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.
At the 2016 CIfA Conference our Graduate Trainee programme was Highly Commended in the Archaeology Training Forum Awards. We have inducted over 150 trainees into the programme since early 2014, and many of them are still working for us, now as experienced excavators and supervisors.
OA East have a busy and exciting programme for 2021 and we have upcoming field projects on sites across the whole of the Eastern Region. We will be returning to continue investigations on a very rich Roman Villa landscape at Corby, Northamptonshire. We are running a number of large scale field projects in Essex, particularly around the Colchester area and we also have large scale fieldwork projects in the Sudbury and Chelmsford areas of Suffolk and Essex. We continue to have fieldwork projects in Norfolk and we will be returning to conduct further excavations on the Lincoln to Grantham pipeline, to excavate sites of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Medieval date. Closer to our Cambridge base, we are to evaluating large sites in the east of Cambridgeshire and west of Suffolk and will be carrying out further excavations in the Cambourne and St Neots areas.
As you can see we are set to investigate archaeological sites of all periods, and types, and we are particularly interested in experienced candidates based in the Eastern Region.
OA South has a full and exciting work programme for the coming year with a range of both rural and urban sites covering a variety of different time periods. We have local projects in and around Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties, and for those who like to see different parts of the country we also have opportunities in Dorset and Gloucestershire and Essex in the pipeline. Highlights include Iron Age and Roman settlements and prehistoric landscapes and we are just about to start excavation of a significant Roman Cemetery. We also have exciting projects investigating the urban development of medieval oxford which will start in 2021.
Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, strict social distancing rules are adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.
Staff who successfully complete the scheme will, subject to the availability of work, be offered permanent contracts at Archaeologist level and will be enrolled on our new 'Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor' training scheme, which provides a clear path for career development, once the required level of experience is reached.
- A degree in archaeology, or equivalent academic knowledge and practical ability.
- A full clean driving licence is desirable.
What we offer:
For further details of the Training Programme and Career Path please visit our website
- A documented training programme.
- Mentoring and assessment by experienced OA field staff.
- A structured, supported route to membership of CIfA at PCIfA level.
- Salary £19,041 to £19,516.
- 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.
- Company pension scheme.
- Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
- 100% of CIfA subscription fees.
- Free transport from regional offices to sites.
- High quality personal protective equipment (inc. full breathable waterproofs, fleece etc).
- Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing - single rooms only.
- Cycle to work scheme.
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:
Closing Date: Sunday 7th February 2021. Applications will be considered on receipt.
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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