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Project Archaeologists

  Northern Archaeological Associates in Barnard Castle
   £21,236 - £22,052
  Apply before: 17/12/2021
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01833 690800
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£21,236 – £22,052 (dependent upon experience)

Northern Archaeological Associates is a leading independent heritage and archaeology company based in the attractive historic market town of Barnard Castle in North East England. We are currently looking for Project Archaeologists to join and support our multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of an interesting range of excavation, geomatic, historic environment, and community engagement projects.
NAA is seeking suitably qualified and enthusiastic Project Archaeologists to start work from October 2021 on an exciting and broad range of archaeological field projects across North East England, Yorkshire, and Cumbria, including an extensive long-term excavation in the heart of medieval Berwick-upon-Tweed, and large strip, map and record excavations in the Darlington area.
We are looking for individuals who are keen to progress their archaeological careers within a company that values high professional standards and commitment to a health and safety-first approach to all work. Project Archaeologists will work under the instruction and supervision of experienced Project Supervisors or Project Officers.
Candidates will be expected to have demonstrable skills and experience in the excavation and recording of archaeological features and the recovery of artefacts and soil samples. Under supervision, their responsibilities will include completing context sheets, stratigraphic matrices, photographing archaeological features, and composing accurate measured drawings. Previous training in health and safety in the workplace would be advantageous.
A CSCS card is an essential requirement, while a current full driver’s licence and the use of a car are desirable. A minimum of six-months relevant experience is required for the Project Archaeologist role. If you have less than six-months experience, then please see the Careers page on our website for details of other opportunities at NAA. Degree-level qualifications in archaeology or a related subject are preferred, although non-graduates with significant excavation experience are also welcome to apply.
We are offering permanent contracts with a standard six-month probation period. Working hours are based on 37.5-hours per week, Monday to Friday. Starting salary will be commensurate with the expertise and experience of the successful candidates.
A job description for the Project Archaeologist role, and information on NAA and the range of projects the Company undertakes, can be found on our website.
NAA offers a comprehensive range of employee benefits:

  • Proficiency-based pay and career progression
  • Paid overtime
  • Annual pay review
  • Group pension scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • 28 days minimum holiday including statutory or public holidays
  • Additional annual leave accrued according to length of service
  • Buy/sell holiday scheme
  • External and internal training and CPD opportunities
  • Personal protective equipment provided
  • Accommodation on ‘away’ fieldwork projects
  • Overnight subsistence allowance

NAA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applications will be considered positively, judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality, ethnicity, or sub-culture. All applicants must meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration to live and work in the UK without restriction.

Applications are made via a form, which is available here. You may be asked to submit a CV later, but would be contacted in such circumstance; please do not send in a CV unless requested. If you have questions about how NAA safely looks after your data, please see our Privacy Policy here.
Closing date for applications is 12pm, Friday December 17th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and successful candidates will be contacted and appointed promptly. Unfortunately, it is not always possible for NAA to reply to all applications. If you have not been contacted within four weeks following the closing date of this advert, please consider this notice that your application will not be considered further on this occasion.

NAA is always interested in attracting talented people and welcomes interest from individuals with lots to offer. If you would like to learn more about careers at NAA, please write to us at You can find out first about new opportunities at NAA by following us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Registered Company No: 3736728





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