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Assistant Archaeologist, - Ref:1420735

  University College London in East Sussex
   £20,130 - £21,236
  Apply before: 31/12/2020
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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UCL Department / Division: Institute of Archaeology
Specific unit / Sub department: Archaeology South-East
Location of position: East Sussex
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £20,130 - £21,236 per annum (Grade 4)

Operating out of offices in East Sussex, Essex and London Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires short-contract staff to work on excavations in southern England and/or process finds.

Work opportunities can arise at very short notice, and we currently have in place a number of tenders, which if successful mean that we will require Assistant Archaeologists at short notice. Therefore, we are looking for expressions of interest from suitably experienced/qualified Assistant Archaeologists whom we can contact as and when circumstances require.

Successful applicants will be required to excavate and record archaeological features and deposits and/or to undertake finds-processing duties.

These contracts are available on a fixed term basis for approximately 3 months with the possibility of extension.

Applicants should be competent at general excavation and recording techniques, with a sound understanding of the principles of archaeological stratification, and have a careful and methodical approach to work. Ideally the applicant will have a degree in archaeology (or closely related topic). Membership of Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) at Practitioner (PCIfA) or Affiliate level is desirable. A working knowledge of at least some period(s) of British archaeology is essential as is proven experience of archaeological fieldwork. Ideally this builds on previous professional employment in UK (or equivalent) contract archaeology.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to  and search on Reference Number 1420735 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact
Jayne Brooks, Archaeology South-East, Units 1&2, 2 Chapel Place, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1DR.

Applications must include both an email address and telephone number that will allow us to make contact at short notice. If you have already contacted us seeking work within the past three months there is no need to re-apply, and we will actively consider your application as project work arises.

N.B. Field projects may require periods away from home, for which accommodation will normally be provided.

There is no closing date for this vacancy.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.



Please quote BAJR in your application.

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