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Principal Conservation Officer
Birmingham City Council
£32,072 - £39,351
36.5 hours per week



1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Department requires an experienced and competent Historic Environment professional with motivation, initiative and the broad skills base for the provision of specialist advice in the implementation of the City Council’s approved policies, programmes and plans for the regeneration and enhancement of the City in support of the planning and development process.

You will work with a supportive team and we will play to your strengths against a backdrop of interesting and varied casework that will include contributing to strategies, briefs, policies, development frameworks, masterplans, advising on planning applications, guiding new developments and realising regeneration projects that have historic environment, community, economic and environmental benefits.

To rise to this exciting challenge you will need to have a degree in a relevant subject and demonstrate considerable experience with a proven track record of giving effective historic environment advice within the planning process.

In addition the candidate will possess the following key attributes

  • Substantial experience of historic conservation in the planning field.
  • Experience of urban design and architectural issues relating to the promotion of good design within the historic environment.
  • A proven track record of providing a lead role on complex planning, regeneration and conservation issues.
  • An understanding of archaeology relating to the historic environment within the planning process would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local historic environment policy and legislation.

Ref: D2232014J

Closing date: 30 November 2014.

For further details and an application form visit

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Sunday 30 November 2014
Further details available via:
Finds and Environmental Supervisor - Kemble
Cotswold Archaeology
£19,370 - £20,537 (dependent on experience)


As we continue to expand and diversify our business, we are taking steps to ensure our specialist teams have the capacity and breadth of skills required to maintain our high standards of quality and service.

We are seeking a full-time, highly motivated professional to join our busy Publications team to ensure we continue to meet our post-excavation obligations and targets, and enhance our reputation for a high quality of service to clients and the archaeological community.

Based in our Kemble office, near Cirencester, you will be a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and able to juggle the demands of a great number and range of projects without compromising on quality.

Responsibilities will include the organisation and storage of archaeological materials in our care, the programming of finds and environmental work and the supervision of staff undertaking finds and environmental processing, providing guidance, setting targets, monitoring efficiency and providing feedback. You will also be expected to identify and implement ways to improve the quality and efficiency of our processing and record-keeping.

You will have already had experience in processing archaeological finds and soil samples, possess a full manual driving licence, and ideally be a member of the IfA (or be able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for membership).

In return we are able to offer assistance with relocation expenses in addition to an attractive benefits package which includes 20 days annual leave (rising with service), paid sick leave, life assurance, childcare vouchers and a generous contributory pension.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Andy Mudd (Post-Excavation Manager) on 01285 772644, email or Jon Hart (Senior Publications Officer) on 01285 772617, email


You can find out more about CA, and download a job description and application form at


If you can clearly demonstrate you meet the essential requirements for this role please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, to or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 10am on Monday 24 November 2014.

Monday 24 November 2014
Further details available via:
The Council for British Archaeology
starting salary c £26,000 p.a. (full time), plus attractive pension with an additional 10% of gross salary available as an employer’s contribution to a pension scheme.
Full-time role based in York, three year contract


The CBA is a UK-wide, non-profit making charity, influential across the UK for 70 years as a champion of public interest in archaeology.

  • We are a growing membership organisation serving people of all ages and organisations who provide links with a wide range of communities and networks
  • We have a national role in England and Wales as an amenity society fostering active stewardship of the archaeological heritage
  • We promote understanding of the past, involvement in archaeology and care for the historic environment through formal and informal learning
  • We facilitate and support research and good practice with unrivalled access to a network of expertise across the historic and natural environment sectors

Our vision: Archaeology for All We want everyone to know that they can take part in enjoying, understanding and caring for the historic environment and why it matters.

CBA Local Heritage Coordinator

The CBA has received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for a four-year post that seeks to coordinate local engagement in heritage across the UK. We are looking for someone who can nurture and advise on local activities, and ensure that community groups have the right building blocks to be successful and sustaining the groups’ local action and outcomes. This post will be expected to kick-start and support the development of a strong Local Heritage Engagement Network, and to create a ‘toolkit’ of guidance and supporting materials to help communities understand how to better defend the local services they have, or to find out where they can access local advice and support where this is lacking.

The main purpose of this role is to develop a UK-wide network of effective local advocates for the historic environment, focusing initially on England, that is reasonably self-supporting at a local level, but which feeds wider issues up to the CBA for national advocacy and action as appropriate. The postholder will work closely with community-focused CBA colleagues including the listed building casework team and the regional CBA Groups to integrate with and enhance our voluntary engagement strategy and delivery.

This will be achieved through 1. Understanding the existing heritage service resources at a broad local level and establishing successful strategies for partnership working for local engagement 2. Building connections with other groups to share intelligence and develop a Local Heritage Engagement Network (LHEN), working with the CBA Groups’ network and organisational members where appropriate 3. Developing a ‘Local Heritage Engagement Toolkit’ (LHET) 4. Developing the LHEN into a representative, strong and sustainable network, using the LHET to engage local communities in advocating for, and protecting their heritage.

For the further details and a job description please click here

Applying for this role

Application is by letter with associated CV and CPD log (if available). The letter should address how you meet the Person Specification for the post.

Please mark your application for the attention of Dr Mike Heyworth MBE and send three copies by post to The Council for British Archaeology, Beatrice de Cardi House, 66 Bootham, York, YO30 7BZ, or (preferably) send by e-mail to using ‘job application CBA Local Heritage Coordinator’ as the subject line. If applying by e-mail, please ensure that you request a read receipt.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Friday 28 November 2014.

Interviews are expected to take place on 11/12 December 2014.

The CBA is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sectors of society.

Friday 28 November 2014
Further details available via:
FIELD PROJECT OFFICERS (based in Cambridge)
Oxford Archaeology
£20,252 - £25,417 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience, and IfA membership if appropriate).
Permanent Appointment


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

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have a vacancy for Field Project Officers in our Cambridge office. The role will be predominantly field-based (including ‘away based’ sites), with responsibility for larger evaluation programmes and excavations. We are therefore looking for experienced field 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.

You will also be expected to make a significant contribution during post-excavation work, in the processing and checking of data, and in generating post-excavation assessments and updated project designs. There will also be opportunities for the right candidates for further work on post-excavation reports and publications.

You must have experience on a range of project types, good IT skills and proven writing skills. You should also have a good understanding of commercial archaeology in the UK, and the Health and Safety legislation relevant to it, as well as 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.

Position requirements

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

What we offer

Oxford Archaeology offers a benefits package that includes the following

  • Competitive salary range £20,252 - £25,417 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience, and IfA membership if appropriate).
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleece etc).
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for away-based projects.
  • Generous holiday entitlement.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • 50% of IfA subscription fees.

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:

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

Closing Date: Monday 24 November 2014 Interview Date: Monday 8 December 2014


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

Monday 24 November 2014
Further details available via:
School of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Various - see below


Endangered Archaeology is an exciting new project supported by the Arcadia Fund and led by the University of Oxford in collaboration with the University of Leicester. The aim of the project, covering the Middle East and North Africa (from Mauretania to Iran), is to search for and record significant archaeological sites, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to aid understanding for their future protection and management.

Three research positions are available to join the project team in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Vacancy ID: 115645)

Financial: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

You will have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with relevant experience in the Middle East and North Africa. You will possess specialist knowledge in archaeological survey techniques, especially image interpretation and site record creation.

Postdoctoral IT and GIS Research Officer (Vacancy ID: 115796)

Financial: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

You will have a doctorate (or equivalent experience) in GIS applications in archaeology or a closely–related area, as well as significant experience in database management and the development and maintenance of websites.

Research Assistant (Image Interpreter) (Vacancy ID: 115646)

Financial: £27,057 - £32,277 p.a.

You will hold a first degree in archaeology or a closely related field, or have an equivalent qualification, together with some relevant experience in the Middle East and North Africa. You will have considerable experience in interpreting aerial photographs and/or satellite imagery of archaeological sites.

To apply, visit and search by the vacancy ID above.

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8 December 2014.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Robert Bewley ( or Professor Andrew Wilson (

Monday 08 December 2014
Further details available via:
Cotswold Archaeology
£17,116 - £18,253 (dependent on experience)
Variable start dates for fixed-term contracts to 19 December


CA requires Archaeologists with demonstrable commercial experience for a variety of fieldwork projects in and around Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We currently have a number of exciting excavation projects lined up for the latter part of 2014, 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 and Somerset, and a large post-Roman cemetery.

You will have a minimum of six months’ experience working in one or more commercial British Archaeological practices, and demonstrable experience of manual excavation of archaeological features, recording and interpreting investigation data using pro-forma recording sheets and registers, and identification and recovery of finds and environmental samples.

You must be able to complete stratigraphic matrices, and photograph archaeological features and sites using both 35mm SLR and digital cameras. You should be competent in basic survey skills using tapes, recording measurements accurately, making measured drawings and taking levels. Experience in the use of Leica Total Station or GPS would be advantageous.

Membership of the IfA 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. Some 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.


Field staff are required for ongoing and forthcoming projects in locations in or near to Frome, Bridgwater, Cirencester, Bath and Chippenham. Applicants living within commuting distance of the site or locally to our Andover or Cirencester offices will be at an advantage.

Contracts commencing from early to mid-November; accommodation and subsistence will be provided on our Bridgwater and Frome 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). The Bridgwater project will also be subject to security vetting and applicants will need to supply ID including proof of nationality and address and employment history.



Applicants who have applied to CA recently between July and September and who have been shortlisted do not need to reapply.

You can access detailed role descriptions, person specifications and an application form at; please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, stating which office/project you are applying to and including complete contact details of two referees with recent first hand knowledge of your fieldwork ability.

Email or post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, GL7 6BQ. Closing date for these opportunities is 10am on 17 November 2014.

Monday 17 November 2014
Further details available via:
PROJECT MANAGER – based in Lancaster
Oxford Archaeology
£25,738 - £34,216


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.


As a result of significant increases in workload, we wish to appoint a Project Manager to work from our northern office in Lancaster. The work is challenging and varied, with the opportunity to be involved in exciting projects of national and international importance, and work 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 (an understanding of digital-capture methods and GIS would be advantageous) and 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. Experience of heritage management, particularly of complex EIAs and strategic studies, would be an important advantage.

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.

We offer

  • Competitive salary range £25,738 - £34,216 depending on experience, with site allowances
  • Eligibility for a defined-benefit pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

Application forms are available on our website ( For further information about the post, please contact Alan Lupton at the Lancaster office on 01524 880222.


Please apply by completing an application form, available from or by post to Stacey Farrell, 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

Monday 17 November 2014
Further details available via:
01524 880222
Archaeological Assistants
Bristol & Region Archaeological Services
£16,998 p.a. pro rata (pay award pending)


BaRAS is a trading unit within the Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives Service of Bristol City Council. We are seeking applications from field archaeologists who would like to be considered for casual or fixed-term appointments as Archaeological Site Assistants in Bristol, South-west England, South Wales and occasionally further afield.

You will have a working knowledge of British archaeology, ideally with a relevant degree, at least six months experience in commercial practice and a current CSCS card. Ability to work within the Bristol area at short notice and a clean driving licence (manual) would be an advantage. IfA membership at Affiliate or PIfA level is desirable.


Personal protective equipment is provided as necessary. Subsistence and accommodation is provided where necessary for projects beyond daily travelling from Bristol. CSCS training may be provided in appropriate cases.

In the first instance please e-mail CVs to for an application pack.

Further details available via:
Senior Project Officer
Heritage Lincolnshire
£24, 750 a year
Full time (37 hrs per week) fixed term post for 12 months with the possibility for a further 3 years subject to funding and review.


Heritage Lincolnshire is an independent charitable trust dedicated to the conservation and promotion of the heritage of the County. Established over 20 years ago, the charity has an excellent reputation for the professional delivery of a range of activities, projects and services. Building on the successes and experience of our recent Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk project, we have recently been successful in securing a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for an exciting new volunteer project called Layers of History: Discovering Lincolnshire’s Past Landscapes, which will involve a wide audience in learning about, investigating, recording and interpreting past landscapes in the county. We now wish to recruit a Senior Project Officer to our Architecture and Culture Team to manage the development phase of the project and take it through to the submission of a second round HLF application in November 2015.


Closing date: Tuesday 18 November

Interviews: week commencing Monday 24 November

For full information about the post contact or 01529 461499.

For an informal chat about the role you can contact Liz Bates, Chief Executive Officer or Penny Ward, Team Leader, Architecture & Culture Tel: 01529 461499


The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire: Registered charity number: 1001463. For more information visit our website

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Further details available via:
01529 461499
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 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