Following two successful funding bids to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), IfA has offered bursaries for workplace learning placements in archaeological skills development since 2006, and will continue to do so in the future.
- HLF case studies
- Full list of completed placements
What are Workplace Learning Bursaries?
- Between 8 and 10 Heritage Lottery Funded-bursaries have been available every year for the past 6 years across the UK
- Through Workplace Learning Bursaries, IfA aimed to address identified archaeological skills gaps, and create opportunities for all sectors of the community to gain professional skills in archaeology
What are the benefits?
- Successful candidates have been able to undertake industry recognised workplace training built around the National Occupational Standards in Archaeological Practice, lasting between 3 and 12 months
- Achievements recorded over the course of the placement may count towards a vocational Qualification in Archaeological Practice
- IfA’s vision is for archaeologists to be receiving pay and conditions that are comparable with other professionals
How do I apply for a placement?
IfA is offering a further two training posts in non-intrusive archaeological techniques under the HLF’s Workplace Learning Bursaries scheme, with partnership funding from English Heritage. These posts will be 15 months long and will involve 5/6 month periods with specialist teams in several English Heritage offices including Swindon, York and Cambridge. Post holders will work full time, helping to deliver projects while working toward agreed learning goals. Both posts will start on 1 March 2013.
Full details of each post, training plans, job descriptions and person specifications will be provided on the IfA website from 21 December 2012. www.archaeologists.net. Follow the links from the news page.
For each post on offer there will be an Advertisement, a Job Description/Person Specification and a Training Plan. Details of how to apply are included in the individual Advertisements for each post.
Post holders will be paid an annual salary of £15,836, (pro rata for 15 months). An employers’ pension contribution of 6% of salary will also made to the post holders. Successful candidates will be, or will be expected to become members of an appropriate professional institute.
The closing date for the return of completed applications is 5pm on Monday 14 January. Interviews will be held before the end of January.
Application is by CV and covering letter and applicants should ensure that their application clearly demonstrates how they meet the essential and desirable elements of the person specification, giving relevant examples where possible.
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that the subject line of the email clearly states ‘Workplace Learning Bursaries application’. Your CV and covering letter can be submitted in Word format or as a pdf file and should include your full name in the file name.
Please note that each placement has its own application process and these vary. Please check the Advertisement for the placement you are applying for to ensure you apply in the right way.
Please ensure you complete an equal opportunities monitoring form with each application.