British Archaeological Jobs & Resources

Project Archaeologist

  Headland Archaeology in Site based (Norfolk, Surrey/Hampshire).
   £22,170.75 - £23,139.38
  Apply before: 06/08/2022
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
Enquiries Email :
  Click for link
Application Address:

No Postal Applications please


Before you apply for a post, and sign any contract, read this CIfA and PROSPECT approved guide to applying for jobs. What questions to ask, what to expect and what to watch out for. BAJR Guide 54: Applying for a Job in Archaeology
Be wary of some fake CSCS card companies - read here: BAJR Guide 28: CSCS Cards for the Archaeologist
For a Fieldworker or Post ex G2 post that is over £1000 above the CIfA minimum: Look out for the More than Minima Logo >


Are you fascinated in the past and looking for a career in commercial archaeology? Do you want to be part of big infrastructure schemes and work on interesting projects?
This is an excellent opportunity, if you are looking to expand your knowledge in archaeology, improve your skills and be part of a team who delivers high quality archaeological work.
Why Should You Apply?
We are a privately owned archaeological business, part of the RSK Group, a leader in integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services. We provide heritage services to the development and construction sectors in UK and across the world. With four offices in England and one in Scotland, we offer our employees:
  • Unique knowledge and expertise. For more than 20 years, Headland has provided not only business-focused archaeology but also people-focused business. We are highly respected within our industry for our achievements in innovation, tailor-made development coaching and training, and our expertise in commercial archaeology.
  • Strong pioneering spirit. Our corporate culture is characterised by a healthy appetite for originality and development.
  • Stable company with excellent growth. Over the years, we have demonstrated steady, positive economic development and formed successful partnerships.
  • Good work environment. You will be surrounded by colleagues who are pleasant, professional, and enthusiastic about their work.
  • Opportunity to influence. You get to work in an open climate, close to decision makers and with the possibility of making a difference.
  • Part of RSK group. You will have further opportunities to become involved in nationally and internationally prominent projects with exciting prospects for career development. The group has c.6000 employees and c.105 environmentally lead companies.
The Role
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, committed, results-driven individuals, available to start immediately. Ideally you would have at least three months’ experience in UK commercial archaeology, or relevant European commercial experience.
You work will primarily involve conducting a range of archaeological evaluations and excavations as well as office-based tasks. As part of the fieldwork team you will get involved in several large and exciting projects across central, southern, and eastern England. Working away and travelling in new places is a normal part of this role. When conditions allow for staying away, we will provide you with high-quality accommodation and subsistence during the week.
In Headland we are proud of our people. We will support you to your meet your goals and train you in specific archaeological and other skills to feel confident and succeed in your role.
You must have the following essential criteria:
  • Genuine interest in archaeology  
  • 3 months of archaeological field work experience preferably on sites of various periods and types
  • Ability to carry out prolonged manual work in an outdoor environment in all weather
  • Up to date CSCS card (ideally Academically Qualified Person or Professionally Qualified Person)
  • Good organisational & communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Substantial knowledge of MS Office & English language
A Degree in Archaeology, or in a relevant subject, and membership of the CIfA are desirable criteria for the role. Driving license and willingness to drive in UK is a plus.
Benefits we offer you:
  • Resettlement scheme up to £500, subject to eligibility
  • Paid subsistence when applicable
  • Paid accommodation when applicable
  • Loyalty bonus £500 for 6months
  • Referral Scheme
  • Regular offers through RSK Group (e.g. Tastecard, Gym membership discount, Holidays and Entertainment)
  • Time off in lieu or you will be paid for time worked above standard hours
  • Annual profit discretionary bonus & performance-related bonus schemes
  • Monthly clothing allowance
  • 20 days annual leave pro rata, rising based on service length  
  • 5%-6% employer contribution to pension scheme
  • Income Protection Policy, after a year with Headland
  • Health support scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (advice on finance, mental health etc)
  • Paid CIfA membership
  • Constant training in various areas e.g. Health & Safety, Technical Services etc.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Extra annual leave purchase scheme, after 6 months with Headland

How to apply
You must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to your commencement.
Send CV and covering letter to quoting reference PA0522. Postal applications will not be accepted. For queries regarding the role, email
Headland is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

COVID19:  We have wide-ranging COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current official guidance on maintaining a safe working environment during COVID19. We are in constant communication with our clients to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling and working on site and/or in the offices. All inductions include a comprehensive COVID19 brief, and all projects have a daily H&S COVID19 update.

Please quote BAJR in your application.

Share advert

Print Advert