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Archaeological Project Managers, Report Writers, Team Leaders and Archaeologists
Red River Archaeology Ltd
Varying salaries (see below)

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.

Report Writer

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.

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020
Senior Archaeological Officer
Suffolk County Council, Bury Resource Centre, Bury St Edmunds
£32,910 (pro rata for part time)
37 hpw Fixed term/Secondment 1 year (Secondment cover).
Reference: SCC05607

This is an exciting opportunity to join Suffolk County Council's well-respected Archaeology Service. As a Senior Archaeology Officer, you will be responsible for providing conservation advice and monitoring archaeological investigations and mitigation across a portfolio of development sites, including some Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, in one of the richest areas of historic environment in England. You will also provide advice to local planning authorities, Neighbourhood Plans, and a range of other projects. You will also be able to apply any specialist knowledge or experience you have to support other activities. You will need to work effectively with local planning authorities, developers and contractors to secure the best outcomes for Suffolk's historic environment and be flexible and adaptable in managing your workload.

You will be working as part of a small team that as well as providing professional advice and support to planning and development control, also provides Finds Recording and archiving services, maintains and enhances the Historic Environment Record (HER), and hosts a range of research and archaeological outreach projects, including the National Lottery Heritage Funded Rendlesham Revealed Project.

The team has an office base in Bury St Edmunds but currently most staff are working from home in accordance with Suffolk County Council's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This rare opportunity is as a result of an existing member of the team being seconded to Historic England for 12 months.

Interested? For an informal chat contact Tim De-Keyzer, Head of Natural and Historic Environment, on 07732 604171.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

Apply online at: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org or call 0345 601 4412 quoting the job ref.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile.

Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


Closing date: Thursday 29th October 2020
Engagement Project Manager
£35,363 – £40,416
Permanent and full time, 37.5 hours per week
Reference: EPM1020

In response to exciting growth in the volume of our engagement work MOLA is seeking to recruit a proactive, tech-savvy, community minded Engagement Project Manager. The role will manage the delivery of high-quality events, training, education programmes, and digital outputs that capture the public imagination and engage new audiences with Archaeology. Deliverables will be based around a range of MOLA projects, spanning ‘live’ excavation sites, academic research projects, and grant funded engagement programmes.


The Role

On a day-to-day basis you will be developing creative ideas for Engagement in collaboration with our sector-leading expert team and working on a diverse range of projects from the City of London’s rich Roman archaeology to studies of contemporary issues such as migration and climate change, with clients ranging from major national infrastructure bodies to local community development organisations. You’ll have an eye for identifying the critical path to delivery for projects and produce a range of professional project documentation including project plans and costings, and interim and final reports. You’ll manage other members of the team, including line management and mentoring new recruits and longstanding team members. You’ll be adept at programming work and clearly specifying tasks to ensure we get great results within the allotted budget, and to keep things on track you’ll ensure that time and resources used on projects are correctly reflected on financial and project management systems.


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

•    Company pension scheme

•    Health care cash plan (including dependent children)

•    Full payment of relevant professional membership fees

•    Sickness income protection and life assurance

•    Cycle Scheme

•    Interest-free season travel loans

•    Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries

Please Note:

•    For more information and to apply, please download the full job description and application form at https://www.mola.org.uk/about-us/careers/engagement-project-manager-lond... quoting reference EPM1020

•    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 1st November at 23:59

•    Early applications are advised as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews may take place before the closing date.

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.

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.


Closing date: Sunday 1st November 2020
Historic Environment Adviser
Forestry England
£26,187 - £28,997 pro rata 22.5hrs / week
Fixed Term Contract 2 years with the possibility of permanency

Location Santon Downham, Brandon IP27 0TJ

Brief job description/person specification

Forestry England are seeking a part time Historic Environment Adviser to work with our delivery teams to protect and manage the historic environment across the Nation’s Forests.

The role is an exciting opportunity to work with England’s largest land manager, using your professional expertise to advise our operational teams as they deliver a wide range of programmes across East England Forest District.

For further details please use the weblink. All applications must be through the Civil Service Jobs website.

Further contact details and/or application form link (if required)  https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1691019.


Closing date: Monday 2nd November 2020
Principal Project Manager/Head of Contracting
Archaeological Research Services Ltd
Salary £45,000+ (dependant on experience)
Permanent position following 6 month probation
Reference: comp

The Position:

Are you a highly motivated, go-getter with an ability to drive and lead delivery of our archaeological contracting services? Can you oversee multiple projects, people and plan ahead? Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you an exceptional communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position is for a key member of our Management Team to lead one of the three divisions of the Company, the others being our Consultancy and Specialist Services divisions. It requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader, motivator and relationship-builder. You need to be highly disciplined, have high level attention to detail, be experienced with costings, budgets and delivering projects to budget, a good ‘people person’ as well as a competent archaeologist/allied professional. We are looking for a strong track-record in contracts, budgeting, report checking and team leadership and able to start by the beginning of January or sooner to ensure a smooth and effective handover as the current occupier of the role moves on. The post is ideally based at our Bakewell HQ, but could include some home working based from elsewhere in England subject to regular weekly office and site visits as required, however a locally based location is preferred.

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

We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be. This position is available for a relatively rapid start and we very much welcome enquiries from senior, proven people who want to be part of a sector-leading Company that is innovating for the future and loves what we do.

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

  • Strong, positive corporate culture and Management Team

  • Competitive salary

  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression

  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support

  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment

  • Attractive pension contribution

  • Life assurance cover

  • 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)

  • Additional annual leave awarded for long service

  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence

  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded attire

  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

To apply:

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

Applicants must complete and send in:

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

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

·Equal opportunities form (downloadable from our website)

·Full CV

Closing date: Saturday 31st October 2020
Geoarchaeological Officer /Senior Geoarchaeological Officer
​Headland Archaeology
Salary from £24,720–£30,179 (depending on experience and level of expertise) + generous benefits package
Full time, 37.5h/week – we are open to discussion on flexible working including part-time hours
Reference: GARCH20

Locations: one of our regional offices in Edinburgh, Cleckheaton (Leeds), Silsoe or Hereford of the appointees choosing    

Contract Type: Permanent, subject to 6 month probation period

Closing Date:  5pm on 2nd November 2020.

Headland Archaeology is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced geoarchaeology specialist or senior specialist to join our expanding environmental team.   

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 appoint an enthusiastic geoarchaeologist with expertise in the interpretation of site formation processes, landscape evolution and deposit modelling. This will be appointed at specialist level, or at senior specialist level for those with exceptional experience and expertise. The appointee will have a thorough understanding of how geoarchaeology fits into the design of evaluation and excavation strategies as part of the broader planning process. Applicants should have significant and demonstrable geoarchaeology experience, preferably within a commercial setting, and a firm grasp of current academic research trends. We are looking for a passionate specialist who will drive forward geoarchaeological approaches within Headland Archaeology.

You will work on projects and with colleagues from across the organisation, with a strong component of fieldwork alongside office-based work based at a regional office of your choice. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Advise and liaise with colleagues on appropriate techniques and procedures for geoarchaeological sampling, recovery, processing and subsequent stages of work, including dating
  • Undertake and supervise specialist sampling, including auger and borehole surveys embedded within archaeological and geotechnical teams
  • Conduct and/or have knowledge of predictive deposit modelling of geoarchaeological data in accordance with Historic England (2020) Deposit Modelling and Archaeology: Guidance for Mapping Buried Deposits.
  • Devise geoarchaeological strategies for all stages of investigation, including advising on issues of geoprospection, site formation processes and landscape change
  • Co-ordinate field work and environmental teams within specific projects, including freelance specialists and those from other commercial organisations
  • Develop and deliver training on geoarchaeology techniques and best practice
  • Prepare cost estimates and provide specialist advice for the production of tenders
  • Produce and edit, including the work of others, specialist reports and publications

You must have the following essential criteria:

  • A degree in archaeology/geosciences or related subject
  • A post-graduate qualification in geoarchaeology or Quaternary science
  • Reasonable practical experience in geoarchaeology
  • Archaeological field work experience preferably on sites of various periods and types
  • Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles in UK
  • Ability to carry out prolonged manual work in an outdoor environment in all weathers
  • Willingness to travel to work on projects across the UK
  • Up to date CSCS card (Academically Qualified Person or Professionally Qualified Person), or willingness to acquire one
  • A thorough understanding of the health and safety requirements relevant to the role
  • Good organisational & communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and use your own initiative
  • Embrace inclusion and diversity
  • Willingness to develop your people skills and attend mental health awareness course
  • Substantial knowledge of MS Office & English language
  • Be passionate, motivated and excited about what you do!

We welcome applications from those with expertise in complementary palaeoenvironmental specialisms (e.g. palynology, soil micromorphology). Experience and understanding of British commercial archaeology, and a SSSTS card and CIfA membership are also a plus.

Benefits we offer you:

  • Relocation package for accommodation and expenses
  • Paid subsistence
  • Paid travel time when applicable
  • 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, CSCS card
  • Paid SSSTS card where is required
  • Leadership and management training and workshops
  • Constant H&S training
  • 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 Michael Wallace at jobs [at] headlandarchaeology.com quoting reference GARCH20. Postal applications will not be accepted.

Informal inquiries concerning the role can be made to Michael Wallace, Environmental Archaeology Manager – tel: 07923 159 850.

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: Monday 2nd November 2020
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, and encourages you to record your progress through site and reading logs, as you learn new skills. The programme also includes off-site training sessions lead by OA specialists and senior managers, and with content including the understanding of formation processes, matrix generation, burials archaeology, environmental archaeology, Health and Safety, the exciting range of OA apps – including our digital recording system - and much more. When the required levels of competency are achieved you will advance to Assistant Supervisor level.

OA East

OA East have been excavating a range of large scale projects throughout the year and our field programme continues to be busy for the rest of 2020. OAE has upcoming field projects on sites across the whole of the Eastern Region.  We are currently running large scale investigations, on multiple Iron Age and Roman sites in and around the Kettering area of Northamptonshire and we are working on a range of projects in both Norfolk and Suffolk, including excavations at Norwich Castle due to commence in the next few weeks.  We are returning to conduct excavations on the Lincoln to Grantham pipeline, to excavate sites of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Medieval date. OAE are also expanding our excavations in Hertfordshire in the Bishop Stortford North area, on later prehistoric and Roman settlement remains. Finally, closer to our Cambridge base, we are about to evaluate large sites in the south and east of Cambridgeshire.

As you can see we are set to investigate archaeological sites of all periods, and types, and we are particularly interested in experienced candidates based in the Eastern Region.

OA North

OA North are currently undertaking a large-scale long-term excavation within a post-medieval burial ground in the centre of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire. The project is likely to represent the largest scientific excavation of a post-medieval burial ground in Northern England. It is expected that the vast majority of the remains will be skeletal, and will be accompanied by metal coffin fittings and, less commonly, organic artefacts. Accordingly, we wish to recruit additional experienced diggers and assistant supervisors to work as part of our multi-disciplinary site team.

In addition, we are also continuing to work on an important prehistoric site near Poulton-le Fylde in north Lancashire and we wish to recruit additional staff 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!

OA South

At Oxford Archaeology South we have an exciting programme of major projects extending up to Christmas and well into next year. The excavation of a significant Roman settlement in Somerset has uncovered well preserved Roman structures and daily discoveries of fascinating small finds. In the amazing location of the South Dorset Ridgeway our teams are surrounded by prehistoric features, we've lost count of the number of barrows we've discovered and for a change we will be adding a Saxon period cemetery investigation to commence shortly. For those who like their prehistoric assemblages, following our extensive nationally important excavations of multiple flint scatters at Bexhill a few years ago we have returned to East Sussex to use our experience to excavate further flint scatters to the same high standards. Extensive evaluation of the Essex landscape continues to reveal multi-period features. For those closer to Oxford we have plenty of local work including HS2 which is now coming on stream with multiple sites including an extensive late Roman cemetery. OA currently has more large, varied, long running projects in the field than has been the case for several years, these are the significant projects where memorable discoveries are made and long standing archaeological friendships made and renewed, the ones everyone remembers. Come and join one of the top archaeological field teams in the country and make some discoveries of your own!

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 £20,396 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:


Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

Human Resources

Oxford Archaeology

Janus House

Osney Mead



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 1st November 2020
Graduate Archaeology and Heritage Consultant / Consultant/Senior Archaeology and Heritage Consultant
JBA Consulting
In line with CIfA salary minima

JBA Consulting are seeking to appoint new team members in our expanding archaeology and heritage team on a permanent basis.  We are looking to appoint one new team member at Graduate level and a second team member at Consultant or Senior level depending on experience.  The roles will be based in our office at the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 3LF on a full-time basis, although alternative office locations and working hours may be considered for the right candidate. 

As part of our dynamic environment and planning team, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting and varied projects.  Our team has a national remit which will provide the successful candidates with an interesting and challenging workload.  As a rapidly growing business stream you will be in a position to influence the development of a quality focussed service. 

You will be supporting the team in the delivery of planning related heritage work including the completion of research and field visits, the preparation of DBAs, WSIs, ES chapters and other advice, contributing to project solutions and stakeholder liaison.  We work across the historic environment and projects will encompass archaeology, historic buildings and historic landscapes. There will also be opportunities to contribute to business development, supervision of fieldwork and mentoring staff and QA of reports (at Senior grade).

You may have private sector consultancy experience already or be moving from a public sector or commercial fieldwork role and looking for new and exciting challenges. You will have an aptitude for learning, excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently. We value professional accreditation and candidates should be members of CIfA and/or IHBC or willing to work to towards accreditation.  We take professional and career development seriously at all grades and will work with you to actively support you on your continued professional development pathway.

Core Skills and Experience

  • A degree in archaeology, heritage management or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of issues relating to archaeology, historic buildings and historic landscapes and for more experienced job grades experience of undertaking assessments across these types of cultural heritage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience of talking to a variety of audiences
  • Concise and clear report writing skills and for senior level appointments experience of preparing, or making significant contributions to, archaeological and heritage reports, preferably including desk-based assessments, heritage statements, ES chapters and written schemes of investigation
  • Demonstrable experience in the commercial archaeology and heritage sector
  • Understanding of the UK planning system and key legislation, policy and guidance
  • Ability to work effectively independently and within teams
  • Membership of CIfA and/or IHBC or willingness to become accredited
  • Driving licence.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of geoarchaeology and palaeoenvironmental archaeology
  • Experience of assessing effects on the setting of heritage assets
  • Knowledge and understanding of marine and inter tidal heritage issues
  • Supervision and oversight of archaeological fieldwork
  • Tendering and business development including the preparation of fee proposals and project costs
  • GIS and CAD software packages.

Please see https://www.jbaconsulting.com/work-for-us/careers/ for further details of the positions and how to apply.  

Closing date: Saturday 31st October 2020
Field Archaeologists
Archaeological Services WYAS, Leeds
Reference: WYJS: 020-20

Due to a significant work load, Archaeological Services WYAS are seeking to appoint a number of field archaeologists. For all roles, a full UK driving license (or ability to get to site) is essential. A CSCS card is also required but support/training will be offered to those early in their career who are still without this industry qualification. Contracts will be offered initially, but permanent roles may become available based on aptitude and enthusiasm.

The positions are based in Morley, West Yorkshire, with site work on a variety of rural and urban sites across West, South and East Yorkshire. They would be ideal for candidates looking to commute from Leeds, York, Bradford, Hull or Sheffield. Occasional working away from the office is likely, when accommodation and subsistence allowances are paid.

Our standard week is 37 hours. Both our leave allowance and pension scheme are very generous. Posts are advertised as full time, but applications from part time staff will also be considered.

All appropriate training and high quality PPE is provided.

Closing date: 30 October at 12:00

Early applications will be considered as they are submitted, and immediate appointments may be offered.

Archaeological Services WYAS are seeking to appoint archaeologists for fieldwork projects - initially on contracts between 3 and 6 months, but with the prospect of extension, depending on workload.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with some experience of archaeological excavation. Successful applicants should expect that the majority of their time will be in the field, although office-based work (for example helping with reports or finds processing) might also be available. Training in use of our GPS equipment will also be provided.

Applicants will typically have a degree in archaeology or a related discipline and ideally some experience of commercial archaeology. Training in other disciplines, such as geophysical survey, may be possible.

Please follow this link for a Job Description and Application Form: https://www.wyjs.org.uk/work-for-us/

Closing date: Friday 30th October 2020
Senior Investigator (Maritime)
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
£30,600 to £37,410 per annum. Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

This is a permanent position. The post is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the National Monuments Record through research and survey of maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast and for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector.  

The successful candidate will have direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone, a record of synthesis and publication in this field of work and experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data. We are particularly looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team to deliver projects and objectives.

The postholder must be based in Wales and be able to attend the office for face to face meetings when necessary. As the Commission is an organisation working in Wales it is essential that the successful applicant for this post is either a Welsh speaker or, if not, is willing to commit to taking lessons with a view to achieving the required level for this post (level 3 on the Royal Commission’s Welsh Skills Assessment Framework).  Training will be provided and funded and time off will be given.

Full details and an application form can be found here: www.rcahmw.gov.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 1st December 2020
Field Archaeologist
Société Jersiaise

We are recruiting a new archaeologist.  Please see our website for details:


Closing date: Saturday 31st October 2020