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Archaeological Technician (Sheffield)
Wessex Archaeology
£19,373 to £20,841
Reference: SHEFFWK 07.20

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.ukApplications must be received by close of business on Friday 31st July 2020.  

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

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 31st July 2020
National Listing Adviser
Historic England
£33,670 - £38,076 depending on location + Benefits
Permanent
Reference: 9598

This is a rare opportunity to join the National Listing & Marine Team at Historic England. As a National Listing Adviser the successful applicant will have a varied caseload combining individual designation casework across the full range of heritage assets as well as managing specific national projects. As part of a small but well regarded team you will also contribute to promoting the work of Historic England and to supporting public engagement leading from our Listing activity.

To be successful in this role, you will have a broad understanding of the range and significance of heritage assets and heritage legislation in England and how to assess information and produce clearly presented reports. You will be comfortable working to deadlines and in planning and managing your workload effectively. Previous experience of managing heritage projects and an understanding of commonly used project management approaches are a distinct advantage.

Home based, you will be required to visit sites across England, often not easily accessible by public transport and sometimes in remote and difficult to access locations. A driving licence is therefore a distinct advantage. You will be equally comfortable working alone, as part of a project team or with a range of internal and external partners and the public.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work -life balance. Therefore, we offer the flexibility in your working day to create a pattern that works for you.

Interviews will be held via Zoom w/c 27th July 2020.

Historic England is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

Click here to apply

Closing date: Sunday 19th July 2020
Experienced Archaeologists, Archaeologists & Trainee Archaeologists (Milton Keynes and Suffolk)
Cotswold Archaeology
£20325 - £21799 (dependent on experience) Trainees to start on £19650
Permanent and fixed-term (six-month) contracts available

Cotswold Archaeology requires promising, talented and experienced archaeologists to join our teams in Milton Keynes and Suffolk (Needham Market), to assist in the excavation of a range of exciting rural and urban archaeological projects, of many different periods. With a strong ongoing portfolio of fieldwork we are looking for hard-working and dedicated individuals to join our team.

We have projects located close to our offices and also schemes further afield where we provide accommodation, with good opportunities for accruing lieu and overtime.

The Package

Along with a starting salary above the CIfA minimum, we offer a highly competitive benefits package including:

  • Our award-winning Training Programme geared to career progression
  • 30 days annual leave (including statutory holidays)
  • Generous pension and life assurance schemes
  • Paid CIfA membership subscription (following qualifying period)
  • A generous lieu scheme operated for all driving time, and time spent in excess of 45 minutes each way as a passenger, outside of the normal 7.5 hour working day (accumulate up to 10 days additional lieu time annually)
  • Overnight accommodation and subsistence when working on away projects
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Details 

Archaeologists (£20,325 – £21,261)

Ideally, candidates for the post of Archaeologist will be able to demonstrate their competence in core fieldwork skills through provision of a completed Archaeology Skills Passport (http://www.archaeologyskills.co.uk/project/core-skills/) or similar training log provided by another employer, and completed during previous experience working for commercial British archaeological practices. 

Your core skills and experience should include manual excavation and recording of archaeological features, and the recovery of artefacts or samples. You should also be able to complete stratigraphic matrices, photograph archaeological features and sites, and compose accurate measured drawings. Familiarity with GPS surveying is desirable. 

Experienced Archaeologists (£21,799)

We are also looking for more experienced field archaeologists to assist our Supervisors with the training and mentoring of Trainee Archaeologists and with machine supervision. Candidates with demonstrable and considerable commercial archaeological fieldwork experience, who can provide documented evidence of their proficiency both in core fieldwork skills and machine supervision/watching brief, staff training/development and an aptitude for GPS survey, will be eligible for the higher starting salary. In date training in the use of CAT and Genny equipment is also desirable.

For both roles, membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level is desirable, as is possession of a current and valid CSCS Health and Safety Card, and a full driving licence. However, CSCS training can be arranged for those who do not currently possess a valid card. Personal protective equipment will be issued for the duration of employment. 

Trainee Archaeologists (£19650)

Like many of those that join our award winning trainee archaeologist programme you might be a recent graduate with a degree or masters in a relevant subject; you may have graduated some time ago but never realised your ambitions to enter the profession; or you may have no formal archaeology related qualifications but your passion and interest in the subject is attracting you to developing a career in the sector. Whatever your background, skills, experience, qualifications and ambitions, we would love to hear from you.

Our trainee programme has been developed with the flexibility to respond to a wide variety of individual’s education and work experience. The training includes all the core skills required to be effective as an Archaeologist including; excavation, drawing, photography and sampling.

In the past few years, over 50 trainees have successfully completed our programme. You will begin with a 6 month contact, which should be ample time to complete your training. 

Please note all pay scales quoted are annual equivalents based on a 37.5 hour week.

How to apply

You can access detailed role descriptions, person specifications and an application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk; please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, including complete contact details of two referees with recent first-hand knowledge of your fieldwork ability. Please state clearly which position you are applying for, which office you are interested in and whether you are interested in a permanent or fixed-term contract.

Email careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, GL7 6BQ.

Closing date: Monday 13th July 2020
Archaeologists (West Midlands region, Lincolnshire, Surrey and Hampshire)
Headland Archaeology
from £20,600 - £21,630 (depending on experience) + generous benefits package
Full time, 37.5hr/week. 6 month fixed-term contract with a view to extension

Are you fascinated in the past and looking for a career in commercial archaeology? Do you want to be part of big infrastructure schemes and work on interesting projects? 

This is an excellent opportunity, if you are looking to expand your knowledge in archaeology, improve your skills and be part of a team who delivers high quality archaeological work. 

Why Should You Apply?

We are a privately owned archaeological business, part of the RSK Group, a leader in integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services. We provide heritage services to the development and construction sectors in UK and across the world. With four offices in England and one in Scotland, we offer our employees:

  • Unique knowledge and expertise. For more than 20 years, Headland has provided not only business-focused archaeology but also people-focused business. We are highly respected within our industry for our achievements in innovation, tailor-made development coaching and training, and our expertise in commercial archaeology. 
  • Strong pioneering spirit. Our corporate culture is characterised by a healthy appetite for originality and development.
  • Stable company with excellent growth. Over the years, we have demonstrated steady, positive economic development and formed successful partnerships.
  • Good work environment. You will be surrounded by colleagues who are pleasant, professional, and enthusiastic about their work. 
  • Opportunity to influence. You get to work in an open climate, close to decision makers and with the possibility of making a difference. 
  • Part of RSK group. You will have further opportunities to become involved in nationally and internationally prominent projects with exciting prospects for career development. The group has c.3500 employees and c.80 environmentally lead companies. 

The Role 

We are looking to recruit up to 100 enthusiastic, committed, results-driven individuals, available to start immediately. Ideally you would have at least three months’ experience in UK commercial archaeology, or relevant European commercial experience. However, we have limited positions on our formal trainee programme.

You work will primarily involve conducting a range of archaeological evaluations and excavations as well as office-based tasks. As part of the fieldwork team you will get involved in several large and exciting projects across central, southern, and eastern England. We have interesting projects including waterlogged medieval and Roman urban excavations, IA/RB agricultural and industrial landscapes on linear schemes. Working away and travelling in new places is a normal part of this role. When conditions allow for staying away, we will provide you with high-quality accommodation and subsistence during the week. 

Our most recent works; which include well preserved IA/RB and Saxon landscapes, medieval and Post-medieval industrial sites in eastern England, prehistoric landscapes on the southern chalklands, industrial archaeology in Birmingham; illustrate the wide range of projects we have been commissioned to deliver. 

In Headland we are proud of our people. We will support you to your meet your goals and train you in specific archaeological and other skills to feel confident and succeed in your role. 

You must have the following essential criteria:

  • Genuine interest in archaeology  
  • Archaeological field work experience preferably on sites of various periods and types
  • Ability to carry out prolonged manual work in an outdoor environment in all weather
  • Up to date CSCS card (ideally Academically Qualified Person or Professionally Qualified Person) or willingness to acquire one
  • Good organisational & communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Substantial knowledge of MS Office & English language 

A Degree in Archaeology, or in a relevant subject, and membership of the CIfA are desirable criteria for the role. Driving license and willingness to drive in UK is a plus.

Benefits we offer you:

  • Relocation package for accommodation and expenses 
  • Resettlement scheme up to £500, subject to eligibility
  • Paid subsistence 
  • Paid travel time when applicable 
  • Loyalty bonus £500 for 6months
  • Finder’s fee
  • Regular offers through RSK Group (e.g. Tastecard, Gym membership, Holidays and Entertainment)
  • Time off in lieu or you will be paid for time worked above standard hours
  • Annual profit discretionary bonus & performance-related bonus schemes
  • Monthly clothing allowance
  • 28 days annual leave, rising based on service length  
  • 5%-6% employer contribution to pension scheme
  • Income Protection Policy, after a year with Headland
  • Health support scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (advice on finance, mental health etc)
  • Paid CIfA membership and CSCS card 
  • Constant training in various areas e.g. Health & Safety, Technical Services etc.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extra annual leave purchase scheme

How to apply

You must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to your commencement.

Send CV and covering letter to jobs [at] headlandarchaeology.com quoting reference A062020. Postal applications will not be accepted. For queries regarding the role, and the trainee programme, email jobs [at] headlandarchaeology.com

Headland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

COVID19:  We have wide-ranging COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current official guidance on maintaining a safe working environment during COVID19. We are in constant communication with our clients to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling and working on site and/or in the offices. All inductions include a comprehensive COVID19 brief, and all projects have a daily H&S COVID19 update. 

Closing Date:  5pm on 28th July 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we may fill existing vacancies before the closing date, so you are advised to submit your application as early as possible.

Website: www.headlandarchaeology.com

Closing date: Tuesday 28th July 2020
Post-Excavation Archaeologist Apprenticeships (with a focus on Post-Medieval pottery)
£21,571 - £26,129 (Including 6% employer pension contribution)

Location: Bishop's Stortford

L – P : Archaeology are looking to recruit a Post-Excavation Archaeologist for a full-time, three year apprenticeship contract. Joining L – P 's Post-Excavation team based at our East of England Office and reporting to the Post-Excavation Manager, this apprenticeship will give you the chance to obtain the equivalent of a Masters qualification.  This opportunity includes being trained on the job in all post-excavation tasks, being mentored in Post-Medieval pottery recording and analysis and having time allocated to complete the Archaeological Specialist Apprenticeship.

The position will consist of post-excavation tasks, including but not limited to, the processing and archiving of finds and environmental samples, working alongside our existing post-excavation team.  At L – P : Archaeology all roles are broad, allowing individuals to experience and achieve a wider range of tasks and skills. You will be supported in your undertaking of the Archaeological Specialist Apprenticeship which includes an MA in Professional Practice. Additionally, L – P will provide mentors (a number of regional Post-Medieval Pottery Specialists) to assist in this program. To accommodate the apprenticeship, this role will be offered as a three year contract. Range of salary on offer dependant on level of experience.

Submission information:

Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 3rd July 2020 with a view to holding interviews week commencing July 27th and course commencement early September 2020.  Two documents are required to support your application; a personal statement and your CV.  Applications are to be submitted by email to opportunities [at] lparchaeology.com. Your personal statement must address each point of the ‘Candidate Profile’ (see below) and briefly explain why you are well suited for this opportunity. Please read all supporting documentation, including the link to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (for a more in-depth description of the learning side of this course) prior to applying for this position.

Candidate profile:

Our ideal candidate(s) will aim to meet two sets of criteria; essential and desired. You must address each point succinctly in your personal statement. Due to the nature of this advert, applicants are still encouraged to apply even if there are some elements within these criteria that they do not yet meet.

Essential criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology
  • Capable of a three year commitment, with a September 2020 start date
  • Willingness to be trained in new areas of work and in the L-P methods and procedures
  • Understanding of the importance of post-excavation
  • Ability to implement company strategy and policies (Health & Safety, CIfA standards etc)
  • Active in pursuing Continuing Professional Development
  • Live within a commutable distance of Bishop's Stortford

Desired criteria:

  • Background in post-excavation procedures
  • Enthusiasm for recording, analysis and understanding of material
  • Genuine interest and understanding of post-excavation tasks and the bigger picture
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Possession of a valid CSCS card or equivalent*
  • Ability to excavate (when required)
  • Professional grade membership of the CIfA*

* If they do not hold this item, the successful candidate may be required to obtain these 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; a pre-arranged number of which will be spent at an external facility carrying out the Archaeological Specialist Apprenticeship
  • 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
  • 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

 

For more information on the Archaeological Specialist Apprenticeship, please follow the link to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

 

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/archaeological-specialist-degree/

 

 

Closing date: Friday 3rd July 2020
Project Management Team
MOLA
£27,470 to £43,000 (dependent upon role and experience)
Permanent, full time

Location: Based in Northampton (with travel to project sites as required & consideration will be given to flexible work locations)
Generous relocation allowance (eligibility rules apply)

Senior Project Manager ref. SPM620N
• To support the Directors in the operation and development of the business at Northampton and within MOLA and work with others to ensure the implementation of effective business wide strategies in alignment with the organisation business plan
• To lead on the tender, management and completion of major archaeological contracts in accordance with agreed business development target so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeology organisation

Project Manager ref. PM620N
• The purpose of this role is to work closely with Senior Project Managers in the tender, design and delivery of archaeological projects in accordance with agreed business development target and compliance with all local, regional, national and professional standards
• To manage and complete archaeological contracts from initiation to publication in accordance with agreed business development targets
• To manage the execution of contracts so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeological organisation

Assistant Project Manager ref. APM620N
• The primary purpose of this role is to support Project Managers and Senior Project Managers in the design and delivery of archaeological projects and to manage smaller / less complex projects within agreed business development targets.
• On a daily basis, you will have a number of varied responsibilities including costing, organising, managing and delivering projects, forming project teams in liaison with other managers, and managing the execution of projects so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeological organisation.

We are looking for motivated and capable individuals to join our Project Management team at Northampton.  All applicants will be considered, from experienced Project Managers looking to develop their careers to candidates who want to move into Project Management for the first time.  MOLA are offering a generous relocation allowance for successful candidates who relocate to Northampton.

As one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK, MOLA offers continued career progression within the organisation, and the opportunity to expand and develop personal and professional skills into all aspects of archaeological practice, within a dynamic and interesting environment. In the longer term there are career opportunities to move into senior management roles within the organisation, contributing to the strategic direction of the business.  Flexibility and innovation are key factors in the success of any organisation, and you will be encouraged to develop your own solutions and approaches to your projects, with the independence to manage your own time and priorities.

We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and are growing the business and client base.  You will have the opportunity to join a close-knit team with the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of the business.

The Roles
The successful candidates will be expected to tender for and procure new business at a level appropriate to the level of the appointment.  They will manage a range of archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects simultaneously whilst ensuring delivery within set timescales and budgets.  Maintaining quality standards and safe working practices are essential.

Professional experience
Ideally candidates would have demonstrable experience of successfully tendering for and managing projects from initiation to completion.  However, there is also the opportunity for the right candidates with the ambition to move their career forward as part of MOLA’s commitment to career development, for which training and mentoring would be provided.  In order to help with this MOLA, offer a structured training and development programme to develop help the right candidate develop the appropriate skills.

Membership of CIfA at Associate or Member grade or eligibility and willingness to apply is required.  MOLA will pay for application and membership fees.  A full clean driving licence is essential as regular travel will be required.

Personal qualities
Candidates should have excellent communication skills, the ability to manage their own workload and prioritise accordingly.  A suitable level of experience in team management and project delivery is expected according to roles.  The successful candidates will be able to motivate, empower and inspire project teams and be able to build productive and professional relationships with all our partners across the sector including clients, consultants, other contractors and curators.  Good problem-solving skills and the ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams are essential.

Please note:  We have comprehensive COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current Government and Public Health England guidance on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment during COVID-19 (https://www.archaeologists.net/practices/coronavirus/siteworking).  We are in constant dialogue with clients and staff representatives and we’re doing all we can to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling to site, working on site, and working in our offices.   All new starters will receive a thorough and up to date health and safety briefing. For more details regarding MOLA's plan, please see the details here: https://www.mola.org.uk/coronavirus-update.

Employee Benefits
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
•    30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), rising based on service length
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
•    Health care cash plan (including dependent children)
•    Subsidy for relevant professional memberships
•    Cycle Scheme
•    Relocation incentive of up to £5000 subject to eligibility
•    Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

MOLA have a policy of mentoring and training for staff at all levels to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.

Please note:
• For more information about the role and to apply, please download the full job description and application form from the MOLA website at https://www.mola.org.uk/about-us/careers 
• Applications without an application form will not be considered.
• When completing the application form, please clearly state which position you are applying for and use appropriate job reference:
        - APM620N – Assistant Project Manager
        - PM620N – Project Manager
        - SPM620N – Senior Project Manager
• Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment [at] mola.org.uk   
• The closing date for the vacancy is Sunday 28th June at 23:59.
• Early applications are advised as interviews may be held throughout the application process.

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

MOLA promotes diversity and equality of opportunity at all levels, and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief.

Closing date: Friday 31st July 2020
Project Supervisors Northampton
MOLA
£24,088 to £26,138 (Salary dependent on experience)
Full time 37.5hours per week, Varied; Permanent and fixed term contracts available
Reference: PS206N

The Role

We are looking for Project Supervisors to join our expanding team in Northampton during a period of sustained business growth based from the Northampton office. We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and an expanding client base.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required.

MOLA has an extensive and diverse range of projects starting in May and June across the midlands, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.  These provide the opportunities for committed individuals to advance their careers, undertaking important pieces of work for one of the largest commercial archaeological organisations in the UK.There are opportunities to develop careers and expertise beyond Project Supervisor, within an environment that values individuals and the contributions they bring to the organisation, recognising the importance of work/life balance.

The Project Supervisor will have sole responsibility for small-medium sized projects primarily involving fieldwork, post-fieldwork analysis, reporting and publication. These include excavations, evaluations, survey work and building recording.  They will also contribute to larger scale schemes as part of a team led by a Project Officer, being responsible for specific areas or tasks within the archaeological team.

Offers will be made to suitable candidates before the closing date, so early applications are advised.

Please note:  We have comprehensive COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current Government and Public Health England guidance on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment during COVID-19 (https://www.archaeologists.net/practices/coronavirus/siteworking).  We are in constant dialogue with clients and staff representatives and we’re doing all we can to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling to site, working on site, and working in our offices.   All new starters will receive a thorough and up to date health and safety briefing. For more details regarding MOLA's plan, please see the details here: https://www.mola.org.uk/coronavirus-update.

The following criteria are essential:
• Interest in and knowledge of British archaeology
• CSCS card (ideally Academically Qualified Person of Professionally Qualified Person) or willingness to acquire one
• Experience and understanding of UK commercial archaeology
• Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• Skills in people management
• An understanding of diversity and how it relates to the role

The following criteria are desirable:
• Degree in archaeology or equivalent experience
• Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
• Member of the Charted Institute of Archaeologist (CIFA) at ACIfA level or willingness to join
• Experience of working in commercial archaeological in field work
• Experience of working in urban, rural and/or infrastructure construction environments
• Understanding of construction process

Employee Benefits
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
• 30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), rising based on service length
• Generous pension scheme
• Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
• Health care cash plan (including dependent children)
• Subsidy for relevant professional memberships
• Cycle Scheme
• Relocation incentive of up to £1000 subject to eligibility
• Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

We are committed to mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.  We offer a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

Please note:
• For more information and to apply, please download the full job description and application form from the MOLA website at https://www.mola.org.uk/about-us/careers quoting reference PS206N
• Applications without an application form will not be considered.
• Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment [at] mola.org.uk
• The closing date for the vacancy is Sunday 28th June at 23:59
• Early applications are advised as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and start dates are available immediately and through June 2020.

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

MOLA promotes diversity and equality of opportunity at all levels, and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief.

Closing date: Friday 31st July 2020
Project Officers - Northampton
MOLA
£27,470 to £29,469 (Salary dependent on experience)
Full time, 37.5 hours per week.Varied; Permanent and fixed term contracts available
Reference: PO620N

We are looking for Project Officers to join our expanding team in Northampton during a period of sustained business growth based from the Northampton office. We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and an expanding client base.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required when conditions allow such works to take place.

MOLA has an extensive and diverse range of projects starting in May and June across the midlands, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.  These provide the opportunities for committed individuals to advance their careers, undertaking important pieces of work for one of the largest commercial archaeological organisations in the UK.  There are opportunities to develop careers and expertise beyond Project Officer, within an environment that values individuals and the contributions they bring to the organisation, recognising the importance of work/life balance.

The role:
The Project Officer will be responsible for medium to large projects primarily involving excavation and post-fieldwork analysis, reporting and publication but could also include evaluation, survey work and building recording.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive and relevant experience within commercial archaeology.  They will have good prioritising and organisational skills in running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects, with an ability to work to fixed timescales and deadlines.  They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to liaise effectively with colleagues, clients, and planning archaeologists.  They will have sound understanding of archaeological project costing and budgets.

The ideal person will already be working in a project supervisory capacity and this could provide an ideal opportunity for someone looking move to the next stage of their career.  Training and mentoring would be provided for the right candidate with the ambition to move their career forward as part of MOLA’s commitment to career development.

Please note:  We have comprehensive COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current Government and Public Health England guidance on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment during COVID-19 (https://www.archaeologists.net/practices/coronavirus/siteworking).  We are in constant dialogue with clients and staff representatives and we’re doing all we can to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling to site, working on site, and working in our offices.   All new starters will receive a thorough and up to date health and safety briefing. For more details regarding MOLA's plan, please see the details here: https://www.mola.org.uk/coronavirus-update.

Membership of the CIfA is preferred at ACIfA level or above.  A full clean driving licence is essential for this role as regular travel will be required.

Employee Benefits:
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
•    30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), rising based on service length
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
•    Health care cash plan (including dependent children)
•    Subsidy for relevant professional memberships
•    Cycle Scheme
•    Relocation incentive of up to £1000 subject to eligibility
•    Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

We are committed to mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.  We offer a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

Please note:
•    For more information about the role and to apply, please download the full job description and application form from the MOLA website at https://www.mola.org.uk/about-us/careers 
•    Applications without an application form will not be considered.
•    When completing the application form, please state which position you are applying for using the job reference PO620N
•    Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment [at] mola.org.uk   
•    The closing date for the vacancy is Sunday 28th June at 23:59.

Early applications are advised as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and start dates are available immediately and through June 2020.

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

MOLA promotes diversity and equality of opportunity at all levels, and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief

Closing date: Friday 31st July 2020
Archaeologist - Northampton
MOLA
£21,013
Full time, 37.5 hours per week -Varied fixed term
Reference: A0502N

The Role
We are looking for individuals, potentially available for immediate starts, with ideally at least three months’ experience in UK commercial archaeology, although relevant European commercial experience will also be considered.

We have a number of large and exciting projects across the East of England, the Midlands and beyond. Most projects are based within commuting distance of Northampton, for which transport is provided from our Northampton offices to and from site, including paid time for drivers.  Significant projects are due to start in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire.  When conditions allow for or projects further away high-quality accommodation and subsistence is provided during the week.  Away work should be considered a normal part of this role.

As one of the largest independent archaeological organisations in the UK we can offer a wide range of interesting, exciting and challenging projects, of all types and periods.  Recent highlights of works undertaken by our Northampton office have included a waterlogged Anglo-Saxon cemetery with preserved coffins, Neolithic burials, a causewayed enclosure, extensive Iron Age and Roman settlements and part of a medieval manorial complex.

MOLA pays for CIfA application and membership fees in full, and also reimburses up to £40 for safety boots.

Offers will be made to suitable candidates before the closing date, so early applications are advised.

Please note:  We have comprehensive COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current Government and Public Health England guidance on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment during COVID-19 (https://www.archaeologists.net/practices/coronavirus/siteworking).  We are in constant dialogue with clients and staff representatives and we’re doing all we can to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling to site, working on site, and working in our offices.   All new starters will receive a thorough and up to date health and safety briefing. For more details regarding MOLA's plan, please see the details here: https://www.mola.org.uk/coronavirus-update.

The following criteria are essential:
•    Interest in and knowledge of British archaeology
•    CSCS card (ideally Academically Qualified Person or Professionally Qualified Person) or willingness to acquire one
•    Use of or knowledge of archaeological recording systems
•    Experience of archaeological fieldwork
•    Ability to carry out prolonged manual work in an outdoor environment in all weather
•    Good organisational skills
•    Good communication skills, and ability to work positively as part of a team
•    Ability to work under pressure
•    An understanding and appreciation of diversity in the workplace

The following criteria are desirable:
•    Degree in archaeology or equivalent experience
•    Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
•    Membership of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (CIfA)
•    Experience of commercial archaeological fieldwork
•    Experience of working in urban, rural and/or infrastructure construction environments
•    Ability to work without close supervision
•    Use of Microsoft Office packages

Employee Benefits:
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
•    30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), rising based on service length
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
•    Health care cash plan (including dependent children)
•    Subsidy for relevant professional memberships
•    Cycle Scheme
•    Relocation incentive of up to £500 subject to eligibility
•    Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

We are committed to mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.  We offer a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

Please note:
•    For more information and to apply, please download the full job description and application form from the MOLA website site at https://www.mola.org.uk/about-us/careers quoting reference A0520N
•    Applications without an application form will not be considered.
•    Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment [at] mola.org.uk
•    The closing date for the vacancy is 23:59 on Friday 31st July 2020.
•    Early applications are advised as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and start dates are available immediately and through June and July 2020.  

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

MOLA promotes diversity and equality of opportunity at all levels, and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief.

 

Closing date: Friday 31st July 2020
Field Archaeologists and Assistant Supervisors (Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£20,046 to £21,014 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 and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have several long-running field projects underway on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire, with later prehistoric to Roman occupation remains being our main focus, and are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas.  Later in the summer we also expect to deploy teams in Lincolnshire and Norfolk for more investigations in rural settings.

OA North

OA North have recently commenced an important prehistoric site near Poulton-le Fylde in north Lancashire and we wish to recruit additional staff to work on this long-running (in excess of six months) excavation; we are particularly interested in candidates based in the North West. The site has elements from the Mesolithic through to the Bronze Age periods and is regionally extremely significant, so if early prehistory and wetlands archaeology are your thing and you want to make a major contribution to archaeological research, then this is the site for you!

Further afield, later in the summer/early Autumn, we are hoping to commence a large-scale burials excavation in East Yorkshire; candidates with osteological experience would be welcome, though this is not essential, and again the site will run for many months. 

OA South

OA South has a busy programme for the coming months with a variety of projects located in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. We are also undertaking large, mainly rural  projects in Dorset, Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex and Kent where exciting Roman and Prehistoric remains are expected and are particularly keen to hear from archaeologists who may be located within convenient travelling distance of these sites.

Our forward work programme is strong, particularly in the North of England, and those willing to stay away or even relocate can expect lengthy contracts of employment, likely to be at least 6 months duration.

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, and the 2m rule is strictly adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed. 

Archaeologist Position:

  • Competitive salary £20,046 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. 

 

Assistant Supervisor Position: 

  • Competitive salary range £20,397 to £21,014 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. 

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 driver’s 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: Sunday 5th July 2020
Graduate Trainees (Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,563 to £18,615 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 and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have several long-running field projects underway on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire, with later prehistoric to Roman occupation remains being our main focus, and are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas.  Later in the summer we also expect to deploy teams in Lincolnshire and Norfolk for more investigations in rural settings.

OA North

OA North have recently commenced an important prehistoric site near Poulton-le Fylde in north Lancashire and we wish to recruit additional staff to work on this long-running (in excess of six months) excavation; we are particularly interested in candidates based in the North West. The site has elements from the Mesolithic through to the Bronze Age periods and is regionally extremely significant, so if early prehistory and wetlands archaeology are your thing and you want to make a major contribution to archaeological research, then this is the site for you!

Further afield, later in the summer/early Autumn, we are hoping to commence a large-scale burials excavation in East Yorkshire; candidates with osteological experience would be welcome, though this is not essential, and again the site will run for many months. 

OA South

OA South has a busy programme for the coming months with a variety of projects located in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. We are also undertaking large, mainly rural  projects in Dorset, Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex and Kent where exciting Roman and Prehistoric remains are expected and are particularly keen to hear from archaeologists who may be located within convenient travelling distance of these sites.

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, and the 2m rule is strictly adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed. 

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 (basic) 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 £17,563 to £18,615.
  • 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: Sunday 5th July 2020
Historic Environment Officer
Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust
£20,000-£23,000 per annum -Pension provision: up to 6% salary contribution.
Full time, 1 year fixed-term contract

Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust is a small, dynamic charity established in 1988 with the aim of conserving and promoting archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth and Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. We are seeking to appoint a Historic Environment Officer on a one-year fixed-term basis to:

  1. Maintainance and enhancement of the Perth and Kinross Historic Environment Record (HER) data;
  2. Address the HER backlog and improve accessibility;
  3. Support the Historic Environment Manager in the delivery of the planning archaeology service to Perth and Kinross Council.

You will have a relevant qualification in archaeology and have strong IT skills, especially in GIS, along with an understanding/experience of field-work. No previous SMR/HER or development management experience is necessary. Ideally you will have CIfA membership.

The post offers an excellent ‘springboard’ opportunity to for an early careers archaeologist to learn about HER work and curatorial archaeological management, within an organisation with an excellent proven track record. Based in Perth, the post will involve travel throughout scenic Perth and Kinross with the following terms and conditions: 36-hour week/min. 25 days’ annual leave and flexible working. While a 1-year, fixed-term contract, there is the possibility of continued employment with the Trust. Further information on the work of the Trust, and the job description, can be found on our website.

For an informal discussion call David Strachan, Trust Director, on 01738 477081.

See Job Description/Person Spec at: www.pkht.org.uk

Application by covering letter and c.vto: David.Strachan [at] pkht.org.uk

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Start Date: Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Scottish Charity No. SC 003139

Closing date: Tuesday 21st July 2020