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Project Officer
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) Northampton
£23680 to £24450 pa(*), starting range

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MOLA is looking to expand due to an increased work programme and currently have vacancies for a Project Officer. We are seeking suitably experienced and enthusiastic person to fill this permanent post at this exciting time.

Project Officer £23680 to £24450 pa(*), starting range.

(*) Enhanced salaries may be possible for candidates with appropriate advanced experience and skills.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required. For projects away from base accommodation, and subsistence is provided.

The purpose of the role:

The Project Officer will be responsible for large projects primarily involving excavation and post-fieldwork analysis and publication writing, but could also include evaluation, survey work and building recording.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive experience in relevant roles in commercial archaeology organisations. He or she will have good prioritising and organisational skills in running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects with an ability to work to short timescales. They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to communicate clearly with colleagues, clients and planning archaeologists. A sound understanding of archaeological project costing and budgets is required. This is a key role working closely with the senior management team at Northampton.

Membership of the CIfA is preferred. A full UK driving licence is essential. For informal discussion please contact Liz Muldowney, 01604 825843, lmuldowney@mola.org.uk

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 fee

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

www.mola.org.uk/careers

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 9 January 2015 at 17.00pm.

Interviews will be held mid-January 2015.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

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Friday 09 January 2015
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PROJECT OFFICER – HERITAGE MANAGEMENT SERVICES - based in Oxford
Oxford Archaeology
£20,252 - £25,417 (dependant on experience)

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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.

The position

As a result of significant increases in workload, we wish to appoint a Project Officer within our Heritage Management Services to work from our office in Oxford. The work is challenging and varied, with the opportunity to be involved in conducting non-intrusive cultural heritage management investigations, including desk based assessments, environmental impact assessments, historic landscape surveys and research projects of national and international importance.

We are looking for an experienced archaeologist who:

  • 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.
  • Show a good understanding of commercial archaeology in the UK and the legislations relevant to it, as well as the needs and priorities of commercial clients.
  • Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the historic and environmental 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.
  • Experience of GIS and CAD would also be useful.
  • Be a good communicator and have experience in liasing with both clients and curators.
  • Ability to conduct general academic research on relevant subjects.
  • Demonstrate proven writing and editing ability.
  • Demonstrate good IT skills.

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

We offer

  • Salary range £20,252 - £25,417 (dependant on experience), with site allowances.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Generous holiday entitlement with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 50% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Please apply by completing an application form, available from: http://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication or by post to Stacey Farrell, HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

For further information about the post, please contact Klara Spandl (k.spandl@oxfordarch.co.uk) at the Oxford office.

CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 12 JANUARY 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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Monday 12 January 2015
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Archaeologists/Experienced Archaeologists - Andover, Cirencester and Milton Keynes offices
Cotswold Archaeology
£17,116 - £18,253 (dependent on experience)
Variable start dates for fixed-term contracts to 29 May 2015, with potential for progression to permanent contracts

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Due to the continuing growth and success of our fieldwork operations CA requires Archaeologists and Experienced Archaeologists with demonstrable commercial experience for a variety of fieldwork projects in and around Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Devon. We currently have a number of exciting excavation projects either ongoing or commencing early in the New Year, including two urban excavations spanning the Roman, medieval and post-medieval periods, with cemeteries and kilns amongst the likely discoveries. Rural excavations include sites with dense Middle Iron Age to Roman settlement activity in Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Somerset, a large post-Roman cemetery in Somerset and a multi-period excavation in Oxfordshire.

Archaeologist

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 (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 Archaeologist

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.

Training positions (£16,500)

Trainee Archaeologist positions are also available for those with limited or no commercial experience, and an archaeology degree, including those who have a partially completed Archaeology Skills Passport or equivalent training log from another employer can complete their core skills training by bringing their existing Archaeology Skills Passport or alternative training log to Cotswold Archaeology.

Membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level (excluding trainee post) 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, and you will be entitled to our full range of benefits including paid leave.

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

The Projects

Field staff are required for ongoing and forthcoming projects in locations in or near to Cheltenham and Chipping Campden, Bridgwater, Cirencester, Bath, Exeter, Thame, Barford in Warwickshire and South Somerset. Applicants living within commuting distance of the site or locally to our Andover, Cirencester or Milton Keynes offices will be at an advantage.

Contracts commencing from early to mid-January; accommodation and subsistence will be provided on our Bridgwater, South Somerset and Exeter projects, for successful applicants who do not live within commuting distance of the site. Drug and Alcohol testing will be mandatory for the Bridgwater project, and applicants with a CSCS card issued post April 2012 would be an advantage (but we can provide training if necessary).

APPLICATION PROCESS

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, office/project 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 19 January 2015.

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Monday 19 January 2015
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Consultant Archaeologist
RAMBOLL - London
£23,000-£25,000 per annum, depending on experience

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As a member of Ramboll’s London-based Cultural Heritage and Archaeology team you will play a supporting role in the successful delivery of a wide range of development and infrastructure projects in the UK and beyond. You will be involved in the preparation of due diligence risk assessments, desk-based historic environment assessments, written schemes of investigation and archaeological mitigation strategies. You will also contribute to the scoping, design and management of archaeological fieldwork projects undertaken by third parties and will provide heritage advice and design input to projects, working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience within the archaeological contracting sector, a sound understanding of the UK planning system, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong commitment to client service. They will be rigorous, highly motivated and willing to learn. Conversancy with ArcGIS will be advantageous. You must have the right to work in the UK.

The post is based at Ramboll UK’s new head office in Southwark, London, with project-related travel being required across the UK. The position is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

We offer

Salary £23,000 to £25,000 depending on experience, plus a comprehensive and flexible total reward package.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to han.vong@ramboll.co.uk

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Project Officer (Maternity Cover) (Job ref: MATPO)
Allen Archaeology (Head Office: Branston, Lincolnshire)
As per CIfA guidelines
12 month fixed-term maternity cover post

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This is a 12 month fixed-term maternity cover post with the possibility of conversion to a permanent post at end of that period for the right candidate.

You will have at least 2 years’ experience in commercial archaeological fieldwork in the UK, including considerable experience of supervising excavations. You will be confident in managing teams of all sizes to deliver projects on time and in budget. You will also have a relevant archaeological qualification, proven post-excavation skills and proven ability in report writing of client reports and of writing to publication standard. Experience of standing buildings recording and of writing heritage impact reports is desirable but not essential. A full, clean UK driving license is essential. CSCS trained is preferable but not essential as we will help you work towards this certification if necessary. Corporate membership of the Institute for Archaeologists preferred.

We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic and can work well within our friendly and growing team.

Who we are and what we can offer you

With offices in Lincoln, Birmingham, Cambridge and Southampton, we provide a full range of archaeological services on a national basis. Allen Archaeology is at an exciting point in its development having purchased spacious new head offices on the edge of the beautiful city of Lincoln. The interior is being designed specifically to ensure that it provides a pleasant and efficient working environment, with communal spaces which will help to ensure that we can support and encourage staff training and development and build on our ethos of providing a happy and collaborative atmosphere in which to work.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and motivated team, to supervise a variety of rural and urban excavations in Lincolnshire, the Midlands, East Anglia and further afield. The post includes an occupational pension with employer’s contribution (available after 3 months continuous employment), and 28 days paid leave per year pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays), with an incremental increase after three years continuous service. Subsistence and an additional daily allowance are available for away work. As a Registered Organisation, we are committed to ensuring our wages meet or exceed CIfA recommended minima.

To apply, please send your CV with name, address and contact details, two referees and covering letter to info@allenarchaeology.co.uk, with the job ref in the subject header. References will not be approached without the permission of the candidate, and where possible all applicants should receive a personal response. Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of their application. We welcome applications from previous candidates, with updated CVs if you have not applied to the company in the last 3 months.

The closing date for the current recruitment programme is 1700hrs Monday 5 January 2015.

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Monday 05 January 2015
MATPO
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Archaeological Field Staff
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)
£17,900 - £22,800 (London - incl. clothing allowance)

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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: ARCH121214]

Archaeologist Salary from: £17,900 - £22,800 (London - incl. clothing allowance)

Owing to the increase in projects, MOLA is seeking to recruit and to expand its database of field staff available 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 are keen to hear from people with cemetery experience and or building experience. We will review all applications and successful candidates will be “pre-qualified” for employment start and either recruited or added to our list of approved staff to contact as each new project becomes available.

We have a significant work programme for 2014/15 and many new projects have high potential for exciting archaeology. We are interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to work in central London.

Application forms and further details can be found on our website www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk, About us and then careers.

Applications should be submitted electronically to hr@mola.org.uk

Applicants can apply at any time but please note we are likely to have active recruitment in December and January 2014/15 and for these posts 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 IFA fee

MOLA is an CIfA Registered Organisation

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Email: hr@mola.org.uk Website: www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (based in Cambridge)
Oxford Archaeology
£25,738 - £34,216
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 Heritage Charity.

The position

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have a vacancy for a Project Manager in our Cambridge office (OA East). Here you will join an experienced management team delivering archaeological services for a wide range of project types. As well managing a portfolio of field and post-excavation programmes, you will contribute by providing skills and experience that compliment and build on those already present amongst our senior staff, whether those skills be of a business or research nature. Our managers are team leaders, but also team members, and we are looking to both strengthen and develop the team. The work is challenging and varied, with the opportunity to be involved in exciting projects of national and international importance, and work with colleagues and partners across the company as part of a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals.

We are looking for experienced archaeologists who can:

  • Manage a range of project types, including substantial and complex projects, from design, through implementation to the delivery of the publication and archive, and can demonstrate experience of having done so
  • Contribute to advances in knowledge and theory which underpin archaeological practice
  • Demonstrate skills in post-excavation analysis and a good publication record
  • Implement procedures to identify and reduce risks to health and safety
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the commercial and contractual conditions in which we operate
  • Understand and have experience in interpreting the legislative and planning framework within which we operate, and the implications for projects of all types, including large-scale infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach and a willingness to innovate
  • Demonstrate good IT skills and a proven writing ability.

Successful applicants will be exceptional communicators and team leaders, and have a strong commitment to client service and continuous professional development at all levels.

A clean driving licence and a CSCS card is essential (SMSTS or other additional H&S qualifications would be advantageous). Applicants should be members or eligible for membership, of the IfA preferably at the MIfA level.

What we offer

Oxford Archaeology offers a benefits package that includes the following:

  • Competitive salary range £25,738 - £34,216 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience, and IfA membership if appropriate).
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for away-based projects.
  • Generous holiday entitlement.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 50% of IfA subscription fees.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

For further information about the post please contact Paul Spoerry at the Cambridge Office on 01223 850550.

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: Friday 2 January 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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Friday 02 January 2015
Further details available via:
01223 850550
Archaeological Advisor
Colchester Borough Council
£29,997 to £35,035

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Help us manage Colchester’s rich archaeological heritage

Are you a qualified archaeologist, with experience of providing advice on the implications of development for the archaeological resource, management of the SMR and building recording? Do you have the vision and experience we are looking for to ensure that informed decisions are made?
Does the prospect of working in one of England’s fastest growing towns appeal to your passion for stewardship of the heritage resource? Colchester’s past as Britain’s oldest recorded town, mentioned by Pliny the Elder in AD79, has left an extraordinary wealth of archaeological and standing heritage. This presents a very rare opportunity for you to join us and share the challenge of effectively and sustainably managing the outstanding heritage resource, whilst facilitating growth.

Following a recent restructuring, we remain committed to ensuring that we create sustainable new places that complement the vibrant historic town and its sensitive landscape setting that includes the Dedham Vale AONB, the Colne and Roman River Valleys and the coast at Mersea Island. There can be few Boroughs with such a diverse offer and potential for professional growth. You will benefit from working in a team of specialist professionals, whose skills and experience will not just complement yours, but will expand your expertise into all kinds of associated areas, such as historic building conservation, development management, planning policy and more.

This role requires exceptional archaeological expertise, and someone who is technically knowledgeable in the context of Colchester’s outstanding archaeology moreover a strong and persuasive negotiator, educator, passionate advocate for the heritage. You will also have the ability to build a rapport and excellent working relationship with developers and community groups, consultees, colleagues and partners.

As the archaeological advisor to the country’s most ancient and fastest growing Borough, we also expect you to have an ability to seize the opportunities to advance our understanding of the resource as they arise through programmes of investigation and recording, and to achieve creative solutions to support one of the most ambitious urban renaissance programmes. Just as importantly, we are also looking for you to be able to bring the ‘right’ attitude to work and to all activities, and interactions with customers. Rather than us spell out what that is in this advert, you will be expected to demonstrate what you can bring.

If you would like to discuss this exciting role further please contact Simon Cairns, Planning Projects Manager, on (01206) 508650.

To apply for this vacancy using our quick and easy online application method, visit www.colchester.gov.uk. Alternatively, call our 24 hour recruitment line on (01206) 507343 for a paper copy quoting post reference PD12.

Following the re-grading of this important post we invite previous applicants to re-apply.

Closing date: Friday 9 January 2015.

Friday 09 January 2015
PD12
Further details available via:
(01206) 507343
Archaeological Field Staff –Wales (Swansea area)
Rubicon Heritage Services (UK) Ltd
As per CIfA guidelines

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Rubicon Heritage Services (UK) Ltd is seeking Field staff at all levels for a number of projects coming up in the Swansea area of Wales in early 2015. These positions are fixed term and project specific. All applicants must have a relevant degree and have some experience in a commercial archaeological environment as well as a CSCS certification.

Applications should be submitted by email only to bernie.carney@rubiconheritage.com. Please send an up to date CV and a cover letter detailing your commercial experience to date. Replies to applications will not be made until a shortlist is completed following the closing date of 31 December 2014.

Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd is an IfA Registered Organisation and is a FAME member. Website: www.rubiconheritage.com

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Wednesday 31 December 2014
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Assistant Heritage Consultant
Cotswold Archaeology
£18,805 - £20,537

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Our successful Heritage Team works with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK providing a quality service to meet their project time scales and requirements. Our portfolio and workload continues to grow and we aim to complement our existing team by increasing our capacity to ensure we can maintain our commitment to service delivery and quality.

You may be a recent graduate, or currently working in a different aspect of heritage, looking to secure your first opportunity in consultancy. You may have an area of special interest such as consultancy, historic buildings or research projects.

This role requires excellent communication and report writing skills, a strong commitment to CPD, and the ability to manage a demanding personal work schedule. In return you will receive training and mentoring from experienced consultants and the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and challenging projects.

If you hold a full manual driving licence and believe you have something to contribute to our team we would like to hear from you.

There is the opportunity for this role to be based at either our Cirencester, Andover or Milton Keynes offices. Our competitive benefits package includes paid sick leave, group life assurance, a generous contributory pension and a childcare voucher scheme.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Rob Sutton on 07739 321816.

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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@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 12 noon on Monday 12 January 2015.

Monday 12 January 2015
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Heritage Cconsultant - Milton Keynes
Cotswold Archaeology
£20,537 – £28,422

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Cotswold Archaeology is one of the leading providers of professional archaeological services in the UK. We provide a complete archaeological service including fieldwork, post-excavation, marine archaeology and heritage consultancy.

Our Heritage Consultancy department works with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. We are the expert archaeology and heritage consultants on some of the largest and most high profile infrastructure projects in the country. We also have extensive experience in the assessment of renewable energy schemes (both on-shore and off-shore) as part of a broad portfolio of projects which span the logistics, residential, retail and utilities sectors. This involves us in some of the most interesting and challenging development projects in the country. On-going research projects for the national heritage agencies also allow our team to work at the cutting edge of new thinking in archaeology.

As a direct result of consistently high performance our portfolio and workload continues to grow. We therefore want to complement our existing substantial and well established team with some new faces so that we can maintain our commitment to service delivery and quality.

We are interested in receiving applications from Heritage Consultants with at least three years’ experience, and with specialities that may include archaeological consultancy, management of geophysical surveys, historic buildings and historic landscapes.

The successful candidate will require excellent communication and report writing skills, a strong commitment to CPD and the ability to manage a demanding personal work schedule.

If you hold a full manual driving licence and believe you have something to contribute to our team, we would like to hear from you.

Financial and practical assistance with relocation is available, and our competitive benefits package includes paid sick leave, group life assurance, a generous contributory pension and a childcare voucher scheme.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Rob Sutton on 07739 321816.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email to careers@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 12 noon on Monday 12 January 2015.

Monday 12 January 2015
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Archaeological Field Staff London base. [Ref: ARCH28112014]
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)
Monthly pay to take account of extended working hours and days: £2261 (early shift) or £2543 (late shift)
Fixed term for 12-15 weeks

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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.

MOLA is seeking to recruit staff approximately 70 staff to work on a unique multi-period central London site. We will excavate the cemetery of the Bedlam hospital close to Liverpool Street Station. Evaluation evidence has also revealed the potential for Roman stabling within the excavation area. Recruits must be comfortable working with human remains over a long period. Contracts will be project-specific and be 45 hour or 48 hours per week in shifts over 6 days Monday to Saturday.

Shift pattern Gross weekly pay (for comparison) Special arrangements
Monday to Saturday 07:00 to 15:30 (48 hr working week) £520.34 Bank holidays will be working days
Monday to Saturday 15:00 to 23:00 (45 hr working week) £585.24 Bank holidays will be working days. Support will be available for excess travel costs associated with the late finish


Contracts will be fixed term for 12-15 weeks with start dates from 23 February 2015 to early March 2015. 7 days holiday will be accrued during the initial contract. Firm offers will be made from December onwards until we have a full project complement. Depending on follow-on projects there may be potential for employment extensions after this project completes. Extensions will maintain continuity of employment but contract terms will change to a standard MOLA London contract. Current rate is £18300 p.a. after successful initial 3 month review.

We require field staff with a range of experience and skills, preferably with commercial cemetery experience and with CSCS accreditation. MOLA can provide test vouchers for successful candidates without a CSCS card.

Application forms and further details can be found on our website www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk following the below file path: www.mola.org.uk/careers

Applications should be submitted electronically to fieldrecruitment@mola.org.uk

Applicants can apply at any time until 5 January 2015, but we will fill posts with successful applicants starting with earliest applications first.

If you are already on MOLA’s pre-approved staff bank, you do not need to fill in a new application but you MUST email your interest in this project to field recruitment@mola.org.uk. Please do so as soon as possible and add “BANK” in the title of your email. MOLA is keen to recruit past employees for this site.

Contract benefits

Potential for staff accommodation (£450 per month deducted from salary) Enhanced sick pay Childcare vouchers Health care cash plan including children Proficiency based pay progression and pension scheme after 3 months continuous service for new staff Subsidy for IFA fees

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MOLA is an IfA Registered Organisation

Email: hr@mola.org.uk

Website: www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer.

Monday 05 January 2015
ARCH28112014
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Historic Environment Placement: training in non-invasive archaeological techniques
English Heritage

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A fifteen month professional work placement is available under the English Heritage Historic Environment Placements scheme, managed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. This placement offers a training 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, analytical field survey and geophysical survey. The work involves the interpretation of sites and landscapes within a date range from the Neolithic period to the twentieth century.

The successful candidate will spend six months with the Aerial Investigation and Mapping team and then six months with Assessment team, both based in York; and up to three-months working with the Geophysics team in the field and based in Fort Cumberland. Most of this will take place in the second half of the placement but the exact timings will be agreed during the course of 2015 as the opportunities and priorities for fieldwork becoming clear.

The placement is designed for those with some experience of historic environment practice through study, work experience or both but who have not had the opportunity to develop more specialist skills and competencies.

Placement holders will be employed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and seconded to English Heritage for the duration. They will be paid GBP £17,094 per annum, rising in line with CIfA minimum salary recommendations from 1 April 2015. An employer’s pension contribution of 6% of salary will also be made.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 December 2014

Interviews: take place over 2 days between 27, 28 and 29 January 2015

Expected start date of placement: Monday 2 March 2015

Further details about the post are available online at the IfA website: www.archaeologists.net/learning/eppic

Please send a CV and a covering letter describing your suitability for this training post to:

Andrea Bradley Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, Miller Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights Reading, RG6 6AB

Or by email to: admin@archaeologists.net

Wednesday 31 December 2014
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Archaeology Courses
Canterbury Archaeological Trust
January to March 2015

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FIRST STEPS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Whether you are considering archaeology as a future career, or just wanting to try a new hobby, this is the place to start! Anyone can get involved in archaeology and this day school provides the perfect introduction to the subject. After examining what archaeology is, the course will go on to cover a wide range of topics, including time periods and how we date things, sources and types of evidence, archaeological methods and practices, and the different types of archaeology. Guidance will be provided on how to take your interest further, either through additional training, higher education or as a volunteer. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Students will get the chance to handle a range of artefacts during the day.

Tutor: Andrew Richardson.

Saturday 17 January 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF DEATH

This course will provide an introduction to the excavation, recording, analysis and interpretation of funerary remains. Students will be instructed in the handling and care of human skeletal material by an osteologist. The course will also explore the place of cemeteries and monuments in the wider landscape and the study of funerary assemblages as a whole, including graves, grave structures and fittings, grave goods and evidence associated with cremations. Emphasis will be placed on how to view all these elements as the visible remains of funeral ceremonies and on how we can seek to reconstruct those ceremonies as fully as possible.

Tutors: Jake Weekes and Sarah Gearey

Saturday 7 February 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).

UNDERSTANDING AND RECORDING STRATIGRAPHY

An understanding of stratigraphy and the concept of ‘context’ is essential to anyone undertaking archaeological excavation. This course will provide clear instruction on both the theory of stratigraphy and practical ways in which it can be effectively recognised, recorded and interpreted. Practical exercises will lead students through such tasks as completing a context sheet, drawing plans and sections, completing stratigraphic matrices and using site records to create sets, groups and phases.

Tutor: Peter Clark

28 February 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).

PROTECTING THE PAST

This course will look at some of the threats faced by heritage, both in the UK and globally. In particular, the focus will be on avoidable human threats caused by conflict, crime and anti-social behaviour. These issues will be explored through a series of case studies from the UK, North Africa and elsewhere which will highlight the scale of the global threat to the world’s heritage. Different responses to preventing and reducing such threats will be considered. Practical guidance will be given on how best to protect sites and on how to deal with crime when it does happen, including forensic approaches to dealing with an archaeological crime scene. The course will be of interest to archaeologists, curators, local government officers, landowners and site custodians, members of the legal and law enforcement communities, and anyone with an interest in preserving our past for future generations.

Tutors: Paul Bennett, Michele Johnson and Andrew Richardson.

Saturday 7 March 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).

FIRST STEPS IN ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

Whether you are considering archaeology as a future career, or just wanting to try a new hobby, this is the place to start! Anyone can get involved in archaeology and this day school provides the perfect introduction to the subject. After examining what archaeology is, the course will go on to cover a wide range of topics, including time periods and how we date things, sources and types of evidence, archaeological methods and practices, and the different types of archaeology. Guidance will be provided on how to take your interest further, either through additional training, higher education or as a volunteer. No previous experience or knowledge is required. Students will get the chance to handle a range of artefacts during the day.

Tutor: Andrew Richardson.

Saturday 21 March 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).

ARCHAEOLOGICAL REPORT WRITING

This course will provide a step-by-step guide to the preparation and writing of archaeological reports, covering the key information that should be included. Students will be introduced to the different levels of archaeological reports, from reports of negative results, through interim, assessment, analysis and publication reports. The course will also explore the different options for publication and dissemination, including ‘grey literature’, online, journal articles and monographs. Templates for different types of reports will be provided, along with examples of short reports.

Tutor: Jake Weekes.

Saturday 28 March 2015. Fee: £40 (£35 for Friends of CAT).

Notes:

All the courses are held at the Trust’s offices at 92a Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2LU. They run from 10am until 4pm.

Details of how to book can be found here: www.canterburytrust.co.uk/community_archaeology/archaeology-courses/

Contact courses@canterburytrust.co.uk for more details.

Sunday 29 March 2015
Further details available via:
PROJECT MANAGER - Based in Edinburgh
Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd
£26,000- £32,000 dependent on experience
Permanent

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Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd is the only major archaeological consultancy with offices in both the UK and Ireland. Rubicon has bases in Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and Cork and is an IfA Registered Organisation.

Since we at Rubicon established our UK presence in 2012, we have successfully undertaken a large number of projects throughout the UK and are currently experiencing rapid growth. As a result of this, a unique opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and experienced Archaeological Project Manager to join us at our Edinburgh Office to add to our pre-existing team. This unique opportunity offers rapid career development within this very exciting period of expansion.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage a range of projects and to assist with continued business development. He/She should have demonstrable experience of successfully managing projects from birth to grave and be flexible, driven and innovative, with excellent communication skills. Applications are welcome from ambitious individuals who wish to develop their career rapidly. Support will be provided to the successful applicant in the form of training and mentoring from the experienced management team at Rubicon.

Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate the following

  • Experience of all levels of the excavation and post-excavation process
  • Varied archaeological management experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of British archaeology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and frameworks
  • Understanding of commercial archaeology and client liaison
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety considerations pertaining to archaeology
  • Communication skills and publication record
  • Willingness to contribute to the continued growth and expansion of Rubicon Heritage UK
  • Complete flexibility with regard to travel

A full clean driving licence and CSCS card is essential. The position is a permanent role and is subject to a 6 month probation period. Salary range £26,000- £32,000 dependent on experience, with site allowances. Based on a 37.5 hour week with

  • Overtime/Time Off in Lieu for additional hours
  • A performance bonus subject to company and personal performance, paid in line with annual review cycle
  • Paid training and professional development opportunities
  • Provision of laptop and mobile phone
  • Cycle to work scheme

All applications should be sent by email only to bernie.carney@rubiconheritage.com by 23 December 2014

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Tuesday 23 December 2014
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