British Archaeological Jobs & Resources

FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS

  Oxford Archaeology in Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford
   £20,505 to £21,495
  Apply before: 07/02/2021
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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Human Resources Oxford Archaeology Janus House Osney Mead Oxford OX2 0ES

 

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.
 
Successful candidates for Archaeologist positions will benefit from our comprehensive ‘Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor’ training programme which provides a clear path for career development, and encourages you to record your progress through site and reading logs, as you learn new skills. The programme also includes off-site training sessions lead by OA specialists and senior managers, and with content including the understanding of formation processes, matrix generation, burials archaeology, environmental archaeology, Health and Safety, the exciting range of OA apps – including our digital recording system - and much more. When the required levels of competency are achieved you will advance to Assistant Supervisor level.
 
OA East
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 North
For the next few months OA North will be undertaking a large-scale long-term excavation within a post-medieval burial ground in the centre of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire. The project is likely to represent the largest scientific excavation of a post-medieval burial ground in Northern England. Accordingly, we wish to recruit additional experienced diggers and assistant supervisors to work as part of our multi-disciplinary site team.
 
OA South
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.
 
 
Archaeologist Position:

  • Competitive salary £20,505 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 37.5 hours (basic) per week.
  • Training programme with clear career path for promotion to Assistant Supervisor grade.
  • Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment. Documented evidence of competence, in the form of a completed training log from our Graduate Trainee programme or the Archaeology Skills Passport scheme will be advantageous.
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.
 
Assistant Supervisor Position:
  • Competitive salary range £20,863 to £21,495 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.
  • 37.5 hours (basic) per week.
  • Candidates must demonstrate proven experience, technical proficiency and good working knowledge of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.
  • Candidates will be able to support the Project Supervisor and assist with supervision, guidance, task allocation, performance monitoring and training where appropriate for Fieldwork Archaeologists and Graduate Trainees.
  • Candidates will be able to undertake tasks such as surveying, watching briefs, machine watching, record checking and matrix building.  
  • A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.
  • A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.
 
 Employee benefits:
  • 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, fleeces etc).
  • Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing - single rooms only.
  • Annual driver’s allowance of £520 for approved drivers (pro-rata), in addition to overtime for driving.
  • 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:
 
https://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication
 
Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:
 
Human Resources
Oxford Archaeology
Janus House
Osney Mead
Oxford
OX2 0ES
 
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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