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Principal Archaeologist (Project Officer)

  Wardell Armstrong LLP in Carlisle or Birmingham (Site work across the UK)
  Apply before: 26/10/2020
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 12 offices throughout the UK employing nearly 500 staff. We have been providing expert archaeological and heritage services for over 25 years, during which time we have demonstrated our ability to provide effective and commercially aware advice to a wide range of clients throughout the UK.
Our Archaeology and Heritage services team is based across 5 of Wardell Armstrong’s offices Bolton, Birmingham, Carlisle, London and Stoke. Our post-ex hub in Carlisle is home to our purpose-built facility, which provides finds analysis, palaeoenvironmental processing and analysis, post-excavation analysis, publication, and outreach.

The Role

Based out of our Carlisle or, our successful candidate will be an experienced Fieldwork Specialist, experienced in supervising teams of archaeologists and providing technical support for our projects. You will be engaged in developing our project delivery, will have proven report-writing ability, and commensurate post-excavation co-ordination skills. Experience of conducting both evaluation and excavation is essential. Experience of working on large scale infrastructure projects is desirable..
We work on sites across the UK, and this role will include working away.
Successful candidates will need:
  • Degree level qualification in Archaeology or a complementary subject.  
  • Driving license.
  • White CSCS card (either AQP or PQP).
  • CIfA membership desirable.
  • SSSTS qualification is desirable.
  • Demonstrable grey literature writing experience.
  • Appropriate awareness of post-excavation processes, and willingness to engage with our in- house post-ex team.

Our ideal candidate is a strong communicator, providing excellent service. They will also be inspired by a diverse range of archaeological projects and enjoy sharing their skills and experience with the wider team.

To Apply:

Why choose Wardell Armstrong:

Wardell Armstrong is a people-focussed company, large enough to have strength in depth but also small enough to be sure of giving our clients close personal attention. Our Archaeology and Heritage team is passionate and ambitious. We can offer excellent experience, project ownership and a genuine chance to thrive and develop professionally.
We also offer:
  • Accommodation, transport, and a generous subsistence allowance when working away from home.
  • Membership of our Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions (CIfA or similar).
  • Recruitment bounty scheme.
  • Mobile phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
  • Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) office-based teams.
  • Membership to our Private Health Care Scheme (BUPA).
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Inclusion in our Life Assurance Policy given as 3 times annual salary.
  • 24 days annual leave per year and non-expiration TOIL accrual
  • Flexitime working schedule.
  • Long service awards.
  • Cycle-to-Work scheme.
  • Travel loans.
  • Support for personal, local, and national charities and environmental causes.



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