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Heritage Assessment and Report Specialist
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) Northampton
£23681 to £24454 pa(*), starting range. (*) Enhanced salaries may be possible for candidates with appropriate advanced experience and commercial skills


Following the successful transfer of Northamptonshire Archaeology to MOLA we are expanding and currently have a vacancy for a Heritage Assessment and Report Specialist. We are seeking suitably experienced and enthusiastic people to fill this permanent post at this exciting time.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office but some travel to project sites will be required. This role includes taking the lead on Northampton liaison with our Planning Services team in London and some travel between MOLA locations will also be required.

The purpose of the role

The Heritage Assessment and Report Specialist will research, write and illustrate historic environment assessments and prepare project designs, client reports and publications for backlog fieldwork projects. The post-holder will work closely with the senior management team at Northampton and the Planning Services team in London to win new work for the MOLA group.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in relevant roles in either commercial archaeology or heritage consultancy; will have good prioritising and organisational skills and is likely to have experience running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects. The successful candidate will have clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to communicate clearly with colleagues, clients and planning archaeologists.

This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced candidate to join a growing organisation and help shape our future services and develop our client base.

Membership of the IfA is preferred. A full UK driving licence is essential. For informal discussion please contact Mark Holmes, 01604 825849,


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 also covering children Proficiency based pay progression Subsidy for IfA membership fees

Applications made without an application form will not be considered. Please follow the link below where you will find the application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19 September at 17.00 pm. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29 September 2014.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

Friday 19 September 2014
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English Heritage
Assistant Inspector of Ancient Monuments (South East)
£28,620 p.a


We are seeking a heritage professional to join our Development Management Team. You will have a good working knowledge of ancient monuments and a general understanding of the relevant planning policy and statutory procedures. Your communication and negotiation skills will be allied with a methodical and analytical approach to assessing proposals. Above all, you will share our commitment to supporting owners and decision-makers with constructive advice, which sustains and protects our heritage while enabling its adaptation to the needs of the 21st century.

All successful candidates will be invited to an assessment centre, which will be held on Friday 17 October 2014, at the South Office in Guildford, Surrey. Successful candidates from this assessment centre will then be invited back for a final interview, which will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 in Guildford.

Apply link

Tuesday 16 September 2014
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Development Coordinator
Institute for Archaeologists


This post is being re-advertised due to a change in funding source

In June 2014, IfA received its Royal Charter of Incorporation from HM Queen in recognition of its role as the professional institute for archaeology. We are offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join the Institute to support the transition of the organisation to the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. The Development Coordinator will work with existing staff to assist with developing and promoting the transfer of the Institute to the Chartered Institute and the implementation of the associated changes to the governance structure of the organisation. They will also assist with the development and promotion of other aspects of charter, including pathways to membership, arranging and attending discussion workshops with members and stakeholders, and reforming constitutional documentation.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract and we are looking for someone with a good understanding of IfA and/or the role of professional institutes. Ideally you will have had experience of working as part of a project team and will be able to take responsibility for aspects of project work.

Interviews will be held on 10 September 2014 with an anticipated start date in late September/early October 2014.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the position by 5pm on Friday 5 September 2014 to or by post to Institute for Archaeologists, Miller Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AB

For job description please click here

Friday 05 September 2014
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Surveyor Sales Estimator/Contracts Negotiator (Office Based) and Senior Measured Building Surveyor
Stratascan (A Member of the SUMO Group of Companies)
*IfA recommended salary minima apply


Surveyor Sales Estimator/Contracts Negotiator (Office Based)*

The ideal candidate will have several years of experience as a topographic or measured building surveyor, with experience of laser and/or utility surveying being an added bonus. Responding to direct customer enquiries, the position will involve working on the more complex projects, assessing the client’s needs, recommending an appropriate survey strategy, identifying the resources needed to complete the work to the client’s timescales, pricing the job and working with both the client and our Contracts Department to ensure that a comprehensive quote is prepared and thereafter negotiating the completion of the sale and scheduling of the work. Good computer and communication skills are therefore a must, togther with a confident telephone manner and the ability to relate to people at all levels. Based in Havant, the position offers an attractive renumeration package, including a performance bonus.* Please submit your CV for the attention of Jo-Anne Whitehead at

Senior Measured Building Surveyor*

Measured Building Surveyor required with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the production of measured floor plans, sections and elevations. Applicant must be experienced in the use of MBS and Autocad software, and ideally have experience of High Definition Laser Scanning and associated software. The position could be based at either our St Austell or Havant office, but will involve travel throughout the UK. Please write in the first instance to enclosing your CV.


Further details available via:
Archaeological Officer
Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU)
£23,040 - 27,239 per annum (for 36 hours per week)


We are looking for an experienced, motivated Archaeological Officer to direct archaeological fieldwork projects including excavations, evaluations, watching briefs and prepare appropriate reports on the work.

Typically the post-holder may expect to be responsible for specific projects, generally as a series of relatively short term assignments, but it may sometimes happen that a single project continues for several months. The post holder may also be required to work under the supervision of other members of the team on projects. A broadly equal split between indoor and outdoor work may be expected, but this too may vary.

The role is with the Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU), part of Surrey County Council. The teams work principally involves carrying out archaeological fieldwork and related post-excavation work, but also carries out a significant amount of archaeological outreach and education work.

The post is based at the Surrey History Centre in Woking. Although based at the centre, the work will involve fieldwork at a variety of locations, report writing and other post-excavation tasks at the office, as well as working with outreach or other aspects of Surrey Heritage’s work.

The job advert closes at midnight on Wednesday 10 September 2014. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16 September 2014

To apply from Wednesday 27 August or for further details of the role, see the Surrey County Council website Job Ref No.: 100002021

For an informal chat about the role and further information please contact Nowal Shaikhley 01483 518779 or email

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

Wednesday 10 September 2014
Further details available via:
01483 518779
Mellor Mill Site Director
Mellor Mill Heritage Park Limited for HLF supported Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project
Maximum £70,000 over a three year fixed-term contract (daily rate £200, approximately 117 days per annum.) The role includes weekend working.


Stockport, Cheshire

Tenders are invited from individual contractors interested in this role to support an HLF funded partnership project to be delivered by Mellor Archaeological Trust/Mellor Mill Heritage Park Ltd and Canal & River Trust. The project focuses upon three heritage sites in Mellor and Marple near Stockport and celebrates the industrialist and entrepreneur Samuel Oldknow (1757-1828).

The Mill Site Director will work to deliver the Mellor Mill site part of the project and with other members of the Project team to support the wider aims of the whole project. This will include directing excavations; acting as principal contractor to provide specialist building knowledge and skills; overseeing community archaeology digs and other activities.

The successful contractor will demonstrate proven background and experience in building and construction together with good working knowledge of historic building techniques. Archaeological expertise is not necessary, but an appreciation of industrial archaeology is considered essential. The successful contractor would also need excellent communication, team playing and people skills.

Further information and a full brief together with tendering details are available from the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project Officer, Fiona Turpin

Closing date for written submissions is noon on Tuesday 9 September 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to attend an interview panel during week commencing 15 September 2014.

Tuesday 09 September 2014
Further details available via:
Archaeologist, Historic Buildings
UCL Institute of Archaeology - Archaeology South-East
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £20,198 - £23,386 per annum.
Full Time


Operating out of offices in East Sussex, Essex and London, Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires a staff member to work on historic buildings projects in southern England. We currently have one position available, based in our East Sussex office.

The appointee will be required to record historic buildings both in the field and off site and assist in the preparation of project reports. The successful candidate may also be required to take responsibility for small projects, possibly involving the supervision of small numbers of staff.

Applicants should be competent at general historic building recording, with an ability to identify architectural styles, historic building materials, construction methods and historic features and a working knowledge of periods/topics relevant to British historic buildings archaeology. Ideally the applicant will have a degree in archaeology (or closely related topic). Membership of the Institute for Archaeologists (IFA) at Practitioner (PIFA) or Affiliate level or membership of the Institute for Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) at Associate or Affiliate level is desirable. Proven experience of historic building recording is essential. Ideally this builds on previous professional employment in UK (or equivalent) contract archaeology.


For further details about the vacancy and how to apply on line please go to and search on Reference Number 1427200.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Jayne Brooks, Archaeology South-East, Units 1&2, 2 Chapel Place, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1DR. Email

Closing Date: 12 September 2014 (Latest time for the submission of applications: 16:00)

Interview Date: Mid September

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Friday 12 September 2014
Further details available via:
Estate Manager, Fabric and Building Conservation
£35,000 to £43,000 pa


The V&A is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivaled in their scope and diversity. We are looking for an experienced professional to help us achieve the highest standards of quality and workmanship, while ensuring the integrity of the Grade I listed buildings.

The Estate Manager, Fabric and Building Conservation will effectively manage the upkeep and operation of the internal and external building fabric for listed buildings within the Museum’s Estate, including significant building maintenance and gallery refurbishments works and the programming of smaller works, advising on (or managing consultants / colleagues advising on) heritage and conservation of the building from small instillations to FuturePlan major projects. Champion the heritage of the building by managing the Conservation Plan and other research initiatives as complements building works and refurbishments, and provide building users with a single point of contact for all associated needs. Working as a senior member of the Estate Team, the post holder will provide building fabric expertise in support of the entire Estate.

You will require a degree level qualification in building related discipline such as building conservation, along with experience in managing maintenance and refurbishment / construction works working on Grade 1 listed buildings, and within a similar environment that requires an understanding of the constraints of working in opening hours with regard to the visitor experience and health and safety. Experience of compiling and submitting planning / listed building application, and associated negotiations with local planning authority and English Heritage is also required.

If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, you can email us – or telephone us on 020 7942 2937.

For a job description and to apply for this position please visit the V&A website:

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 19 September 2014

Interview date: From Monday 29 September 2014

Friday 19 September 2014
Further details available via:
020 7942 2937
Oxford Archaeology
£15,568 - £16,851 per annum

Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge


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 opportunities in all three of our offices for those at the beginning of their career in archaeology. The role is within the Fieldwork Department of Oxford Archaeology.

Position requirements

  • A degree in archaeology, or equivalent academic knowledge and practical ability.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable.
  • A current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card is also highly desirable, but training and funding may be provided for those without a card.

What we offer

  • A documented training programme.
  • Mentoring and assessment by experienced OA field staff.
  • A structured route to a PIfA level position subject to satisfactory completion of the training programme.

For further details of the Training Programme and Career Path please visit our website

Successful candidates will be offered a three month contract with possible extension (subject to availability of work) to allow completion of the Training Programme.

  • Salary range £15,568 - £16,851 per annum.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleece etc).
  • Transport from regional offices to sites.
  • Subsistence payment and accommodation provided for away-based projects.
  • 50% of IfA subscription fees.
  • Full holiday entitlement, with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.

Please apply by completing an application form, available from: Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Denise Price, Oxford Archaeology South, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Closing Date: Monday, 8 September 2014.

Applications will be considered upon 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 the beginning of October, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Monday 08 September 2014
Further details available via:
Postgraduate Opportunities for 2014-15
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, Landscape Archaeology, Marine and Coastal Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, Mesolithic Studies, Zooarchaeology. Other pathways including Certificates and Diplomas are also available.

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

Postgraduate studentships and bursaries are available. Further information: visit or contact Janine Lyon (Postgraduate Administrator), email

Further details available via:

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446