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Zooarchaeologist
Oxford Archaeology
£24,871 - £30,302
Permanent

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

The position:

An opportunity has arisen at Oxford Archaeology South, based in Oxford. We intend to appoint a Zooarchaeologist with proven experience in the relevant field to publication standard. The post-holder will undertake the assessment and analysis of faunal assemblages of all sizes and archaeological periods from OAs diverse and expanding work programme, leading to the production of technical reports as well as monograph and journal publications. Recent and ongoing projects include the excavation of medieval settlement activity in the grounds of an Oxford college, a prehistoric monumental landscape in Dorset and a Roman roadside settlement in Somerset. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Environmental Archaeology.

This is a great opportunity to work on a range of exciting projects, further your career and be part of a dynamic and passionate team.

Position requirements:

  • Contribute to the intrusive archaeological investigations by cataloguing, assessing, analysing and reporting on relevant faunal assemblages.
  • Demonstrable experience in the identification, analysis and reporting of animal bones from archaeological sites to publication standard.
  • Support the OA South team in relevant aspects of conducting an investigation and provide on-site guidance and advice where appropriate on zooarchaeological issues.  
  • Carry out work practices in accordance with health and safety requirements.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of British archaeology and the principles, practices, procedures and processes relevant to investigations.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, with a flexible approach when working under pressure and to deadlines.
  • A higher degree in archaeozoology, archaeological science or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the ACIFA level.

For further information about the role, please contact Dr Rebecca Nicholson (Environmental Manager) at the Oxford office on 01865 980724 or via email: rebecca.nicholson [at] oxfordarchaeology.com

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation please apply by visiting

www.oxfordarchaeology.com/vacancies

You will also find further information regarding our employee benefits and Oxford Archaeology.

Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.

Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021
Graduate Trainees (Cambridge and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£19,041 to £19,516

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.

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  

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, strict social distancing rules are adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation please apply by visiting www.oxfordarchaeology.com/vacancies

You will also find further information regarding our employee benefits and Oxford Archaeology.

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Assistant Supervisors (Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
range £20,863 to £21,495

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.

Assistant Supervisor Position:

  • Competitive salary range £20,863 to £21,495 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 37.5 hours (basic) per week.
  • 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.

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, strict social distancing rules are adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation please apply by visiting www.oxfordarchaeology.com/vacancies

You will also find further information regarding our employee benefits and Oxford Archaeology.

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Field Archaeologists (Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£20,505

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.

Archaeologist Position:

  • Competitive salary £20,505 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 37.5 hours (basic) per week.
  • 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.

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, strict social distancing rules are adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation please apply by visiting www.oxfordarchaeology.com/vacancies

You will also find further information regarding our employee benefits and Oxford Archaeology.

Closing date: Sunday 7th February 2021
Archaeological Illustrator
Wessex Archaeology
£22,652 - £25,736 (plus London Fringe Payment £870) Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Reference: MEODO.02.21

About us

Wessex Archaeology is one of the UK’s leading providers of archaeological and heritage services, and an educational charity seeking to promote the education of the public in science, the arts, culture, and heritage.

Our Studio comprises of an exciting and innovative blend of archaeological illustrators, designers, 2D and 3D artists. Who provide a comprehensive and professional illustration, interpretation and design service, constantly developing new and creative ways of bringing the past to life.

The Position

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Archaeological Illustrator to support our busy London & SE Region. Based in our Meopham office, you will work alongside colleagues in our fieldwork, post-ex, heritage and geomatics teams. During the current COVID crisis, we are happy to offer homeworking if you have the requisite broadband connection.

The successful candidate will create a broad range of engaging products using both traditional and digital illustration skills. As a member of our Studio team, the post holder will receive support to develop their existing skills, expand their knowledge, and will be encouraged to explore new methods and specialisms.  

This permanent post is an office-based full-time appointment, with an option of some homeworking depending on circumstances. A relocation package may also be available.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate should have at least three years’ experience working as an archaeological illustrator within a commercial environment and have a good understanding of professional standards for archaeological practice.

Essential skills:

  • Education to Degree level in an appropriate subject or demonstratable experience to an equivalent level;
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Adobe CCS and either GIS or Cad;
  • Be able to prepare illustrations for all levels of client reports;
  • Have demonstratable experience in preparing publication illustrations;
  • Have demonstratable experience of artefact illustration to publication standard;
  • The ability to learn new software and gain new skills;
  • Show demonstratable good composition and layout skills;
  • Be both analytical and creative, with problem solving and interpretative skills;
  • The ability to advise project staff of the best methods to achieve the desired aims;
  • Show a systematic approach with attention to detail;
  • The ability to check, combine and clearly present pre and post-excavation data.

Additional skills an advantage:

  • Experience creating promotional material for web content and community engagement;
  • The ability to capture and edit video;
  • Experience of design and typesetting:
  • Experience creating reconstructions;
  • Driving licence.

To be successful in the role, you’ll be:

  • Open to learning and receiving direction;
  • Approachable in providing support, guidance and advice;
  • Able to communicate appropriately and respectfully;
  • Responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions;
  • Confident, innovative and show good judgement in problem solving and decision making;
  • Able to work collegiately across all departments and regional offices.
  • Able to work independently when required and demonstrate a professional approach to work, colleagues, other professionals and clients.

What will we provide?

The successful candidate will receive:

  • an opportunity for Continuing Professional Development;
  • a chance to expand their heritage interpretation skills;
  • an opportunity to work within our busy London & SE regional office;
  • an opportunity to work within one of the largest Studio teams in the heritage profession;
  • an opportunity to help develop new workflows and products within the profession;
  • an opportunity to expand their portfolio.

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (which can be downloaded from the Vacancies page on our website (www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) along with a copy of their CV and examples of their work; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk   

Applications must be received by close of business on 1st February 2021. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to present their portfolio in an online interview via Microsoft Teams. For all queries, please contact Karen Nichols (Studio Manager) k.nichols [at] wessexarch.co.uk

Wessex Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Monday 1st February 2021
Principal Archaeologist
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust
£ 34,476 - £38,010
Permanent position (following 6 month probation)

Overview

An exciting once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape and redefine development-driven archaeological practice in Wales and England, leading a well-established team through a period of transition towards growth and radical reform.

There is everything to play for in this role, which would suit an ambitious senior project officer – perhaps frustrated by an existing structural hierarchy and keen to join a quiet revolution on the borders. On the border of England and Wales, on the border between public and private practice, on the border of a generational shift from old to new ways of seeing, working and doing.

About us

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) was established in 1975 and delivers a wide range of archaeology and cultural heritage services in Wales and England. CPAT is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, and takes its role as an active RO very seriously.

We pay full CIfA membership fees for all staff and encourage staff to attend CIfA-accredited CPD as part of their broader PDP.

About you

You will have experience of managing commercial field archaeology projects in the United Kingdom, together with demonstrable skills in positive management of client relationships. In particular we would expect you to show that you have, or have had:

  • substantial responsibility for your own work in a variety of situations
  • significant accountability for others and/or the allocation of resources
  • experience of dealing with complex work and decision-making in a broad range of activities

Not all of these need necessarily to be in archaeology – many of these attributes are transferable.

Although experience is important, it is more about what that experience has taught you than simply clocking up the miles. If you have some off-the-wall ideas about where contract archaeology should be going in the next five or ten years – and what steps you would take to get there – then we want to hear them. We are interested in developing enthusiasm, passion and new ideas.

You need to be able to manage a team who are used to working with a certain amount of autonomy. So you will need to be a good team worker who can encourage initiative and motivate staff to deliver projects on time and on budget. If necessary you may need to provide mentorship and support. You will need to deal with the challenges of remote and home working (and remote home working) too.

We would expect a good general knowledge of British archaeology, and an authoritative knowledge of current issues and debates around development-driven archaeology in particular. An understanding of the situation in Wales might be an advantage. However the main focus is on creating, developing and sustaining a vibrant commercially-driven, client-focussed and ethically-sound archaeological business for the long term, which can support the wider educational remit of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust.

Our aim is to try and develop a future sector leader, and to this end we will provide personal support, guidance, training and mentorship.

About the role

As Principal Archaeologist you will be in charge of the Field Services team, which delivers development-driven archaeology projects throughout Wales and England. You will have responsibility for setting and delivering the department’s annual budget, including targets for growth and expansion. The day-to-day role involves tendering, project management and project delivery. You will be expected to use your archaeological experience to advise clients and support colleagues as projects progress.

The role requires MCIfA-level competencies.

Working arrangements

  • 37 hour standard working week
  • 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), rising to 35 days after five years’ continuous service
  • Flexible home/office working arrangements
  • 6% employers contribution to defined contribution pension scheme
  • Generous sick leave and TOIL arrangements

Process and timetable

Application by CV and personal statement only. Neither document should be no more than two sides of A4. Applications by email only to Paul Belford, CPAT Director: paul.belford [at] cpat.org.uk.

  • Deadline for applications is 09.00 Monday 1 February 2021
  • Interviews will be held by Zoom on Thursday 11 February 2021 and/or Friday 12 February 2021.
  • Appointments will be made with a view to starting work on 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information

Full details, including job description, essential and desirable person criteria, and further information about CPAT and the role, can be found at:

https://cpat.org.uk/docs/vacancies/Principal_Archaeologist.pdf

Closing date: Monday 1st February 2021
Associate or Principal Consultant Archaeology (London)
SLR
In line with CIfA minima

SLR’s CIfA-registered Archaeology & Heritage team operates from several SLR’s UK offices, including Shrewsbury, Nottingham, Exeter and Edinburgh. As a part of SLR’s unrivalled multi-disciplinary environmental services offering, SLR’s Archaeology and Cultural Heritage capabilities offered include advising clients, design and implement schemes, baseline surveys/analysis/reports in support of planning applications, Environmental Impact Assessments, or compliance in order to discharge planning conditions. We undertake desk-based and fieldwork for historic buildings, historic landscapes, conservation areas, parks and gardens, upstanding and buried archaeology, as well as cultural heritage. Listed in The Times’ top 100 “One To watch” SLR’s “one team” culture is at the heart of all our business and provides a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, SLR staff also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, life and travel insurance, critic illness cover as well as pension contributions, a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression and a generous car cash allowance. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours of 10am-4pm, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.

PERSON SPEC – SUMMARY

  • Proven capabilities in a consultancy, archaeological, architectural or heritage organization, including technical delivery, financial and client management as well as business development
  • Relevant Degree level (or higher) heritage-based qualification and thorough knowledge of current legislation and guidance
  • Experience of successful project delivery in market sectors such as power, minerals, housebuilding, road schemes, infrastructure, and regeneration
  • Technical experience to include design of archaeological investigations, heritage studies, baseline surveys, EIA/Conservation Management Planning, historic building surveys, knowledge of techniques for remote sensing and ability to use GIS, opportunities offered by cultural tourism
  • A good regional knowledge of the South East market, and proven working relationships with major stakeholders with a track record of business development
  • Full driving licence valid in the UK

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop opportunities with new and existing clients in local South East area and related urban centres and work with    other disciplines to maximise whole business opportunities
  • Direct and undertake projects for assessment of heritage significance and impacts, conservation appraisals, management and investigation of the historic environment
  • Comprehensive tenders/fee preparation for proposals, set budgets and exercise financial control over projects
  • Research and analyse heritage issues as part of SLR client schemes
  • Advise clients and colleagues within SLR of archaeological aspects of schemes, heritage legislation, best practice    standards, and appropriate responses.

Contact: careers [at] slrconsulting.com

Closing date: Friday 19th February 2021
Senior Osteologist
L – P : Archaeology
£24,800 - £29,810

L – P : Archaeology is looking to recruit a Senior Osteologist to lead the osteology team for the cemetery excavation at St. Mary’s Stoke Mandeville, part of the HS2 project.

The cemetery covers an 800-year timespan from 1100 to 1900 and is expected to contain around 3000 burials.

The role will entail supervision of a small osteological team and assisting with the excavation and the on-site processing and assessment, in a purpose-built temporary facility. There will be a reporting period to follow this.

On site works are expected to last c. 6 months with an expected start date in February.

The role is based full time and on site. A relocation package to a commutable distance to Stoke Mandeville/Aylesbury is available. Other expenses may be reimbursable and tailored to individual circumstances.

You will be supported in your position by a Responsible Partner who will assist in improving your ability to conduct your role to a high standard. The range of salary on offer is dependent on level of experience and is in line with CIfA Grade minima.

This position is tailored for the person who feels people skills are as important as technical skills.

Covering letters and CVs are to be sent to opportunities [at] lparchaeology.com. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2021.

Candidate profile

Our ideal candidate will aim to meet two sets of criteria; essential and desired. You must address each point succinctly in your personal statement.

Essential criteria:

  • Commercial archaeological experience in the excavation, processing and assessment of human remains
  • Grey Literature Bibliography
  • Postgraduate qualification in Osteology
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Possession of a CSCS Card
  • Willingness to be trained in new areas of work and in the L-P methods and procedures
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Ability to implement company strategy and policies (Health & Safety, CIfA standards etc)
  • Active in pursuing Continuing Professional Development

Desired criteria:

  • Experience in the supervision of other osteologists/and or organisation of an osteological team
  • Experience in the analysis of human remains
  • Published examples of work
  • Infrastructure site experience
  • Enthusiasm for analysis and understanding of archaeological sites
  • Professional grade membership of the CIfA (ACIfA Minimum)*

*If they do not hold this item, the successful candidate may be required to obtain these qualifications/memberships. This will be at the company’s expense and with the company’s support

Working arrangements and entitlements

  • 37.5 hour standard working week
  • 29 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • sick leave on an initial accrual of one day per month for a six month qualifying period, and thereafter one month sick pay allowance as per CIfA minima
  • 6% pension contributions after a six month qualifying period, as per CIfA minima
  • Relocation incentive negotiable according to circumstances. 
  • Relevant PPE will be provided to the successful applicant

Working for LP

L – P : Archaeology is a commercial archaeological unit with offices in London, Bristol, Chester, and Bishop’s Stortford. The company is a partnership, with a growing number of permanent employees. L – P has won awards for its archaeological practice, and it is a CIfA registered organisation. As a CIfA registered organisation, L – P comply with their minima for annual leave, sick leave, pensions, subsistence, accommodation and travel expenses. We work largely in the commercial sector, although we are involved in a variety of archaeological research projects, and have a strong Digital Archaeology team.

The L – P ethos is that staff should be upskilled wherever possible. As such we provide our employees with support and active encouragement with regards to training and their continuing professional development.

L – P : Archaeology has committed to becoming carbon neutral, we will be working towards reducing our carbon footprint and we are making annual donations to carbon offsetting projects.

Employee Benefits

  • 100 % CIfA subscription fees
  • Support for training and CPD
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • High quality PPE
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mates in Mind: mental health support
  • CharlieHR Perks at Work: retail discounts and offers for employees

www.lparchaeology.com/

Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021
Public Engagement/Community Archaeologist
L – P : Archaeology
£24,800+

L – P : Archaeology is looking to recruit a Public Engagement/Community Archaeologist to lead the community engagement programme for the cemetery excavation at St. Mary’s Stoke Mandeville, part of the HS2 project.

The cemetery covers an 800-year timespan from 1100 to 1900 and is expected to contain around 3000 burials.

The role will entail the development and implementation of a well-funded, high profile community engagement programme within a commercial archaeological environment working to an existing high-level brief.

A dedicated “field museum” is being integrated into the excavation infrastructure. The programme also envisages the implementation of a number of educational courses and participatory events.

On site works are expected to last c. 6 months with an expected start date in February, and the community aspect will run throughout and will be followed by a reporting period.

The role is based full time and on site. A relocation package to a commutable distance to Stoke Mandeville/Aylesbury is available. Other expenses may be reimbursable and tailored to individual circumstances.

You will be supported in your position by a Responsible Partner who will assist in improving your ability to conduct your role to a high standard. The salary will be in line with CIfA Grade minima and will be dependent on experience.

Covering letters and CVs are to be sent to opportunities [at] lparchaeology.com. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Candidate profile

Our ideal candidate will aim to meet two sets of criteria; essential and desired. You must address each point succinctly in your personal statement.

Essential criteria:

  • A gift for communicating archaeology to the public
  • Experience in developing programmes and/or educational courses
  • Experience in working with the public in community engagement and heritage interpretation
  • Grey Literature Bibliography
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Possession of a CSCS Card
  • Willingness to be trained in new areas of work and in the L-P methods and procedures
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Ability to implement company strategy and policies (Health & Safety, CIfA standards etc)
  • Active in pursuing Continuing Professional Development

Desired criteria:

  • Experience in measuring impact of public engagement
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Published examples of work
  • Infrastructure site experience
  • Enthusiasm for analysis and understanding of archaeological sites
  • Professional grade membership of the CIfA (ACIfA Minimum)*

*If they do not hold this item, the successful candidate may be required to obtain these qualifications/memberships. This will be at the company’s expense and with the company’s support

Working arrangements and entitlements

  • 37.5 hours standard working week
  • 29 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • sick leave on an initial accrual of one day per month for a six-month qualifying period, and thereafter one month sick pay allowance as per CIfA minima
  • 6% pension contributions after a six-month qualifying period, as per CIfA minima
  • Relocation incentive negotiable according to circumstances. 
  • Relevant PPE will be provided to the successful applicant

Working for LP

L – P : Archaeology is a commercial archaeological unit with offices in London, Bristol, Chester, and Bishop’s Stortford. The company is a partnership, with a growing number of permanent employees. L – P has won awards for its archaeological practice, and it is a CIfA registered organisation. As a CIfA registered organisation, L – P comply with their minima for annual leave, sick leave, pensions, subsistence, accommodation and travel expenses. We work largely in the commercial sector, although we are involved in a variety of archaeological research projects and have a strong Digital Archaeology team.

The L – P ethos is that staff should be upskilled wherever possible. As such we provide our employees with support and active encouragement with regards to training and their continuing professional development.

L – P : Archaeology has committed to becoming carbon neutral, we will be working towards reducing our carbon footprint and we are making annual donations to carbon offsetting projects.

Employee Benefits

  • 100 % CIfA subscription fees
  • Support for training and CPD
  • 6% Employer pension contribution
  • High quality PPE
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mates in Mind: Mental health support
  • CharlieHR Perks at Work: Retail discounts and offers for employees

www.lparchaeology.com/

Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021
Senior Heritage Consultant - Terrestrial
Royal HaskoningDHV
In line with CIfA minima

Background on our Heritage Team

Our heritage team is a small, but growing, team of both terrestrial and marine heritage consultants that sits within the wider multi-disciplinary environment team at Royal HaskoningDHV. We specialise in supporting clients on major infrastructure projects, particularly within respect to offshore renewables, ports and harbours and flood and coastal risk management, although we also provide expert advice to a variety of other development sectors, including international work. 

With offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Peterborough, this role can be based anywhere in the UK, although proximity to one of our regional offices would be preferred. 
 

The Role

We are looking to welcome a senior terrestrial consultant to the team to undertake the delivery of heritage consultancy tasks with autonomy whilst also supporting and mentoring other members of the team. This would include the delivery of all stages of EIA, and non-EIA environmental assessment, desk-based and settings assessment, post-consent support and coordination of small- to large-scale mitigation strategies. We would particularly welcome a consultant with an interest and experience in historic building conservation and management. 

This role will offer an excellent opportunity to deliver a wide variety of project work including researching and writing your own reports, undertaking site visits, direct communication with clients and stakeholders whilst also assisting the marine and terrestrial leads with the development and future direction of the team as a whole.

To provide heritage and archaeology consultancy support as required:

  • Heritage and archaeological elements of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal (including desk-based research, site visits/walkover surveys and settings assessments);
  • Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning system;
  • Overseeing heritage and archaeological investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment;
  • Lead small teams in the delivery of projects;
  • Undertake client interfacing roles within the delivery team; and
  • General support to the heritage lead, other heritage team members, the wider environment team and company as a whole.

This role is suitable for Part-time applicants, so if you'd like to know more about our working policies submit your application. 

Qualifications & Experience 

  • BA/BSc (essential) and Masters degree (desirable) in archaeology and/or archaeology combined with another related discipline;
  • Experience equivalent to full membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) (or an equivalent body) within heritage and archaeology consultancy;
  • High standard heritage consultancy skills including a good understanding of heritage legislation, the EIA process, UK planning and permitting systems and relevant government policy;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills;
  • Excellent computer and numeracy skills, including working knowledge of GIS and its application in heritage assessment;
  • Established network across relevant industry sectors, including both clients and relevant regulators;
  • A proactive outlook, and the ability to work autonomously and within a team;
  • Commercial understanding and an interest in securing new business;
  • Confidence at the client-interface; and
  • Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations.

Apply here: https://royalhaskoningdhv.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/...

Closing date: Sunday 31st January 2021
Technical Team Leader (Projects Manager)
Archaeology Warwickshire
£38,890 - £40,876

At Archaeology Warwickshire our people will always come first. By looking after each other we have built a strong team and we continue to thrive because our clients are confident that we will deliver what they need when they need it.  

We are now looking for an additional Technical Team Leader to manage projects from inception to completion by preparing competitive tenders, ensuring quality standards, monitoring project performance, facilitating good customer and supplier relationships and developing future business opportunities.

This is a senior leadership role with direct reporting responsibilities and the successful candidate can expect to contribute to ongoing policy and strategy with remuneration on a scale befitting the role.

We believe in our regional expertise and we continue to invest in all our staff with extensive and fully funded training, rewarding commitment with opportunity for personal development and by encouraging a healthy work-life balance not predicated on crisscrossing the country. If you share our ethos and you are looking for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you. We will support you to be the best you can be.

If you would like an informal chat or any further information regarding what it is like to work at Archaeology Warwickshire, please do not hesitate to contact anyone in our team

You will be based at our bespoke new office in Warwick, which has excellent transport links, but you will be equipped to work from home whenever possible. Archaeology Warwickshire meet regularly on MS Teams, share news, data, advice and jokes on WhatsApp (smart phone provided) and encourage each other to learn from each other’s experiences.

We are a CIfA Registered Organisation and as a Warwickshire County Council trading group can offer:

•             32 days holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 37 after 4 years),

•             37 hr working week,

•             flexible working (hours to suit your needs), 

•             Local Government Pension Scheme,

•             Top quality (eg Rab / Northface) waterproofs, thermal coats, trousers, socks, fleeces and safety boots – replenished when needed,

•             High-quality accommodation for away work (more than 1 hr travel)

•             access to cycle scheme,

•             childcare vouchers,

•             A range of staff discounts,

•             100% CIfA fees and conference costs paid

Applicants must have a driving licence and CIfA membership or commitment to join at MCIfA.

Click here to apply

Interviews: W/C 8 February

Closing date: Friday 29th January 2021
Business Development Officer
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
£30,000 - £45,000+ (dependant on experience)
Permanent position following 6 month probation

The Position:

Are you a highly motivated, go-getter with attention to detail? Do you have a deep passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you committed to our Vision, Mission (purpose) and Culture? Are you highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position requires that you can effectively operate from the right and left side of your brain at the same time. You need to be analytical and creative. This opportunity isn't for 99% of people, but if you're the 1%, you'll know it.

Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable Business Development executive with a strong track record and developed skills sets. You will have experience of successful quoting and tendering for archaeological or similar projects/work in the construction sector such as QS work, sales, contract management or strategic business development, with a wide range of business contacts throughout the sector. You will have responsibility for generating leads and work pipeline and helping win and contribute to the marketing/networking/sales part of our business. The post can be home-based or based out of one of our offices (preferably our Head Office at Bakewell) where you will be accountable to the Contracts Manager. You will have strong networking and marketing skills. You will have excellent numeracy skills, a meticulous approach to numbers and reporting, together with high quality written English and oral communication skills. You will be a key member of our Management Team and have responsibility for driving the Company’s growth, leads and work pipeline working closely with the Contracts Manager and heads of our three divisions, COO and MD. We are looking for a forensic attitude to risk and the ability to manage this within discussions and contracts. You must also have strong IT skills. Some knowledge of British archaeology as practised through the planning system is highly desirable, although exceptional quick-learning candidates without any specific archaeological background will be considered. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to tight deadlines. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

We do not reply to all applications but we will contact you if you have been selected for interview.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

To apply:

Visit our website www.archaeologicalresearchservices.com/about-us/careers/  and download, fill in and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to personnel [at] archaeologicalresearchservices.com. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in;

  • Covering letter comprising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.
  • Our application form (downloadable from the website) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Equal opportunities form (downloadable from our website)
  • Full CV

Closing date: Friday 29th January 2021
Project Manager
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
£30,000 - £40,000+ (dependant on experience)
Permanent position following 6 month probation

The Position:

Are you a highly motivated, go-getter with an ability to oversee multiple projects, people and plan ahead? Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you an exceptional communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position is for a key members of our Field Archaeology division to help take the Company forward and requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader and motivator. You need to be highly disciplined, a good ‘people person’ as well as a competent archaeologist/allied professional. Although we are recruiting for those with an experienced archaeological background that will include a strong track record in report writing, we also warmly invite applications from those with a broader construction background experienced with NEC3 contracts/QS work to help deliver our projects, and especially applicants who can start relatively quickly. The post is nominally based at Bakewell but could be home-working based elsewhere in England with occasional office and site visits required.

You will ideally have experience of running a wide range of projects, motivating and leading teams, planning staff allocations to jobs, co-ordinating post-excavation work, negotiating with local authority archaeologists, producing risk assessments, quality assurance and report checking. You will have responsibility for delivering a wide range of projects and will be accountable to the Head of Field Archaeology. You will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects on time and to budget and for getting invoices issued promptly. A good knowledge of British Archaeology is important and ideally a track record in reports, editing and perhaps publication. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Excel and CAD and GIS are an advantage.

We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be. We have positions available for an immediate start.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

To apply:

Visit our website www.archaeologicalresearchservices.com/about-us/careers/  and download, fill in and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to personnel [at] archaeologicalresearchservices.com. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in;

·Covering letter comprising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.

·Our application form (downloadable from the website) including the names and full contact details of two referees

·Equal opportunities form (downloadable from our website)

·Full CV

Closing date: Friday 29th January 2021
Archaeologists at all levels - Project Officers, Assistant Project Officers and Archaeological Officers
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
£24,000 - £30,000, £21,000 - £25,000 and £21,000 - £25,000
Permanent positions following successful six month probation.

The Positions:

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting archaeologists at all levels to work on a variety of projects around the UK. The positions will be attached to one of our various offices. We have positions available for an immediate start.

We are looking for people who are fully aligned to our Vision, Mission (purpose) and Culture and want to be part of our high performing team. You will need great team-working ability, motivation, enthusiasm and drive to complete tasks and contribute to the operational success of the Company. You will have experience of taking part in field projects, contributing to post-excavation work as appropriate, a sound knowledge of UK archaeology and the ability to write accurate, clear English. You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering on a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to your line manager. Ideally, you will have in place the necessary skills for your role and ideally be competent in the use of CAD commensurate with the position applied for. We invest heavily in training and development and actively seek to progress staff members through the ranks to so that each person can achieve their true potential and the Company then also benefit from that. You must be committed to our cultures of ‘health and safety first’, ‘innovation’ and our ‘adding value’ and positively contribute to Company initiatives. We are a high performing Company with a professional yet friendly culture and with many outstanding performers. We maintain a sector-leading commitment to staff development and training which we require to be reciprocated, and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

To apply, visit our website www.archaeologicalresearchservices.com/about-us/careers/  and download, fill in and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to personnel [at] archaeologicalresearchservices.com. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.
 

Applicants must complete and send in;

·Covering letter comprising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.

·Our application form (downloadable from the website) including the names and full contact details of two referees

·Equal opportunities form (downloadable from our website)

·Full CV

Closing date: Friday 29th January 2021
Archaeological Technician (Sheffield)
Wessex Archaeology
£20,064 to £21,585
Reference: SHEFFWK 12.20

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK, and as a registered charity our aims are to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Ruthin. 

The role of Archaeological Technician is primarily a full-time field-based role, often including working away from home during each week, but we also promote work-life balance as a vital aspect of modern-day employment. If you need a more flexible arrangement, whilst we can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, we do promise to listen and provide what we can. 

The position:

Due to the continued expansion of our operations, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic archaeologists to join our fieldwork team based at Sheffield – whether you already have experience in a commercial environment, or someone embarking on the first steps of your archaeological career.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in fieldwork archaeology with one of the largest independent archaeological companies in the UK. At Wessex Archaeology, we are dedicated to investing in our staff through training and development. Initially we will appoint staff on minimum 3-month fixed term contracts, longer term contracts may be available for staff with appropriate skills and/or experience. Successful applicants will assist in the delivery of fieldwork services in the Midlands, West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Applications from candidates based in any of those regions would be preferred.

Position requirements:

Prior experience of archaeological excavation and recording within a commercial environment would be a distinct advantage, but the post may also suit less experienced archaeologists who are just starting out in their archaeological career. As an Archaeological Technician at Wessex Archaeology, you will be expected to:

  • Be open to learning and receiving direction;
  • Communicate appropriately and respectfully; and
  • Be responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions.

Essential skills for successful applicants will be:

  • To have a valid CSCS card – we can provide help and advice on obtaining these;
  • To have the ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions; and
  • Able to manage their own time and work to deadlines.

Highly desirable attributes will include:

  • A full clean Driving Licence;
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists; and
  • SSSTS or other H&S qualifications.

With highly competitive salaries we are also able to offer many additional benefits to working for Wessex, including:

  • Pension and life assurance schemes;
  • Financial assistance with relocation;
  • 30 days (including bank holidays) annual leave increasing with seniority of post and length of service;
  • A company Employee Assistant Programme – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • Staff discounts for local businesses; and
  • Bike2 work scheme.
     

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website (https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) with a copy of their CV; returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk. Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 8th January 2021. 

For more information about the post please contact Andrew Norton, Regional Director, North (a.norton [at] wessexarch.co.uk; 0114 2559774).

Wessex Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Thursday 21st January 2021
Fully Funded PhD Studentship/ Collaborative Doctoral Award
AHRC SWWC/ University of Reading
Annual stipend (£15,285 in 2020-21) + annual tuition fees (£4407 in 2020-21)
3 years + 8 months (full-time) or part time pro rata

Location: University of Reading, Reading, UK
 

Brief job description:

‘Reading Abbey: Connecting Archaeology, Heritage Management and Placemaking’

This project connects the medieval archaeology of Reading Abbey with current heritage needs and opportunities in the town of Reading.  It offers a unique platform for a doctoral student to make an original contribution to archaeological understanding of this site of national historical significance; to develop innovative approaches to 4D digital data modelling and visualisation; and to use the research to inform local conservation policy and community engagement with heritage.  The doctoral student will work closely with supervisors at the University of Reading (Prof Roberta Gilchrist), the University of Southampton (Dr Fraser Sturt), Reading Museum (Matthew Williams) and Berkshire Archaeology (Fiona Macdonald).

Further contact details and/or application form link: https://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/prospective-students/apply/collaborative-doctoral-award-projects-2021/ 

Closing date: Monday 25th January 2021