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Archaeological Fieldwork Technician - Fixed Term Contract

  Wessex Archaeology Ltd in Salisbury, Wiltshire
   £18,003 - £19,342 (Pay award pending)
  Apply before: 30/03/2018
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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Fixed Term Contracts
Archaeological Technician - £18,003 to £19,342 per annum

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wales.

Wessex Archaeology is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and has ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Position requirements:
We are seeking enthusiastic candidates who hold a degree in an appropriate subject for a project-specific contract local to our Head Office in Salisbury, working within an internationally significant archaeological landscape. The ideal candidate will be a heritage professional with demonstrable fieldwork experience in a professional commercial archaeological environment. We expect the successful candidates to be able to work well as part of a team but also be motivated and able to work independently.

Initially we will appoint staff on minimum 3-month fixed term contracts, contract extensions may follow for staff with appropriate skills, dependant on the availability of work.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in fieldwork archaeology with one of the largest independent archaeological companies in the UK. At Wessex Archaeology we are dedicated to investing in our staff through training and development.


  • A good degree in archaeology or related subject
  • A valid CSCS card
  • A flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions
  • Ability to manage own time and work to tight deadlines
  • Full clean Driving Licence
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists
  • SSSTS or other H&S qualifications
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our web site with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to by close of business on Friday 30th March 2018. It should be noted that immediate appointments will be available, so prompt application is recommended. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

Further details, including Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and Application Packs can be found at: For all queries please contact Susan Clelland, Senior Logistics Officer for the WA Field Team (
Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment.



Please quote BAJR in your application.

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