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