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  Wardell Armstrong in Bury St Edmunds
  Apply before: 31/03/2023
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01782 276700
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Wardell Armstrong LLP is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK employing c. 550 staff. We have been providing expert archaeological and heritage services for over 25 years. Our Archaeology team is based at 6 of Wardell Armstrong’s UK offices. Our largest centres are in Bury St Edmunds and Carlisle and are home to our purpose-built facilities which also provide the full range of post-excavation services as well as being bases for fieldwork operations. We can offer a diversity of experience on numerous project types and a genuine chance to develop professionally.

We are looking for field archaeologists to be based in Bury Saint Edmunds to support our growing portfolio of projects in the region. Ideally, we are looking for archaeologists with at least 3 months of site experience in commercial archaeology, but we will also consider graduates and applicants with equivalent alternative experience and qualifications.
You will work as part of our wider team, and you could be based on a variety of sites including large scale evaluations and excavations. The work may also include working on geophysics projects if you have experience or are willing to learn. You should understand paper-based field recording systems and some experience with digital recording systems would also be desirable but not essential.
The majority of our work is based regionally but we may ask successful candidates to work on sites further afield where necessary in future if site locations change.
The ideal candidate should have:
  • Some practical experience of working on archaeological sites.
  • A degree in archaeology or equivalent experience.
  • 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 some archaeologist roles may 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. This is in addition to any standard training required 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 company-wide 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.

We also offer:
  • 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.

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