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Archaeological Supervisor/Senior Archaeological Supervisor

  Wardell Armstrong LLP in Longbridge, Birmingham
   £20,561 - £21,366
  Apply before: 01/02/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01782 276 700
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As one of the UK’s leading environmental and engineering consultancies, Wardell Armstrong LLP is looking to add an Archaeological Supervisor or a Senior Archaeological Supervisor to our growing team in Longbridge, Birmingham.

Job Specification

  • To undertake small to medium sized archaeological projects, including watching briefs, field evaluations, excavations and post-excavation work in accordance with Wardell Armstrong standards
  • To supervise areas and elements of work on larger projects
  • To liaise with Project Officers and Project Managers on the running and progress of projects
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of Site Assistants during fieldwork and to carry out associated administrative duties
  • To be responsible for the archive and documentation of an archaeological project in accordance with Wardell Armstrong standards and procedures.

Person Specification


  • Degree level education in a relevant subject or substantial commercial archaeological experience
  • Experience and understanding of UK commercial archaeological projects
  • High degree of skill in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork
  • Archaeological report writing and proficiency with Windows Office including Word and Excel.
  • Full UK driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • Valid UK work permit
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills; will be expected to engage with other members of the project team, clients and stakeholders
  • Ability to work to time constraints and motivate, support and develop teams
  • Understanding of health and safety legislation and its application to archaeological projects


  • Previous experience of supervision on archaeological projects or elements of projects
  • Experience and confidence in undertaking digital survey
  • Capability in other specialisms such as historic building recording, geophysical survey, artefact or environmental specialism
  • Higher academic qualification in archaeology or related discipline
  • Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (ACIfA)
  • H&S qualifications and/or CSCS card

We offer a benefits package that includes the following:

  • Company Pension scheme (up to 5% employer contribution*)
  • Holiday entitlement of 32 days per year, including bank holidays
  • Automatic entry to Company Life Assurance scheme*
  • Automatic Entry to Company Income Protection scheme*
  • Membership to Company Private Healthcare scheme*
  • Full payment of CIfA professional institution fees
  • Cycle to work and childcare voucher scheme*
  • Paid sick leave *
  • Training provided through placements, on the job development and internal and external formal training
  • High quality personal protective equipment
  • Subsistence payment of £15 per night away from home as well as free accommodation in self-catering or B&B, provided for away-based projects
  • Payment of registration and test fee for CSCS cards, if not already obtained
  • Access to company-wide profit share scheme *

* subject to scheme rules

To apply for this position submit a covering letter and CV via our website




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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