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Archaeological Supervisor/ Senior Archaeological Supervisor

  Wardell Armstrong in Birmingham
   £20,561 - £21,366 dependant upon experience and skills
  Apply before: 16/06/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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Wardell Armstrong LLP is a successful multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK employing nearly 500 staff are now seeking an Archaeological Supervisor/Senior Archaeological Supervisor in our Birmingham Office.

Wardell Armstrong are looking to expand their West Midlands office to help fulfil client requirements primarily within the West Midlands region. As such we are looking for highly motivated individuals who wish to further their archaeological career and challenge themselves. The successful candidate will be willing to work independently as well as act in support to a Project Officer in the carrying out of specific methodologies and aid in the supervision and training of junior staff. In addition, the successful candidate will be required, with assistance, to produce academic standard reports and be able to suitably interpret site data into a coherent and concise site narrative 


  • 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, helping deploy agreed methodologies and assisting Project Officers and Project Managers to make sure that work is undertaken in the most appropriate manner as well as being responsible for the checking of site archives and assisting/training junior staff
  • 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 aid in the smooth running of projects
  • Archiving documentation of an archaeological project in accordance with our standards and procedures.


  • 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:

  • Membership of the Firm’s Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer’s contribution of up to 5%;
  • Payment of a professional subscription;
  • 24 days annual leave per year (bank holidays excluded),
  • Single membership to the Firm’s Private Health Care Scheme;
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Permanent Health Insurance Policy;
  • Inclusion in the Firm’s Life Assurance Policy of 3 times annual salary;
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage;
  • Flexi- Time Working Schedule.
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Full payment of CIfA professional institution fees
  • 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




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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