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Archaeological Technician
Wessex Archaeology
£19,373 to £22,401 (London Fringe Payment £870)
Reference: MAIDFWK 06.19

Location: Maidstone

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, sometimes 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 Maidstone – 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 across London and the South East.

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.

Whilst having a good degree in archaeology or a related subject will certainly be of benefit, at Wessex Archaeology we also recognise that there are many very capable archaeologists both within our company, and across the sector as a whole, who do not have university qualifications. We will therefore welcome applications from all who wish to join our London & South East fieldwork team, graduates and non-graduates alike.

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.

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website with a copy of their CV; returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 12th July 2019.

For more information about the post please contact Mark Williams, Regional Manager, London and South East (m.williams [at]; 03303 133541).

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa or current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Friday 12th July 2019
Project Manager
CFA Archaeology
£29-£39K (commensurate with experience)
Full time (permanent) – 35 hours per week

Location: Milton Keynes
Enquiries Email: careers [at]

The Company:
CFA Archaeology Ltd (CFA) is an industry leading, cultural heritage organisation specialising in consulting, contracting and post-excavation on projects ranging from small scale watching briefs for residential developments, to large-scale infrastructure projects and Cultural Heritage Studies for Environmental Impact Assessments. At CFA, we pride ourselves on excellence and work with a range of organisations from leading multinational corporations and government agencies, to local government bodies and single partner consultancies. Our offices are located throughout the UK and we are a registered organisation (RO) with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. We are also ISO 9001:2015 accredited.

The Position:
CFA is seeking to appoint an experienced Project Manager to join our friendly team based in Milton Keynes. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our organisation and become an integral part of the team, contributing to the design, delivery and overall management of both new and existing projects.

The successful candidate will have proven people management experience and will support staff with their development in order to achieve Company objectives and promote our wider Company values.

Responsibilities include the following:
• Maintaining and promoting effective working relationships and communication with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Apply a thorough knowledge and understanding of archaeological best practice to every area of your work, particularly in relation to British archaeology and the principles and processes relevant to archaeological investigations.
• Responsibility for projects from procurement, tender and project design, through to management, completion and handover, adhering at all times to strict timescales and budgets.
• Promote the highest standards of quality and health and safety amongst working practices.
• Management and development of staff, applying the Company’s Appraisal, Training and Performance Management procedures.
• Effective collaboration with managers, administrators and staff from other offices to coordinate project workload and technical resources.
• Apply well developed analytical and report writing skills, ensuring primary and interpretative data are presented accurately and appropriately.
• Management of post-excavation requirements and the production of costed post-excavation design documents.
• Ensuring that quality management systems are effectively implemented and that documents sent to clients and other stakeholders are checked and signed off at the appropriate level.

Essential Criteria:
• Educated to degree-level in relevant discipline
• Proven project management experience
• Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or equivalent experience
• Excellent team-working and communication skills
• High levels of attention to detail, time-management, planning and organisational skills.
• A full UK driving licence

Benefits of working at CFA include (click the link for further details):
• Financial assistance with potential relocation
• Profit distribution scheme
• Contribution to pension scheme
• Paid overnight subsistence and travel time on fieldwork
• Subscription to CIfA paid in full
• TOIL and Sickness Benefits
• Cycle to work scheme

Please apply via email to careers [at] quoting 'Project Manager PM0519' in the subject line by close of business on 5th July 2019. Only completed applications containing a cover letter and CV will be accepted.

CFA Archaeology follows a policy of equal opportunities for employment, training and other conditions of service. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and right to work in the UK will be required prior to commencing employment.

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2019
Senior Archaeological Officer
Kent County Council
£28,925 per annum
Fixed Term of 1 year, Full Time - 37 hours per week

A well-motivated individual is sought to join the Heritage Conservation group to help protect and manage the rich and varied historic environment of Kent. Your primary responsibility will be to work as part of a busy team providing archaeological planning advice to the County Council, District Planning Authorities, Medway Council, and other agencies and developers. This will involve preparing responses to planning applications, writing specifications, and monitoring fieldwork and post-excavation programmes. The post is for one year to provide additional capacity needed due to increased development but, subject to funding, could be extended.

You will have a degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject, a good working knowledge of British archaeology including good fieldwork experience, good analytical and communication skills, excellent team-working skills and the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

To apply please visit to complete an online application form. The vacancy reference number is 19002229. For an informal discussion or should you require any further information, please contact Lis Dyson on 03000 413364. The closing date is Midnight on 17th June 2019.

Closing date: Monday 17th June 2019
ILLUSTRATOR (Project Officer)
Oxford Archaeology
£23,373 to £28,477* (based on experience)
Permanent appointment

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 projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.

The Position:
An opportunity has arisen within our busy Graphics Department at OA East, based in Bar Hill, Cambridge for an Illustrator at Project Officer level. The successful candidate will assist with the delivery of a wide range of post-excavation and publication graphics work. We are seeking an individual with experience of a variety of project types and with proven IT skills. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in the production of high quality graphics for archaeological grey literature and publication, including finds illustration. In addition, experience in photogrammetry, geomatics and the production of display artwork would be advantageous.

Position Requirements:

• Proven ability in the processing and accurate graphical representation of both hand-drawn and digital archaeological data.
• Experience of producing high quality graphics for grey literature and publication.
• Ability to provide advice to colleagues and clients on issues of graphics presentation and illustration.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of British archaeology and related practices.
• Thorough knowledge and considerable expertise in the use of all relevant graphics software (including GIS, CAD, Adobe Suite, InDesign and Microsoft).
• Ability to work independently and as a part of a team, as appropriate.
• Ability to assist with the research and development of both digital and traditional publication methods and systems.
• Good organisational skills to assist in the co-ordination of the day-to-day operations of the Graphics Office and, if appropriate, large scale projects.
• The ability to monitor and assess performance of teams and individuals and provide feedback, guidance and training in relevant graphics services.
• Good communication skills with fluent spoken and written English.
• Ability to carry out work practices in accordance with health and safety requirements.
• A degree in archaeology, archaeological science or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK commercial environment.

• Thorough knowledge in one or more specific areas of graphics services to enable the provision of accurate advice to those managing projects, and clients and other stakeholders as appropriate. Areas of expertise may include specific categories of finds and object illustration, photography, photogrammetry, reconstruction, 3D modelling, mapping software, survey and data capture.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA, preferably at the ACIfA level.
In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.

Employee benefits:
• Competitive salary range £23,373 to £28,477 (*pay award pending) appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability and previous experience).
• Up to 35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
• Company pension scheme.
• Cycle to work scheme.
• Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
• 100% of CIfA subscription fees, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the equivalent of ACIfA level).
• Childcare vouchers.

For further information about the role, please contact Rachel Clarke at the Cambridge office on 01223 850561 or via email: rachel.clarke [at]

If you would like to join the team responsible for some of the most exciting archaeological projects in the UK and be part of a respected and established organisation at the forefront of British archaeology please apply by completing an application form, available from:
Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

Human Resources
Oxford Archaeology
Janus House
Osney Mead

Interview dates: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July 2019

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.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Wednesday 19th June 2019
Marine Geophysics Manager
Wessex Archaeology
£31,079 - £35,572 pa, position and salary commensurate with skills and experience
Reference: SALGEO3 04.19

Location: Based in Salisbury, United Kingdom

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people.

We are currently seeking to appoint an experienced manager for the role of Marine Geophysics Manager in our Salisbury office to enhance our established and dedicated team.

In this role you will have the ability to influence and promote continuous improvement and positive change within both the marine geophysics and wider Geoservices team. You will deliver marine geophysics services to a high standard and contribute to company business success, in line with the vision and values of the company.

You will be responsible for building and managing the team, provide for their training, mentoring and coaching needs, and helping them to develop their skills. With a strong understanding of marine geophysical techniques and their application to archaeology. You will promote our services to existing clients and identify new business opportunities to develop and grow the business, and work with the wider company to deliver these services. Additionally, you will also undertake project management involving tendering, activities, deliverables and finances of projects.

The successful candidate for this role will:

• have previous experience managing a team, with excellent communication skills;
• be an ambitious individual with the aptitude and aspiration to develop the team;
• be technically astute, with an excellent understanding of the requirements of marine archaeological geophysics projects and their deliverables;
• have considerable experience in tendering, design, planning, management and delivery of marine geophysics projects;
• have the ability to identify and reduce risks to health and safety on projects, with experience in the preparation of risk assessments, method statements, health and safety plans and other appropriate documentation;
• have experience working routinely and effectively with clients, contractors, suppliers, planners, curators and other professionals;
• have a flexible, pragmatic, collaborative approach;
• be educated to at least degree level in an appropriate subject or to hold demonstrable experience to an equivalent level;
• have membership of an appropriate accredited professional body, commensurate with the level of responsibility;
• have a full UK Driving Licence.


Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] by the 5th July 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Further details, including Job Descriptions can be downloaded from our website. For all queries, please contact Louise Tizzard (Geoservices Director) l.tizzard [at]
Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2019
Archaeological Consultant/Senior Consultant

The heritage team of RPS is one of the leading Archaeological and Heritage Consultancy in the United Kingdom. We are currently looking to recruit to enhance our established heritage team in Newark. What we are looking for are bright, ambitious archaeologists with a minimum of 3 years’ commercial experience. You need never have written a DBA or Heritage Statement previously – but you must have an aptitude to prepare clear, commercially focused reports to a deadline. You will be supported and mentored with a view to progression to manage increasingly complex fieldwork projects – predominantly in East and South Midlands but also further afield.

We can offer you a permanent position within a vibrant and expanding office. There is significant flexibility to develop within the post. If you fancy specialising in technical setting issues/ES preparation that option is open as is more conventional project management. Familiarity with CAD and ArcGIS and other standard graphics packages would be beneficial.

RPS is always interested in hearing from archaeologists looking to make a career in consultancy. If you think that you have a skill-set/client base and/or the experience to apply for a more senior position we would also be delighted to hear from you.

You should be an ACIfA or above – or be eligible to apply within 6 months and have a full driving licence. In addition to the salary and generous leave entitlement, RPS offers a contributory pension schem, payment of relevant professional subscriptions and a range of other employee benefits.

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Mortimer (01636 642707 or 07730 648636).

Applications by CV and covering letter to sarah.cook [at] by 14th June.

Interviews to be held late June (date TBC)

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2019
Perth City Mills Development Officer
Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust
£25,000-30,000 p.a.
1 Year full time or 2 year part time, fixed term contract (Possibility of an extension for a further 3 years)

PKHT is a well-established, dynamic Scottish charity (SC003139) with the aim of conserving and promoting the archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth and Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. We are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in our story: to move our headquarters to existing office accommodation within the A-listed Lower City Mills, Perth, and to develop a programme of conservation and training to repair and make accessible this remarkable working mill as part of the wider cultural offer of the city.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven historic buildings conservation professional to join our team and:

  1. Lead on the production of a Conservation Management Plan, working with other Trust staff and Trustees;
  2. Contribute to community and stakeholder consultation and the development of a costed project proposal and fund-raising strategy leading to funding applications for a 3-5 year project beginning in 2021-22;
  3. Contribute to plans to sub-let the Trust’s existing Library Lodge office and the physical move of staff to Lower City Mills.

You will have a relevant degree (Architecture, Historic Building Conservation etc.) OR equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant experience. You will also have a track record in project development and management and historic building conservation and have strong IT and communication skills.

The post is offered as a full-time 1-year fixed-term contract, or for the right candidate, as a part-time 2-year contract, both with the possibility of extension for an additional 3-years subject to successful fundraising.

Based in Perth, you will work a 36 hour week with 25 days’ annual leave (or pro rata) and flexible working arrangements, including the potential for some homeworking.

For an informal discussion call David Strachan, Director, on 01738 477081. For the Job Description/Person Spec. see:

Application is by letter and c.v. to: David.Strachan [at]
Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 13 June 2019.
Interviews to be held on: Thursday 27 June 2019.

Closing date: Thursday 13th June 2019
Historic Environment Consultant

About the role:
Join the RTPI’s 2019 Planning Consultancy of the year! We are seeking an Historic Environment Consultant to join a friendly, award-winning multidisciplinary team of historic environment professionals, landscape architects / managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues across the practice, developing our historic environment research, policy and assessment portfolio, providing strong input to work across key services. Work would include:
• Contributing to historic environment research, appraisal and assessment projects
• Heritage management and conservation principles, policies and recommendations
• Strategic planning: evidence base, site assessment and policy work
• Development planning: impact assessment, heritage statements, heritage consents, and Expert Witness
• Historic Characterisation, including HLC/HSC, and Historic Area Assessment
• Supporting SA/SEA, providing ‘enhanced baseline’ preparation, expert input and consultee liaison.
• EIA: input to electricity transmission grid routeing and environmental assessment work, renewables, other infrastructure and housing/mixed-use development; peer review of
Environmental Statements

Examples of recent projects include:
• Advising clients on schemes ranging from major infrastructure to small-scale changes to designated assets
• Training for the National Trust on the setting of heritage assets
• Heritage Action Zone characterisation studies for Dewsbury, Weston-super-Mare and Ramsgate
• Supporting a number of local authorities in preparing historic environment evidence for local plans, undertaking assessment of proposed allocation sites and acting as expert witness at EiP
• Archaeological and heritage management contributions to Conservation Management Plans
• Heritage impact assessment of ambitious environmental improvements on the Forth and Clyde Canal
• Major research projects for Historic England as part of the National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the delivery of the projects. The individual will be actively supporting the strategy for the Planning business unit and LUC as a whole.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part-time working (minimum 30 hours per week) core hours and a degree of location flexibility.

Our historic environment team is currently concentrated in our London and Edinburgh offices, so the role could be based in either location.

About you:
You will be educated to degree level (2:1 and above), post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential. At least one qualification must be in an appropiate historic environment discipline. However, candidates with extensive, relevant historic environment experience, but more general qualifications, will be considered on their merits.
It will be essential for you to have a minimum of two years post-qualification professional work experience to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge.
You must have strong understanding of historic environment legislation, policy and practice across the UK, and the interface with the planning system.
You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to understand the interactions of LUC’s key areas of business with the historic environment.
You will be confident writing for a range of audiences, and you will be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
GIS capabilities (preferably ArcGIS) would be desirable, to a level that enables you to understand and manipulate source data.
Project management skills would be beneficial.
Finally, some level of membership or affiliation to the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or the Institute for Historic Building Conversation (IHBC) would also be desirable.
For further details about LUC please visit our website
To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2019-14 to Jennie Williamson, HR Assistant at: HR [at]
LUC is an equal opportunities employer.

About us:
LUC is an independent planning, impact assessment, landscape design and ecology consultancy, working across the UK and internationally.
With a track record spanning 50 years and a team of over 160 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.
Whether we are advising a commercial developer, utility company, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.
We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. No matter what the project, we aim to find the most sustainable solution.
We are also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

Closing date: Friday 28th June 2019
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.


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

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