Projects initially based in the Buckinghamshire area
Red River Archaeology Ltd is part of Red River Archaeology Group a CIfA Registered Organisation, which is the only major archaeological contractor with offices in both the UK and Ireland. Red River Archaeology has bases in Edinburgh and Cardiff, providing services across the UK.
Red River Archaeology Ltd was established in 2018, although Group elements have held a presence in the UK since 2012. During this period, we have successfully undertaken a large number of projects and are currently experiencing rapid growth especially across the south and east of England on major infrastructure programmes.
As a result of this, and if you are enthusiastic about joining a dynamic and growing company and want the opportunity to progress rapidly and shape your future, then get in touch with us about our opportunities. Team working and flexibility will be key attributes, as well as a sound knowledge of British archaeology linked to commercial awareness. This opportunity offers the chance for rapid career development in this very exciting period of expansion.
Archaeological Project Manager
We are looking for someone educated to degree level in an appropriate subject and with experience of fieldwork management in commercial archaeology, or someone wanting to make the transition from fieldwork to management.
Responsibilities include delivery of the safe planning, implementation and completion of archaeological projects to the highest professional quality; team leadership and staff skills development; participation in company business management, business development and marketing Tender writing experience would be advantageous.
A full clean driving licence and current CSCS card are essential. SMSTS qualification (or similar) will be advantageous. MCIFA membership welcomed. The position is a permanent role and is subject to a 6 month probation period.
There is a starting salary of £30,000 and will be dependent on proven experience.
We currently have a requirement for an experienced report writer. This position will be offered initially as a fixed term 6 month contract and will also involve many aspects of project documentation. You must have a demonstrable track record in report writing. This position is offered as a work from home position to assist with social distancing protocols.
Starting salary £26,500
Archaeological Team Leaders (Project Officers and Project Supervisors)
The successful candidates will be expected to supervise a range of projects according to skills and experience. They should have demonstrable experience of successfully supervising projects and be flexible, driven and innovative, with excellent communication skills. Applications are welcome from ambitious individuals who wish to develop their career rapidly. Support will be provided to the successful applicants in the form of training and mentoring from the experienced management team at Red River.
Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Appropriate experience of leading and participating in the archaeological fieldwork and reporting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Varied archaeological experience (rural and urban)
- Good knowledge of British archaeology
- Good knowledge of relevant legislation and frameworks
- Understanding of commercial archaeology and client liaison
- Knowledge of Health & Safety considerations pertaining to archaeology
- Flexibility with regard to travel
A full clean driving licence and current CSCS card are essential. SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications (or similar) will be advantageous. CIfA membership welcomed. Positions are initially for 6 months and are subject to a 3 month probation period.
Salary range: Team leaders dependent on skills, experience and responsibility £22,400 to £30,000 pa
We are looking for individuals to carry out archaeological fieldwork with at least three months UK or Irish commercial archaeology experience, although relevant European commercial experience will also be considered. Applicants should be able to work well as part of a team and have a flexible approach to what is often a dynamic working environment. CSCS card is essential.
Red River is committed to training and CPD for all our staff across the company. Our training plans are CIfA accredited and we have adopted the BAJR Skills Passport to help develop and document our team’s fieldwork skills and a completed training log from this or a similar scheme will be advantageous.
£19,000 (graduate) to £21,500 pa for PCIfA level skills and experience, with appointments made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate.
For all posts, transport, accommodation in individual rooms and subsistence payments (£22.10 per qualifying night away) are provided for overnight stays away from our office base.
Quality PPE is provided for all staff as is onsite welfare of the highest standards.
Other benefits include, a company pension scheme, contractual sick pay in addition to statutory sick pay, free site transport, paid driving time and targeted training opportunities.=
All applications (CV, covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and two contacts for references. Referees will not be approached without the candidate’s permission) should be sent by email only to jobs [at] rrarc.co.uk () by 30 November 2020.
We are also looking for immediate starts, so early applications are welcome.
You must be eligible to live and work in the UK without restriction and be able to demonstrate this. Red River Archaeology is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.
We are looking to retain staff beyond the scope of these projects. In view of the geographical range of our project portfolio we are happy to receive applications from people based in all locations across the UK.