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Sponsored PhD in Roman Ceramic Building Material
Cotswold Archaeology

Cotswold Archaeology invites applicants for a sponsored PhD (full time or part time) in the field of Roman Ceramic Building Material (CBM) at a British university. We will consider any proposal within this field. The project does not have to be artefact based but could, for example, explore production or distribution or economics or touch on all of these. The research should aim to generate results that would have general applicability, thus proposals based on the material from a single site might struggle to meet this objective. The purpose of the sponsorship is help develop the study of Roman CBM so proposals that focus purely on areas that have already been extensively studied, for example fabric analysis, would be less likely to be successful. Proposals that draw on material from outside Britain would be welcomed but the practicability of this work would need to be considered.

The successful applicant will be responsible for making the arrangements with his/her chosen university although Cotswold Archaeology will offer assistance in so far as it is able. The sponsorship will pay all university fees and may, depending upon the arrangements with the university, pay a contribution to living costs. This can be discussed at the interview.

Applicants can be any age and do not need to be currently studying at university or working in commercial archaeology. There is no requirement for the successful applicant to become employed by Cotswold Archaeology.

Please send us a brief CV; a short statement outlining why you want to study for a PhD and how it fits into your career plans (up to 500 words); your research proposal (not more than 1000 words) and any initial thoughts you have about which university you would like to study at. Please submit by email to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by midday on Monday 30 March 2020.

Closing date: Monday 30th March 2020
Experienced Archaeologists and Archaeologists
Cotswold Archaeology
£20,325 – £21,261 and £21,799
Permanent and fixed-term (six-month) contracts availabl

Location: Suffolk, Milton Keynes, Exeter Offices

Cotswold Archaeology requires promising, talented and experienced archaeologists to join our teams in Suffolk (Needham Market), Milton Keynes and Exeter 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 well 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. 

Away working will be required for certain projects, for which accommodation and subsistence will be provided. 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 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. 

NOTE: If you responded to our December advert for Archaeologists in Kemble, we are still reviewing these applications. 

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 3rd February, though recruitment will commence as soon as possible.

Closing date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Heritage Consultants and Assistant Heritage Consultants (Andover & Milton Keynes)
Cotswold Archaeology
£24,573 - £32,630 and £21,799 - £23,577

Cotswold Archaeology is one of the leading providers of professional archaeological and heritage services in the UK. We provide a complete archaeological service including fieldwork, post-excavation and heritage consultancy.

Our Heritage Consultancy department works with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. We have acted as the expert archaeology and heritage consultants on some of the largest and most high profile infrastructure projects in the country. We also have extensive experience in a broad portfolio of projects which span the logistics, residential, retail, marine and utilities sectors. This allows us to work on some of the most interesting and challenging development and conservation projects in the country. On-going research projects for the national heritage agencies also allow our team to work at the cutting edge of new thinking in archaeology and heritage; while our conservation planning and historic building work allows us to directly contribute to the realisation of improved management, access and presentation of the historic environment. We support our clients from the first stages of scheme inception, informing and shaping development plans, on some of the most iconic and historic buildings and places in the UK. Our work allows us to support projects all the way through the planning and consenting processes and we are often engaged to act as Expert Witness during appeals.

We are also looking to grow our consultancy teams in the Andover and Milton Keynes offices. Therefore, we are seeking Heritage Consultants with demonstrable experience in undertaking complex heritage assessments, archaeological deposit modelling (urban contexts would be desirable; GIS proficiency essential) and in drafting chapters for environmental statements. We would also welcome applications for Assistant Heritage Consultants; you may be a recent graduate, you may currently work in a different area of heritage or archaeology, or you be looking for a career change.

The successful candidates will require excellent communication and report writing skills, good ICT skills, a strong commitment to CPD, the ability to manage a demanding personal work schedule and a full manual driving licence.

Financial and practical assistance with relocation is available, and our competitive benefits package includes paid sick leave, group life assurance and a generous contributory pension. If you hold a full manual driving licence and believe you have something to contribute to our team, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion about these roles please call Nathan Blick on 07738 883729.
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

You can find out more about CA, and download an application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk. Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email  to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by midday on Friday 31st January 2020.

Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020
Heritage Consultants and Assistant Heritage Consultants (Andover & Milton Keynes)
Cotswold Archaeology
£24,573 - £32,630 and £21,799 - £23,577

Cotswold Archaeology is one of the leading providers of professional archaeological and heritage services in the UK. We provide a complete archaeological service including fieldwork, post-excavation and heritage consultancy.

Our Heritage Consultancy department works with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. We have acted as the expert archaeology and heritage consultants on some of the largest and most high profile infrastructure projects in the country. We also have extensive experience in a broad portfolio of projects which span the logistics, residential, retail, marine and utilities sectors. This allows us to work on some of the most interesting and challenging development and conservation projects in the country. On-going research projects for the national heritage agencies also allow our team to work at the cutting edge of new thinking in archaeology and heritage; while our conservation planning and historic building work allows us to directly contribute to the realisation of improved management, access and presentation of the historic environment. We support our clients from the first stages of scheme inception, informing and shaping development plans, on some of the most iconic and historic buildings and places in the UK. Our work allows us to support projects all the way through the planning and consenting processes and we are often engaged to act as Expert Witness during appeals.

We are also looking to grow our consultancy teams in the Andover and Milton Keynes offices. Therefore, we are seeking Heritage Consultants with demonstrable experience in undertaking complex heritage assessments, archaeological deposit modelling (urban contexts would be desirable; GIS proficiency essential) and in drafting chapters for environmental statements. We would also welcome applications for Assistant Heritage Consultants; you may be a recent graduate, you may currently work in a different area of heritage or archaeology, or you be looking for a career change.

The successful candidates will require excellent communication and report writing skills, good ICT skills, a strong commitment to CPD, the ability to manage a demanding personal work schedule and a full manual driving licence.

Financial and practical assistance with relocation is available, and our competitive benefits package includes paid sick leave, group life assurance and a generous contributory pension. If you hold a full manual driving licence and believe you have something to contribute to our team, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion about these roles please call Nathan Blick on 07738 883729.
 

APPLICATION PROCESS

You can find out more about CA, and download an application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk. Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter by email  to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by midday on Friday 31st January 2020.

Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020
5 Archaeological roles
Historic England
Varying salaries (see below)

Historic England is the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

We are looking to recruit five archaeological roles (see below) to work on a high profile Roman site - the amphitheatre and the site of the Claudian fort gate at Richborough, Kent.

Excavation Supervisor x 2, job ref: 9472 temporary contract from March 18th to July 17th (with possible extension to 4th September 2020 – tbc). £23, 252 p.a. pro. rata. 10 weeks will be spent at Richborough, Kent followed by 5 weeks within the extra-mural settlement at the Hadrian’s Wall fort at Birdoswald, Cumbria. The latter project is a joint training excavation run in partnership with the University of Newcastle.

Environmental Supervisor, job ref: 9476 temporary 6-month contract from March 16th 2020. £23, 252 p.a. pro. rata.

Finds Supervisor, job ref: 9470 temporary contract from March 18th to July 17th 2020 (with possibility of extension to 4th September – tbc). £23, 252 p.a. pro. rata.

Finds Archaeologist / Conservation Technician, job ref: 9474 temporary 6-month contract  from March 23rd 2020. £22, 646 p.a. pro. rata.

Project Archaeologist x 5, job ref: 9468 temporary contract  from  March 23th to May 29th 2020. £22, 646 p.a. pro.rata.

We are open to candidates taking a secondment from their current employer via unpaid leave from their current post, subject to written confirmation from their employer following a contract offer from HE. These posts are offered on a fixed term basis and are full time (36 hours per week).

Good quality self-catering accommodation will be provided during the fieldwork phases. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday (pro. rata.) plus bank holidays, corporate discounts and free entry into English Heritage sites.

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.

For an on-line application form and JD/PS please go to historicengland.org.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/

Closing date: February 2nd 2020. Interviews will take place February 11th to 13th at Fort Cumberland, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9LD. Project Archaeologists will be selected without interview on the basis of their application form. For further information contact tony.wilmott [at] historicengland.org.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. We very much look forward to receiving your application.

 

Closing date: Sunday 2nd February 2020
Senior Finds Officer/Finds Officer (Andover or Milton Keynes)
Cotswold Archaeology
£24,573 - £32,630 (Dependent on experience)

As one of the leading archaeological practices in Britain we are looking to strengthen our specialist team and to ensure we have the capacity and breadth of skills to maintain our own high standards of service. 

Senior Finds Officer/Finds Officer (Andover or Milton Keynes) 

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Finds Officer or Finds Officer to join our well-respected and successful Publications team, and to ensure timely delivery of our Post-Excavation obligations. Responsibilities will include the co-ordination and undertaking of finds project work, general spot dating, providing specialist advice to colleagues and contributing to the successful co-ordination of the CA finds work programme, as well as contributing to ensuring quality standards and improving efficiency across the organisation. 

You will have demonstrable specialist knowledge (desirably ceramics-related: Iron Age,Roman and/or post-Roman of southern England), a proven track record in archaeological publication, and experience of computer applications used for the recording and analysis of archaeological finds. Most importantly you will be an excellent and proactive communicator, capable of working both individually and as part of a wider project team. Ideally you will be full-time and based in our Andover office, but for the right candidate we would consider flexible and/or part-time working. Although the post may be based in Andover or Milton Keyes, as part of the wider CA Finds team, there will be the opportunity to work on assemblages from across southern Britain. 

You will require excellent time-management and organisational skills to ensure the successful delivery of a busy work programme to industry standards and within budget and to deadline. Ideally you are already a member of CIfA (or able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for membership) and relevant specialist Finds groups, and possess a full manual driving licence. 

In return we are able to offer assistance with relocation expenses in addition to an attractive benefits package which includes 23 days annual leave (rising with service), paid sick leave, life assurance and a pension scheme. 

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Walker (07889 811393) or Alistair Barclay (01285 772602), or email careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk

APPLICATION PROCESS 

You can find out more about CA,and download a job description and application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk. 

If you meet the essential requirements please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 10am on Monday 3 February 2020.

Closing date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Finds Manager (Andover or Milton Keynes)
Cotswold Archaeology
£33,522 - £40,788 (dependent on experience)

As one of the leading archaeological practices in Britain we are looking to strengthen our specialist team and to ensure we have the capacity and breadth of skills to maintain our own high standards of service. 

Finds Manager (Andover or Milton Keynes)

We are seeking a highly experienced pottery specialist with great organisational and communication skills to lead, manage and further develop our Finds teams in our Milton Keynes and Andover offices. Responsibilities will include the programming and co-ordination of finds work to meet project deadlines, the undertaking of specialist finds work (to publication standard where required), quality assurance, and the management, training and development of the Finds team, as well as contributing to the ensuring of quality standards and improving efficiency across the organisation. 

You will have substantial specialist ceramic knowledge (desirably covering the later prehistoric, Roman and/or post-Roman periods of southern England) and experience within developer-funded archaeology in Britain, an established track record in archaeological publication, and experience of computer applications for the recording and analysis of finds. A broad knowledge of other finds is desirable. You will also be a great organiser, capable of the successful delivery of a busy work programme to standard, budget and deadline; and an excellent and proactive communicator, capable of working both individually and as part of wider project teams across CA. Ideally you are already a member of the CIfA (or able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for membership) and other relevant specialist groups, and possess a full manual driving licence. 

If you meet these criteria and are looking to develop your specialist career with an organisation that is committed to high quality finds work and to publishing the results of our endeavours, we would love to hear from you. We are able to offer generous relocation expenses as well as an attractive benefits package which includes 30 days annual leave, paid sick leave, paid membership of CIfA, life assurance and a pension scheme. Ideally you will be based in our Andover or Milton Keynes office. 

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Walker (07889 811393) or Alistair Barclay (01285 772602), or email careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk
 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

You can find out more about CA, and download a job description and application form at www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk. 

If you meet the essential requirements for either role please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 10am on Monday 3 February 2020.

Closing date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Archaeology and Heritage Consultant / Senior
The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP)

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) is a highly regarded and successful multi-disciplinary environmental planning consultancy undertaking projects across the country from our offices in Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Shrewsbury.

Working at EDP is fun, challenging and rewarding. We place significant value on our EDP Team as they make us who we are. We are extremely proud of the culture and brand we have built, and we have exceptional staff retention across our four offices. We pride ourselves in having kept our sociable one team culture; even in times of growth.

The Archaeology and Heritage Team has an interesting, diverse and challenging portfolio of active projects throughout England and Wales covering the full breadth of the historic environment.

As an Archaeology and Heritage Consultant, you will ideally have both demonstrable experience in an archaeological fieldwork role and a proven track record in heritage consultancy. You will provide technical project support to the wider EDP Archaeology and Heritage team and bring significant experience to the business across a range of project types and scales.

Ideally, you will have experience of multi-disciplinary projects, but more importantly be enthusiastic regarding the opportunities to work with our clients, other Project Managers and members of the EDP Team. However, most of all, you will provide solution-focused and pragmatic advice to our clients on a wide variety of archaeology and heritage projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional skills, project management and technical ability by working within the wider EDP team, including opportunities to engage in the delivery of projects covering a range of issues, such as landscape assessment and design, ecology, masterplanning and arboriculture. 

You will have a sound professional reputation and be conscious of the need to develop a diverse network of contacts; showing energy, enthusiasm and excellent client care skills to advance your professional reputation and create your own portfolio of projects.

The successful candidate will be positive, proactive, client focussed, and be committed to maintaining their expertise through internal and external training and research. They will ideally be at least an Associate member of the CIfA already.

We offer a very competitive benefits package, which includes: pension; private health insurance; life assurance; free lunch; 30 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays; and a profit share bonus scheme.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a comprehensive CV and covering letter, along with written and visual work examples, to Hannah Parkin at: teamedp [at] edp-uk.co.uk

We are currently reviewing applications, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.

EDP is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020
Archaeology and Heritage Consultant / Senior

Location: Cirencester or Cheltenham

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) is a highly regarded and successful multi-disciplinary environmental planning consultancy undertaking projects across the country from our offices in Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Shrewsbury.

Working at EDP is fun, challenging and rewarding. We place significant value on our EDP Team as they make us who we are. We are extremely proud of the culture and brand we have built, and we have exceptional staff retention across our four offices. We pride ourselves in having kept our sociable one team culture; even in times of growth.

The Archaeology and Heritage Team has an interesting, diverse and challenging portfolio of active projects throughout England and Wales covering the full breadth of the historic environment.

As an Archaeology and Heritage Consultant, you will ideally have both demonstrable experience in an archaeological fieldwork role and a proven track record in heritage consultancy. You will provide technical project support to the wider EDP Archaeology and Heritage team and bring significant experience to the business across a range of project types and scales.

Ideally, you will have experience of multi-disciplinary projects, but more importantly be enthusiastic regarding the opportunities to work with our clients, other Project Managers and members of the EDP Team. However, most of all, you will provide solution-focused and pragmatic advice to our clients on a wide variety of archaeology and heritage projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional skills, project management and technical ability by working within the wider EDP team, including opportunities to engage in the delivery of projects covering a range of issues, such as landscape assessment and design, ecology, masterplanning and arboriculture. 

You will have a sound professional reputation and be conscious of the need to develop a diverse network of contacts; showing energy, enthusiasm and excellent client care skills to advance your professional reputation and create your own portfolio of projects.

The successful candidate will be positive, proactive, client focussed, and be committed to maintaining their expertise through internal and external training and research. They will ideally be at least an Associate member of the CIfA already.

We offer a very competitive benefits package, which includes: pension; private health insurance; life assurance; free lunch; 30 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays; and a profit share bonus scheme.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a comprehensive CV and covering letter, along with written and visual work examples, to Hannah Parkin at: teamedp [at] edp-uk.co.uk

We are currently reviewing applications, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.

EDP is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020
Archaeologist and Supervisor/Senior Archaeologist
Foundations Archaeology
£19,200 - £20,500(dependent upon experience) and £20,500 - £25,000 (dependent upon experience)
Permanent following the successful completion of a 3 month Probation Period

Foundations Archaeology is an independent commercial unit based in Swindon, which operates country-wide. It is a well-established, small company, which has been trading for over 20 years. Due to a successful year there is currently a need for additional members of staff. The work will be based out of the Swindon office, but will involve stay-away projects across the UK, as required, for which accommodation; subsistence and mileage (where applicable) will be paid.

Benefits also include: a company pension, no shared rooms when accommodation is provided and we will pay all CIfA subscription fees during your time with us.

Position: Archaeologist

Financial: £19,200 - £20,500(dependent upon experience)

Timescale: Permanent following the successful completion of a 3 month Probation Period

Skills required:

  • Full UK driving licence, clean.
  • Minimum 6 months experience of fieldwork.
  • CSCS certified.
  • Membership of CIfA desirable.
  • Minimum PCIfA or equivalent required.

Personal Skills:

Enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will be required to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application: Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to admindiana [at] foundations.co.uk (@foundations.co.uk)

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

 

Position: Supervisor/Senior Archaeologist

Financial: £20,500 - £25,000 (dependent upon experience)

Timescale: Permanent following the successful completion of a 3 month Probation Period

Skills required:

  • Proven track record in supervising a variety of commercial, fieldwork projects.
  • Previous experience in client and supervising bodies’ liaison.
  • Extensive experience in writing fieldwork (grey literature) reports and experience in desk-based assessments desirable.
  • Full UK driving licence, clean.
  • CSCS certified.
  • Membership of CIfA desirable.
  • Minimum ACIfA or equivalent preferred for Supervisor but required for Senior Archaeologist.

Personal Skills:

Candidates should be enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will have proven experience in relevant roles within commercial archaeology organisations. S/he must be able to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he must have good prioritising and organisational skills in order to supervise fieldwork, post excavation work and be able to work effectively to short project timescales.

Application: Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to admindiana [at] foundations.co.uk (@foundations.co.uk)

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

For further details: contact us on admin [at] foundations.co.uk 

 

Closing date: Friday 7th February 2020
Skills Training and Outreach Officer
Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust
£25,000-£27,000 p.a.
1-YEAR FULL TIME FIXED-TERM CONTRACT. Pension provision: 6% salary contribution.

PKHT is a well-established, dynamic small Scottish charity (SC003139) with the aim of conserving and promoting the archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth and Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. We have recently relocated our headquarters to the A-listed Lower City Mills, in Perth city centre.

In line with our Strategic Plan 2017-22, we are seeking an enthusiastic, organised and driven individual with a background in historic buildings conservation, and ideally with skills development experience, to join our team and:

  1. Lead on the delivery of a programme of traditional building skills training;
  2. Organise the annual Traditional Building Skills Roadshow event;
  3. Lead on the delivery of the annual Doors Open Days event.

You will have a relevant degree (such as Historic Building Conservation) OR equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant experience. You will also have a track record in, project management, and ideally in skills training and will have a good understanding of historic building conservation and materials knowledge, along with good IT and communication skills.

The post is offered as a full-time 1-year fixed-term contract, although for the right candidate, some flexibility can be considered. There is a possibility of continued employment with the Trust beyond the contract, subject to successful delivery.

Based in Perth, you will work a 36 hour week with 25 days’ annual leave and flexible working arrangements.

To find out more about the Trust, and to view the Job Description/Person Spec. go to: www.pkht.org.uk and for an informal discussion before applying, call David Strachan, Director, on 01738 477081.

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

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 7 February 2020.

Interviews to be held on: Friday 14 February 2020.

Closing date: Friday 7th February 2020
Archaeology and Heritage Consultant / Senior (Cirencester and Cheltenham)
The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP)
Competitive salary

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) is a highly regarded and successful multi-disciplinary environmental planning consultancy undertaking projects across the country from our offices in Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Shrewsbury.

Working at EDP is fun, challenging and rewarding. We place significant value on our EDP Team as they make us who we are. We are extremely proud of the culture and brand we have built, and we have exceptional staff retention across our four offices. We pride ourselves in having kept our sociable one team culture; even in times of growth.

The Archaeology and Heritage Team has an interesting, diverse and challenging portfolio of active projects throughout England and Wales covering the full breadth of the historic environment. 

As an Archaeology and Heritage Consultant, you will ideally have both demonstrable experience in an archaeological fieldwork role and a proven track record in heritage consultancy. You will provide technical project support to the wider EDP Archaeology and Heritage team and bring significant experience to the business across a range of project types and scales. 

Ideally, you will have experience of multi-disciplinary projects, but more importantly be enthusiastic regarding the opportunities to work with our clients, other Project Managers and members of the EDP Team. However, most of all, you will provide solution-focused and pragmatic advice to our clients on a wide variety of archaeology and heritage projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional skills, project management and technical ability by working within the wider EDP team, including opportunities to engage in the delivery of projects covering a range of issues, such as landscape assessment and design, ecology, masterplanning and arboriculture. 

You will have a sound professional reputation and be conscious of the need to develop a diverse network of contacts; showing energy, enthusiasm and excellent client care skills to advance your professional reputation and create your own portfolio of projects.

The successful candidate will be positive, proactive, client focussed, and be committed to maintaining their expertise through internal and external training and research. They will ideally be at least an Associate member of the CIfA already.

We offer a very competitive benefits package, which includes: pension; private health insurance; life assurance; free lunch; 30 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays; and a profit share bonus scheme. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a comprehensive CV and covering letter, along with written and visual work examples, to Hannah Parkin at: teamedp [at] edp-uk.co.uk

We are currently reviewing applications, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.

EDP is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020
Archaeology and Heritage Consultant / Senior (Shrewsbury)
The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP)
Competitive salary

The Environmental Dimension Partnership Ltd (EDP) is a highly regarded and successful multi-disciplinary environmental planning consultancy undertaking projects across the country from our offices in Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Shrewsbury.

Working at EDP is fun, challenging and rewarding. We place significant value on our EDP Team as they make us who we are. We are extremely proud of the culture and brand we have built, and we have exceptional staff retention across our four offices. We pride ourselves in having kept our sociable one team culture; even in times of growth.

The Archaeology and Heritage Team has an interesting, diverse and challenging portfolio of active projects throughout England and Wales covering the full breadth of the historic environment. 

As an Archaeology and Heritage Consultant, you will ideally have both demonstrable experience in an archaeological fieldwork role and a proven track record in heritage consultancy. You will provide technical project support to the wider EDP Archaeology and Heritage team and bring significant experience to the business across a range of project types and scales. 

Ideally, you will have experience of multi-disciplinary projects, but more importantly be enthusiastic regarding the opportunities to work with our clients, other Project Managers and members of the EDP Team. However, most of all, you will provide solution-focused and pragmatic advice to our clients on a wide variety of archaeology and heritage projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional skills, project management and technical ability by working within the wider EDP team, including opportunities to engage in the delivery of projects covering a range of issues, such as landscape assessment and design, ecology, masterplanning and arboriculture. 

You will have a sound professional reputation and be conscious of the need to develop a diverse network of contacts; showing energy, enthusiasm and excellent client care skills to advance your professional reputation and create your own portfolio of projects.

The successful candidate will be positive, proactive, client focussed, and be committed to maintaining their expertise through internal and external training and research. They will ideally be at least an Associate member of the CIfA already.

We offer a very competitive benefits package, which includes: pension; private health insurance; life assurance; free lunch; 30 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays; and a profit share bonus scheme. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a comprehensive CV and covering letter, along with written and visual work examples, to Hannah Parkin at: teamedp [at] edp-uk.co.uk

We are currently reviewing applications, with the intention to appoint as soon as possible.

EDP is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020
Archaeological Archivist
Worcestershire County Council
£22,999 to £24,894 (pro rata).
Part time

Join our innovative and friendly team.

Worcestershire Archaeology (www.explorethepast.co.uk) is looking for an Archaeological Archivist to join our team, which operates on a wide range of projects across the West Midlands and beyond. With a proven track record of delivering high quality fieldwork for over 35 years, we are seeking new team members to help us meet the growing demand we continue to enjoy for our services.

We offer a great opportunity for people to develop their careers in an innovative and friendly environment. We are based at The Hive, in the centre of Worcester (www.thehiveworcester.org), an award-winning building providing a unique combination of library, archive and archaeological services under one roof.

We provide:

  • Local Government contributory pension scheme (probably the best there is).
  • 33 days holiday per year (including statutory holidays) rising to 38 after 5 years (pro rata).
  • Supported attendance at conferences.
  • A review and development scheme for all the team which has underpinned our proven track record of training, retaining and promoting our staff.
  • A range of measures to promote a good work/life balance.
  • Wages that meet or exceed CIfA minima.

This is a new post establishing the creation and deposition of our project archives as central to the archaeological process. You would be working in a sector of archaeology increasingly recognised as crucial to quality professional practice. This would involve engagement with museums across the West Midlands region and beyond. 

An initial contract is offered for this post until 31 March 2021 –it is intended it will be extended. It is part-time, 3 days/week, but negotiable. 

Interviews will be held on 11 February 2020. 

Apply online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/jobsand follow links to 'Current Vacancies' and 'Worcestershire County Council Jobs' and scroll to the advert. All applications will receive a written response.

Closing date: Monday 27th January 2020
Archaeologist
St Edmundsbury Cathedral

The Cathedral Chapter wishes to appoint a Cathedral Archaeologist to act as its professional adviser on all matters for which it has archaeological responsibility as required by The Care of Cathedrals Measure 2011. For more information and to apply, please download the documents from the Cathedral website: https://stedscathedral.org/news/vacancies/

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands
Archaeology Warwickshire

Archaeology Warwickshire are seeking expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. Our reputation for proficient archaeological solutions and efficient, professional delivery has resulted in a high demand for our services.

We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to receive expressions from archaeologists with a proven track record in undertaking and reporting on watching briefs, and/or supervising evaluations and/or directing excavations with report production to publication standard. We are also keen to expand our network of experienced historic building recorders and IHBC qualified built heritage consultants.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and we expect to pay over and above the salaried equivalent CIfA minima and BAJR approved rates (including the necessary uplift for sickness and holidays), and in return we expect to get professionalism, integrity and commitment.

Applicants should provide a minimum of two contactable referees; prove their self-employed status (or commitment to become so); provide evidence of their insurance and hold valid CSCS cards. Membership of CIfA is highly desirable.

Interested?

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