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Historic Environment Record – Assistant
South West Heritage Trust
£23,748

Place of work: Somerset Heritage Centre Norton Fitzwarren Taunton TA2 6SF
Hours: 37 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic archaeologist to join our Historic Environment Team. You will have an interest in archaeology, the historic environment, historic environment records and the management of heritage assets. You will provide support to the HER Manager, input information into the Somerset HER and deal with enquiries You will be educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline and have experience in working with Historic Environment Records. Working towards membership of the CIfA is desirable. Previous experience of working with an HER is an advantage.

If you are interested in this position, please read the Job Description on our website and apply using our application form: http://www.swheritage.org.uk/#!vacancies/cggo

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 22 February 2016.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 3 March 2016 at the Somerset Heritage Centre TA2 6SF

South West Heritage Trust Closing date: Monday 22nd February 2016
Archaeologists/Experienced Archaeologists - Somerset
Cotswold Archaeology
£18,147 - £18,709 (dependent on experience)

Cotswold Archaeology will be returning to Cannington, Somerset to start a fresh set of excavations in mid-February 2016. This new project will continue our work on the Cannington Flood Defence Scheme which, to date, has included evaluation and excavation of features of Bronze Age to Roman date.

In addition, works at Hinkley Point, Somerset continue with the excavation of a Bronze Age enclosure and an Iron Age/Roman settlement.

There are a number of temporary contracts available for these projects, with immediate starts available for Archaeologists who can demonstrate considerable fieldwork skills and experience. Accommodation will be available for those who are not locally based.

With a busy forward work programme, we anticipate there will be opportunities for contract extensions and/or permanent contracts for those who are able to work on other CA projects in the wider South-West region.

The Package

Along with a starting salary well 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)

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.

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 extensive commercial archaeological fieldwork experience that are able to 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 also desirable.

For both posts, membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level is desirable, as is a full driving licence. Possession of a current and valid CSCS Health and Safety Card is a requirement. However, it may be possible to arrange CSCS training for those who do not currently possess a valid card. Any staff working on the Hinkley Point project will be required to undertake a Drug and Alcohol test, and may be subject to security vetting. 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, including complete contact details of two referees with recent first hand knowledge of your fieldwork ability.

Email careers [at] 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 Monday 22 February 2016.

Email: careers@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk Cotswold Archaeology | Closing date: Monday 22nd February 2016
Archaeological Consultants – Leeds & London
AECOM
In line with CIfA salary minima

AECOM is seeking Archaeological Consultants to join our established heritage team in our multi-disciplinary office of environmental and engineering consultants in our Leeds & Basingstoke offices.

AECOM’s heritage team is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and comprises 20 staff based across the UK.

We provide our clients with a full range of heritage services including desk-based assessment, environmental impact assessment, heritage consents, walkover surveys, mitigation design and management, conservation management and historic building recording.

Our projects include high profile major transport and infrastructure schemes, conventional and renewable power development, other industrial and commercial development projects as well as heritage-led master planning and regeneration.

In addition to the chance to be involved in some of the highest profile development projects in the UK, there may also be the opportunity to work overseas as the role develops.

The post will entail

  • Working as part of the heritage team on multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Undertaking desk-based assessments, archival research and walkover surveys;
  • Undertaking the analysis, assessment, interpretation and presentation of archaeological data to contribute to environmental statements and mitigation strategies;
  • Working independently and taking responsibility for detailed surveys, conducted safely, and producing high quality reports and other deliverables for review by technical specialists;
  • Liaising effectively with managers, consultants from other disciplines and other stakeholders as required;

To be successful in this role we are looking for the following

  • Client focused team player with a positive attitude;
  • Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail to get things right first time;
  • Ability to manage own time and comfortable working both within a team or alone to tight deadlines;
  • Detailed knowledge of UK heritage legislation and policy;
  • Experience of archaeological fieldwork;
  • Experience of undertaking archaeological desk-based assessments;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and when writing reports;
  • Full UK driving licence;
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional working away from home.

Candidates will have

  • First degree or post-graduate qualification in archaeology or a related subject;
  • Appropriate level of membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists or a commitment to join with support from AECOM.

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this post please forward your most recent CV to Leanne.hartley [at] aecom.com

Email: Leanne.hartley@aecom.com Closing date: Friday 26th February 2016
COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY MANAGER - Based at our Cambridge office
Oxford Archaeology
£27,238 - £35,739

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.

Due to our continued growth and our links and work with community outreach and educational institutions, we are looking to appoint a Community Archaeology Manager to lead and develop the community outreach and educational programmes. An exciting time for the organisation, the Community Archaeology Manager will perform a pivotal role in applying for and securing grants to run community archaeology projects, and engaging all staff in outreach work, as well as providing advice and guidance on local archaeological issues and managing an enthusiastic and dynamic team. You will be an exceptional communicator and demonstrate good organisational skills to enable the successful delivery of our work.

If you are looking for a role that provides an opportunity to be at the heart of archaeology, working with a passionate team as well as having the opportunity to engage with the public on the future of Oxford Archaeology’s work, this may be the role for you.

Position requirements

  • Significant experience and knowledge of community archaeology, outreach and education projects, as well as archaeology within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the principles and issues surrounding outreach, educational and community liaison. This will include school curricula and international, national, regional and local strategic and research agendas.
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and manage complex projects to a high standard whilst delivering quality of service.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of financial management including financial tracking and quality assurance.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills with the ability to engage with internal stakeholders, clients and the public.
  • Exceptional presentation skills to deliver lectures and talks to a variety of groups.
  • Good organisational and IT skills to contribute to the delivery of our work.
  • A degree in archaeology or related earth science discipline will be highly advantageous.
  • A full clean driving licence is essential (ideally D1).
  • An awareness of health and safety is extremely important.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at MCIfA level.

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

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary range £27,238 - £35,739 (from 1 April 2016 and pay award under review). This is in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines and appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience.
  • 36 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

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, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

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

Oxford Archaeology - Application for employment Closing date: Sunday 6th March 2016
FIELD AND POST-EXCAVATION PROJECT OFFICERS - Required for Cambridge
Oxford Archaeology East
£21,811 - £26,574

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

Oxford Archaeology requires skilled, experienced and enthusiastic archaeologists to work on and add value to a variety of exciting projects. At OA East we are currently working on projects in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk.

OA East has a very busy programme of excavations during the early part of 2016. At Norwich we are working on around 20 locations for a major road scheme including Bronze Age settlements and a probable burnt mound, alongside medieval roadside settlement with flint-built buildings and industrial features. Our excavation projects in the vicinity of Bishops Stortford and Harlow include Neolithic activity, Bronze Age landscape and settlement remains and a possible Romano-British villa. At Kettering we will be investigating the evolution of Iron Age to Romano-British rural settlement across a wide landscape. We also have a number of projects around Cambridge, including the excavation of medieval urban sites in Huntingdon and of Iron Age rural remains outside of the modern town. Finally we have a number of evaluation programmes in Lincolnshire.

OA East encourages Field Project Officers to be involved in post-excavation work, however, we have a range of projects where input is also required from post-excavation specialists.

The positions

For the field-based posts we are looking for experienced Archaeologists who can demonstrate significant experience at Supervisor level or above, and who are able to take on responsibility for large and / or complex pieces of fieldwork and make a significant contribution during the post-excavation process. You must have experience of a range of project types as well as good IT skills and proven writing skills. You will have a good understanding of commercial archaeology in the UK or Irish commercial environment and the Health and Safety legislation relevant to it, as well the needs and priorities of commercial clients. You will need to be a confident and energetic problem solver with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and have a commitment to engaging the wider community in aspects of our work.

For post-excavation posts we are looking for capable Archaeologists who have experience in the analysis of excavated data, who have a good grasp of stratigraphic theory and practice and who have produced their own site reports and have perhaps contributed to larger excavation texts. Evidence of good writing and good IT skills are required and evidence of engagement in archaeological research is advantageous. Experience in the assimilation of specialist data and a background in fieldwork to Supervisory level are desirable as is a finds or environmental specialism.

Position requirements

  • Candidates will have significant experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
  • A degree in archaeology or related earth science discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at ACIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is essential for field posts, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.
  • SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications (or similar) will be advantageous.

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

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary range £21,811 - £26,574 (from 1 April 2016 and pay award under review). This is in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines and appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience.
  • 35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • 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. No sharing – single rooms only.
  • Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked including travelling time where you are the ‘responsible person’.
  • 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, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

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

Oxford Archaeology - Application for employment Closing date: Sunday 6th March 2016
Specialist work-based training placement in non-invasive archaeological techniques
Hosted by Historic England and employed and overseen by CIfA
£17,299 p.a.




The opportunity: This placement provides a rare opportunity to receive structured work based training in the specialist area of non-intrusive archaeological investigation from highly qualified experts. The placement is hosted by Historic England in Swindon and Cambridge, and is managed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. This placement and others like it have been established to address particular areas of skills shortage in the heritage sector, so career prospects for placement holders are excellent. This placement programme is extremely well regarded within the sector for the quality of the training it provides and for the success of former placement holders.

About us: Historic England is the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists is the UK’s leading professional body for archaeologists and also has members who specialise in other areas of historic environment work.

About the placement: This is a twelve month placement starting 2 May 2016. The placement offers the opportunity to develop skills in the recognition, interpretation, and analysis of archaeological monuments and landscapes using a variety of non-invasive techniques. This includes the interpretation of aerial photographs and other forms of airborne remote sensing data, as well as analytical field survey and some geophysical survey. The work involves the interpretation of sites and landscapes within a date range from the Neolithic period to the twentieth century.

About you: This placement is for you if you have some experience of archaeological assessment through study, work experience or both, but have not had the formal opportunity to develop those skills to a professional standard.

The benefits: You will be paid GBP £17,299 p.a. An employers` pension contribution of 6% of salary will also be made to your pension scheme. You will receive 25 days of paid leave p.a. You will be employed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and seconded to Historic England for the duration of the placement.

How to apply: Download the full Job Description and Person Specification for the post from http://www.archaeologists.net/App%20info

Send a CV and a covering letter describing how you match the placement requirements and what you will benefit from the post to admin [at] archaeologists.net, putting the title of the placement in the subject line of the email. The closing date for applications is Friday 11 March at 5pm.

The candidates who appear from the information available to have the qualifications, experience and aptitude which best match those we are looking for will be invited to interview, which will include a short test of stereoscopic-vision and a field test. It is therefore essential for your application to give a full and concise description of the nature, extent and level of archaeological and/or survey experience that you have had and any posts or responsibilities you have held.

Interviews will be held between the 5 and 7 April 2016 in Cambridge.

Closing date: Friday 11th March 2016
Assistant Geomatics Officer/Geomatics Officer - Andover
Cotswold Archaeology
£19,275 - £23,727 (dependent on experience)

Cotswold Archaeology is seeking to recruit an additional Geomatics Officer or Assistant Geomatics Officer to assist the Principal Geomatics Officer and Geomatics team from our office at Andover.

The role will include digital field survey, data capture, training, quality assurance and configuration of survey equipment. Proven experience of Leica GPS/TST data capture is essential as well as knowledge and experience of CAD and ESRI ArcMap. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable expertise in building survey and GIS (ArcMap, Catalog and ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for server). Ideally candidates will have experience of laser scanning, photogrammetry and photography.

The successful candidate will be based at our Andover office, however, initially a period of training will be spent at our Cirencester office to learn the current geomatics protocols and learn the skills necessary to deliver geomatics support for the Andover team.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Jonathan Bennett on 01285 772632

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Please submit a completed application form (stating your preferred location), CV and covering letter by email to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 5pm on Monday 15th February.

Telephone: 01285 772632 Email: careers@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk Cotswold Archaeology | Closing date: Monday 15th February 2016
PROJECT OFFICER (HERITAGE MANAGEMENT SERVICES) - Oxford
Oxford Archaeology
£21,811 - £26,574

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 heritage charity.

The position:
An opportunity has arisen for the right enthusiastic individual 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.
  • A clean driving licence is desirable.

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.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at ACIfA level.

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

Employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary range £21,811 - £26,574 (from 1 April 2016 and pay award under review). In line with CIfA salary minima guidelines and appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience.
  • 35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Site allowances.
  • Childcare vouchers.

Please apply by completing an application form, available from:
http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

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

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

Email: i.wain@oxfordarch.co.uk Oxford Archaeology - Application for employment Closing date: Sunday 28th February 2016
Community Archaeologist (Trainee) - London, with homeworking considered
Dig Ventures
£17,094 - £19,000 p.a. pro-rata

Does working with an innovative, community-focused social enterprise to deliver a ground-breaking HLF funded project sound like fun? If so, we’re looking for two trainee Community Archaeologists to be part of our core team in areas including education, community events, volunteer management, archaeological excavation, and social media.

This opportunity is suitable for someone looking to further their career in archaeology with a focus on new and exciting methods of public engagement. The main focus of the trainee-ship will be delivery of an HLF-funded project (further details of the project will be given if selected for interview).
You’ll be with us on site while we’re in action, and carry on your learning with the team through the all important post-ex phase, including analysis, reporting, blogging, exhibition planning and community events. You will be fully supported by a mentor across all areas of training, and where appropriate will be encouraged to utilise the BAJR Skills Passport. We will do our best to match your training goals to opportunities available within our project.

Please note: we are looking for applicants with demonstrable experience (either in professional roles or through volunteering, training or studies) in the following areas:

  • writing for digital output such as blogs and social media
  • working with young people and delivering educational activities, either in classrooms or informal learning environments

We don’t expect you to have both skill sets - one or the other is fine. Just be sure to let us know as much as you can about your background in these areas.
Our team is small but mighty, and has experienced great success to date based on our collective belief in the power and importance of communities for archaeology: digital, local and global. We’re looking for someone who shares our values and is excited about expanding their skill set, as well as working alongside our professionals and volunteers.

Job Requirements

  • Archaeology or heritage degree, qualification, or equivalent experience
  • At least 6-12 months’ previous experience in a similar or related role
  • Some knowledge of social media platforms and/or WordPress is desirable
  • Good organisational, time and self-management skills; must be comfortable setting own schedule
  • Knowledge of applications, including Windows, Word Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A driving license and own transportation is desirable
  • Do you have other proficiencies that could be relevant to this post? Please include details

Interested?
Send us a CV and a short covering letter (300 words max) detailing why you want to be our trainee Community Archaeologist, what you do for fun, and any relevant experience to hello [at] digventures.com

Interviews: 15 February, via Skype

Closing date: Monday 8th February 2016
Archaeologist (Artefact Analysis) – Maternity Cover, Fort Cumberland, Southsea
Historic England
£26, 394
Reference: 7579

An exciting opportunity has arisen through maternity leave for an archaeologist specialising in finds analysis to join Historic England’s multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists, archaeological scientists and archaeological archive and data management experts. Based at Fort Cumberland, Southsea, you’ll experience a vibrant research environment within the finest 18th century bastion trace fort in England and work on material from some of the country’s most important and iconic sites.

You will have responsibility for co-ordinating and overseeing all aspects of finds work, including site visits and providing advice, liaising with internal and external specialists in the delivery of assessments and analyses to time and agreed standards, and the use and development of your artefact class or period specialism in the production of high quality reports for publication. You will review and comment on a wide range of project documentation and contribute to the further development of our digital recording, assessment, analysis and archive methodology, based on the use of the Swedish Intrasis database.

With extensive experience of archaeological artefact assessment and analysis and related professional standards and guidance, you will have a high-standard academic and/or professional qualification in archaeology or a related subject, a specialism in one or more areas of artefact analysis, demonstrable experience in producing specialist finds reports for publication, experience of working with digitally collected archaeological data, and a general appreciation of the range of approaches to investigating the historic environment, including heritage science.

As an enthusiastic, self-motivated and proven team player, you’ll possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with ability to work with conflicting priorities and agendas and to tight timetables.

Historic England is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 February.

To apply and for JD and PS visit our website: https://historicengland.org.uk/about/jobs/vacancies ref: 7579. No CVs please.

Current Vacancies | Historic England Closing date: Monday 8th February 2016
Archaeologist (Planning)
Employer: Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service, Planning Services, Sefton Council
Salary: Grade H (£27,924 – £30,978)
Reference: Post Number: 19996

Are you an experienced archaeologist with a proven track record in development management? We have an exciting opportunity to help design this new service area for Merseyside. As a skilled communicator you will provide archaeological advice on a range of different development proposals relating to Merseyside’s archaeology and historic environment in an efficient and timely manner. You will be highly organised with relevant heritage qualifications, possess a thorough professional understanding of the historic environment and be skilled in developing business-support processes.

The post-holder’s primary tasks will include reviewing planning applications and recommending archaeological mitigation as well as contributing to policy development in Local Plans. The role will also require effective liaison with local authority customers, the Museum of Liverpool and other partners to inform planning and management decisions.
The post is a two year appointment to provide archaeological development management advice to 5 Merseyside local authorities (Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral). Following the transfer of responsibility of this service area to Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service (MEAS) in 2014, the post-holder will work alongside the HER Officer to further develop our integrated services. MEAS is a shared service hosted by Sefton Council and provides advice to the local authorities of the Liverpool City Region - an area with a rich historic environment that includes the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site.

Benefits include: Casual Car User, Local Government Pension and flexible working

Job packs are available from www.sefton.gov.uk/jobs or by telephoning our 24 hour recruitment line on 0845 140 1040, fax 0151 934 2388. Completed forms should be returned to Transactional HR, Payroll & Pensions, PO Box 158, Bootle, Liverpool, L20 3WA. Completed electronic application forms can be returned to recruitment [at] thr.sefton.gov.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday 11th February. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th February.

Telephone: 0845 140 1040 Email: recruitment@thr.sefton.gov.uk Jobs & Training Closing date: Thursday 11th February 2016
Survey of archaeological archives
British Institute for the Study of Iraq
A fee of £7000 is available for this work.

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals or organisations in carrying out a preliminary survey of the records from excavations and other fieldwork sponsored by BISI and its predecessor, the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, since the Second World War.

It is believed that around 30 individual sites or surveys are involved, although records of some smaller sites may emerge during the course of the project (possibly 10-15). The aim of the project is to establish the extent and condition of the surviving records, with a view to raising funding to assemble them in a single repository. The project will be overseen by a Project Steering Group. Experience of backlog archives and archaeological fieldwork overseas is essential. A fee of £7000 is available for this work.

The successful tenderer will develop a preliminary email questionnaire based on ARCHES (Archaeological Resources in Cultural Heritage: a European Standard) guidelines and relevant CIfA standards, bearing in mind the date and circumstances of the original work. BISI will provide project contact information where available. Some contacts may hold multiple site and survey archives. Email surveys may be followed up by visits to archive holders as applicable.
The project outputs will be:

  • A quantification and assessment of the location, materials, quantity and physical condition of the records from each intervention
  • A timed and costed project plan for ordering the materials as a coherent archaeological archive and resource for research, including an estimate of the volume of storage space required

For an informal conversation about the project, please contact Dr Ellen McAdam at Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH.

Telephone: 0121348 8008 Email: ellen.mcadam@birminghammuseums.org.uk Closing date: Monday 29th February 2016
FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS - Required for Cambridge and Oxford
Oxford Archaeology
£17,417 - £18,425

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

With the new year comes another set of sites requiring skilled, experienced and enthusiastic archaeologists. At OA South and OA East we are currently working on projects in Oxford, London, Oxfordshire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

OA East has a very busy programme of excavations during the early part of 2016. At Norwich we are working on around 20 locations for a major road scheme including Bronze Age settlements and a probable burnt mound, alongside medieval roadside settlement with flint-built buildings and industrial features. Our excavation projects in the vicinity of Bishops Stortford and Harlow include Neolithic activity, Bronze Age landscape and settlement remains and a possible Romano-British villa. At Kettering we will be investigating the evolution of Iron Age to Romano-British rural settlement across a wide landscape. We also have a number of projects around Cambridge, including the excavation of medieval urban sites in Huntingdon and of Iron Age rural remains outside of the modern town. Finally we have a number of evaluation programmes in Lincolnshire.

OA South is also busy. In Oxford itself we continue to work on the fantastic Westgate site, where we are uncovering the very well preserved remains of the Franciscan Friary. We are also due to start work on a small Roman settlement in the north of the city. We are working on a predominantly Iron Age rural settlement across a wide area to the west of Didcot, and our excavations at Woolwich Arsenal continue, where we are finding Iron Age, Roman and medieval activity on the bank of the Thames, along with a mid-Saxon cemetery.

In view of the geographical range of our project portfolio we are happy to receive applications from people based in all locations, particularly the South and East of England as well as in the vicinity of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our projects are both home and away based. 7 day accommodation is available for the project in Norwich, and we operate a policy of single rooms for all away-based staff.

Successful candidates will initially be offered a 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) after which permanent contracts will be offered, dependent upon sufficient work being available and candidates demonstrating satisfactory performance and competence for the role.

Archaeologist Position

  • Competitive salary range £17,417 - £17,607 (pay award under review). In line with CIfA salary minima guidelines and appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment. Documented evidence of competence, in the form of a completed training log from our Graduate Trainee programme or the Archaeology Skills Passport scheme will be advantageous.
  • 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.

Assistant Supervisor Position

  • Competitive salary range £17,857 - £18,425 (pay award under review). In line with CIfA salary minima guidelines and appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 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.

Employee benefits

  • 32 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • 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. No sharing - single rooms only.
  • 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, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Closing Date: 1 March 2016. 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 4 March 2016, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.
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Oxford Archaeology - Application for employment Closing date: Tuesday 1st March 2016
Assistant Projects Officers and Project Officers
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
Assistant Projects Officers (£18,500 +) and Project Officers (£21,500 +) required depending on role and experience with generous benefits package for all roles

Details:
Applications are invited for highly motivated and professional individuals with at least two years professional field experience, a full driving license and own vehicle and a CSCS card. We are excited to hear from anyone who fulfils these criteria. We have a variety of projects coming on stream and are looking to recruit for a variety of roles. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals able to run field projects and undertake watching briefs, evaluation trenching, excavation work and produce high quality and timely reports. The benefits package includes a Company administered pension scheme with a matching contribution from the Company of 6% of salary, together with a health cash plan, life assurance cover and training in support of the continuing professional development of successful applicants.

These openings are based at our Bakewell office set in the heart of the magnificent Peak District landscape easily commutable from Sheffield, Chesterfield and surrounding areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and east Cheshire. You will be required to work away from home on occasions depending on where jobs are located and for such jobs accommodation and subsistence is provided.

You must have excellent written and oral English skills together with strong IT skills and ideally have some experience in the use of CAD and/or GIS. We are looking for hard working and dependable individuals with a practical pro-business approach who can be trusted to follow instructions and deliver projects. Career progression and promotion prospects exist for high performing individuals.

Please visit our website for full application details and job descriptions

Study for a Masters in Archaeology in Orkney
University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney

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

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

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

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

Our successful and well established Masters programmes are available in:

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

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

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

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

School of Environment & Life Sciences Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015-16
University of Salford, Centre for Applied Archaeology, School of Environment & Life Sciences

Research degrees in archaeology: MSc by Research (1 year f/t) and PhD (3 years f/t). We currently have the following PhD and MSc research themes available for study: The Archaeology of Industrialisation; Community Archaeology, its Significance and Impact; Archaeology and Heritage Management. We would welcome research proposals within these broad areas but also more focussed topics such as lithic studies, buildings archaeology, and planning-led archaeology.

Further information: visit www.salford.ac.uk/environment-life-sciences/research/archaeology/ or contact or Dr Michael Nevell for research subject backgrounds m.d.nevell [at] salford.ac.uk (head of archaeology) or the College of Science and Technology research support office for application details: Moria Mort - m.mort [at] salford.ac.uk (research support administrator).

Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015/2016 at the Digital Design Studio
Glasgow School of Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further contact details and/or application form link available here

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

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

Expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands
Archaeology Warwickshire

Archaeology Warwickshire are seeking expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. Our reputation for proficient archaeological solutions and efficient, professional delivery has resulted in a high demand for our services.

We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to receive expressions from archaeologists with a proven track record in undertaking and reporting on watching briefs, and/or supervising evaluations and/or directing excavations with report production to publication standard. We are also keen to expand our network of experienced historic building recorders and IHBC qualified built heritage consultants.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and we expect to pay over and above the salaried equivalent CIfA minima and BAJR approved rates (including the necessary uplift for sickness and holidays), and in return we expect to get professionalism, integrity and commitment.

Applicants should provide a minimum of two contactable referees; prove their self-employed status (or commitment to become so); provide evidence of their insurance and hold valid CSCS cards. Membership of CIfA is highly desirable.

Interested?

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

Postgraduate Opportunities for 2015-16
University of York, Department of Archaeology

MA/MSc courses in Archaeological Information Systems, Archaeology of Buildings, Bioarchaeology, Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings), Cultural Heritage Management, Digital Heritage, Early Prehistory, Field Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Human Anatomy and Evolution, Landscape Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, Mesolithic Studies, Zooarchaeology. Other pathways including Certificates and Diplomas are also available.

Research degrees: MA by Research (1 year), MPhil (2 years) and PhD (3 years).

Postgraduate studentships and bursaries are available. Further information: visit www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/postgraduate-study/ or contact Janine Lyon (Postgraduate Administrator), email janine.lyon [at] york.ac.uk.

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