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  Wardell Armstrong LLP in Bolton
  Apply before: 30/11/2021
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  01782 276700
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Permanent, Full time
(Casual opportunities are available on a project-specific basis please enquire)
Salary £22,000
We also offer:

  • Excellent subsistence package in addition to travel allowance and single occupancy accommodation.
  • Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.
  • Payment of a relevant professional subscription (CIfA).
  • 24 days annual leave per year.
  • Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.
  • Inclusion in the Firm's Critical Illness Cover Policy.
  • Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy, insuring you 3 times your annual salary.
  • Mobile Phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.
  • Flexi-Time Working Schedule.
  • Long service awards.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Travel Loans.
  • Recruitment Bounty
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Expenses for eye tests

Wardell Armstrong LLP is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK employing approx. 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 7 of Wardell Armstrong’s 13 offices; Bolton, Birmingham, Bury St Edmunds, Carlisle, London Stoke and Leeds. Our post-ex hubs in Carlisle and Bury St Edmunds are home to our purpose-built facilities, which provide finds analysis, palaeoenvironmental processing and analysis, post-excavation analysis, publication, and outreach. We are passionate and ambitious. We can offer excellent experience, project ownership and a genuine chance to thrive and develop professionally.
We are looking for a field archaeologist to support the delivery of our current and upcoming projects. Ideally, we seek archaeologists with 6 months of site experience in a commercial environment, but we will consider Graduates and applicants with equivalent alternative experience and or qualification.

You will work as part of a wider team, and you could be based on smaller sites, or on large scale infrastructure sites. The work will include working on evaluation, excavation, and geophysics. You should understand field recording systems, paper-based is essential but experience with digital recording systems is desirable.

For a flavour, here are some of our current projects, At Berwick we have an ongoing excavation of an exceptionally rich Iron Age or Roman stone-built settlement in a beautiful location beside the sea. At Dundee we have an ongoing excavation of prehistoric structural remains, and a possible Roman fort in a rich archaeological landscape surrounded by several scheduled monuments. In the Isle of Man we are currently excavating a prehistoric settlement site located in the south of the island. We also have upcoming work across the North and West Midlands of the country which includes smaller projects, everything from excavation of a print works to trial trenching for major road and infrastructure schemes.
The successful candidate should have:

  • Practical experience on site
  • A degree in archaeology (combined honours is acceptable) or equivalent experience.
  • White CSCS card (either AQP or PQP)
  • Driving license.


  • CIfA membership at PCIfA level.

More about Wardell Armstrong:

We work on sites across the UK, and these roles will include working away, for which an excellent subsistence package is offered, in addition to travel allowance and single occupancy accommodation. Our management team understand the benefit of having local archaeologists work on local sites, both from the archaeological and environmental standpoint, and as such we endeavour to offer our staff work close to their home base wherever possible.

To support your personal development we offer personalised development plans and an annual appraisal system, as well as dedicated training budget, to which you can apply to meet your career aspirations, in addition to the standard training offered to you to undertake your role. Wardell Armstrong cover a professional subscription for each staff member which would cover your CIfA (or equivalent) subs. 

Wardell Armstrong have strict health and safety protocols in place to protect you on site, with a dedicated Health and Safety team based in our Head Office. We of course issue you with all the PPE you require to work safely, and comfortably. In addition to our Health and Safety support we have a dedicated Human Resources team who offer advice and support, Mental Health First Aid, and have recently launched a have launched a firmwide health support package centred specifically around wellbeing and mental health.

Self-employed archaeologists are welcome to apply for these vacancies and shall be engaged on a sub-contracted basis, requiring appropriate insurance.

Please apply via our website or with a CV and cover letter to






Please quote BAJR in your application.

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