices have excavations including a prehistoric enclosure east of Exeter, and evaluations and excavations around Yeovil, Taunton and in Oxfordshire. Our Milton Keynes office has two excavations starting to the east of Rugby, which will be investigating the remains of a rich Iron Age and Roman agricultural landscape and the well-preserved earthworks of a medieval open field system within the area of the former Rugby Radio Station. Our Cirencester office has a large evaluation in Herefordshire starting in August, and Iron Age and Roman excavations ongoing in north Gloucestershire. In addition, we anticipate urban excavations in Bath and Bristol commencing late summer/early autumn.

The Details

Archaeologists (£18,146)

Ideally, candidates for the post of Archaeologist will be able to demonstrate their competence in core fieldwork skills through provision of a completed Archaeology Skills Passport (http://www.archaeologyskills.co.uk/project/core-skills/), or similar training log provided by another employer and completed during previous experience working for commercial British archaeological practices.

Your core skills and experience should include manual excavation and recording of archaeological features, and the recovery of artefacts or samples. You should also be able to complete stratigraphic matrices, photograph archaeological features and sites, use tapes to record measurements accurately, compose accurate measured drawings and take levels. Experience in the use of Leica Total Station or GPS would be advantageous.

Experienced Archaeologists (£18,709)

We are also looking for more experienced field archaeologists to assist our Supervisors with the training and mentoring of Trainee Archaeologists and with machine supervision. Candidates with extended experience who can demonstrate commercial archaeological fieldwork experience and provide documented evidence of their proficiency both in core fieldwork skills and machine supervision/watching brief, staff training/development and an aptitude for GPS survey will be eligible for the higher starting salary. In date training in the use of CAT and Genny equipment is desirable.

For both posts, membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level is desirable, as is possession of a current and valid CSCS Health and Safety Card, and a full driving licence. However, CSCS training can be arranged for those who do not currently possess a valid card. Personal protective equipment will be issued for the duration of employment.

Training positions

A limited number of Trainee Archaeologist positions may also be available for those with limited or no commercial experience, and an archaeology degree. Those who have a partially completed Archaeology Skills Passport or equivalent training log from another employer can complete their core skills training by bringing their existing Archaeology Skills Passport or alternative training log to Cotswold Archaeology. Those with no previous experience will be provided with a training log on appointment to document their training with Cotswold Archaeology.

Away working may be required for certain projects, for which accommodation and subsistence will be provided. Please note all pay scales quoted are annual equivalents based on a 37.5 hour week.

How to apply

You can access detailed role descriptions, person specifications and an application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk; please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, stating which post, contract type (permanent or temporary) and office you are applying for and including complete contact details of two referees with recent first hand knowledge of your fieldwork ability.

Email careers@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, GL7 6BQ. Closing date for these opportunities is 10am on Tuesday 5 August 2015.

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Wednesday 05 August 2015
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Archaeological Officer (Development Control)
Surrey County Council’s Heritage Conservation Team
£33,569 per annum for 36 hours per week
Permanent, Full Time

Location: County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 2DN

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This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Surrey County Council’s Heritage Conservation Team provides specialist historic environment and archaeological advice to a wide range of National, local, professional and amateur stakeholders. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Development Control Archaeological Officer to join the team in providing dedicated archaeological advice in support of the management, enhancement and protection of Surrey’s varied and rich heritage landscape.

You will be working with a busy team managing a varied and challenging caseload which could involve in depth discussion relating to any period of British archaeology at any given time. You will both contribute to and lead on the development of strategies, briefs, and schemes of investigation to guide archaeological sites through the planning process, as well as provide a wide spectrum of professional advice and support to all archaeological practitioners within Surrey, whether they be involved in large-scale commercial regeneration projects, or local society research.

This is an exciting challenge for a highly motivated and skilled heritage professional with a degree in a relevant subject, membership of the appropriate professional body (or equivalent experience), and a proven track record in providing efficient, robust and pragmatic historic environment advice.

Candidates should in addition have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the development control archaeological process and the relevant national and local planning policy framework, the ability to rapidly assimilate a large amount of information to inform and communicate decision-making, and excellent organisational and negotiating skills. The role will also involve working across the County, so a full, current driving licence is essential.

For an informal discussion contact Tony Howe on 01483 518 783

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7 August 2015.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 17 August 2015.

We believe people are our greatest asset. That is why we have gone out of our way to give staff everything they need to make their jobs easier, and everything they need for a more rewarding career.

We offer a competitive pay structure, along with contractual benefits such as paid leave, a local government salary-related pension scheme and an annual training programme offering continual learning where applicable.

Surrey County Council offers a great opportunity to exchange salary for a range of flexible benefits including childcare vouchers, health screening, dental insurance, personal accident scheme, retail vouchers and car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

You can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application. There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way.

Friday 07 August 2015
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Field Archaeologists -Required for Oxford and Cambridge
Oxford Archaeology
£17,417 - £17,607

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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 9 August 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, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance. Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

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Sunday 09 August 2015
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Project Archaeologists
Allen Archaeology Ltd
£17,633.29 to £18,175.85 p.a. depending on experience

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We are looking to employ experienced Project Archaeologists for an immediate start. Contracts will be to 30 September with further extensions likely.

Initial deployment will be to our excavation of a complete Roman village over 4 ha in size, in North Lincolnshire where you will join an established and friendly team. The results of this project are already redefining how we view the landscape during the Roman period. Travel to and from our Head Office in Lincoln is provided if required (7am start with one hour travel time (overtime) paid per day).

We are interested in candidates with an enthusiasm and strong ability in archaeological field practices, a willingness to work on their own, and as part of a team, often to tight deadlines. Applicants must have a minimum of three months field experience in commercial archaeology in the UK. CSCS card and membership of the CIfA preferred. Unfortunately in this instance we are unable to assist with accommodation.

To apply, please email a full CV with name, address and contact details, two references and covering letter to info@allenarchaeology.co.uk, with PA2015NKAM in the subject header. References will not be approached without permission. Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of their application. We welcome applications from previous candidates, with updated CVs if they have not applied to the company in the last 6 months.

The closing date for the current recruitment programme is Friday 28 August.

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Friday 28 August 2015
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Project Officer (Archaeology), - Ref:1475936
Centre for Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford
£22,685 - £25,513 (Grade: 5)
Permanent, Full time

The University of Salford is looking for a Project Officer to support the Centre for Applied Archaeology.

The Project Officer (Archaeology) will be dedicated towards the delivery of commercial archaeological projects (including engagement based projects). The post holder is expected to be capable of working independently as part of their role to assist the Project Managers in the delivery of multiple archaeological projects.

They will be responsible for the onsite delivery of archaeological projects, directing the projects as directed by the Project Managers. Onsite, they will direct the workload of Archaeologists and should the project require it, volunteer members of the public. The post holder will be based either onsite or in the office depending upon each individual project requirements. They will need to liaise with clients, archaeological officers and consultants on a regular basis and may be required to attend occasional project meetings.

Project Officers (Archaeology) are expected to be able to undertake all elements of archaeological project based work (machining, archaeological excavation and recording, supervision, report writing and illustration).

Should the projects require they may be required to undertake a number of engagement based duties such as, schools visits, skills based workshops, public lectures etc. For further details and how to apply please follow: Click here for further details and how to apply - Project Officer (Archaeology) 1475936

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Adam Thompson, Director at Salford Archaeology – a.thompson@salford.ac.uk

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Monday 03 August 2015
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Project Officer (Archaeology – Illustration and Survey) , - Ref:1475926
Centre for Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford
£22,685 - £25,513 (Grade: 5)
Permanent, Full time

The University of Salford is looking for a Project Officer to support the Centre for Applied Archaeology.

The Project Officer (Archaeological Survey and Illustration) will be dedicated towards the delivery of commercial archaeological projects. The post holder is expected to be capable of working independently as part of their role to assist the Project Managers in the delivery of multiple archaeological projects.

They will be responsible for two specific areas:

1) The onsite delivery of the survey element of archaeological projects, undertaking onsite survey delivery as directed by the Project Managers. Onsite, they may direct the workload of Archaeologists and should the project require it, volunteer members of the public.

2) The post excavation production of survey data and onsite drawings into illustrations within the individual technical report/publication.

For further details and how to apply please follow: Click herefor further information and how to apply - 1475926

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Adam Thompson, Director at Salford Archaeology – a.thompson@salford.ac.uk

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Monday 03 August 2015
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Assistant Director (Archaeology), - Ref:1475950
Centre for Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford
£31,342 - £37,394 (Grade: 7)
Permanent, Full time

The University of Salford is looking for an Assistant Director to support long term plans for the Salford Centre for Applied Archaeology.

Due to the continued growth of the organisation and expanding client base, Salford Archaeology is looking to appoint an Assistant Director (Archaeology) who will support its development, management and future strategic direction. As Salford Archaeology offers a wide portfolio of heritage services, the successful candidate will be expected to possess substantial experience within our current areas of specialisation which are expected to expand (Industrial and Urban commercial archaeology, community archaeology and heritage management).

The role will focus upon client development, tendering and expanding the commercial activities of the organisation, and will include the production of tenders, research funding applications, overseeing the project management of the organisations activities and publication.

The post holder will be predominantly office based. They will need to liaise with internal staff, clients, archaeological officers and consultants on a regular basis and attend external meetings as required.

For further details and how to apply please follow: Click here for further information and how to apply - 1475950

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Adam Thompson, Director at Salford Archaeology – a.thompson@salford.ac.uk

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Monday 03 August 2015
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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@uhi.ac.uk or phone 01856 569 000.

Further details available via:
01856 569 000
Specialist work based training placements
Historic England

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Four exciting new work based training placements are available, to start in late October/early November 2015.

The placement holders will be employed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and seconded to Historic England for 12 months.

The placements are in:

Illustration and Reconstruction, in Portsmouth Photography, in Cambridge Geospatial Investigation, in York Archaeobotany, in Portsmouth

Job details and details of how to apply are provided below in relation to each placement. Please note the specific application requirements included in the advert for each placement.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 13 August 2015 at 5pm

See www.archaeologists.net/learning/placements for more information. Training Plans for each placement will be posted here within the week beginning 20 July, providing more information about the specific skills to be learned in each placement.

Thursday 13 August 2015
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Senior Archaeologists (Project Supervisors) [Ref: ARCLND0715]
MOLA
£21,872 - £25,666 (London)
Permanent roles & Fixed term contracts

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MOLA is a leading archaeology practice, which provides professional advice and services to the property industry and heritage sector. We work at sites across the UK and employ a wide range of people in a wide range of professional roles.

MOLA is a charitable company.

Senior Archaeologists (Project Supervisors) salary from: £21,872 - £25,666 (London)

[Ref: ARCLND0715] Permanent roles & Fixed term contracts

Owing to a sustained increase in project workload, MOLA London is seeking to expand its team of Senior Archaeologists (Project Supervisors). We require field staff with a range of experience and skills, a valid driving license and preferably CSCS accreditation. We will review all applications but will be actively recruiting from the start. We have a significant work programme for 2015/2016 and many new projects have high potential for exciting archaeology.
We are particularly interested in applications from candidates with previous experience of supervising multi period urban sites with complex stratigraphy. Previous experience of single context recording will be advantageous. We are also keen to hear from anyone currently based in West London and Berkshire who are willing to work in this area but also work in central London as projects demand.

Application forms and further details can be found on our website http://www.mola.org.uk/careers. Applications should be submitted electronically to fieldrecruitment@mola.org.uk please ensure you complete the MOLA application form, applications made without an application form will not be considered.

Applicants can apply at any time but please do not delay in applying because we may appoint before the closing date, early applications would be appreciated.

Employee benefits

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

Have a look at some of the exciting things we are doing our blog is at http://www.mola.org.uk/blog

The closing date for applications is 14 August 2015 at 17.00 pm. Interviews will be held throughout the process depending on the number of applicants.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

MOLA is a CIfA Registered Organisation

Email: hr@mola.org.uk

Website: www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

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Friday 14 August 2015
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Marine Archaeologist (Ref. ORK00401)
Orkney Islands Council - University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney College
£27,645-£35,988 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
35 hours per week. Temporary for 12 months in the first instance.

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Orkney College UHI is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the above post.

The successful candidate will be required to take a leading role in the initiation, development, implementation and monitoring of coastal and marine developer-led, commercial and research projects whilst working in collaboration with ORCA’s and the Archaeology Institute’s environmental and terrestrial archaeologists. Provision of relevant teaching and training will also be required.

Applicants should hold a primary degree in Archaeology or a related discipline and a post-graduate degree to at least MSc level, or equivalent, in a subject relevant to Marine Archaeology or Marine Geophysics, a doctorate, or equivalent experience, in a subject relevant to the marine historic environment and have experience of all stages of developer-led commercial and/or research marine projects. Commercial diving qualifications or equivalent are also required. Applicants should note that the job will require periods spent away from home.

The post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Paul Sharman, Senior Project Manager at ORCA Marine on 01856 569346 or email paul.sharman@orkney.uhi.ac.uk

Please include in your application the title of your PhD, relevant research and/or commercial activity you may have undertaken along with details of papers/publications you have written/contributed to. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

It is expected that interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date. The successful applicant will be expected to take up post as soon as possible thereafter but this will be dependent on satisfactory completion of Orkney Islands Council’s pre-employment checks.

Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/orkney

Closing Date: Sunday 2 August 2015

Sunday 02 August 2015
ORK00401
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01856 569346
Consultant / Senior Consultant – Historic Environment (Ref 2015-6054)
Amec Foster Wheeler
CIfA Recommended Salaries Apply

Location: London

Overview / Responsibilities

Due to continuing success in London and the south-east of England we are looking to recruit a Consultant / Senior Consultant to join our Historic Environment team based in our London Wall office.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued success and growth of a reputable and successful team and contribute to a wide range of high-profile projects across Amec Foster Wheeler’s business. Building on a strong academic background, you will be responsible for providing support to the Historic Environment team in terms of delivering environmental consultancy services to a full range of UK-based and International clients.

The role will include production of desk based assessments, monitoring site investigation works, preparation of specifications for archaeological fieldwork, monitoring subcontractors and supporting the delivery of Historic Environment EIA chapters.

At Senior Consultant level you should expect to undertake a project management role in environmental consultancy. As a Consultant you should have the desire to progress to eventually fulfil a project management role.

You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging and fulfilling working environment. There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within Amec Foster Wheeler’s wider Environment & Infrastructure consultancy business.

Qualifications / Experience

  • You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Archaeology or a related discipline and will have a sound background in British archaeology.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of heritage conservation policy, preferably with at least two years’ commercial experience.
  • Experience of working with historic buildings is desirable, as is membership of a relevant professional organisation.
  • An ability to communicate clearly both verbally and through written work is essential.
  • IT skills and knowledge of GIS systems will be advantageous.
  • You will be required to undertake site visits and walkover surveys, as well as visiting client premises and other Amec Foster Wheeler offices. The role will involve away working and a full driving licence will be required.

For further information on this post or to apply, please visit our website www.amecfw.com/careers/

Closing Date 5 August 2015

Wednesday 05 August 2015
2015-6054
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Consultant (Bakewell, Derbyshire)
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
CIfA Recommended Salaries Apply
3 months probation leading to permanent position

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Consultant Job Opportunity

Experienced consultant required, salary negotiable plus benefits package.

Applications are invited for a highly motivated and experienced professional consultant with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and with a strong track record in the production of desk-based assessments, environmental statement chapters and managing projects. They should be effective networkers and able to contribute to marketing and sales. The successful person will need to deal direct with clients, local authority and statutory body archaeologists as part of a dynamic, successful and well-regarded SME. This role requires an individual who can also check a wide range of project reports for content, expression and presentation as well as other types of project outcomes before they are submitted to a client and this will require excellent written English and verbal communication skills. You must have strong IT, negotiating and business skills, be highly organised and adept at timekeeping for dealing with a busy workload. You will be required to work closely with the Company’s other members of the consultancy team, the Managing Director and the Contracts Manager, the latter of whom you will be directly responsible to.

The post is tenable immediately and, subject to successful completion of a 3 month probationary period, will become a permanent position thereafter.

To apply you must complete

  • a covering letter comprising no more than 500 words on why you consider yourself suitable for this job
  • full CV
  • our application form (downloadable below) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • completed equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable below)

and send all these documents by email to personnel@archaeologicalresearchservices.com

All the necessary documentation can be downloaded below. For any further information concerning this vacancy please contact the Managing Director on 01629 814540.

Closing date for applications is strictly 31 July 2015 at 5pm with interviews to be held at our Bakewell office. We do not reply to all applications but will contact you if you have been selected for interview. We will follow up references for those selected for interview.

Please see website for Job Description, Person Specification, Application form and Equal Opportunites form. www.archaeologicalresearchservices.com/about-us/employment

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Friday 31 July 2015
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Postgraduate Study at Leicester – MAs and PhDs. Study either on campus or by distance learning
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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@le.ac.uk) or telephone (0116 252 2720)

Monday 14 September 2015
Further details available via:
0116 252 2720
Academic & Related
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@salford.ac.uk (head of archaeology) or the College of Science and Technology research support office for application details: Moria Mort - m.mort@salford.ac.uk (research support administrator).

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Studentship available this September for Postgraduate study in the School of Archaeological Sciences
University of Bradford

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ONE Masters Studentship Award starting Sept 2015.

This award will be linked to our involvement at Bradford in the AHRC Heritage Consortium. The award will provide funding for a one year full-time Masters place to a high quality applicant. The funding will allow the successful candidate to focus on developing high level skills and competencies for research and professional practice in a field relevant to the content of their chosen course. The studentship will cover the cost of the course fee and provide an attractive maintenance award (£8933) subject to eligibility criteria. The award can be used to fund a place on any of our Masters courses:

-MA Archaeology

-MSc Archaeological Prospection

-MSc Archaeological Sciences

-MSc Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation

-MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology

For further information about our programmes in the School of Archaeological Sciences see: www.brad.ac.uk/research/our-research/research-in-faculties/life-sciences…

  • In order to be considered for the studentship, you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria, which include a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or above. The award is aligned to standard wording in the AHRC student funding guide. Students from EU countries other than the UK would be restricted to tuition fees only and no maintenance award. Non-EU students are not eligible for this funding.
  • Please note that in order to be considered for a studentship, you must first apply online for admission to an appropriate programme of study at the University of Bradford
  • Please supply a covering letter indicating that you wish to apply for the studentship, providing details of your undergraduate degree award and identify the programme of study you wish to take, providing a clear case for support (max 500 words) for the funding that you are applying for. Please pay particular attention to how the studentship would help you to realise your career goals. Ensure that you have given careful thought as to how you would envisage conducting dissertation research that would contribute to the Heritage theme.

The deadline for applicants for Masters funding is Friday 31 July at 5pm. All applicants will be notified by Friday 7 August of decisions.

Please see the following link for other opportunities for financial support: www.brad.ac.uk/fees-and-financial-support/university-scholarships-and-su…

For all initial enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact Naila Hussain (Postgraduate Secretary) by email: sls-postgradcourse-admissions@bradford.ac.uk or call 01274 234706.

Friday 31 July 2015
Further details available via:
01274 234706
ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS – FIELD - Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge
Oxford Archaeology
£17,857 - £18,425
Initial 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) after which a permanent contract if the work is available.

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

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

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Sunday 09 August 2015
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Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015/2016 at the Digital Design Studio
Glasgow School of Art
See below
Full and Part-time pathways offered

Title of Course:

MSc in International Heritage Visualisation

Location:

Digital Design Studio, The Hub, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

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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@gsa.ac.uk

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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@warwickshire.gov.uk

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

Further details available via:

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446
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