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Project Officer
Trent and Peak Archaeology
£22,400 - £27,470 p.a. dependent on experience

Location: Nottingham and various locations

Founded in 1967, Trent & Peak Archaeology is the oldest established archaeological unit in the East Midlands, and since 2011 we have been part of York Archaeological Trust. YAT provides a unique and exciting employment opportunity, combining world famous heritage attractions such as Jorvik, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination and public engagement.

Trent & Peak Archaeology has traditionally had a strong regional focus, with a particular emphasis on floodplain archaeology, geo-archaeology and the aggregates sector. In recent years, our commercial operations have greatly expanded into other sectors, including housing and infrastructure schemes. An important area of work now includes specialist work in advance of flood-schemes beyond the East Midlands.

We require a Project Officer, to implement agreed programmes of fieldwork within strict time and budgetary constraints. Reporting to a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the leadership of small to large field teams and the coordination of post excavation/reporting tasks, commensurate with your experience.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of UK commercial archaeology, and substantial relevant experience including report writing.

A permanent contract will be available for the successful candidate subject to completion of a probationary period.

What we offer:

  • Company pension scheme, where both the Employee and Employer contribute.
  • Annual leave entitlement on joining is 28 days, rising to 33 days after 5 years service.
  • Annual Holiday purchase scheme, purchase up to 2 weeks additional holiday.
  • Driver’s allowance (£500 p.a.) for those staff that are regularly required to drive field staff to site.
  • Free Eye tests for VDU users.
  • The Trust will contribute 50% of the cost of one subscription to an approved professional body (e.g.

       CIfA).

  • Free access to our 5 York Attractions including the JORVIK Viking Centre for our employees, their

       families and friends, and 25% discount on retail goods and souvenirs.

  • Discounts to Trust Events, at applicable events.
  • PPE suitable to your role.
  • Training opportunities appropriate to the role, including a Key Contact scheme.
  • Transport to all sites will be provided for Project Archaeologists.
  • Travel, subsistence and free accommodation provided for staff working away.
  • Payment of CSCS test fee.

Further details on the Trust’s Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found at -

http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/get-involved/work-for-yat/
 

A full job description and person specification are available at – https://www.tparchaeology.co.uk/about-us
 

Application: Please send a CV and Covering Letter to Gareth Davies (garethdavies [at] yorkat.co.uk)
 

For an informal discussion please contact Gareth Davies (on 0115 8967402 or mobile 07506 920395)

Closing date: Friday 6th March 2020
Senior Investigator (Maritime)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
£29,850 to £36,500 per annum. Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

This is a permanent position. The post is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the National Monuments Record through research and survey of maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast and for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector.  

The successful candidate will have direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone, a record of synthesis and publication in this field of work and experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data. We are particularly looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team to deliver projects and objectives. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is required for the post.  However, applications will be considered from candidates who are committed to learn Welsh to the required level.  Training will be funded.

Full details and an application form can be found here: www.rcahmw.gov.uk

Closing date: Sunday 8th March 2020
Aerial Survey Assistant
SUMO Aerial-Cam
£19,875 PA.
Full time, 40 hours per week

Location: Upton Severn Office, Worcestershire

As an Aerial Survey Assistant, you will be working directly for the Aerial Survey Director, your role will primarily focus on data capture in the field using a variety of techniques and equipment including UAVs (Drones) and GPS. Back in the office processing of photogrammetry and producing geospatial deliverable products and reports. As such, your day-to-day responsibilities in this busy and challenging role will include: 

  • Working with Aerial Survey Director to plan and execute survey work.
  • Processing data to generate geospatial and imaging products.
  • LIDAR and Aerial Photography data interpretation.
  • Analysis and interpretation of results and the production of reports.
  • Image editing using Adobe Photoshop or similar.
  • UAV and associated equipment maintenance and record keeping.

The role will suit someone interested in combining cutting edge technology with a keen interest in evidence acquisition via remote sensing, to provide accurate and high-quality survey data and GIS ready products. Ideally you will be a graduate able to demonstrate field work experience in remote sensing or survey techniques. Basic knowledge of GIS, LIDAR, GPS and associated technologies is desirable.  The ability to communicate with other survey departments, members of public, landowners and our customers professionally, effectively and confidently is essential.

Your key qualities should include: 

  • Willingness to travel.
  • A flexible attitude to working hours and days.
  • Understanding of Safety, situational awareness and dynamic risk analysis.
  • Ability to maintain professional conduct in challenging situations.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise your own workload.
  • Self-motivated and able to use own initiative.
  • Ability to communicate confidently.
  • Driving License - Required.

There will be ample training opportunities for the right candidate. It is not essential to already have any qualification for the operation of UAVs (Drones), however a desire to be a competent Remote Pilot working to CAA regulatory standards, is essential.

Please email your CV and names of two referees (who can be contacted by email) to: Adam Stanford MCIFA FSA, Director of Aerial Survey - adam [at] aerial-cam.co.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 31st March 2020
Regional Manager
Allen Archaeology
£29,334.37 to £38,750.89 p.a. dependent on experience

Allen Archaeology are looking to appoint a Regional Manager to lead our Northeast office in Birtley, just south of Newcastle on a permanent basis, subject to successful completion of a six month probationary period. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic individual to develop and lead a new but growing regional office, to manage an existing workload, and to help expand our existing portfolio and client base.

The role would be best suited to an individual with considerable management experience, but candidates with less experience in this field, looking to make the move from fieldwork to management, may also be considered. Assistance with relocation costs may be available.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all work is of a quality which meets the requirements of current standards and guidance and will be responsible for line management of members of the field team, contributing to staff training and development. You should have excellent presentation skills and be able to liaise with clients, local authority archaeologists, and the general public. The role will involve occasional travel and away work throughout England and Scotland.

Essential:

  • Proven experience of the delivery of fieldwork projects of all sizes, within agreed budgets and timescales
  • A relevant archaeological qualification and excellent knowledge of British archaeology
  • An understanding of relevant heritage legislation and of current national and regional technical standards and guidance
  • The ability to work unsupervised and on your own initiative
  • The ability to write clearly and to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences
  • A positive outlook with the ability to lead by example and to supervise, manage, motivate and co-ordinate a team both locally and remotely
  • Excellent computer literacy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of project planning tools
  • An inquisitive mind and a courteous and professional manner
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Full and Valid UK Driving License

Desirable:

  • Membership of CIfA at MCIfA grade
  • A valid CSCS card
  • Post-graduate archaeological qualification
  • Project Management qualification
  • Knowledge of GIS packages, drawing packages, such as AutoCAD and/or Corel Draw
  • Working knowledge of databases and resource management tools
  • Willingness to make a positive contribution to staff development through mentoring

What we offer:

  • A range of formal CPD, RoSPA and IATP accredited training covering aspects of health and safety and people management
  • 28 days holiday pro rata, rising after 3 years continuous service
  • Full sick pay after a qualifying period
  • Occupational pension with employer’s contribution
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • 50% contribution to CIfA membership

 

Please note that you must submit a completed application form via our on-line system to apply for this role. To apply please follow this link to download an application form and submit your application https://allenarchaeologyltd.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=22dbafed-8f7c-4a2f-ad43-5f32399f5cb3 References will not be approached without permission. Closing date for applications is 16:00 on Friday 21st February 2020 and interviews will be held at the office in Birtley over the following fortnight. Travel expenses will be available for interview candidates.

Allen Archaeology Limited is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

Closing date: Friday 21st February 2020
Geophysical Survey Officer
Historic Environment Scotland
£24,852 to £31,095
Fixed-term appointment for 3 years, with possibility of permanency

Based in Edinburgh, but working throughout Scotland

The Geophysical Survey Officer will work within the Survey & Recording team at Historic Environment Scotland, contributing to investigating and recording the archaeology and historic sites of Scotland.  You will be the main point of contact for the HES Geophysical Survey development, a new initiative running as a research and development project from April 2020 to March 2023, with an expectation of becoming business as usual thereafter. In this role you will: help coordinate a programme of geophysical survey projects with international partners; participate in fieldwork, data collection, processing and interpretation; help to produce guidelines for good practice; liaise with internal HES and external historic environment stakeholders; contribute to publishing survey results; contribute to the development of geophysical survey capacity and expertise at HES, and in the wider historic environment sector; and help to identify and address research priorities for geophysical survey in Scotland.

You will be expected to participate in fieldwork for the geophysical survey project and other programmes of archaeological fieldwork as appropriate, contributing to developing large area, rapid archaeological survey methodologies. This will involve travelling throughout the country, often to remote locations, requiring the post-holder to stay away for periods of usually a week at a time.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a good degree in archaeological science, archaeology or a related discipline, experience of geophysical survey for archaeology, and an understanding of landscape archaeological and survey practice.
 

For further information, including a full job description and details of how to apply, please visit our website at https://applications.historicenvironment.scot/.
 

For further information about the post, please contact Dave Cowley – Rapid Archaeological Mapping Programme Manager, via email at dave.cowley [at] hes.scot.
 

Interview date: 18th March 2020

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020
Graduate Trainees (Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,389 to £18,431 pay award pending

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

 

At the 2016 CIfA Conference our Graduate Trainee programme was Highly Commended in the Archaeology Training Forum Awards. We have inducted over 150 trainees into the programme since early 2014, and many of them are still working for us, now as experienced excavators and supervisors.

 

OA East

OA East continues to have a busy programme stretching into 2020 and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have field projects underway or about to commence on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Northamptonshire and we are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas. We also have some away deployments (Lincolnshire & Essex) and candidates based nearby or wishing to be deployed there with accommodation should also consider applying.

 

OA North

OA North are soon to start a long-running excavation on an important prehistoric site in Lancashire and we are particularly interested in candidates based in this area.  We also have several other sites situated within our North West heartland and further afield in Yorkshire, including a significant burials excavation commencing in the summer; candidates with osteological experience would be welcomed.

 

OA South

OA South has a busy programme for the coming months including excavations on a long-running scheme in Dorset which is revealing interesting archaeology in a county renowned for its prehistoric past.  We also have numerous other sites, both large and small situated both in our Oxfordshire heartland and further afield in Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

 

OA operate a policy of single rooms for all away-based staff.

 

Staff who successfully complete the scheme will, subject to the availability of work, be offered permanent contracts at Archaeologist level and will be enrolled on our new 'Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor' training scheme, which provides a clear path for career development, once the required level of experience is reached.

 

Position requirements:

  • A degree in archaeology, or equivalent academic knowledge and practical ability.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable.

 

What we offer:

  • A documented training programme.
  • Mentoring and assessment by experienced OA field staff.
  • A structured, supported route to membership of CIfA at PCIfA level.
     

For further details of the Training Programme and Career Path please visit our website

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/community-training/training/graduate-trainee-scheme  
 

Successful candidates will be offered a 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) on the starting salary level, with a twelve week extension, at the higher salary level (subject to availability of work) to allow completion of the Training Programme. Staff who successfully complete the scheme will, subject to the availability of work, be offered permanent contracts at Archaeologist level.
 

Employee benefits:

  • Salary range £17,389 to £18,431.
  • 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. full breathable waterproofs, fleece etc).
  • Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing - single rooms only.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

Human Resources

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 requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.

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 four weeks after the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

 

 

Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020
Filed Archaeologists and Assistant Supervisors
Oxford Archaeology
£19,848 to £20,806 pay award pending

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

Successful candidates for Archaeologist positions will benefit from our comprehensive ‘Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor’ training programme which provides a clear path for career development. The scheme includes organised training events in addition to mentoring by more senior staff and provides a structured framework for Archaeologists to build on and record their learning experiences. These will include skills such as training and mentoring more junior staff, machine watching, survey, matrix generation and undertaking watching briefs. When the required levels of competency are achieved the scheme allows Archaeologists to advance to Assistant Supervisor level without the need to wait for the company to formally recruit at that grade.

 

Candidates who have reached a general level of competency consistent with what Oxford Archaeology expects from an Assistant Supervisor and are recruited at that level will also be able to benefit from aspects of the programme, to reinforce and enhance their existing skills.

 

OA East

OA East continues to have a busy programme stretching into 2020 and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have field projects underway or about to commence on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Northamptonshire and we are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas. We also have some away deployments (Lincolnshire & Essex) and candidates based nearby or wishing to be deployed there with accommodation should also consider applying.

 

OA North

OA North are soon to start a long-running excavation on an important prehistoric site in Lancashire and we are particularly interested in candidates based in this area.  We also have several other sites situated within our North West heartland and further afield in Yorkshire, including a significant burials excavation commencing in the summer; candidates with osteological experience would be welcomed.

 

OA South

OA South has a busy programme for the coming months including excavations on a long-running scheme in Dorset which is revealing interesting archaeology in a county renowned for its prehistoric past.  We also have numerous other sites, both large and small situated both in our Oxfordshire heartland and further afield in Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

 

OA operate a policy of single rooms for all away-based staff.

 

Successful candidates will normally be offered a 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) after which permanent contracts will be offered, dependent upon sufficient work being available and candidates demonstrating satisfactory performance and competence for the role.

 

 

 

Archaeologist Position:

  • Competitive salary £19,848 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • Training programme with clear career path for promotion to Assistant Supervisor grade.
  • Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment. Documented evidence of competence, in the form of a completed training log from our Graduate Trainee programme or the Archaeology Skills Passport scheme will be advantageous.
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.

 

 

Assistant Supervisor Position:

  • Competitive salary range £20,195 to £20,806 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • Candidates must demonstrate proven experience, technical proficiency and good working knowledge of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
  • Candidates will be able to support the Project Supervisor and assist with supervision, guidance, task allocation, performance monitoring and training where appropriate for Fieldwork Archaeologists and Graduate Trainees.
  • Candidates will be able to undertake tasks such as surveying, watching briefs, machine watching, record checking and matrix building.  
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.

 

Employee benefits:

  • 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. full breathable waterproofs, fleeces etc).
  • Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing - single rooms only.
  • Annual drivers allowance of £520 for approved drivers (pro-rata), in addition to overtime for driving.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

 

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

Human Resources

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 requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.

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 four weeks after the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020
Sponsored PhD in Roman Ceramic Building Material
Cotswold Archaeology

Cotswold Archaeology invites applicants for a sponsored PhD (full time or part time) in the field of Roman Ceramic Building Material (CBM) at a British university. We will consider any proposal within this field. The project does not have to be artefact based but could, for example, explore production or distribution or economics or touch on all of these. The research should aim to generate results that would have general applicability, thus proposals based on the material from a single site might struggle to meet this objective. The purpose of the sponsorship is help develop the study of Roman CBM so proposals that focus purely on areas that have already been extensively studied, for example fabric analysis, would be less likely to be successful. Proposals that draw on material from outside Britain would be welcomed but the practicability of this work would need to be considered.

The successful applicant will be responsible for making the arrangements with his/her chosen university although Cotswold Archaeology will offer assistance in so far as it is able. The sponsorship will pay all university fees and may, depending upon the arrangements with the university, pay a contribution to living costs. This can be discussed at the interview.

Applicants can be any age and do not need to be currently studying at university or working in commercial archaeology. There is no requirement for the successful applicant to become employed by Cotswold Archaeology.

Please send us a brief CV; a short statement outlining why you want to study for a PhD and how it fits into your career plans (up to 500 words); your research proposal (not more than 1000 words) and any initial thoughts you have about which university you would like to study at. Please submit by email to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by midday on Monday 30 March 2020.

Closing date: Monday 30th March 2020
Expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands
Archaeology Warwickshire

Archaeology Warwickshire are seeking expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. Our reputation for proficient archaeological solutions and efficient, professional delivery has resulted in a high demand for our services.

We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to receive expressions from archaeologists with a proven track record in undertaking and reporting on watching briefs, and/or supervising evaluations and/or directing excavations with report production to publication standard. We are also keen to expand our network of experienced historic building recorders and IHBC qualified built heritage consultants.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and we expect to pay over and above the salaried equivalent CIfA minima and BAJR approved rates (including the necessary uplift for sickness and holidays), and in return we expect to get professionalism, integrity and commitment.

Applicants should provide a minimum of two contactable referees; prove their self-employed status (or commitment to become so); provide evidence of their insurance and hold valid CSCS cards. Membership of CIfA is highly desirable.

Interested?

For an informal and confidential chat call Stuart Palmer on 01926 412278, stuartpalmer [at] warwickshire.gov.uk.