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Project Officers and Senior Project Officers

  CFA Archaeology Ltd in Musselburgh Office, Scotland
   Starting at £25,014 and £29,785 respectively, DOE + benefits
  Apply before: 30/04/2021
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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Location: Musselburgh Office, Scotland
Salary: PO - £25,014 to £29,317 and SPO - £29,785 to £31,738 (DOE / benefits / annual review)
Contracts: Full time (permanent) – 37.5 hours per week
Apply before: 30th April 2021

Opportunity details:
CFA Archaeology are looking to appoint experienced and motivated Project Officers and Senior Project Officers to our growing Musselburgh, Scotland office. We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible.
You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of British archaeology and the planning process (or equivalent overseas experience) and with experience of team leadership, fieldwork, recording and report production. You will possess the skills to ensure your work matches all relevant Project Designs, Briefs, and Specifications and complete schedules within resource allocations and timescales. You will also be effective at maintaining good relations with colleagues, clients and their agents, curatorial authorities, and visitors.
Your Role:
Having a professional, happy, and motivated team is very important to us, so candidates will be able to demonstrate that they are highly effective in the day-to-day management of staff working on projects under their supervision and can promote good working practices, morale and communication in all aspects of their work. You will understand the importance of delivering on commercial requirements, maintaining professional standards of safety and quality.
Supporting each other through Teamwork is important to CFA, so we encourage openness and regular dialogue to solve professional challenges effectively. We also look to employ the right technology for the job and invest in technical solutions wherever possible.
This is a great opportunity to join a long established and highly regarded company that prides itself on delivering high quality services to clients, whilst providing continuous staff development, appraisals and training opportunities. Staff are provided access to external HR and Occupational Health Support including specialist mental health support where necessary.
Essential Criteria for the Role:
  • Educated to degree-level in relevant discipline.
  • Proven supervisorial and leadership experience.
  • Experience in the supervision of plant.
  • Associate level membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA minimum) or equivalent experience
  • Maintain job and role competencies including, Quality and Standards, Technical Capability, Written and Verbal Communication, Teamwork and Relationships, Time Management, Planning and Organisation, Responsibility and Professionalism, Mentoring and Delegation etc
  • Ability to work outdoors in sometimes challenging weather.
  • Excellent team-working and communication skills.
  • Listening to and supporting staff development.
  • Lead by example policies of diversity, dignity and respect in the workplace.
  • High levels of attention to detail, time-management and organisational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A full UK driving licence.
 Experience in other areas, for example, TPS, GNSS, or GPS surveying would be advantageous. CSCS, SSSTS and other accreditations desirable.
Join Our Team
CFA Archaeology grew out of Edinburgh University Department of Archaeology becoming a separate company in 2000. Over the intervening years, CFA has grown to become one of the leading archaeological practices in the UK, operating out of four thriving offices running up the spine of the country. Although CFA has developed and grown, we have not lost sight of where we came from. We still seek out interesting and exciting archaeology and there is still that small-team ethic of co-operation and a sociable working atmosphere. Many of our staff have grown with us and we have learned to invest in our staff so that they have the training and confidence they need to progress and be rewarded with the opportunities they deserve. You will join a friendly but professionally focused and forward- looking team, who strives to work together supporting and encouraging each other to rise to all challenges.
Our archaeologists work all over the country, from the highlands and islands of Scotland, through Cumbria, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, and down through the Midlands to the South Coast. Our projects range from castles, stately homes, world heritage sites, battlefields, prehistoric, Romano-British, and Anglo-Saxon settlements to industrial archaeology and the archaeology of war. We will learn your interests and preferences and always seek to match them with upcoming projects if we can. We can be flexible about which office you are based at and for report writing and post-excavation, are happy to accommodate home or office working or a mixture of both.
Please note:  CFA has comprehensive COVID-19 operating procedures in place and are following all current Government and Industry guidance on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment during COVID-19.
Benefits of working at CFA include:
  • Subscription to CIfA paid in full.
  • Paid overnight subsistence and travel time (compliant with all current Govt and industry guidance).
  • Competitive paid mileage.
  • Annual profit distribution scheme.
  • Basic 28 days annual leave (including public holidays), rising with continuous service.
  • Paid for ‘Time off in Lieu’ above threshold.
  • Generous company sick pay.
  • Paid medical, family, compassionate leave etc.
  • Generous weekend working compensation when required.
  • Paid for / supplied full compliant PPE etc.
  • Competitive remuneration (above CIfA recommendation) with annual review.
  • Employer contribution to pension scheme up to 6%.
  • Performance Reviews, Competencies, Objectives and Development Needs via personal access to HR portal.
  • All CFA Archaeology field staff at supervisor grade and above hold First Aid at Work (three-day course) certificates.
  • Individual CFA field staff are put though 4x4 off road training, asbestos awareness, confined spaces training, CAT and Genny training, mental health first aid, and specialist archaeological training.
  • We offer continuous training in all areas of profession, including extensive H&S, Skills & Technical, GDPR, First Aid and Health.
  • Employees offered opportunity to develop in all aspects of profession and not be compartmentalised.
  • Occupational Health Support.
  • Independent external counselling support.
  • Access to Independent Financial Advisor.
  • Relocation support where applicable.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Personal insurance cover, after qualifying period.
 Please apply via email to quoting reference ‘Senior and Project Officers PO0321' in the subject line by close of business on 30th April 2021. Only completed applications containing a cover letter and CV will be accepted. Interviews start immediately - please apply asap.
CFA follows all GDPR regulations when handling personal data. All enquiries and applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
CFA Archaeology follows a policy of equal opportunities for employment, training and other conditions of service. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and right to work in the UK will be required prior to commencing employment.




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