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Archaeological Technician - Maidstone
Wessex Archaeology
£19,373to £22,401 London Fringe Payment £870
Reference: MAIDFWK 11.19

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, sometimes including working away from home during each week, but we also promote work-life balance as a vital aspect of modern-day employment. If you need a more flexible arrangement, whilst we can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, we do promise to listen and provide what we can.

The position:

Due to the continued expansion of our operations, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic archaeologists to join our fieldwork team based at Maidstone – 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 across London and the South East.

Position requirements:

Prior experience of archaeological excavation and recording within a commercial environment would be a distinct advantage, but the post may also suit less experienced archaeologists who are just starting out in their archaeological career. As an Archaeological Technician at Wessex Archaeology, you will be expected to:

  • Be open to learning and receiving direction;
  • Communicate appropriately and respectfully; and
  • Be responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions.

Essential skills for successful applicants will be:

  • To have a valid CSCS card – we can provide help and advice on obtaining these;
  • To have the ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions; and
  • Able to manage their own time and work to deadlines.

Highly desirable attributes will include:

  • A full clean Driving Licence;
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists; and
  • SSSTS or other H&S qualifications.

Whilst having a good degree in archaeology or a related subject will certainly be of benefit, at Wessex Archaeology we also recognise that there are many very capable archaeologists both within our company, and across the sector as a whole, who do not have university qualifications. We will therefore welcome applications from all who wish to join our London & South East fieldwork team, graduates and non-graduates alike.

With highly competitive salaries we are also able to offer many additional benefits to working for Wessex, including:

  • Pension and life assurance schemes;
  • Financial assistance with relocation;
  • 30 days (including bank holidays) annual leave increasing with seniority of post and length of service;
  • A company Employee Assistant Programme – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • Staff discounts for local businesses; and
  • Bike2 work scheme.

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form(available from the vacancies page on our website (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 6 December 2019. 

For more information about the post please contact Mark Williams, Regional Manager, London and South East (m.williams [at] wessexarch.co.uk; 03303 133541).

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.

Vacancies | Wessex Archaeology
Closing date: Friday 6th December 2019
Project Manager - Maidstone
Wessex Archaeology
£31,856 to £50,744 London Fringe Payment £870
Reference: MAIDFWK211.19

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.

Our commitment

The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the most pressing challenge to the mental health of the population. At Wessex Archaeology, we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance, and many of our staff work flexibly one way or another, whether that be part-time, remote- or home- working, term time arrangements, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us about the flexibility you’ll need. We can’t promise to be able to give you exactly what you want, but we absolutely promise to listen and provide what we can.

Who we need

As a result of our continued expansion, we need a talented and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our fieldwork team based at Maidstone – whether you are someone already experienced in project management, or a fieldwork director looking for the next step in your archaeological career, this is the position you are looking for. It is an opportunity to join our innovative, industry-leading team, and with our nurture advance your professional project management and leadership skills, whilst always being encouraged to develop autonomy in your role. As a key member of the regional team, working with our specialists across many different offices and departments, you will develop innovative responses to a wide range of challenging projects from tendering to project completion.

You will directly contribute to the business development of the regional office and proactively market the company as a whole, whilst developing a portfolio of your own projects and key clients in the process. Wessex Archaeology is a truly collaborative organisation, and though based in the South East, the successful candidate will work with our project teams in all regions on some of the most significant and challenging heritage projects across the UK and beyond.

Our Project Managers are not only responsible for creation, planning, management and safe delivery of high-quality projects and tasks which fulfil the vision and values of the company, but also contribute directly to our sustainability and charitable objectives. Our work has a significant benefit on our collective aspiration to broaden an understanding of our heritage and the social impacts it can create. As befits an organisation of our size, your projects will undoubtedly include large and complex programmes of work.

What we require

This position requires an applicant with:

  • a minimum of five years’ experience in a commercial environment, whether that be directing projects and liaising with stakeholders in the field, or managing projects of your own;
  • the necessary skills and/or aptitude to track and manage project finances;
  • to preferably be educated to at least degree level in an appropriate subject, but if that’s not you and you think you’re the right person, we still want to hear from you;
  • a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of health & safety associated with fieldwork, preferably backed up with qualifications and accreditations; and
  • knowledge of project management systems, or at least a fundamental understanding of the principles of project management.

We expect you:

  • to most importantly be visible, accountable and trustworthy;
  • to be optimistic and a positive influence, inspiring creativeness and innovation in others;
  • to provide for the mentoring, coaching and training of your team;
  • to provide constant encouragement, recognition and reward to your teams; and
  • to be assured and confident in your work and personal interactions.

You must have an enthusiasm for influencing the development of our industry, andbe able to focus on the needs and concerns of our clients to ensure consistent customer satisfaction by providing high quality, commercial and most importantly professional advice. As part of your role you will promote the positive culture of the businessand work collegiately across all the departments and regional offices.

A full UK Driving Licence is essential. Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and another appropriate professional body is highly desirable, but if you don’t have this, we will support you to get it.

What we offer

In addition to our highly competitive salaries, we are also able to offer a host of additional benefits to working for Wessex, not least 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.

What you must do

If you think you’re the right person for us, please submit a completed application form, which is available from the vacancies page on our website (www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies), together with a copy of your CV and any other information that will support your application. These must be returned by e-mail towa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.ukby close of business on Friday 6 December 2019. 

If you need to find out more about the post, please do contact Mark Williams, Regional Manager, London and South East(m.williams [at] wessexarch.co.uk; 03303 133541), and he will discuss it with you.

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.

Vacancies | Wessex Archaeology
Closing date: Friday 6th December 2019
Historic Environment Specialist – Director
Wood

We are looking to recruit an Associate or Technical Director to join our Historic Environment team as operational lead for the team in Canary Wharf, London. In addition to business development and project management you will be expected to take on staff management, co-ordination and mentoring roles within the London office. You will also be prepared to take a role in the leadership and development of the wider Historic Environment team. 

The role will include leading on the delivery of heritage statements, historic area appraisals, historic environment EIA chapters as well as the provision of advice to clients.  You will be expected to produce technical work, as well as reviewing the work of other members of the team and will also contribute to and lead on the development of opportunities for new business and the preparation of proposals. Whilst the role will be within the Historic Environment team, the post-holder will be expected to further develop inter-disciplinary practice across architecture, master planning and landscape design disciplines.     

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the continued success and growth of a reputable and successful team, who contribute to a wide range of high-profile projects across Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solution’s business. Building on a strong academic background, you will be responsible for providing support to the Historic Environment team in terms of delivering environmental consultancy services to a full range of UK-based and International clients. You will also be working closely with other members of Wood’s Environmental Appraisal Team and with the Built Environment Team. 

Skills / Qualifications
A degree in a conservation related discipline (Archaeology or Heritage/Architectural/Building conservation).

You will be educated to degree level and have a sound background in British history or archaeology and an in-depth knowledge of heritage conservation policy and practice, likely to have been gained from commercial experience. Membership of a relevant professional organisation is desirable.

An ability to communicate clearly both verbally and through written work is essential. IT skills and knowledge of GIS systems will be advantageous, as will some familiarity with BIM. Previous experience of HLF-funded projects is also desirable.  Previous project management experience is desirable.  You will also be expected to support junior members of the team, so some previous staff management experience is also desirable.

You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging and fulfilling working environment.  This role brings the opportunity to play a role in leading and developing and growing the team and the post holder will be expected to act as a mentor to more junior staff to help lead their development.  There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solution’s consultancy business.

The post holder will be required to visit, sites, client premises and Wood’s other offices. The role will involve occasional away working and a full driving licence will be required.

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com

Apply online at https://careers.woodplc.com/

 

Wood Careers | Wood Careers
Closing date: Friday 20th December 2019
Archaeologist / Archaeologist (trainee)
Worcestershire Archaeology
£19,554 to £21,166 and £18,065 to £18,426

Worcestershire Archaeology (www.explorethepast.co.uk ) is looking for Archaeologists to join our field team, operating 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 in which nearly all of our current field team have benefitted from our award winning NVQ trainee scheme or from internal promotion. 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:

  • Fully paid travel time to all sites (for all staff not just the driver).
  • Local Government contributory pension scheme (probably the best there is).
  • 37 hours per week (plus regular opportunities for overtime).
  • 33 days holiday per year (including statutory holidays), rising to 38 after 5 years.
  • Paid accommodation and subsistence for away work.
  • Paid CIfA membership for field staff and supported attendance at conferences.
  • A CIfA accredited, award winning, training programme for entry level staff.
  • 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 (Worcester's a great place to live and only about 5% of our projects being away jobs you'll get plenty of time to enjoy making your home here).
  • Wages that meet or exceed CIfA minima.

Archaeologist – £19,554 to £21,166. Our archaeologists are involved in the excavation, survey and recording of a wide range of archaeological sites, across the region and beyond. We also seek to involve all of our staff in a range of other tasks (including post-excavation), thus you'll get a chance to develop your career and build a platform for promotion. Four out of five of our Project Officers started with us as Archaeologists.

We will also consider applications from people looking to develop a career in field archaeology with less experience than that required to fill our Archaeologist posts (PCIfA or equivalent level of commercial experience). Appointment would be to the post of Archaeologist (trainee) - £18,065 to £18,426. Our 9 month training programme has been highly commended by the Archaeology Training Forum and is fully accredited by CIfA. This includes completing an NVQ (Level 3) in Archaeological Practice. Providing a broader training platform than many other schemes (it isn't all about fieldwork) when completed it automatically entitles you to PCIfA status opening the way to a career in archaeology.

The posts are offered until the 31st March 2020 (trainee posts for a period of 9 months). Subject to continued market performance, it is intended posts will be extended.

Closing date for applications 15 November 2019.

Interviews will be held on 28th and 29th November 2019

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

Closing date: Friday 15th November 2019
Archaeological Illustrator (Maidstone)
Wessex Archaeology
£24,530 - £28,456 (plus London Fringe Payment £870)
Reference: MAIDDO 11.19

About us

Wessex Archaeology is one of the UK’s leading providers of archaeological and heritage services, and an educational charity seeking to promote the education of the public in science, the arts, culture, and heritage.

 

Our Studio comprises of an exciting and innovative blend of archaeological illustrators, designers and creatives, providing a comprehensive and professional illustration, interpretation and design service, constantly developing new and creative ways of bringing the past to life.

 

The Position

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Archaeological Illustrator to support our busy London & SE Region. Based in our Maidstone office, you will work alongside colleagues in our fieldwork, post-ex, heritage and geomatics teams.

 

You will create a broad range of interesting products using your traditional and digital illustration skills. As a member of our Studio team, you will receive the support to develop existing knowledge and will be encouraged to explore new methods and specialisms.  

 

This permanent post is an office-based full-time appointment. A relocation package may also be available.

 

Position Requirements

The successful candidate should have at least three years’ experience working as an archaeological illustrator within a commercial environment and have a good understanding of professional standards for archaeological practice.

 

Essential skills:

  • Education to Degree level in an appropriate subject or demonstrable experience to an equivalent level;
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Adobe CCS and either GIS or Cad;
  • Be able to prepare illustrations for all levels of client reports;
  • Have demonstratable experience in preparing publication illustrations;
  • The ability to learn new software and gain new skills;
  • Show demonstratable good composition and layout skills;
  • Be both analytical and creative, with problem solving and interpretative skills;
  • The ability to advise project staff of the best methods to achieve the desired aims;
  • Show a systematic approach with attention to detail;
  • The ability to check, combine and clearly present pre and post-excavation data;

 

Additional skills an advantage:

  • Experience creating promotional material for web content and community engagement;
  • The ability to capture and edit video and sound;
  • Experience creating reconstructions;
  • Able to design and layout display and exhibition material;
  • Animation skills;

 

To be successful in the role, you’ll be:

  • Open to learning and receiving direction;
  • Approachable in providing support, guidance and advice;
  • Able to communicate appropriately and respectfully;
  • Responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions;
  • Confident, innovative and show good judgement in problem solving and decision making;
  • Able to work collegiately across all departments and regional offices.
  • Able to work independently when required and demonstrate a professional approach to work, colleagues, other professionals and clients.

Our commitment

The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the most pressing challenge to the mental health of the population. At Wessex Archaeology, we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance, and many of our staff work flexibly, whether that be part-time, remote- or home-working, term time arrangements, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us about the flexibility you’ll need. We can’t promise to be able to give you exactly what you want, but we absolutely promise to listen and provide what we can.

 

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) with a copy of their CV and 6 - 10 examples of their work, by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk  

 

Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 6th December 2019.  Candidates invited to an interview, will be expected to present their full portfolio. For more information about the post, please contact Karen Nichols, Studio Manager – k.nichols [at] wessexarch.co.uk

 

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 provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Friday 6th December 2019
Archaeologist (Fort Cumberland, Southsea, PO4 9LD)
Historic England
£27, 739 to £28, 882
Temporary 10-month contract (FTC)

This is a rare opportunity to join the Archaeological Projects team based at Fort Cumberland and contribute through leadership and participation in a wide range of research projects and activities to meet Historic England’s corporate objectives. These include work for the English Heritage Trust, collaborations with universities and sectoral bodies, and the development of field schools and apprenticeships.

This role is varied and challenging, suitable for those with ambition to work in multi-disciplinary project teams whilst developing their skills and training especially in digital recording. Joining us, you will project manage and support others in initiating, planning, delivering, publishing and archiving archaeological projects. After receiving extensive training, you will provide training and support on our recording methods, Intrasis – our digital recording system, and survey to site staff. You will also contribute to the development of field schools and apprenticeships and promote the work of the team and HE through lectures, conference attendance and publications.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable experience of project management of archaeological excavation, familiarity in the use of modern survey kit, excellent interpersonal skills particularly working in inter-disciplinary teams, an ability to communicate effectively and clearly to a wide range of audiences, including through published reports, and a desire to grow your skills and experience, particularly in digital recording. 

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites as well as flexibility in your working day to build a strong work-life balance.

We would welcome candidates applying for this post as a secondment from their current employer through unpaid leave, subject to written confirmation from their employer following a contract offer from HE.

Closing date: 22nd November 2019. Interviews will take place on 5th December at Fort Cumberland, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 9LD

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.

For an on-line application form and JD/PS please go to historicengland.org.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/ ref 9350.

Closing date: Friday 22nd November 2019
Junior Built Heritage Consultant (Based at County Hall, Chelmsford)
Place Services: Essex County Council
£19,000 to £22,000
Fixed Term (1 Year with possible extension)

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and integral to our success are our people. The growth of our practice means we now require an outstanding individual to support our Historic Environment Team and specifically in the specialism of built heritage.

This early career post is an excellent opportunity to work alongside our experienced built heritage consultants. Initially offered as a fixed term post, there may be opportunity in the future for the contract to be extended. 

Responsible to the Historic Environment Manager, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide support on a range of professional and high-quality client focused historic environment services.

This will include assisting in the delivery of innovative and commercially viable historic environment services and products. This will be achieved through the provision of routine technical and administrative tasks, including assisting consultants, senior consultants and principal consultants in delivery of our diverse range of project work.

The role will require initiative and good communication and negotiation skills.  The role will include attendance at client consultation meetings and liaising with partners and external stakeholders.

The post holder will work to support the Historic Environment Manager to help realise our on-going commercial success and aspiration for growth. A resourceful and creative collaborator, you will relish the opportunity to develop and share your ideas and expertise, contributing to the collective intelligence of our team.

The role will include working on a diverse range of tasks including:

  • Working as an assistant to a conservation officer with an aspiration of developing into the role yourself;
  • Assist with our Traditional Building Skills and Conservation Courses;
  • Input into Heritage Impact Assessments;
  • Input to Conservation Area Appraisals and other project work;
  • Desk based and archival research; and
  • Field survey and recording.
     

Comprehensive training and CPD is available for both roles, including access to our annual programme of Traditional Building Skills, Conservation courses and lectures: https://www.placeservices.co.uk/courses/

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • Full UK driving licence and access to car.
  • Post Graduate Degree qualification in Building Conservation or similar.

For an informal discussion about the position please call Historic Environment Manager Tim Murphy (0333 032 0847) or email tim.murphy [at] essex.gov.uk.

To apply for this role please click link below:

https://www.workingforessex.com/job-application/256 46/

 

Closing date: Saturday 30th November 2019
Landscape Partnership Manager (Near Tollard Royal, Wiltshire)
Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership
£32,029 - £33,799
Fixed term contract until 30/06/2024

 

Do you have the passion, drive, experience and enthusiasm to deliver a new, innovative five-year scheme comprising 20 ambitious projects? The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership has been awarded £1.68m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Together with partner match funding, this £2.7m scheme aims to enhance the natural, historic and cultural heritage of this stunning, historic landscape through encouraging widespread community engagement and involvement.

Your team will comprise a Countryside Ranger/Volunteer co-ordinator (FT), a Heritage and Community Engagement Officer (FT), a Communications Officer (PT), a Support Officer (PT). To view the Landscape Conservation Action Plan and projects click here: http://www.ccwwdaonb.org.uk/landscape-conservation-action-plan/

You will oversee and co-ordinate the strategic direction of the Landscape Partnership Scheme acting as the figurehead and ensuring collaborative working and communications amongst all partners and stakeholders. Working to the Cranborne Chase AONB Director, you will prepare and present regular reports to the Landscape Partnership Board and be responsible for accurate and timely grant claims to the Heritage Fund. You will oversee the smooth running and operation of specific Project Working groups and the Community Stakeholders Group.

You’ll be a self-motivated people-person, an organised, respected team leader with a record of managing large, composite budgets. You’ll manage the team of four, be responsible for a budget of £2.7m, encourage and enable ongoing collaborative working with a multitude of partners and track delivery of a wide range of critical outcomes. You’ll also play a vital role in ensuring the scheme has a lasting legacy on the ground.

You’ll lead on implementation and delivery of the major ‘Champions of the Past’ project, inspiring volunteers to discover more about, and become involved in, conserving the unique historic heritage of the area. You will be passionate about landscape, heritage, and the natural world and have the instinctive ability to inspire and enthuse others. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ attitude and excel at inspiring and motivating partners, colleagues and volunteers. With a substantial and proven track record of successfully managing a team to deliver many complex projects on time and to budget, you’ll also have the ambition and ability to seek out and secure additional funding.

You’ll have a minimum of 3 years proven experience of successful management of a National Lottery Heritage Fund, or other similar large grant aided, programme of work and have in depth knowledge of the natural, historic or cultural environment.

For an informal discussion please contact Linda Nunn, AONB Director on 01725 517417 or lindanunn [at] cranbornechase.org.uk    

To apply: https://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/results/#!/search/5119100l0212411/keyword/hae00393/

Closing date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Osteoarchaeologist (Salisbury)
Wessex Archaeology
Officer Grade - £24,530 - £28,456 p.a. Senior Officer Grade - £27,810 to £31,850 p.a.
Reference: SALPX2 10.19

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education, heritage, science, culture and the arts. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to goster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol and Edinburgh.

The position

We are seeking an experienced osteoarchaeologist to join our established Specialist Services team within our industry-leading Research department. The position will be based in Salisbury. The successful applicant will be familiar with and have extensive practical experience of the osteological methods, theories and specialist techniques needed to identify and analyse human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts, working within a commercial archaeological environment across our regional offices. While the successful candidate will be required to work collegiately as part of an existing osteoarchaeology team, the ability to work independently will also be essential. The enthusiasm to assist in the development of junior team members, to share knowledge and to provide advice to members of the fieldwork teams as appropriate will also be needed.

This position will be primarily office-based, though some fieldwork on cemeteries, burial remains and other sites with mortuary-related deposits will be required. A relocation package may also be available.

The role includes:

  • Advising on the recovery of human remains on site and where appropriate undertaking the excavation of mortuary deposits; 
  • giving project-specific advice and direction to managers, including on pertinent legislation; 
  • advising on and where necessary overseeing post-excavation processing of human remains; 
  • assessing appropriate levels of analysis for osteological assemblages, estimating costings for such analysis, and undertaking the recording and analysis within advised professional standards effectively and efficiently within budget;
  • reporting on the recovered data for various levels of publication (e.g. client reports, journal publications and monographs), with the production of well-structured reports to a high standard and to a level of detail commensurate with the project requirements; and
  • assisting in Company initiatives with respect to training, outreach and education, both in-house (in particular supervision/advice to junior osteoarchaeologists), and to clients, consultants, other external organisations and the general public.

Position requirements

You will have expertise in the analysis of human remains from a wide temporal range across Britain, although experience of prehistoric assemblages from southern England would be particularly advantageous. You will have proven experience of working within commercial archaeology, in the assessment and analysis of osteological assemblages.

You will have demonstrable reporting skills to publication standard. With a good understanding of British archaeology, you will be aware of current standards and guidance (such as those of Historic England and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists) concerning fieldwork and the collection, recording, publication and retention of human skeletal material.

Essential

  • A proven record of accomplishment of working within the commercial sector, including the production of osteological reports at all levels.
  • A demonstrable publication record covering osteological remains from commercial archaeological sites, preferably including local and national journals and contributions to archaeological monographs.
  • Extensive specialist experience and a good degree in archaeology or a related subject.
  • Archaeological fieldwork experience, particularly with – although not necessarily exclusive to – the appropriate recovery of human remains in their various forms.
  • A full clean Driving Licence.

Desirable

  • Experience of the assessment, analysis and publication of other human bone from other periods.
  • Experience of working with osteological materials in their various forms (unburnt and cremated) and from a variety of deposit types (e.g. articulated in situ remains, curated remains, disarticulated material).
  • Membership of period or other special-interest groups (such as the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology).
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (preferably at MCIfA level) or an equivalent professional body.
  • A valid CSCS card.

The behavioural attributes that we expect from you are to be:

  • Open to learning and receiving direction; 
  • Approachable in providing support, guidance and advice to those under your direction; 
  • Able to communicate appropriately and respectfully; 
  • Responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions; 
  • Confident and innovative, and show good judgement in problem solving and decision making; and 
  • Able to effectively manage tasks and projects in accordance with agreed specifications. 

Our commitment

The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the most pressing challenge to the mental health of the population. At Wessex Archaeology, we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance, and many of our staff work flexibly, whether that be part-time, remote- or home-working, term time arrangements, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us about the flexibility you’ll need. We can’t promise to be able to give you exactly what you want, but we absolutely promise to listen and provide what we can. 

 

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a covering letter with a copy of their CV, published bibliography and a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our web site http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk by close of business on Friday 22nd November 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 9 December 2019.

For all queries please contact our Senior Specialist Services Manager, Dr Matt Leivers (m.leivers [at] wessexarch.co.uk; 01722 326867).

 

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 a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Friday 22nd November 2019
Finds Pottery Specialist (Salisbury)
Wessex Archaeology
Officer Grade - £24,530 - £28,456 p.a. Senior Officer Grade - £27,810 to £31,850 p.a.
Reference: SALPX 10.19

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol and Edinburgh.

The position

We are seeking to recruit an experienced prehistoric pottery specialist to join our established Specialist Services team within our industry-leading Research department. The position will be based in Salisbury. The successful applicant will be responsible for carrying out the assessment, analysis, interpretation and reporting of assemblages from across our regional offices. Whilst the successful applicant will be required to work collegiately as part of the established team, the ability to work independently will also be essential. The enthusiasm to assist in the development of junior team members, to share knowledge and to provide advice to members of the fieldwork teams as appropriate will also be needed.

Position Requirements:

Ideally educated to post-graduate level, you will have expertise in the analysis of prehistoric pottery from southern England, although experience of assemblages from other areas of Britain and/or chronological periods would be advantageous. You will have proven experience of working within commercial archaeology, in the assessment and analysis of ceramic assemblages, and preferably of other material types as well.

You will have demonstrable reporting skills to publication standard. With a good understanding of British archaeology, you will be aware of current standards and guidance (such as those of Historic England and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists) concerning fieldwork and the collection, recording, publication and retention of finds.

Essential:

  • Applicants for the position must have a proven track record in the assessment, analysis and publication of prehistoric pottery assemblages;
  • a good degree in archaeology or a related subject; and
  • a full clean Driving Licence.

Desirable:

  • Experience of the assessment, analysis and publication of other finds categories;
  • membership of period or other special-interest groups (such as the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group); and
  • membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (preferably at MCIfA level) or an equivalent professional body.

The behavioural attributes that we expect from you are to be:

  • Open to learning and receiving direction; 
  • approachable in providing support, guidance and advice to those under your direction; 
  • able to communicate appropriately and respectfully; 
  • responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions; 
  • confident and innovative, and show good judgement in problem solving and decision making; and 
  • able to effectively manage tasks and projects in accordance with agreed specifications. 

Our commitment

The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the most pressing challenge to the mental health of the population. At Wessex Archaeology, we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance, and many of our staff work flexibly, whether that be part-time, remote- or home-working, term time arrangements, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us about the flexibility you’ll need. We can’t promise to be able to give you exactly what you want, but we absolutely promise to listen and provide what we can.

Applications:

Applicants are invited to submit a covering letter with a copy of their CV and a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our web site http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk by close of business on Friday 22nd November 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 9th December 2019.

For all queries please contact our Senior Specialist Services Manager, Dr Matt Leivers (m.leivers [at] wessexarch.co.uk; 01722 326867).

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 a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

 

Closing date: Friday 22nd November 2019
Historic Environment Officer
Lincolnshire County Council
£27,905 - £31,371

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Historic Environment Officer to join its experienced and successful Historic Places Team – putting the historic environment at the heart of the county council's place-making role and planning advisory service.

About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team seeking to manage change within the historic environment where the workload can be challenging.

As the Historic Environment Officer, you will provide specialist historic environment advice to planning authorities at all levels and will be able to work with government organisations and statutory providers.

Given Lincolnshire's rural landscape and intense agricultural industry, experience of working with agri-environment schemes would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with a wide range of partners and communities to help understand, protect, promote and celebrate Lincolnshire's rich heritage.

We are offering a competitive salary of £27,905 - £31,371, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

About you

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that they can work unsupervised at all levels of curatorial work, meet tight deadlines, have good communication skills and manage occasional heritage projects.

To be successful you will ideally have a wide knowledge of British archaeology, archaeological field techniques and experience of planning and development control processes and the context set by the current heritage legislation.

Experience of computerised Historic Environment Records and GIS software would be beneficial.

Essential requirements include a degree in archaeology or a related subject together with at least one year of experience in local authority curatorial services.

Knowledge of the role of the historic environment within policy making and place-shaping would also be an advantage.

A degree in archaeology or a related subject together with at least one year of experience in local authority curatorial services is essential for the role.

A full current driving licence and the use of a car are essential.

If you would like an informal discussion or have any questions about the role please contact: Ian George, Historic Places Manager Tel: 01522 554838.

Applications can be made via the link: https://jobs.lincolnshire.gov.uk/vacancy/historic-environment-officer-402451.html#hs_show_apply_popup=true

The closing date for this vacancy is 17 November 2019.  Interviews will be held on 29th November 2019.  As part of the interview process, candidates will perform a 30 minute technical test in the form of a planning application presentation.  Details on the topic will be given after shortlisting and invite to interviews ensuring adequate time has been given to prepare in advance.  

Closing date: Sunday 17th November 2019
Graduate Trainees (Cambridge and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£17,389 to £18,431

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

 

At the 2016 CIfA Conference our Graduate Trainee programme was Highly Commended in the Archaeology Training Forum Awards. We have inducted over 100 trainees into the programme since early 2014, and many of them are still working for us, now as experienced excavators and supervisors.

 

OA East

OA East continues to have a busy programme until the end of the year and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have field projects underway on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Northamptonshire and we are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas. We also have away deployments in Lincolnshire and candidates based nearby or wishing to be deployed there with accommodation should also consider applying.

 

OA South

OA South has a busy programme for the coming months including excavations on a long-running scheme in Dorset which is revealing interesting archaeology in a county renowned for its prehistoric past.  We also have numerous other sites, both large and small situated both in our Oxfordshire heartland and further afield in Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

OA operate a policy of single rooms for all away-based staff.

Staff who successfully complete the scheme will, subject to the availability of work, be offered permanent contracts at Archaeologist level and will be enrolled on our new 'Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor' training scheme, which provides a clear path for career development, once the required level of experience is reached.
 

Position requirements:

  • A degree in archaeology, or equivalent academic knowledge and practical ability.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable.

What we offer:

  • A documented training programme.
  • Mentoring and assessment by experienced OA field staff.
  • A structured, supported route to membership of CIfA at PCIfA level.

 

For further details of the Training Programme and Career Path please visit our website

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/community-training/training/graduate-trainee-scheme  

 

Employee benefits:

  • Salary range £17,389 to £18,431.
  • 32 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees.
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites.
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. full breathable waterproofs, fleece etc).
  • Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing - single rooms only.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

 

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:

 

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

 

Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

 

Human Resources

Oxford Archaeology

Janus House

Osney Mead

Oxford

OX2 0ES
 

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.

Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all

applicants. If you have not heard from us four weeks after the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.
 

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

 

 

Closing date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Field Archaeologists and Assistant Supervisors (Cambridge and Oxford)
Oxford Archaeology
£19,848 TO £20,806

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

Successful candidates for Archaeologist positions will benefit from our comprehensive ‘Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor’ training programme which provides a clear path for career development. The scheme includes organised training events in addition to mentoring by more senior staff and provides a structured framework for Archaeologists to build on and record their learning experiences. These will include skills such as training and mentoring more junior staff, machine watching, survey, matrix generation and undertaking watching briefs. When the required levels of competency are achieved the scheme allows Archaeologists to advance to Assistant Supervisor level without the need to wait for the company to formally recruit at that grade.

Candidates who have reached a general level of competency consistent with what Oxford Archaeology expects from an Assistant Supervisor and are recruited at that level will also be able to benefit from aspects of the programme, to reinforce and enhance their existing skills.
 

OA East

OA East continues to have a busy programme until the end of the year and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have field projects underway on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Northamptonshire and we are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas. We also have away deployments in Lincolnshire and candidates based nearby or wishing to be deployed there with accommodation should also consider applying.

 

OA South

OA South has a busy programme for the coming months including excavations on a long-running scheme in Dorset which is revealing interesting archaeology in a county renowned for its prehistoric past.  We also have numerous other sites, both large and small situated both in our Oxfordshire heartland and further afield in Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
 

OA operate a policy of single rooms for all away-based staff.
 

Archaeologist Position:

  • Competitive salary £19,848 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 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 £20,195 to £20,806 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 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:

  • 32 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
  • 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 drivers allowance of £520 for approved drivers (pro-rata), in addition to overtime for driving.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

 

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:

 

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

 

Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:

Human Resources

Oxford Archaeology

Janus House

Osney Mead

Oxford

OX2 0ES
 

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.

Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us four weeks after the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Assistant Project Manager
DYFED Archaeological Trust
£26,999 to £28,785
Full Time (37 hours per week)

Dyfed Archaeological Trust is seeking an Assistant Project Manager to join our small fieldwork team in DAT Archaeological Services. This is an opportunity to develop acquired skills, gain expertise and contribute to the understanding, promotion and conservation of the historic environment of Wales. A key requirement of this post is the ability to produce well-written reports and we expect evidence of this skill to be demonstrated in an application.

The post calls for a degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject and a good knowledge of British archaeology. We would expect applicants to have some experience in commercial archaeology and be able to prepare WSIs and similar documentation under the supervision of the Head of DAT Archaeological Services. However, the main duties of the post will be to undertake and supervise projects, including evaluations, excavations, field surveys, building recording, watching briefs and desk-based studies and to prepare written, illustrated reports on such projects.

The successful candidate must have a sense of humour, be good at communicating with people from all walks of life and enjoy sharing an office with a small, cheerful, and hard-working team of professional colleagues. You must have a full driving licence.

Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at Associate grade and knowledge of Wales, Welsh archaeology and the Welsh language would be advantageous.

Salary and Contract

This is a DAT Grade 3 post, currently covering a salary range of £26,999 to £28,785 (equivalent to SCP 23-25) but we expect to appoint at the bottom of this range – ie at £26,999. The Trust has a 6% employer, 6% employee pension scheme. A permanent contract will be offered, following a satisfactory 6-month probationary period.

Working Conditions

The post is based at Corner House, 6 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AE. The normal working day is 9.00am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (37 hours per week). The post carries a holiday entitlement of 20 days, rising to 25 days after 5 years service. There are also 5 extra statutory days as well as the standard 8 Bank Holidays.

Your Application

You are invited to write and explain why you think you are the person we are looking for. A full CV (with details of qualifications and career history) is required with any appropriate supporting evidence, including examples of written reports, along with the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your recent professional career.

 

Application and Selection Procedure

Applications should be sent by post to Dyfed Archaeological Trust, c/o Ms E Jones, Corner House, 6 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6AE or email to e.jones [at] dyfedarchaeology.org.uk. Applications must arrive by 12.00 noon 18th November 2019 at the latest. Short-listed candidates will be notified by Friday 22nd November and interviews will be held in the morning and early afternoon of Friday 29th November. The successful candidate will be informed within two days and will be asked to join the Trust as soon as possible.

Dyfed Archaeological Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

For more information and a job description visit: www.dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 18th November 2019
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.