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 experience at Supervisor level or above, and who are able to take on responsibility for large and / or complex pieces of fieldwork and make a significant contribution during the post-excavation process. You must have experience of a range of project types as well as good IT skills and proven writing skills. You will have a good understanding of commercial 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 with a commitment to engaging the wider community in aspects of our work. At OA East we encourage and train our Project Officers to develop skills as both leaders of fieldwork teams and in writing up the results of this work and we will be looking for experience and potential in both areas.
- The role will be both field and office based.
- Candidates will have significant experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
- Candidates will be the lead archaeologist in fieldwork stages of archaeological projects, reporting to a Project Manager who will not normally be based on site.
- Candidates will co-ordinate and produce unpublished (grey literature) reports and may act as a main author for academic publications.
- Candidates will take a lead role in performance monitoring and training of staff engaged on their projects
- A full clean driving licence is essential for field posts, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.
- SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications (or similar) will be advantageous.
- A degree in archaeology or related earth science discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at ACIfA level.
In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.
- Competitive salary range £22,247 - £27,106 (*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.
- 35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
- Cycle to work scheme.
- 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.
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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