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Headland South & East – Luton
£17,300 to £18,276 depending on experience
Fixed Term


Headland is a completely independent, private company where we think it is essential to balance culture with commerce. You will be looking to increase your exposure to this commercial, client-focused approach. Membership of the IfA, first-aid training and valid CSCS cards are desirable, although we will consider applications without these specific items.

We are currently recruiting site assistants for archaeological investigations running from our South & East regional office. You will be based at Headland’s offices in Wrest Park, north of Luton in Bedfordshire. We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful setting adjacent to the English Heritage property of Wrest Park. You will be required to work away at other locations regularly. If working away Headland will arrange transport, overnight accommodation and subsistence. We make payments in recognition of time spent travelling. A clothing allowance is also provided. You will be provided with training as appropriate.

We have offices (Edinburgh, Luton, Hereford) covering the UK and you may have the opportunity to work from each of them as work flow shifts between these offices.

Staff will require at least 3 months UK commercial experience. The purpose of this role is to investigate and record archaeological remains in line with current procedures. There will, at times, be indoor (finds/sample processing) work as well. A driving licence is desirable but not essential.


There are many other benefits to working with Headland - see Careers

Send CV and covering letter to Dawn Holmes by email quoting reference number H57 to Applications must include the contact details of at least two referees.

Monday 03 November 2014
Further details available via:
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:
£23,148 - £28,422 Dependent on experience


At CA we have ambitious plans for the future and we are committed to achieving them through strengthening and developing our core team of professional archaeologists. We currently have a number of exciting excavation projects local to our Cirencester office 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, South Gloucestershire, Devon and Somerset. Due to this on-going success and continued growth we currently have permanent vacancies within our fieldwork team for experienced and committed Project Officers/Senior Project Officers. We are looking for talented, career minded individuals who want to do important, interesting and academically challenging archaeological work to a high standard.

In return we can offer a generous package including

  • Financial assistance with the move
  • Pension and life assurance scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Lieu scheme operated for all driving time outside of the normal 7.5 hour working day (our field officers typically accumulate up to 10 days additional lieu time, and driving overtime payments equivalent to a further 6-7% of base salary).
  • Personal development plans and industry award winning training programmes
  • Good quality accommodation, and subsistence payments for all away projects

For any of the following positions you will need to have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to work on a wide range of projects and activities.

You should have experience of the supervision of large fieldwork projects (including excavations and large-scale/complex evaluations), with demonstrable competence in post-excavation analysis and report writing. During your career you will have developed a sound and extensive knowledge of British Archaeology, with a large number of client reports under your belt. Expertise in urban archaeology would be advantageous, as would competence in archaeological survey and Geomatics, particularly with the use of Leica instruments, and experience in the use of AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS software. Candidates with demonstrable experience of writing for publication would also be at an advantage.



If you are interested and would like to know more, we would recommend an informal discussion with Simon Cox on 01285 771022.


You can find out more about CA, and download job specifications and an application form at

Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email to or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 5pm on Monday 27 October 2014.

Monday 27 October 2014
Further details available via:
01285 771022.
Various - see below


PROJECT OFFICERS £21,404 - £25,778

PROJECT SUPERVISORS £19,370 - £20,537

ARCHAEOLOGISTS £17,116 - £18,253

We would love to hear from you if you want to

  • Be part of a growing team and company which cares for its staff
  • Have a voice and influence the development of the team and office
  • Be able to undertake a varied work programme
  • Develop personally and professionally within a supportive environment

In which case CA could be for you - we are looking for talented, committed individuals who want to do important, interesting and academically challenging archaeological work to a high standard. After three years in Newport Pagnell we are about to move to a larger long-term operational base on the west side of Milton Keynes, with excellent transport links across the region.

In return we can offer a generous package including in particular

  • Lieu scheme operated for all driving time outside of the normal 7.5 hour working day (field officers typically accumulate up to 10 days additional lieu time, and driving overtime payments equivalent to a further 6-7% of base salary).
  • Financial assistance with relocation to the area
  • Pension and life assurance scheme
  • Personal development plans and industry award winning training programmes
  • Good quality accommodation, and subsistence payments for all away projects

You will need to have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to work on a wide range of projects and activities, and have experience appropriate to the level applied for.



If you are interested and would value an informal discussion please contact John Dillon on 07545 644179.


You can find out more about CA, and download job specifications and an application form at

Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email to or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 5pm on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Thursday 30 October 2014
Further details available via:
07545 644179
Chair and Trustees
Icon - The Institute of Conservation


Help us champion the conservation of the UK’s extraordinary cultural heritage and the talented individuals who look after it.

Are you looking for an opportunity to help a small but lead charity develop to the next level?

Icon, the Institute of Conservation, is seeking an exceptional person to become the new Chair to our charitable Board of Trustees: someone who understands our sector, its culture, people and processes, who can provide Icon with inspiring and energizing leadership, who will help us develop strategically and spread our influence.

Icon is also seeking to co-opt two new Trustees – people who can bring external perspectives and new skills to our Board..

Interested? For more information, please look at our website

Tuesday 04 November 2014
Further details available via:
Ysgrifennydd (Prif Weithredwr) Secretary (Chief Executive)
£57,550 - £68,150 (Band 1 Gweithredwyr Llywodraeth Cymru) (Welsh Government Executive band 1)
37 awr yr wythnos – tymor sefydlog o 4 blynedd (mae posibilrwydd y caiff ei adnewyddu) 37 hours per week – 4 year fixed term (with potential for renewal)

Mae’r Comisiwn Brenhinol yn chwilio am Ysgrifennydd (Prif Weithredwr) newydd i arwain ac ysbrydoli’n staff a’n gwirfoddolwyr drwy’r bennod nesaf yn ein hanes o 106 o flynyddoedd.

Y Comisiwn Brenhinol yw’r corff archwilio a’r archif cenedlaethol ar gyfer amgylchedd hanesyddol Cymru. Ysgrifennydd y Comisiwn sy’n gyfrifol am arweinyddiaeth, strategaeth, gwarcheidwaeth a rheolaeth y Comisiwn Brenhinol a sicrhau ei fod yn cyflawni’r cyfrifoldebau a nodir yn ei Warant Frenhinol a’i gylch gwaith fel y’i pennwyd gan Lywodraeth Cymru.

Yn dilyn ymrwymiad gan y Gweinidog i’w gadw’n gorff annibynnol, mae hwn yn gyfle arbennig iawn i arwain, ysbrydoli ac ysgogi’r Comisiwn drwy gyfnod o newid o fewn y sefydliad a sector ehangach yr amgylchedd hanesyddol yng Nghymru. Bydd yr Ysgrifennydd yn adeiladu ar lwyfan cadarn o lwyddiant ac yn manteisio ar gyfleoedd i sicrhau newidiadau a fydd yn cefnogi gweledigaeth uchelgeisiol at y dyfodol i sicrhau cynaladwyedd tymor-hir y sefydliad a chyfrannu i’w agendâu sectorol.

Bydd yr Ysgrifennydd yn arweinydd profiadol sydd â record nodedig o gyflawni wrth gynrychioli sefydliad ar lefel uchel. Drwy amlygu angerdd wrth arwain y staff a’r gwirfoddolwyr, bod yn gadarn wrth gyflawni dyletswyddau’r Comisiwn i gynnal a datblygu’r Cofnod Henebion Cenedlaethol, wrth weithredu fel arweinydd wrth arolygu ac ymchwilio i’r amgylchedd hanesyddol a hyrwyddo’r ddealltwriaeth ehangaf bosibl o dreftadaeth Cymru ac o’r ymgysylltu â hi, bydd yr Ysgrifennydd yn symud y Comisiwn Brenhinol yn ei flaen yn gyflym, yn egnïol ac yn llawn dychymyg ac yn ymroi’n daer i hyrwyddo’i waith.

The Royal Commission is seeking a new Secretary (Chief Executive) to lead and inspire our staff and volunteers through the next chapter of our 106 year history.

The Royal Commission is the investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales. The Secretary of the Commission is responsible for the leadership, strategy, guardianship and management of the Royal Commission, ensuring it fulfils the responsibilities detailed in its Royal Warrant and its remit as set by the Welsh Government.

Following a ministerial commitment to it remaining an independent body, this is a remarkable opportunity to lead, inspire and motivate the Commission through a period of change within the organisation and the wider historic environment sector in Wales. The Secretary will build on a solid platform of success and seize opportunities to drive change that will support an ambitious vision for the future to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation and its contribution to sectoral agendas.

The Secretary will be an experienced leader with an outstanding record of delivery and achievement in representing an organisation at a senior level. Passionate about leading staff and volunteers and resilient in the delivery of the Commission’s duties to maintain and develop the National Monuments Record, to act as a leader in the survey and investigation of the historic environment and to promote the widest possible understanding of and engagement in the heritage of Wales, the Secretary will drive the Royal Commission with pace, energy and imagination, and be a dedicated champion for its work.

Mae ffurflen gais a manylion pellach i’w cael oddi wrth

An application form and further details are available from

Stephen Bailey John Y Comisiwn Brenhinol
Plas Crug, Aberystwyth
SY23 1NJ Ffôn : 01970 621230 Ffacs: 01970 621246 e-bost:

Y dyddiad cau i geisiadau yw 13 Tachwedd 2014. Closing date for applications is 13 November 2014.

Mae’r Comisiwn Brenhinol yn gyflogwr cyfle cyfartal The Royal Commission is an equal opportunities employer

Thursday 13 November 2014
Further details available via:
L-P: Archaeology
£19,894.00pa - £21,925.15pa
City of London. Full-time, 6 month contract (with possible extension).

8 Site Assistants/Technical Workers and 1 Supervisor post


L - P : Archaeology are looking to recruit nine experienced archaeologists for a major excavation project at 100 Minories, City of London, just opposite the Tower of London. 100 Minories is a large, open area excavation, taking in around 1500m2 of stratigraphy up to 8m deep in places. The site is partially situated over the ancient London city ditch that originally ran in parallel alignment with the city wall, and is likely to contain archaeological remains from the Roman period onwards.

Archaeological inquiry in this project will scrutinise the site from the earliest evidence to its place in London as a world city. Test pits excavated in 2012 have given us glimpses of the archaeological potential to examine varied themes from the original Roman defensive circuit to the place of the site in the East End of London. Specific research questions will relate to the original Roman defensive circuit, and the nearby Eastern cemetery and the on-going nature of the city ditch and environs through Medieval and Post Medieval periods. Our investigation will delve into the substantial evidence found, which details the evolution of the site as the city ditch was gradually infilled and subsumed by successive phases of extra-mural settlement. The first traces of informal development may date from the Medieval period with extensive house-building, gardens, and courtyards dating from the early Post Medieval period onwards. Subsequent development during the 17th and 18th centuries was swept away by a major planned Georgian development, America Sq. - The Crescent - The Circus.

This project also offers an exciting opportunity to participate in the 100 Symposium, a chance for the excavators to develop their own research projects, provoked by the archaeology uncovered at 100 Minories. The aim will be to explore, debate and augment emerging theories about the site alongside the excavation process. This will involve participation in a regular seminar series, led by both professional excavators employed on the Minories project and academics. The resulting publication of the 100 Symposium will offer opportunities for all members of the project team to contribute as an author. This would also constitute continuing professional development (CPD), required by the IfA.

Candidate profile (you must address each point succinctly in your personal statement)~

We are looking for candidates who are stimulated by both practice and theory, and who will work alongside others to drive both the excavation and interpretation of the site.

Our ideal candidates will:

  • have demonstrable experience working to a high standard in professional archaeology; have demonstrable experience excavating urban archaeology;
  • have demonstrable experience working within a construction environment;
  • have an excellent grasp of single context recording (as per Museum of London Manual);
  • be expected to implement company strategy and policies (Health & Safety, IfA standards etc.);
  • hold a current CSCS card. Staff without a current CSCS card will be supported to take the exam during the period of employment at L - P : Archaeology at the company’s expense;
  • ideally, hold membership of the IfA, but this is not mandatory;
  • live within a commutable distance of the site (overnight accommodation will not be provided).

This role will appeal to committed individuals who are, foremost, excellent excavators and experienced archaeologists, but also those who will be motivated by participating in more profound forms of dialogue about the archaeology on site, who are open-minded to innovative and progressive ways of conducting commercial archaeological projects as well as being keen to get busy with the shovel.

  • Start Date: November 2014 (flexible start within the first two weeks of November).
  • Working Arrangements: The position will be based full time on site at 100 Minories, EC3N 1JY. Normal site hours 8am - 4pm weekdays (average 37.5 hours a week).
  • All employees will be provided with the correct personal protection equipment (PPE).
  • Paid annual leave, including statutory holidays, of 28 days pro rata.
  • Sick pay provision to meet or exceed IfA minima
  • Pension entitlement to meet or exceed IfA minima

L - P : Profile

We are an award-winning archaeological practice. We work largely in the commercial sector although we also are involved in research and a variety of projects involved in the online publication of archaeological data. L - P : Archaeology is committed to research excellence, and the use of innovative methods in archaeology. Our excavations at Prescot Street in 2008 won the LAMAS Merrifield Award.


You must submit two documents (clearly titled) as part of your application:

  • A short personal statement addressing each point of the ‘Candidate Profile’~

  • CV

Applicants who fail to submit a personal statement alongside their CV may not be considered.

Application deadline: applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 20 October.


Applications should be addressed to: Guy Hunt, L - P : Archaeology, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL. By email: Enquiries directed to

Monday 20 October 2014
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
Project Design - Evaluating the Application of Standards in Artefact Work: expressions of interest sought
Institute for Archaeologists
A budget in the region of £900 is available for this work.


IfA has received funding from English Heritage to commission the production of a full MoRPHE-compliant project design for a project to investigate the application of published standards to the study and reporting of archaeological finds. The aim of the project will be to provide factual and quantifiable evidence on the use of standards as applied to artefactual assessment and reporting and to determine whether there are observable patterns in the data and whether any regional and/or time bias are evident. The results will be used to inform specialist societies on future updates of their standards, and to support initiatives to produce checklists and guidelines for non-specialist procurers and users of specialist reports.

A budget in the region of £900 is available for this work. Further details and a copy of the Project Outline are available from
Expressions of interest should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 31 October

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
Project Officer, Field Supervisor, Archaeologist and Archaeologist (trainee)
Worcestershire Archaeology...part of the Archive and Archaeology Service
Various - see below
Various - see below


Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service wishes to recruit to Project Officer, Field Supervisor, Archaeologist and Archaeologist (trainee) posts. The posts are offered for a period of 6 months in the first instance (9 months for the trainee post). Subject to external resources, it is intended the posts will be extended beyond this period.

Project Officer – £22,443–£23,945 pending pay award.

The main part of the job is to lead archaeological projects and produce reports on the results. The post holder will supervise other archaeologists. Applicants are expected to have a degree in archaeology (or an equivalent qualification) and considerable range of archaeological experience. The appointed Project Officers will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of field projects, and to produce client reports in liaison with the in-house team of finds archaeologists, environmental archaeologists, and illustrators. A full clean driving licence is essential.

Field Supervisor – £17,333–£19,317 pending pay award.

The main part of the job is to lead archaeological projects and write reports on the results. The projects will often be watching briefs and lone working will be usual. The post holder will also supervise other archaeologists as part of larger project teams. Applicants are expected to have a degree in archaeology (or an equivalent qualification) and considerable range of archaeological experience. The appointed Field Supervisor will have the opportunity to lead a wide range of field projects, and to produce client reports in liaison with the in-house team of finds archaeologists, environmental archaeologists, and illustrators. A full clean driving licence is essential.

Archaeologist – £16,998 pending pay award (NB 37 hours).

The main part of the job is to excavate, survey and record archaeological sites. Applicants are expected to have a demonstrable range of archaeological experience and it is desirable (but not essential) that they hold a degree in archaeology.

Archaeologist (trainee) – £14,013–£15,598 pending pay award

The main part of the job is to gain experience in the excavation survey and recording of archaeological sites. Applicants are expected to have a commitment to following a career in field archaeology and a good knowledge of the principles and goals of archaeological excavation. It is a requirement of the post that you successfully achieve an NVQ (level 3) in Archaeological Practice. The course fee will be paid by the employer, but whilst some of the course work will be undertaken during working time, there will also be an expectation that a reasonable amount of coursework will also be undertaken in your own time (unpaid).

The positions are within the Field Section, which has 23 staff. The Field Section (also operating as Worcestershire Archaeology) undertakes a wide range of professional archaeological projects, both urban and rural. As part of Worcestershire County Council we provide excellent working conditions and have a track record of developing our people. Other benefits include paid travel time to sites and excellent employers’ contributory pension.

Closing date for application forms 24 October 2014

Interview days will be 5-7 November 2014

Applicants with skills in GIS, geomatics, or urban archaeology will be particularly welcome.

Apply online at and follow link to ‘Worcestershire County Council Jobs’ and scroll to the advert. Alternatively phone (01905) 765765. All applications will receive a written response.


Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is based at The Hive, in the centre of Worcester (


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Friday 24 October 2014
Further details available via:
(01905) 765765
Greater London Historic Environment Record Officer
English Heritage
c£23,382 per annum
Temporary- 12 month fixed term contract


This is an opportunity to work as part of the Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service on the Greater London Historic Environment Record (GLHER), a database and resource of archaeological and historic building information. Your primary responsibility will be to help the GLHER Manager maintain the GLHER, adding new information from a range of sources, and ensuring that information is accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date.

You will also act as a first point of contact for those who wish to use GLHER information, both within English Heritage and externally, and provide assistance, interpretation and advice to users. Supervision, and training, of volunteers and placement students, with the GLHER Manager, will also be an important part of your work.

With an appropriate first degree, or equivalent, in archaeology or a related subject, you will have a good understanding of Britain`s historic environment and the planning process. Previous experience of working with HER systems, (HBSMR database and GIS ) would be an advantage. You must have the ability to be flexible and work to tight deadlines. The role will require occasional out-of-hours meetings and travel within London and across the country.

To apply please visit submit an online application via our website which can be accessed via the following link:

Sunday 19 October 2014
Further details available via:
Archaeology and Heritage Consultant (Principle and Consultant)
The Environmental Dimension Partnership, Cirencester and Shrewsbury
Salary dependent on skills and experience (IFA minima or above)
Full time


The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) was established in 2005 and is now recognised as one of the premium environmental planning consultancies in the development sector. The business seeks to exceed expectations through a full appreciation of client objectives, practising technical excellence, and working hard to deliver the best outcome. Our senior team has had involvement in some of the country’s highest profile development projects; providing expertise across a range of services which include Landscape Planning and Design, Masterplanning, Ecology and Protected Species, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Arboriculture. By assembling a team of the best seasoned professionals, who share our ambition ‘to be the most responsive, effective and sought after environmental practice in the UKEDP is able to offer a personalised and proficient project management service, always working to further the client’s interests, and always willing to go the extra mile.

Given a sustained and increasing workload, we have two opportunities within our Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Team for dedicated and enthusiastic professionals: a Principal Consultant in our Shrewsbury Office and a Consultant in our Cirencester Office.

Principal Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Consultant - Shrewsbury

We have an exciting opportunity for a consultant who is already working at a Principal level to join our team in the Shrewsbury office. We are looking for an experienced consultant who already has an in depth knowledge of our core subjects, as described above, but who wishes to gain more experience working directly with our clients. Working independently, you will be a self-starter and well connected within the heritage and planning sectors.

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Consultant - Cirencester

We also have an opportunity for an aspiring consultant to join our existing team in Cirencester. You will be educated to degree level and have a sound background in British field archaeology, preferably with experience to at least supervisory level. Experience of working with historic buildings or areas and the assessment of their settings are desirable, as is previous experience of working in a consultancy environment or at managerial level within the heritage industry.

General Information

In each case, the successful candidates must possess excellent research skills, as well as a proven ability to write to a high standard and to deliver complex projects independently or as part of a team - delivering both on time and on budget. Equally important is an ability to communicate with team members, but, most importantly, with our clients. A full driving licence and a car insured for business use will be required. Membership of the IfA at associate level or above is desirable

Salary will depend on experience and will adhere to IFA minima. EDP offers a very generous benefits package which includes 30 days annual leave, flexible working hours, a profit share bonus scheme, private health care and life assurance. Your application should be made via a CV and a covering letter to, a job description and person specification can also be requested using the same address.


If you would like to discuss the posts or have any other enquiries please contact either, Andrew Crutchley or Jo Vallender on 01285 740427, we look forward to hearing from you.

The closing date for these vacancies is Friday 24 October 2014.

Friday 24 October 2014
Further details available via:
01285 740427
Standards Compliance Manager
Institute for Archaeologists
£25,279 - £35,437 plus 6% employer’s pension contribution


The Institute for Archaeologists is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas. We promote high professional standards and strong ethics in archaeological practice, to maximise the benefits that archaeologists bring to society. In December this year we will be launching the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists following receipt of our Royal Charter in June 2014.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our management team at this key moment in the development of the newly Chartered Institute. We are looking for an effective manager to develop and maintain procedures and processes to measure compliance with CIfA by-laws, standards and requirements. The role involves oversight of membership applications, organisational registration and professional conduct investigations, as well as helping to deliver our ambitious strategic plan.

As our Standards Compliance Manager, you will be a dedicated professional with a working knowledge or understanding of CIfA and/or other professional institutes. You will have excellent management and organisational abilities, as well as experience of leading and working as part of a team. Ideally you will have knowledge of monitoring compliance to standards and be able to demonstrate an understanding of regulatory and/or disciplinary processes.

A copy of the job description and person specification is available here

To apply please send a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the position by 5pm on Monday 20 October to or by post to Institute for Archaeologists, Miller Building, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AB.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 6 November.

Monday 20 October 2014
Further details available via:
Outstanding Opportunity for an Archaeology Consultant (Permanent Contract) – Cambridge
£26,358 - £29,287 (RFJ8) or £30,370 - £33,744 (RFJ9)

ADAS…securing our food and enhancing the environment


Our Archaeology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a range of clients, particularly developers and the utility and rural industries. We require an Archaeology Consultant who is looking for an opportunity to develop their consultancy career in a respected and expanding multi-disciplinary company.

The Role

The successful candidate will be part of the environmental team working from our busy Boxworth (Cambridge) office where you will be the only archaeologist (others are located at our Abingdon office). You will apply your archaeological expertise to a diverse and ever changing range of projects as well as helping to win new work. The full job outline for the post is available at here or you can request these from the contact below.

What do we offer?

  • Structured career progression based on merit.
  • Pro rata 25 days annual leave per year plus bank and public holidays.
  • Excellent continual professional development opportunities as part of our training commitment.
  • Winner of the “Best Environmental Consultancy to Work for” awards two years running.
  • Winner of the Times Graduate Challenge 2013.
  • ADAS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your current salary, confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK and identifying how you meet the performance capability criteria. Applications to be sent to Angela Dewhurst, ADAS UK Ltd, 16 Eastway Business Village, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9WT, Tel 01772 706209, or email at by 9.00 am Monday 27 October 2014.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Candidates must be available on this date.

For more information about ADAS visit and

Monday 27 October 2014
Further details available via:
01772 706209
Archaeological Advisor
Colchester Borough Council
£25,906 to £31,136

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? The rich archaeological heritage of Colchester is nationally renowned. 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 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 districts 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 archaeology. 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 the 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 Alternatively, call our 24 hour recruitment line on (01206) 507343 for a paper copy quoting post reference PD12.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Further details available via:
Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA)
£372.3per week, rising to £415.4 per week (£21,600 per annum) after a 3 month probationary period.

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited (PCA) is one of the UKs largest providers of professional archaeological advice and services. The company is based in London, with offices in Durham, Cambridge, Winchester and Market Harborough and provides its services across the country. PCA is an entirely independent commercial organisation with no ties to Charitable Trusts, Local Councils or Museum Services.

Due to an expanding workload at all offices the company is seeking an experienced CAD Technician to work in the PCA CAD department, which is based centrally in the London Offices.

The post involves using AutoCAD to produce archaeological maps and stratigraphic drawings for all of the PCA offices. This involves the digitisation of archaeological plans and sections and the production of archaeological phase plans, to illustrate all types of report. These include Watching Brief and Evaluation Reports, Assessments, and publications, including PCA Monographs, academic journals, and other outlets. Other tasks include: the drawing up of standing building recording; historic map regression work and illustrations for Desk Based Assessments.

Previous experience in using AutoCAD for archaeological drafting and/or building recording is essential. The ability to produce illustrations of a high standard is paramount. A background in archaeological fieldwork would be preferred, as would familiarity with single-context planning and other standard site recording techniques. All-round computer literacy, familiarity with using both digital and paper maps (modern and historic), and good attention to detail are also requirements of the post. GIS experience would be preferable but not essential. Experience in using other graphics software, including Illustrator, would be advantageous.

A motivated and flexible attitude, and good communication and team-work skills are essential, as is an ability to meet deadlines and produce highly accurate work even under pressure.

Pre-Construct Archaeology is an equal opportunities employer.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Josephine Brown PCA Ltd, Unit 54 Brockley Cross Business Centre 96 Endwell Road Brockley London SE4 2PD



Starting salary:

£372.3per week, rising to £415.4 per week (£21,600 per annum) after a 3 month probationary period.


London, SE4

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
Heritage Practice Training Coordinator (0.5 fte)
University of Leicester, College of Arts, Humanities and Law, School of History
£26,274 to £30,434 per annum
Open Ended Contract, subject to Fixed Term Funding. Funding is available for 3 years


At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

From January 2015 the University will be delivering short courses for those working in the heritage sector via a new 3-year partnership with English Heritage. In this role you will coordinate the programme, supported by an Advisory Group and liaising with English Heritage. You will plan, market and support the delivery of the courses and act as the main point of contact for course leaders and delegates.

You will have excellent administrative and communication skills and knowledge of the heritage sector to co-ordinate the programme. You will have experience in budgeting and financial management and be able work independently to book course leaders, set up delegate booking processes and proactively promote the programme via traditional & social media, professional bodies and relevant events.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Emma Dwyer (Heritage Business Development Executive) on or Clare Hudson (Business Development Manager – Humanities & Social Science) on


For more information and to apply please click here

The closing date for this post is midnight on 13 October 2014

Monday 13 October 2014
Further details available via:
Field Archaeologists
Cambridge Archaeological Unit
£17,182.41 - £18,277.05
Minimum 3 months contract



Due to winning a significant number of large scale projects we are continuing to expand and as a result we have vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists based at our Cambridge office. Our work is wide-ranging and varied, and current sites include the award winning Bronze Age site of Must Farm (, large scale Iron Age and Roman settlement on the edge of Godmanchester Roman town and an extensive Saxon settlement. This commissioned work will already take us well into 2015.


Candidates will have experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment. A minimum of 6 months is usually required.

A degree in archaeology or related discipline is essential, and membership of the IfA at PIfA level is preferred.

A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and First Aid qualification.

Benefits package includes:

  • USS pension scheme
  • Free transport from office to sites
  • Additional payment for driving
  • Holiday entitlement (32 days)


Application by covering letter and CV to For an informal conversation please contact Samantha Smith on 01223 327802

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible 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 end of November, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
01223 327802
Contracting Archaeology
Archaeological Field Staff
MOLA (Northampton)

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

We have a significant work programme for 2014 and many new projects have high potential for exciting archaeology. We are interested in hearing from anyone who wishes to work across central England. We are seeking applications from candidates who can have a reasonable daily commute into Northampton and we can provide assistance with accommodation for applicants from further away.

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 fees


Application forms and further details can be found on our website Applications should be submitted electronically to please ensure you complete the MOLA application form, applications made without an application form will not be considered.

Applicants can apply at any time but please note we are likely to have active recruitment throughout the period therefore early applications would be appreciated.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2014 at 17.00 pm. Interviews will be held throughout the process depending on the number of applicants.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer

Friday 31 October 2014
Further details available via:
FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS (Required for Oxford and Cambridge)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,210 - £17,877


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 vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists in our Oxford and Cambridge offices. Our work is wide-ranging and varied, and includes some of the largest and most important sites being undertaken at present. We are currently excavating Mesolithic flint scatters and wetland sequences in East Sussex, a Bronze Age burial mound in Devon, and a late-Bronze Age to early-Iron Age settlement in Kent. Work is due to start soon on an Iron Age Oppidum and later Roman and medieval settlement in south London. We also have excavations near Winchester and on the outskirts of Gloucester, in Norfolk and in Essex, and a number of sites within and near both Oxford and Cambridge, including deeply stratified excavations.

Position requirements:

  • Candidates will have experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment. A minimum of 6 months is usually required.
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the IfA at PIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.

What we offer:

Successful candidates will initially be offered a three month contract (37.5 hours per week) after which you will move on to a permanent contract if the work is available. Oxford Archaeology offers a benefits package that includes the following:

  • Competitive salary range £17,210 - £17,877 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience, and IfA membership if appropriate)
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleeces etc).
  • Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects.
  • 50% of IfA subscription fees.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 (pro-rata, in addition to overtime for driving)
  • Full holiday entitlement (29 days), with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression through an annual appraisals process.
  • Paid sick leave.

Please apply by completing an application form, available from

Alternatively you can print out and post your completed application form to: Denise Price, Oxford Archaeology South, 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.

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 end of October, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Thursday 30 October 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 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