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New bursaries available under HLF Workplace Learning Bursaries scheme

The IfA are offering a further 9 training posts under the HLF’s Workplace Learning Bursaries scheme. These posts are based within a number of different archaeological organisations and in various areas of archaeological practice. Post holders will work full time within the host organisation, helping to deliver projects while working toward agreed learning goals. All posts start in October/November 2012.

Full details of each post are provided via the links below. For each post on offer there is 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.

Salaries will vary between the posts, depending on host organisation. Salaries will be upwards of £15,839 (PIfA level) and £18,446 (AIfA level) for a 12 month fixed term contract or pro rata for 6 months.

Closing dates for the return of completed applications is 24 August 2012. Interview dates have already been set and applicants should take note of these in the individual Advertisements.

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.

Full details for each placement can be found at

The placements

  • Digital archaeology with ADS, York

  • Heritage assessment with Atkins Heritage, Birmingham

  • Integrated heritage management with Breacon Beacons National Park Authority

  • Archaeological excavation and supervision with Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford

  • Archaeological geophysics with Durham University

  • Project management with MOLA, London

  • Surveying Scotland’s Buildings with RCAHMS, Edinburgh

  • Building survey and interpretation with RCAHMW, Aberystwyth

  • Creating and promoting archives with University of York – the Star Carr Project

For full details for each placement, please go to

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446