British Archaeological Jobs & Resources

Some answers on placing a job advert with BAJR.

Archaeology & Heritage Advertising.

This section will let you know some more details about the BAJR employment system.

If there is anything more you want to know, please call me on 0787 6528 498 or 01368 840 847 or email me at - info@bajr.org


Simple answer to that is; £145 per single advert. This helps to cover the vast number of additional free services on BAJR, from Education, Guides and a massive updated database of archaeology to cutting edge technology which will be shared for free... We now also produce a daily news website presenting company and industry news.

Add to that an audience of over 3500 people per day!! and that is surely worth it. You can pay either by sending a cheque made payable to BAJR or British Archaeological Jobs & Resource sent to BAJR, Thornton Mill Cottage
Innerwick
Dunbar
East Lothian
EH42 1QT

BACs payments are also welcome - the BACS details are printed on the invoice

You can also pay by PayPal or CreditCard (via PayPal).

BAJR has decided to implement a simple system based upon duties and responsibilities expected of an individual:

No matter what you call your staff positions, it comes down to what you expect of them. in simple terms

For Grade 1 training and Placement posts it is essential that this is discusssed with BAJR prior to advertising. - I must be satisfied that remuneration is provided and training and outcomes are well defined. These posts must not be used to cover for a potential full time member of staff and evidence may be required to show the post is one that fulfills the criteria.

 


Level: (example posts )

Trainee Training Post with no previous experience required, supervised and trained, with record of skill aquired (consider the Skills Passport)

Level 2 General knowledge of work required, should be able to carry out work with instruction from Supervisor or a senior field worker. This grade would be for a person with 6 months - 1 years work at this level.

Level 3 Experienced in most aspects of the work, though will receive supervision and further instruction from higher levels. Usually the person has a longer experience in chosen field than a Level 2 - rated in years rather than months and should expect to be paid more for their additional skillsets

Level 3/4 Experienced in all aspects of the work, and although they may receive some supervision and instruction from higher levels are capable of basic Level 4 tasks and responsibilities. Usually the person has experience in Level 3 activities - rated in years and can be regarded as an overlap senior position where the individual has achieved the highest level of responsibility.

Level 4 Expected to be competent in chosen field and able to instruct others in the basics as well as take a low level responsibility and wWill supervise others to specified tasks, but will receive instructions from higher level. Usually the person has experience in Level 3 activities and/or has trained for post with relevant CPD training courses rated in years experience with a broad skillset and ability in report writing and supervision.

Level 4/5 Expected to be proficient in chosen field and be able to act independently on a project, with responsibility for the daily running though receiving strategic instruction from higher levels. Usually the person has experience in Level 4 activities and/or has trained for post with relevant CPD training courses rated in years experience and proven record. This grade is to acknowledge a senior Level 4 position where the individual has achieved the highest level of responsibility and ability in report writing and supervision.

Level 5 Expected to be proficient and capable in chosen field and be able to act fully independently on a project with responsibility for the daily running, though still receiving strategic instruction from higher levels. Usually the person has experience in Level 4 activities or has trained for post with relevant CPD training courses or Level 4-5 training period - rated in years experience, proven record of ability and decision making. and ability in budgeting, report writing and leadership.

Level 5/6 Expected to be an experienced and proficient practitioner in chosen field with ability to make independent decisions, run projects simultaneously, deal with budgets and leading teams through projects to completion This grade is to acknowledge a senior Level 5 position where the individual has achieved the highest level of responsibility for that grade and ability in budgeting, report writing and team leadership.

Level 6 Expected to be highly experienced and proficient practitioner in chosen field with ability to make independent decisions, run several projects simultaneously, deal with budgets and leading teams through projects to completion. Usually the person has experience in Level 5 activities and has trained for post with relevant CPD training courses rated in years experience and considerable record of ability in management of projects, budgeting, report writing and team leadership.

Level 7 Professional knowledge: Will have the acknowledged authority and ability to draw on extensive experience to develop policy and solve complex issues. Will have leadership and extensive organisational skills. Decision making and influence: Will play a significant role in planning, setting standards for others to follow. Will be a decision maker for major teams and projects, and have the ability to justify decisions at highest level. Management of resources: Likely to manage a company, organisation or department and act as team leader/director. Will have financial responsibility of whole function and have skills to balance conflicting demands.

For more on these Post descriptions please see here: Guide to Levels

A soon as I can view the advert and review it - and with mobile technology this can mean daily.

However for a number of reasons t can be up to 3 days and I may wish to discuss an element of the advert, such as wording - so make sure I can get hold of you..

BAJR does try to keep an eye on what is going on... it is quite often like the proverbial swan with a gentle glide on the surface and a frantic paddling beneath. I am grateful to all the companies that advertise through BAJR for their support and help maintain the standard.

The jobs you never see are ones that pay beneath the BAJR set pay levels or have conditions that are not in keeping with the CIfA Codes and Conducts that BAJR not only recommends as a standard, but upholds as a supporter and Full Member of the CIfA.

If you have a problem with either a company that advertises (they are in breach of H&S or Pay Levels or Employment Entitlements) then please get in touch and we can try to negotiate an amicable solution.

The same is true for a company with a problem staff member. I am only able to act if I am informed of problems and will carry out investigations in an attempt to find a reasonable solution.

The Diggers Forum also keeps an eye on all adverts, and reports any potential issues.

  1. It costs £145 with no time limit and no copy text limit.
  2. Yes I can add Logos - email me
  3. No - there is no company commision
  4. I will send the invoice to whoever you request by email
  5. I am a commercial archaeologist and I care deeply about our profession
  6. The advert will go online as soon as I have checked the text
  7. If you have any questions - just call me on 01368 840 847
  8. BAJR is read by over 3500 people every day ( Google Analytic statistics) and I place your advert on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - reaching almost every archaeologist in Europe ( and often beyond) - BAJR is the trusted source of Archaeology and Heritage Jobs since 1999!