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.
We are looking for skilled, experienced and enthusiastic archaeologists to join our team at OA East. Although it can be advantageous to be based within reach of our regional office in Cambridge, we have opportunities on projects throughout the Eastern region. We are therefore interested in applications from people who are located both close to Cambridge, and from those based elsewhere in the region - in particular Norfolk and Suffolk.
We have several long-running projects in the vicinity of Cambridge for which staff are needed over coming months. This includes work on later prehistoric landscapes, Romano-British settlement and industry and urban medieval sites. We will also be working on projects in rural Norfolk and we will be excavating more late-prehistoric settlement on the Essex-Herts border.
We are looking for Field Archaeologists who can demonstrate significant field experience and who are able to take on responsibility for a range of projects. You will have experience of report writing e.g. evaluation and watching brief reports. You will have a good understanding of archaeology in the UK or Irish commercial environment and the Health and Safety legislation relevant to it, as well the needs and priorities of commercial clients. You will need to be a confident and energetic problem solver with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and have a commitment to engaging the wider community in aspects of our work.
- The role will mainly be field based, but some time will also be spent in the office.
- Candidates will have significant experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
- Candidates will have on-site responsibility for watching briefs, evaluations and small to medium excavations, reporting to a Project Manager. Candidates may also run areas of larger excavations, reporting to a Project Officer.
- Candidates will co-ordinate and produce unpublished (grey literature) reports.
- Candidates will be able to supervise and assist with performance monitoring and training where appropriate, for Assistant Supervisors, Field Archaeologists and Graduate Trainees.
- A full clean driving licence is essential, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. Membership of CIfA at ACIFA level is desirable.
- SSSTS qualification (or similar) will be advantageous.
- A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous.
- In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.
- Competitive salary range £20,154 - £21,704 (*pay award pending) in line with CIfA salary minima guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
- 32 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas)
- Company pension scheme
- Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression
- 50% of CIfA subscription fees
- Free transport from regional offices to sites
- High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex 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
- Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked including travelling time where you are the ‘responsible person’.
- 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: Stacey Farrell, Group HR Officer, Oxford Archaeology, Janus House, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.
Closing Date: Sunday 26 March 2017
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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