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CFA Archaeology Ltd

Last Updated:
24 September 2019
46 full time employees

: Financial benefits and allowances

Minimum salary offered (PCIfA)
Starting on 20,073
Minimum salary offered (MCIfA)
Starting on 28,918
Clothing allowance over statutory PPE
Weatherproof clothing provided as required
Overnight subsistence
£15 per night self-catering or evening meal paid for B&B/hotel
Full cost covered
Paid Travel time
Standard pay rates within normal working hours. Overtime travel between office and site paid at overtime rate for drivers and passengers; overtime travel between home and site paid at overtime rate for drivers and time above 45 minutes per journey paid at overtime rate for passengers.
28 days rising to 33 after 1 year’s service and 36 after 5 years service (including public holidays)
6% employer contribution after 3 months employment
London Weighting
Profit share

: Training and Archaeological Opportunities

Training Type
Internal mentoring and training events; external courses; Skills Passport; first aid training for all field team leaders
Finds and human remains identification and analysis; graphics software; photogrammetry; business management skills; book-keeping; off-road driving; first aid; health and safety management and site supervision
Training days
5 days per person per year target
Paid Interns
Research Opportunities
Opportunities arise as part of more substantial projects. Encouragement to develop personal research initiatives or join special interest groups is given, for which support in kind can be provided by arrangement.

Public Engagement
Site open days; community archaeology projects; conference attendance and speaking at conferences and seminars; talks to local archaeology / history and other local interest groups; use of social media to disseminate information on developments of interest.

Flagship Projects
CFA generally has 50-100 active projects across the UK at any one time, including desk-based assessments, field surveys, historic buildings surveys, evaluations, excavations, watching briefs, post-excavation and publication. Projects of particular staff and public interest in recent years included excavations of a 19th century cemetery as part of the Manchester 2CC tram development; medieval settlement on the West Cumbria Pipeline; Roman rural sites at Bicester and Bishopstoke; and several prehistoric settlements in the east of Scotland. We have a call-off contract to work with Historic Environment Scotland at its Properties in Care, which include many of the most high profile archaeological sites in Scotland.

: CIfA related Information

CIfA subs paid for staff

CIfA RO Company

Status of organisation
Private company

: Company expectations of Staff

CFA expects all employees to deliver high quality work and maintain our reputation with our customers and curators; to treat others professionally, with respect and courtesy, at all times; to identify opportunities for career development and work with the company to deliver them; and to engage with the profession and become a corporate member of CIfA.

Staff Appraisal
Yearly, with 6-monthly review

: Contractual Information

Zero Hour

Rolling Contracts

Contracts Provision
Yes, at time of offer

Home working

Weekday at normal rate; weekend and public holidays at time and a half. Can be paid or taken as time off in lieu by arrangement.
Formal Staff representation

Union recognition

: Safety & other Schemes

RIDOR accidents
None reported in last 12 months

Environmental Credentials

Bike to work Schemes

Kite marks
Achilles; ISO9001:2015; Acclaim; Constructionline; Constructing Better Health

Diversity Act
Covered by our Equal Opportunities and Respect and Dignity at Work policies

Company Maternity Scheme

: Additional Staff benefits

Fun & Useful Extras
Fully funded Christmas nights out
Photo competition