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Project Officer / Senior Project Officer

  Cambridge Archaeological Unit in East Anglia and the Midlands.
   £25,055.32 to £31,180.00
  Apply before: 06/04/2018
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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Project Officer / Senior Project Officer
£25,055.32 to £31,180.00
The Cambridge Archaeological Unit is recruiting Project Officers/Senior Project Officers for a range of archaeological excavations, evaluations and surveys throughout East Anglia and the Midlands. 
The Role:
The CAU has several sites scheduled for 2018 including prehistoric landscapes, Iron Age/Roman settlements and medieval urban projects. The CAU is part of the University of Cambridge and has an excellent record in publication and research.  Recent projects include the award winning Must Farm excavations ( and the new town excavations at Northstowe.

  • Applicants must be educated to degree level in Archaeology or a closely related field. They must have a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a British commercial archaeological organisation:
  • Direction of fieldwork phases
  • Organising field team members and appraising their performance
  • Production of post excavation assessment and analysis through to publication
  • Fulfilling requirements of WSIs and project designs whilst maintaining quality and progress within budget
  • Maintaining Health and Safety standards
Successful applicants will have a clean UK/EU Driving Licence and CSCS card, candidates with CIfA Membership would be preferred.  A First Aid at Work or other relevant H&S qualification (particularly SSSTS) would be an added advantage.
Please include information regarding projects you have worked on including report/publication references where relevant.
 Employment benefits include:
  • Competitive salary range
  • Proficiency based pay progression
  • 41 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • USS pension scheme (18% employer contribution)
  • Sickness absence pay
  • Transport to site provided
  • High spec PPE provided
  • Job specific Health & Safety training provided
Other benefits include:
  • Yearly Staff Review & Development
  • Job specific / CPD training opportunities
  • Assistance with Conference fees or relevant Training courses (applications considered on a case by case basis)
  • University assistance with finding local accommodation
  • University of Cambridge staff benefits (
  • Access to University libraries, research events and seminars including admission to Cambridge Antiquarian Society seminars
  • Occasional opportunities to work on Community projects and participate in Outreach events

Application process:
Completed applications must consist of the CHRIS 5 application form (Parts 1 & 3 only) along with a CV and covering letter. Documents to be emailed to . The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 6th April 2018. No postal applications.

Job descriptions:

Senior Project Officer 2018.pdf
Project Officer 2018.pdf

Pre-employment checks:
All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK. Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of all required pre- employment checks and whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.  Please note if you hold non-EU citizenship, please submit a copy of your work permit with your application.
Equality of opportunity at the University:
The University of Cambridge is committed to a proactive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. Entry into employment with the University is determined by personal merit and by the application of criteria required for the post.
Information if you have a disability:
The University welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and is committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. Adjustments will be made, wherever reasonable to do so, to enable applicants to compete to the best of their ability and, if successful, to assist them during their employment.




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