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Worcestershire Archaeology

Last Updated:
08 January 2018
24 full time employees

: Financial benefits and allowances

Minimum salary offered (PCIfA)
Starting on 18,070 (with annual increments to £20,138)
Minimum salary offered (MCIfA)
Starting on 30,153 (with annual increments to £32,486)
Clothing allowance over statutory PPE
All PPE is provided by the employer. Company fleeces and polo shirts provided from December 2017
Overnight subsistence
Up to £8.80 meal allowance > 50 miles from County Hall and for > 6 hours.
Where overnight accommodation is required outside of Worcestershire. Full Cost
Paid Travel time
All staff paid at time for journey. Transport provided to all sites
33 days (rising to 38 days after 5 years).
21.2% from when employment commences
London Weighting
Profit share

: Training and Archaeological Opportunities

Training Type
NVQ for trainee posts. Comprehensive mandatory and discretionary internal training is provided to all staff including attendance at conferences relevent to role (1 per year)
All training arranged through a Staff Review and Development scheme, comprising annual main session and periodic interview (One to One) with line manager. WCC will support business related training.
Training days
Paid Interns
We currently have no apprentices. We currently have a small team of volunteers engaged in various activities such as finds processing and outreach
Research Opportunities

Public Engagement
In addition to the Field Section we have an Outreach and Education Section, both sections work together to deliver public engagement activities.

Flagship Projects
Forester's Forest - HLF supported Landscape partnership programme working with local communities over 5 years from 2017-2022 investigating the archaeology of the Forest of Dean 
Worcester Cathedral roundabout – right in the heart of the city.
Copcut Lane – Roman rural site, with a preponderance of SVW tankards!
Wellington Quarry - One of the longest running quarry sites in the country where since 1986 we've investigated Neolithic (pit groups and hearths), Beaker (pits and burials), Bronze Age (waterholes, ring-ditches and burnt mounds), Iron Age and RB settlement (enclosures and field systems) and early medieval (2 watermills) remains in a deeply alluviated landscape

: CIfA related Information

CIfA subs paid for staff
WCC will pay CIfA subscription fees for site staff

CIfA RO Company

Status of organisation
Local Authority

: Company expectations of Staff

WCC has defined its people values as comprising three parts – customer focus , 'can do culture' (being proactive to achieve excellence), and freedom within boundaries (the courage to make constructive change). For Worcestershire Archaeology this means that we focus on the requirements and expectations of our commercial clients and other funding bodies such as Historic England and the Environment Agency. Staff are encouraged to bring forwards suggestions as to how we can operate more efficiently and improve our operation, not only in terms of delivering a high quality and good value service for our clients but in making Worcestershire Archaeology a positive enviroment to work in. We take particular pride in the way in which we have developed an organisation that provides opportunities for all staff to develop a career in archaeology - from our award winning NVQ3 traineeship onwards. Four out of five of our Project Officers started out as Archaeologists and all seven staff who have completed our traineeship since it started 3 years ago have been retained as Archaeologists, with two having been promoted one as a Supervisor and one in our Outreach team.

Staff Appraisal
Main meeting annually plus periodic 121s as required

: Contractual Information

Zero Hour

Rolling Contracts

Contracts Provision

Home working

Widely used during site work - paid ss appropriate, usually at time unless out of normal hours
Formal Staff representation

Union recognition

: Safety & other Schemes

RIDOR accidents
0 reported in last 12 months

Environmental Credentials
Two members of staff are sustainability champions.

Bike to work Schemes

Kite marks

Diversity Act
All legal requirements are met

Company Maternity Scheme

: Additional Staff benefits

Fun & Useful Extras
Worcestershire is a fantastic place to live and work and most of our projects are undertaken within a max 1.25 hour drive from our base so you don't have to spend a lot of time away from your home.

Our office is in The Hive, an award winning public and university library, perhaps the best accommodation for any archaeological organisation in the country.