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 are looking for enthusiastic graduate archaeologists who are keen to develop their technical skills to join our team at OA. Although it can be advantageous to be based within reach of one of our three regional offices (in Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford), we have opportunities on projects throughout the country and are therefore interested in applications from people anywhere in England and Wales.
We have several projects in the vicinity of both Cambridge and Norwich for which staff are needed over coming months. This includes work on later prehistoric landscapes, Romano-British settlement and industry, rural Saxon remains and urban medieval sites. We will also be excavating more late-prehistoric settlement on the Essex-Herts border and are expecting to need staff for work in south Suffolk.
We are currently undertaking a large-scale excavation of a late Iron Age/Romano-British site near Newark, as well as on-going multi-period excavations in East Yorkshire. We also have a strong programme for excavations we expect to start in the near future in other areas of Yorkshire and Merseyside and, as a result, are looking to recruit several additional field staff for upcoming predominantly away-based fieldwork.
We are currently undertaking a large number of projects both in the Oxfordshire area and further afield. Forthcoming larger projects include a number of Late Iron Age - Roman excavations in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, a late prehistoric site in Worcestershire, a Roman villa in Somerset and multi-phase excavations in Kent.
We operate a policy of single rooms for all away-based staff.
What we offer:
- A degree in archaeology, or equivalent academic knowledge and practical ability
- A full clean driving licence is desirable
- A current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card is also highly desirable, but training and funding may be provided for those without a card
For further details of the Training Programme and Career Path please visit our website https://oxfordarchaeology.com/community-training/training/graduate-trainee-scheme
- A documented training programme
- Mentoring and assessment by experienced OA field staff
- A structured route to membership of CIfA at PCIfA level, subject to satisfactory completion of the training programme
Successful candidates will initially be offered a 12 week contract (37.5 hours per week) with possible extension (subject to availability of work) to allow completion of the Training Programme.
- Salary range £16,391 - £17,373.
- 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, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the equivalent of ACIfA level)
- Free transport from regional offices to sites
- High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex 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
- Childcare vouchers
- 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:
Alternatively you can post your completed application form to: Human Resources, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.
Closing Date: Sunday 25th June. Applications will be considered on receipt.
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.
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