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

Location:

Stockport, Cheshire

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

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

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

Further information and a full brief together with tendering details are available from the Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project Officer, Fiona Turpin fiona.turpin@canalrivertrust.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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For further details about the vacancy and how to apply on line please go to www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on Reference Number 1427200.

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

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

Interview Date: Mid September

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

Friday 12 September 2014
1427200
Further details available via:
Estate Manager, Fabric and Building Conservation
V&A
£35,000 to £43,000 pa

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

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

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

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

For a job description and to apply for this position please visit the V&A website: http://www2.peoplebank.com/php?qYmcflSuus

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 19 September 2014

Interview date: From Monday 29 September 2014

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

Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge

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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.

Position

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have opportunities in all three of our offices for those at the beginning of their career in archaeology. The role is within the Fieldwork Department of Oxford Archaeology.

Position requirements

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

What we offer

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

For further details of the Training Programme and Career Path please visit our website http://oxfordarchaeology.com/22-about-us/330-graduate-trainees

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

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

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

Closing Date: Monday, 8 September 2014.

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

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ALL APPLICATIONS WELCOME

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the UKBA requirements to live and work in the UK.

Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us by the beginning of October, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Monday 08 September 2014
Further details available via:
Project Assistants and Supervisors (Excavation and Geophysical Survey)
Wardell Armstrong Archaeology
£17,100 - £19,950 per annum pro rata (depending on experience)
Casual Contract

Location:

Working across the UK

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Wardell Armstrong Archaeology is seeking to appoint additional fieldwork staff to work on various projects across the UK. The work will mainly be based in Northern and Southern England, and will include archaeological evaluations, excavation and geophysical surveys. Candidates will require a minimum of 6 months previous experience and will be employed on a Casual Contract. A generous subsistence allowance and paid accommodation are provided when you are required to work away from home and/or the company offices. We are also interested in staff experienced in desk-based research.

Applicants must either be a British citizen or EU national, or hold a current work permit. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to any offer of employment. For all supervisory posts the applicants must have a full UK driving licence. A First Aid certificate would be advantageous as would a current CSCS card.

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To apply for a position send a covering letter and CV (by email) to Martin Railton at the address below.

Address: Wardell Armstrong Archaeology Cocklakes Yard Cotehill Carlisle Cumbria CA4 0BQ Tel: 01228 564820 Email: m.railton@wa-archaeology.com Website: www.wa-archaeology.com

Friday 22 August 2014
Further details available via:
ARCHAEOLOGISTS - YORK
York Archaeological Trust
See below
37 hour week, 28 days holiday including bank holidays

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Salary:

£16,748 p/a (Trainee level, a training plan will be in place for the initial 6 months) £17,100 - £18,499 p/a PIFA level, dependent on experience

Due to a continuing increase in commercial and community projects York Archaeological Trust require additional Site Assistants. Based in York the successful candidates will play a vital role in a variety of projects of variable duration. Contracts will be for 13 weeks initially, with the Trust seeking to maintain continuous employment dependent on work programme.

York Archaeological Trust (YAT), founded in 1972, is an independent charity. The Trust is well known for its investigations of the deeply stratified and well-preserved urban archaeological deposits of historic York. In addition to offices in York, Nottingham, Sheffield and Glasgow the Trust holds accredited museum status and operates five visitor attractions in York. YAT provides an unparalleled range of specialist skills and depth of experience across the partner organisations.

YAT are currently undertaking a wide range of projects, providing opportunities to work on significant active archaeological sites. We are seeking applicants who can demonstrate a sound background in UK commercial archaeology, with a good range of practical skills. Applications are also welcomed from those with less experience who can provide evidence of a commitment to field archaeology.

Applicants will ideally possess a current CSCS.

For an informal discussion please contact David Aspden (Operations and Contracts Manager for YAT) on 01904 663018.

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A job description and online application form are available at www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/about/jobs.htm, forms to be completed and returned to daspden@yorkat.co.uk . CV’s not accepted.

Closing date: midnight Friday 22 August 2014

Friday 22 August 2014
Further details available via:
01904 663018
FIELD PROJECT OFFICERS (Oxford)
£20,252 - £25,417
Initial year's contract moving to a rolling contract if work available

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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.

Position

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have a vacancy for Field Project Officers in our Oxford office. The role is within the Fieldwork Department of Oxford Archaeology, and will predominantly be field based (including ‘away based’ sites). There will also be opportunities for work within our Post-excavation (Publications) Department.

We are 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 the post-excavation process. 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

Successful candidates will initially be offered a year’s contract after which you will move on to a rolling contract if the work is available. 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.
  • Full holiday entitlement, with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • 50% of IfA subscription fees.

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

Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Denise Price, Oxford Archaeology South, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

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Closing Date: Monday, 25 August 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.

Monday 25 August 2014
Further details available via:
FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS (Required for Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,210 - £17,877
Initial three month contract moving to a rolling contract if work available

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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.

Position

We are enjoying a sustained period of growth and as a result we have vacancies for experienced Field Archaeologists in all three of our offices.

Position requirements

  • Candidates should have at least 6 months 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 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 after which you will move on to a rolling 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.
  • Transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleece etc).
  • Subsistence payment and accommodation 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, with additional concessionary days at Christmas.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.

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

Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Denise Price, Oxford Archaeology South, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

If you have a preference, please clearly identify which office your application is for.

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Closing Date: Monday 1 September 2014

ALL APPLICATIONS WELCOME

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.

Monday 01 September 2014
Further details available via:
Team Administrator
MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)
£21,500 – 23,500 per annum
Permanent post

MOLA

We are looking to recruit an experienced Team Administrator working within the MOLA Development Services and HR department to coordinate, manage and maintain HR records and coordinate and manage deployment of the field team.

For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification using this link to the website. www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk/Corporate/About-us/Jobs/TeamAdminis…

HR

To be the prime administrative liaison person for the Field Team, in liaison with the Head of Field, assign and communicate archaeologist project assignments based on the Field Team Plan. Collect and maintain absence records for Field Team Staff. Support the Field Team to get resolution to HR queries. Keep all personnel records in complete confidence and do not divulge data to anyone other than authorised MOLA staff. Work with the HR Manager to check the monthly payroll changes report before implementation.

Deployment and Field Team Support

Communicate to all archaeologists based on projects, distribute all relevant information to join new sites on first deployment. This will involve a combination of phone calls, texts, emails and face-to-face discussions as appropriate to different team members. Maintain a map showing the London base addresses of all members of the Field Team to support deployment decisions. Help to collate and send out site maps, organise travel and accommodation if needed for team members.

This is a fast paced interesting role which requires a person who has high attention to detail, flexible and can think out side of the box, driven and has excellent written and verbal skills. It is essential that the successful candidate has the following abilities

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a responsible administration role
  • Competent user of Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience in working in a commercial organisation
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Accurate record keeping
  • A good memory for names and faces
  • Good numerical ability with ability to spot errors

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

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The closing date for this role is on the 22 August 2014.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 25th August 2014.

Please ensure you complete an application form and submit your CV. Applications made without an application form will not be considered.

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer

Friday 22 August 2014
Further details available via:
Archaeologist and Senior Archaeologist
Foundations Archaeology
See below
See below

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Foundations Archaeology is an independent commercial unit based in Swindon, which operates country-wide. It is a well-established, small company which has been trading for over 19 years. Due to a successful year there is currently a need for additional members of staff. The work will be based out of the Swindon office, but will involve stay-away projects across the UK, as required, for which accommodation, subsistence and mileage (where applicable) will be paid.

Position: Archaeologist

Financial:

£17,094 - £19,911(dependent upon experience)

Timescale:

Temporary contract with the possibility of extension or permanent contract (dependent upon performance and/or workload).

Skills required:

  • Full UK driving licence, clean
  • 6 months experience of fieldwork
  • CSCS certified
  • Membership of IfA desirable
  • Minimum PIfA or equivalent required

Personal Skills:

Enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will be required to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application:

Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to jobs@foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date:

29 August 2014

For further details:

contact us on jobs@foundations.co.uk

Position: Senior Archaeologist

Financial:

£19,911 - £25,738 (dependent upon experience)

Timescale:

Permanent (3 month Probation Period)

Skills required:

  • Proven track record in supervising a variety of commercial, fieldwork projects.
  • Previous experience in client and supervising bodies’ liaison.
  • Extensive experience in writing fieldwork (grey literature) reports and experience in desk-based assessments desirable.
  • Full UK driving licence, clean.
  • CSCS certified.
  • Membership of IfA desirable.
  • Minimum AIfA or equivalent required.

Personal Skills:

Candidates should be enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will have proven experience in relevant roles within commercial archaeology organisations. S/he must be able to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he must have good prioritising and organisational skills in order to supervise fieldwork, post excavation work and be able to work effectively to short project timescales.

Application:

Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to jobs@foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Closing date:

29 August 2014

For further details:

contact us on jobs@foundations.co.uk

Friday 29 August 2014
Further details available via:
Postgraduate Opportunities for 2014-15
University of York, Department of Archaeology

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

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

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

Further details available via:

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

email:
admin@archaeologists.net
tel:
0118 378 6446