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GEOARCHAEOLOGIST- Required for Oxford
Oxford Archaeology
£19,276 - £20,728
Permanent appointment

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

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have a vacancy in the Geoarchaeology Department based in our Oxford office.

Our work is wide-ranging and varied, and includes some of the largest and most important sites being undertaken in the UK at present. Developer-led projects include the investigation of prehistoric wetland sequences and flint scatters in East Sussex, past landscapes of the Thames Estuary associated with London Gateway Port, Crossrail, Thameslink and High Speed 1, and ongoing excavations of prehistoric, Saxon and medieval riverside occupation within the historic core of the City of Oxford.

Oxford Archaeology is actively involved in archaeological research and projects funded by English Heritage range from wetland prospection and modelling techniques, assessing the risk of climate, sea-level change and flooding to heritage assets along the Essex coastline, to a synthesis of Palaeolithic projects funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

We have a substantial publication record that includes peer reviewed monographs and journal articles authored by our Geoarchaeologists. The geoarchaeological work carried out is wholly integrated with other aspects of archaeological investigation. There is a strong ethos regarding teamwork and engaging with other specialists across the organisation, within industry, and within the curatorial and academic environments.

The position

The role of Geoarchaeologist will be both field and office based. The successful candidate will work on projects within Geoarchaeology and will report directly to the Head of Department, mainly supervising auger, borehole, testpitting surveys and watching briefs. The role also involves providing support to the Fieldwork Department on evaluations and excavations and will include the opportunity for archaeological excavation.

Key tasks will include geoarchaeological sediment recording, interpretation and sampling, along with stratigraphical analysis. Meticulous recording, efficient time management and problem solving skills are essential to this role which will involve supervising small teams. Contributions to client reports will be required and good writing skills are therefore desirable. There are opportunities for career progression within the Department for individuals demonstrating skill and aptitude - on the job training in various aspects of landscape survey, 3D deposit modelling and report writing for publication purposes, can be provided on a project by project basis.

In addition further requirements for the position include

  • Experience of supervising a team.
  • Excellent time management skills and problem solving skills are essential.
  • A degree that includes components of geoarchaeology, environmental archaeology and related earth sciences.
  • Experience related to aspects of geoarchaeological field investigation, eg. auger and/or borehole surveys.
  • Good knowledge of geoarchaeological methods and UK developer-funded archaeology.
  • Demonstrable skills in archaeological excavation including the use of context based recording systems.
  • Good writing skills desirable for reporting purposes.
  • Competent with office computer software eg. word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and membership of CIfA to ACIfA level.

Employee benefits

  • Salary range £19,276 - £20,728 in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 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.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving).
  • From 21 days p.a holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.

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 24 May 2015.

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.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

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Sunday 24 May 2015
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Senior Finds Processor (London)
MOLA
£21,549
Permanent contract [6 month probation]

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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 Finds Processor (London) Ref: SFindsPro1

MOLA is seeking to recruit a new Senior Finds Processor to work on a variety of sites currently being excavated across London and the South East.

The individual will need a good knowledge of artefacts from across different time periods. The role will require strong attention to detail and flexibility to deal with multiple sites from multiple periods. The individual will need a good overview of UK archaeology with an emphasis on London.

The role involves tracking finds and equipment, liaising with specialists, x-raying metal finds, primary conservation, adapting to site specific methodologies and processing finds to a high standard using local archive standards.

The individual must be enthusiastic to learn about London artefacts, be open and willing to talk to others and be able to offer accurate information about the material, dates and objects during the processing stage. The individual must be highly organised, have good knowledge of excel and versatile.

The role will require occasional driving in and around London.

Start date will be May/June. Monday to Friday [8am-4pm].

To apply please complete an application form (download) which can be found by following this link www.mola.org.uk\careers and submit it electronically to hr@mola.org.uk. The application must reference the job description and personal specification (download).

Applicants can apply at any time until Friday 8 May 2015

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 fee

MOLA is a CIfA Registered Organisation.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

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Friday 08 May 2015
SFindsPro1
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Foundations of Archaeology Project Coordinator
Cranborne Chase AONB
Non-negotiable rate: £180 per day ex VAT, average 2 days per week for 35 weeks per year. £12,600 per year.
A contract for 35 weeks per year, average of 2 days per week, for two years.

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A contract for 35 weeks per year, average of 2 days per week, for two years. Based in the Cranborne Chase AONB team, you will work from home.

We want to find an enthusiastic and knowledgeable archaeologist to take this project on and make it their own, leading to a successful conclusion but also bringing people with them on the journey.

The Project

Bringing local people and archaeological expertise together, this two year project will seek, through field walking and archaeological survey, to explore the legacy of the founding fathers of British archaeology, to raise awareness of conservation issues for archaeological sites and to promote access and engagement in the heritage-rich landscape of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We will focus on two aspects of heritage: firstly the Antiquarians (Cunnington, Colt Hoare and Pitt-Rivers) and secondly, carefully selected ancient monuments (Wor Barrow, Winkelbury Hill, Stockton Down). Other project partners, particularly Salisbury Museum, the Chalke Valley History Festival, University of Winchester and the County archaeological teams will all be heavily involved. Our ambition is to create a legacy of three self-supporting local archaeological groups working with landowners, carrying out condition assessments and liaising with the county archaeologists and other stakeholders.

Contacts

For full Job Description and Person Specification, please contact davidblake@cranbornechase.org.uk. Application by CV and letter detailing your suitability for this post. We would also like to know what additionality you could bring, such as passion for the subject, knowledge of the antiquarians and/or the sites, local knowledge and contacts and experience of working with communities. If you want to chat about the opportunity, call David on 01725 517417.

Non-negotiable rate: £180 per day ex VAT, average 2 days per week for 35 weeks per year. £12,600 per year.

Person Specification

  • considerable practical knowledge of geophysical survey techniques and of community archaeology and be prepared to work outside your ‘comfort zone’.
  • at least 5 years post-graduate experience as an archaeologist, demonstrable previous experience of community archaeology and have had responsibility for the management, delivery and completion of discrete areas of work. You are capable of creating, using and manipulating GIS data and data output from geophysical surveys.
  • able to manage a team of volunteers and keep accurate and up to date records such as work sheets, attendance, outcomes achieved and other records pertinent to the monitoring and evaluation of Heritage Lottery funded project.
  • demonstrable and well-developed communication skills, both written and oral, a confident presenter and public speaker.
  • a relevant degree and either a post-graduate qualification of equivalent training and experience to match and a member of a professional body such as Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Friday 15 May 2015
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Archaeologist – Hemel Hempstead
RSK Environment Ltd
c£23,000 per annum i.e. above CIfA minimum

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RSK Environment Ltd, a member of RSK Group plc, is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. RSK’s Archaeology Team provides a comprehensive range of historic environment services throughout the UK and abroad. We undertake archaeological research and investigations, providing advice to our clients across a range of energy, residential, commercial and public sectors, and make judgements which shape the future of the past.

We are seeking an experienced archaeologist to join our growing team based in Hemel Hempstead. You will provide support to our team of archaeologists and colleagues from allied disciplines in the preparation of technical documentation and execution of fieldwork. We expect you to be enthusiastic about the historic environment, interested in understanding the regulatory context within which commercial archaeology is undertaken and keen to develop your abilities to make good archaeological judgements.

This position require both field and office work, and the successful applicant will be expected to travel to sites across the UK with a potential to also participate in our International projects.

RSK has recently been ranked 8th within the top UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2014), there has never been a more exciting time to join. As a leading provider in environmental services both in the UK and internationally, there are excellent opportunities for the advancement and growth for the right individual.

Archaeologist – Hemel Hempstead

Key Tasks

  • A Consultant Archaeologist is responsible for assisting RSK colleagues as directed by the Project Manager or other senior project staff;
  • A consultant archaeologist will have responsibility for preparing fee proposals, initiating projects, managing budgets and seeing projects through to a successful conclusion;
  • To manage and supervise project staff and subcontractors;
  • To identify key sources and collect historic data for the preparation of desk based assessments;
  • To prepare technical documentation, such as desk based assessments, Environmental Impact Assessment chapters, specification of mitigation measures through written schemes of investigation, and technical advice for colleagues and clients;
  • To extract useful information from current and historic mapping;
  • To be able to use Microsoft Office and GIS software to assemble and interrogate digital information;
  • Liaise with local authority curators, clients, archaeological contractors and members of the public in the course of their work;

Skills and experience

  • A minimum of 4 years of archaeological fieldwork experience (or similar work in the historic environment, such as a consultant or curatorial work);
  • Ability to recognise archaeological features in the rural and urban landscape;
  • To understand archaeological data collection methods;
  • Able to define and justify the attribution of significance of assets in the historic environment and assess development impacts;
  • Able to read a map and extract useful information from mapping;
  • Understanding/experience of:
  • UK Historic Environment legislation
  • Report writing- ability to produce clear written text is essential
  • Making judgements and selecting appropriate mitigation measures
  • Negotiating with both client and curatorial bodies
  • To have an area of interest/specialism within the historic environment to reinforce/supplement those within the existing team;
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications and preferably developed skills in GIS;
  • The ability to innovate and improvise to problem solve when unsupervised, and also to work well within a team;
  • Well organised to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget;
  • Full clean driving licence

Qualifications

  • Degree in Archaeology, or related subject and/or additional Post Graduate/Masters qualification in the historic environment or applied methods;
  • Corporate membership of the professional body (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists) to be an Associate, or a Practitioner working towards Associate status in the near future.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience (c£23,000 per annum i.e. above CIfA minimum);
  • Contributory Pension Scheme;
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care;
  • Regular training and career development;
  • CIfA subscriptions paid by RSK;

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area.

For more information please call Sarah on 0117 300 4295 or email smurphy@rsk.co.uk.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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Friday 12 June 2015
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Graduate Archaeologist - Manchester
RSK Environment Ltd
c£19350 per annum, i.e. above CIfA minimum

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RSK Environment Ltd, a member of RSK Group plc, is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. RSK’s Archaeology Team provides a comprehensive range of historic environment services throughout the UK and abroad. We undertake archaeological research and investigations, providing advice to our clients across a range of energy, residential, commercial and public sectors, and make judgements which shape the future of the past.

We are seeking graduate archaeologist to join our growing team based in Manchester. You will provide support to our team of archaeologists and colleagues from allied disciplines in the preparation of technical documentation and execution of fieldwork. We expect you to be enthusiastic about the historic environment, interested in understanding the regulatory context within which commercial archaeology is undertaken and keen to develop your abilities to make good archaeological judgements.

This position require both field and office work, and the successful applicant will be expected to travel to sites across the UK with a potential to also participate in our International projects.

RSK has recently been ranked 8th within the top UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2014), there has never been a more exciting time to join. As a leading provider in environmental services both in the UK and internationally, there are excellent opportunities for the advancement and growth for the right individual.

Graduate Archaeologist - Manchester

Key Tasks

  • A Graduate Archaeologist is responsible for assisting RSK colleagues as directed by the Project Manager or other project staff;
  • To excavate and record archaeological remains in the field under supervision;
  • To identify key sources and collect historic data for the preparation of archaeological desk based assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments;
  • Liaise with local authority curators, clients, archaeological contractors and members of the public in the course of their work.
  • To synthesise primary data into coherent and well-written reports under the supervision of colleagues;
  • Oversee contractors to deliver projects and work activities.

Skills and experience

  • A minimum of 6 months of archaeological field experience (or similar work in the historic environment, such as post-excavation or museum-based activities);
  • Ability to recognise archaeological features in the landscape;
  • Able to read a map and extract useful information from mapping;
  • Demonstrable understanding/experience of:
  • UK historic environment legislation and guidance
  • report writing- ability to produce clear written text is essential
  • Third Party liaison
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications and basic skills in GIS;
  • The ability to work well within a team;
  • Well organised to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget;
  • Full clean driving licence.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Archaeology, or related subject and/or additional Post Graduate/Masters qualification in the historic environment or applied methods;
  • Commitment to become an accredited member of the professional body (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists) to be a Practitioner or working towards Practitioner level in the near future.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary (c£19350 per annum, i.e. above CIfA minimum);
  • Contributory Pension Scheme;
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care;
  • Regular training and career development;
  • CIfA subscriptions paid by RSK;

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area.

For more information please call Sarah on 0117 300 4295 or email smurphy@rsk.co.uk.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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Friday 12 June 2015
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0117 300 4295
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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Archaeologists/Experienced Archaeologists - Milton Keynes, Andover and Cirencester
Cotswold Archaeology
£18,147 - £18,709 (dependent on experience)
Permanent contracts

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Cotswold Archaeology continues to grow its fieldwork operations across the south of Britain, has ambitious plans for the future, and consequently requires a number of highly motivated Archaeologists with demonstrable skills and commercial experience, and who are looking to progress a career in professional archaeology, to join our team on a permanent basis. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to experience a broad and varied range of archaeological sites, with excellent potential for career progression.

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)
  • Access to our Archaeology Training Forum award-winning Supervisor Designate and Project Officer Designate training schemes
  • Good quality accommodation, and subsistence payments (£15 per night), for all away projects
  • Pension and life assurance scheme
  • Financial assistance and support with relocation

The Projects

We currently have a number of exciting excavation projects ongoing and running throughout the summer. At Thame, Oxon, we are excavating a large, multi-period site, with substantial Iron Age, Roman and medieval features and high potential for earlier prehistoric remains and human burials. At Barford, Warwickshire we are undertaking the excavation of a complex, multi-phase Roman site with potential for human remains. We also have Iron Age and Roman excavations ongoing in Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, and urban excavations in Bath and Bristol later in the summer.

The Details

Archaeologists (£18,147)

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 over two years’ demonstrable commercial archaeological fieldwork experience and who can 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.

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 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 May 2015.

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Tuesday 05 May 2015
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Project Officer (PO)
Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust
£20,477 per annum
Permanent

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Location: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Head Office, Swansea. UK area of operation with a strong focus in Wales, West Midlands and West Country.

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd is seeking a qualified, experienced and highly motivated archaeologist to join its Projects Team. The Trust was created in 1975 and is a charitable company (Registered Charity No. 505609). Its principal objective is to educate the public in archaeology and is one of four similarly structured regional organisations in Wales. The Trust, through its Projects team, undertakes for government and non-governmental bodies and private sector organisations the full spectrum of archaeological/built heritage investigations in south Wales and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The Trust has had extensive involvement with many major developments. In addition, Projects staff carry out area wide monument assessment and historic landscape characterisation works with the intention of enhancing the information and evidence base to support protection of the historic environment.

As part of this team the Project Officer will be expected to play a key role in delivering archaeological products and services to the company’s clients. These will include desk-based assessments (including EIA), field evaluations, surveys (field/thematic/threat-led), excavation, post-excavation, watching-briefs, community outreach and heritage (including Cadw and HLF works) projects implemented to the standards as published by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and in accord with the company’s technical manuals.

We are looking for a person who can demonstrate:

• A degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject (or a proven track record)
• Membership (at ACIfA level) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
• A proven track record in archaeological fieldwork including site supervision and direction
• A proven track record of building recording
• Knowledge of archaeological survey (GPS and Total Station)
• A good working knowledge of British archaeology
• Good IT skills and practical experience of compiling and working with archaeological recording systems, computerised databases and GIS (CAD, MapInfo and ArcView)
• Effective spoken and written communication skills
• Knowledge or a specialism in artefact analysis is desirable
• Experience of archaeological research
• Experience of community engagement activities, including working with volunteers
• Experience of geophysical survey is desirable
• Experience of post-excavation is desirable
• Experience of publication is desirable
• Full driving licence

Employee Benefits

• Competitive salary range £20,477pa above CIfA salary minima guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience)
• 25 days per annum holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas and New Year
• Company pension scheme
• Travel entitlement and allowances
• 80% of CIfA subscription fees
• Training and career progression opportunities

If you feel you are the right candidate for the position then we welcome an application from you. There is no application form. Applicants should apply in writing to include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 15 May 2015. Appointment will be made after interviews held on 28 or 29 May 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post in June 2015.

The full job description can be obtained from:

Mr R Lewis (Head of Projects)
The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd
Heathfield House
Heathfield
Swansea
SA1 6EL

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Friday 15 May 2015
Further details available via:
01792-655208
Historic Environment Record Officer
Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust
£20,477 per annum
Permanent

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Location: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Head Office, Swansea

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd is seeking a qualified, experienced and highly motivated archaeologist to join its Historic Environment Record Projects team. The Trust was created in 1975 and is a charitable company (Registered Charity No. 505609). Its principal objective is to educate the public in archaeology and is one of four similarly structured regional organisations in Wales. The Trust owns, maintains and continually enhances the Regional Historic Environment Record (HER), which includes information on more than 25,000 known archaeological and historic sites and monuments and is a prime tool for education and research in southeast Wales. In 2010 the Trust, together with its sister regional organisations, launched the online searchable HER website known as Archwilio to provide wider public access to this valuable resource of over 150,000 cultural heritage sites in Wales. During the launch ceremony Alun Ffred Jones, the then minister for Heritage, observed “Wales is the first country in Britain that has made all its archaeological records available online”, and “Archwilio will be a tremendous asset not only for the people of Wales but also for those further afield who have an interest in the rich archaeology and cultural heritage of our country”.

As part of this team the Historic Environment Record Officer will support the HER Manager by continuously maintaining and enhancing the Historic Environment Record for Southeast Wales (former counties of Glamorgan and Gwent) in accordance with National Data Standards, HER work programme requirements and National and Local Government priorities. They will contribute to promoting and ensuring accessibility to the HER including the dissemination of information to internal and external enquiries and data exchange with professional partners within Wales.

We are looking for a person who can demonstrate:

• A degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject (or in exceptional circumstances equivalent experience)
• Experience of working with a Sites and Monuments or Historic Environment Record
• Membership (at ACIfA level) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists or allied professional accreditation
• A good working knowledge of British archaeology
• Excellent IT skills and practical experience of compiling and working with archaeological record systems, computerised databases and GIS
• The ability to work accurately, methodically and with attention to detail with little supervision
• Knowledge of the legislation, technology, standards and guidelines relevant to Historic Environment Record Services, particularly in Wales
• Effective spoken and written communication skills when dealing with professional and non-specialist audiences
• Experience of archaeological research, investigation and fieldwork
• Experience of community engagement activities, including working with volunteers
• Full driving licence

Employee Benefits:

• Competitive salary range £20,477pa above CIfA salary minima guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience)
• 25 days per annum holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas and New Year
• Company pension scheme
• Travel entitlement and allowances
• 80% of CIfA subscription fees
• Training and career progression opportunities

If you feel you are the right candidate for the position then we welcome an application from you. There is no application form. Applicants should apply in writing to include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 15 May 2015. Appointment will be made after interviews held on 28 or 29 May 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post in June 2015.

The full job description can be obtained from:

Ms C Jones (HER Manager)
The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd
Heathfield House
Heathfield
Swansea
SA1 6EL

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Friday 15 May 2015
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Operations Manager
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
£27,000 with benefits package (potential to discuss in the case of exceptional candidate)
Permanent (3 months probation leading to permanent position)

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Applications are invited for a highly motivated and experienced professional with excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and with a strong track record in delivering all aspects of archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation work ideally including technical skills. You must be able to show a proven ability to manage staff work schedules to complete jobs on time and to standard whilst providing support, guidance and encouragement to project staff.

In addition we require experience in producing high standard project reports, meeting productivity goals and quality outcomes within project budget. We are happy to consider applications from non-heritage professionals who have the outstanding skill sets we are looking for and believe they can adapt to this role. The successful candidate will be keen to adopt our Company culture and promote our values amongst junior staff. The post will be located at our head office in the beautiful town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District, a short drive from Sheffield or Manchester. With commercial archaeology following the work demands of the construction industry you will be required to work flexibly to achieve this, including some regular travel throughout central and southern England.

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 Company application form completed in full (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 on the website link below. For any further information concerning this vacancy please contact the Managing Director on 01629 814540. Closing date for applications is strictly Friday 22 May at 5pm. 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.

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Friday 22 May 2015
Further details available via:
01629 814540
Built Heritage Consultant
AECOM
Please see below

We are currently recruiting for a Built Heritage Consultant to join our team in our London – Victoria office.

As Built Heritage Consultant within our well established team, your main responsibilities will be to undertake archival research, prepare desk-based assessments and contribute to the heritage chapters of Environmental Impact Assessments; you will also assist in undertaking building and conservation area assessments and setting assessments. You will be expected to liaise with conservation officers or clients on built heritage matters and input into larger projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will also be contributing to research projects, managing clients and liaising with statutory authorities.

We are looking for candidates who are degree educated or equivalent in a relevant discipline and you will ideally have, or be working towards, membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The following experience and skills will also be required for this role:

-A good understanding of British architectural history;

-Excellent historical research skills;

-Excellent report writing and communication skills;

-Familiarity with legal and policy framework for the Heritage Industry;

-Ability to priorities work and be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines;

-Awareness of health and safety issues on site.

The salary for this role is negotiable according to experience and we offer an extensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare, season ticket loans and a contributory pension scheme.

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. The recent incorporation of URS furthers AECOM’s standing as a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and project managers— the company serves clients in more than 150 countries around the world. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM has annual revenue of approximately US$20 billion.

We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff.

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and your CV to Jo Webb at Jo.Webb@aecom.com

Please note the closing date for this role is 27 May 2015.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Wednesday 27 May 2015
Further details available via:
ARCHAEOLOGISTS
Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited, Southern Office
£19,708 pa

Field Archaeologists wanted for sites in London and the South-East

Please apply before: 01/05/2015

Enquiries by email to: Helen Hawkins (hhawkins@pre-construct.com) or Chris Mayo (cmayo@pre-construct.com)

Website: www.pre-construct.com

No Postal Applications please

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited is seeking applications from Field Archaeologists who are able to work on sites in central and Greater London and in the wider South-East region with an immediate start.

Applicants who are members of the CIfA, have a clean driving license and have first-aid training would be strongly welcomed. All applicants should have valid CSCS cards and at least 3 months experience in commercial UK archaeology.

Those who have less experience may also be considered but for employment at trainee grade for a period of up to 3 months until they have successfully demonstrated the skills necessary to qualify for Archaeologist grade.

Applications and enquiries can only be made by e-mail to either hhawkins@pre-construct.com or cmayo@pre-construct.com. Two references, preferably from recent archaeological employers, must be provided and will be checked.

Successful candidates will initially be offered a contract until the end of June (37.5 hours per week), with extensions thereafter if the work is available and performance is satisfactory.

Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, we may not be able to respond to all applicants. We will acknowledge receipt of applications if asked to do so.

Please apply by sending an up to date CV with covering letter and references to the email addresses above. Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore early applications are encouraged

Friday 01 May 2015
Further details available via:
Archaeologists / Project Archaeologists - Welshpool
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
£17,714 - £20,849

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The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust is seeking archaeologists at different levels to join our busy field services team based in our Welshpool office. These roles would suit ambitious and creative individuals, who will be joining the Trust during a period of change and expansion.

You will be educated to degree level in an appropriate subject, with demonstrable experience of commercial fieldwork in the UK. You will have had some experience of – or be able to show the ability to develop – independent working (eg. watching briefs), supervision (eg. in the field), report writing and research. Appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate. An interest in the archaeology of Wales would be advantageous, but is not essential.

A full UK driving licence is essential. A current CSCS card would be advantageous. There is a company pension scheme (or an employer contribution of 6% if you have an existing personal pension). We offer 22 days annual leave (as well as bank holidays), and generous allowances for travel time and time in lieu / flexi-time. We provide free transport from office to site, a clothing allowance, subsistence and accommodation for away work, and 50% payment of CIfA fees. We offer a wide range of training and career progression opportunities.

All of us at the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust are committed to these core values:

education and engagement of the public in archaeology and heritage *acquiring the greatest possible understanding of the archaeology of our region *delivering excellence at all stages of the archaeological process *creativity, flexibility and innovation *the highest ethical and professional standards in all areas of endeavour *the wellbeing and happiness of all staff and volunteers *enjoying the work that we do, and sharing that enjoyment as widely as possible

Please send a CV and covering letter to: Clare Beaumont, Head of Administration and Finance, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7RR. Email: clare.beaumont@cpat.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 8 May 2015. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 25 May 2015.

Visit our website for more information: www.cpat.org.uk

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Friday 08 May 2015
Further details available via:
FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS – Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge
Oxford Archaeology
£17,417 - £17,607
Initial 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) after which you will move on to 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.

The position:

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists in all three of our offices. We are currently excavating sites in Oxford, London, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, North Wales, East Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Position requirements:

  • Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK and 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.

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).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 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.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving).
  • 21 days p.a. holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.

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 10 May 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 15 May 2015, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

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Sunday 10 May 2015
Further details available via:
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 you will move on to 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.

The position:

Due to a period of growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Archaeologists to join our field team. Oxford Archaeology has a variety of projects in Oxford, London, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, North Wales, East Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

As well as working on a variety of exciting projects, this is a great opportunity for experienced Archaeologists to further their career and join 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 and 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.

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).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 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.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving).
  • 21 days p.a. holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.

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 10 May 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 15 May 2015, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

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Sunday 10 May 2015
Further details available via:
PROJECT OFFICERS – HERITAGE MANAGEMENT SERVICES - Required for Oxford and Lancaster
Oxford Archaeology
£21,150 - £26,133
Permanent appointment

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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.

The position:

An opportunity has arisen for the right enthusiastic individuals to work within our Heritage Management Service Department responsible for both consultancy based work and for undertaking many of the numerous exciting research based projects we work on every year. If you are looking for a job beyond just undertaking desk-based assessments and environmental impact assessments (although there will be plenty of opportunity to still do these) and to be challenged to apply your archaeological and historical knowledge in many interesting ways, then this may be the job for you! There may also be opportunities to work on consultancy/research projects abroad.

We are looking for experienced Archaeologists who:

  • Can demonstrate a wide knowledge and interest in all archaeological and historical periods.
  • Is a free thinker able to apply relevant knowledge outside the box.
  • Enjoys the challenge of research projects and developing relevant methodologies.
  • Has the ability to conduct general academic research on relevant subjects.
  • Can undertake archaeological desk-based assessments and heritage statements from conception to report production.
  • Has experience in undertaking environmental impact assessments for the cultural heritage.
  • Shows a good understanding of commercial archaeology in the UK and the legislation relevant to it, as well as the needs and priorities of commercial clients.
  • Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the archaeological and historic landscape and the full range of procedures, practices and processes of both on-and off-site investigations. This includes the ability to characterise and assess the archaeological resource and make recommendations for mitigation strategies.
  • Preferably has experience of GIS and CAD.
  • Is a good communicator and has experience in liasing with both clients and curators.
  • Can demonstrate proven writing and editing ability.
  • Can demonstrate good IT skills.

Additional experience in the heritage field would also be considered an advantage e.g. in historic landscapes, conservation management plans, heritage tourism, audits and characterisation projects. A clean driving and Membership of the CIfA (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists) at ACIfA level is desirable.

Employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary range £21,150 - £26,133 in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience).
  • Site allowances.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 24 days p.a. holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.

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 10 May 2015.

For further information about the role, please contact: Ianto Wain (i.wain@oxfordarch.co.uk) or Klara Spandl (k.spandl@oxfordarch.co.uk) at the Oxford office.

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.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

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Sunday 10 May 2015
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Manager of Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
The Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST)
Up to £40K depending on experience
Full-time contract

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The Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) is acquiring the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre (SHC) and will require a manager to work at Charlestown in Cornwall. The post will be a full-time position and the post-holder will be directly responsible to the CEO of MAST and its Steering Committee. Main duties include:

  • Daily interaction with public, staff and subcontractors
  • Curating, managing and developing the SHC to meet the needs of a variety of target audiences including school groups, families, adult learners and special interest groups
  • Developing relations and partnerships with local and national museums and tourist attractions and local and national authorities

Applicants should have a knowledge of maritime heritage, fundraising experience, be commercially aware and have excellent administrative, organisational and record keeping skills.

The ideal candidate will be part of MAST’s longterm ambition to turn the SHC into an accredited maritime museum and Centre of Excellence.

For further details please email Jessica Berry ceo@thisismast.org with the title SHC managerial post in the subject line.

Friday 01 May 2015
Further details available via:
Archaeological Field Staff
MOLA
£17,100 (Northampton) The salary will be reviewed from the 1 April in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines

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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.

Archaeological Field Staff. [Ref: FieldNA15]

Archaeologist / Site Assistants salary from:

£17,100 (Northampton) The salary will be reviewed from the 1 April in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines

Owing to an increase in project workload, MOLA Northampton is seeking to expand its field staff for fixed term contract work. We require field staff with a range of experience and skills, preferably with CSCS accreditation and a valid UK driving license. We will review all applications but will be actively recruiting from the start.

We have a significant work programme for 2015 and many new projects have high potential for exciting archaeology. We are interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to work across central England. We are seeking applications from candidates who can have a reasonable daily commute into Northampton and we can provide assistance with accommodation for applicants from further away.

Application forms and further details can be found on our website http://www.mola.org.uk/archaeologist-site-assistant-northampton-based. Applications should be submitted electronically to hr@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 note we are likely to have active recruitment throughout the period therefore 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

The closing date for applications is 1 June 2015 at 17.00 pm. Interviews will be held throughout the process depending on the number of applicants.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

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Monday 01 June 2015
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
admin@archaeologists.net