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  Oxford Archaeology in Oxford
   £24,871 - £30,302 (PO) £22,531 - £24,263 (Researcher)
  Apply before: 31/01/2021
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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Human Resources Oxford Archaeology Janus House Osney Mead Oxford OX2 0ES


Permanent appointments
Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensure that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects   and   can   offer   real   opportunities   for   long   term   employment   and   career development.
The positions:
Opportunities  have  arisen  for  the  right  enthusiastic  individual s  to  work  within  our  Heritage Management  Service  Department  in Oxford.  There  may  also  be the opportunity  for  the right applicant to work in our Cambridge  or Lancaster office. The department  is responsible for both consultancy  based  work  and for  undertaking  many  of  the numerous  exciting  research  based projects we work on every year. If you are looking for a job beyond just undertaking desk -based assessments and environmental impact assessments (although there will be plenty of opportunity to do these) and to be challenged to apply your archaeological and historical knowledge in many interesting ways, then this may be the job for you!   There may also be opportunities to work on consultancy/research projects abroad.
Researcher Post requirements include:
•   Thorough  general  knowledge  and understanding  of  archaeology,  particularly  British  Ar- chaeology, and the principles, practices and processes relevant to archaeological investiga- tions and the preparation of archaeological desk -based assessments and impact assess- ments.
•   Good working knowledge of archaeological planning legislation and guidance.
•   A full, clean driving licence is essential for this role and you will also need to meet OA’s
Driver requirements.
•   Good writing skills with the ability to communicate well both internally and with clients and external parties.
•   Experience in the use of HER data, historic maps, LiDAR and aerial photos and experience of walkover surveys would be a distinct advantage.
•   Knowledge of the use of CAD and/or GIS.
•   Membership of CIfA would be advantageous.
Project Officer requirements include:
We are looking for an experienced Archaeologist who:
•    Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the archaeological and historic landscape and the full range of procedures, practices and processes of both on-and off-site investigations. This includes the ability to charac terise and assess the archaeological resource and make recommendations for mitigation strategies.
•    Can demonstrate a wide knowledge and interest in all archaeological and historical periods.
•    Is a free thinker able to apply relevant knowledge outside the box.

•    Enjoys the challenge of research projects and developing relevant methodologies.
•    Has the ability to conduct general academic research on relevant subjects.
•    Can undertake archaeological desk-based assessments and heritage statements from conception to report production.
•    Has experience in undertaking environmental impact assessments for the cultural heritage.
•    Shows a good understanding of commercial archaeology in the UK and the legislation relevant to it, as well as the needs and priorities of com mercial clients.
•    Preferably has experience of GIS and CAD.
•    Is a good communicator and has experience in liaising with both clients and curators.
•    Can demonstrate proven writing and editing ability.
•    Can demonstrate good IT skills.
•    A clean driving licence is desirable.
Additional experience in the heritage field would also be considered an advantage e.g. in historic landscapes, conservation management plans, heritage tourism, audits and characterisation projects.
Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA preferably at the ACIfA
In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
Employee benefits:
•   Competitive salary range (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate).
•   Up to 35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and conc essionary days at Christmas).
•   Company pension scheme.
•   Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
•   100% of CIfA subscription fees, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the
equivalent of ACIfA level).
•   Site allowances.
•   Cycle to work scheme.

For further information about the role, please contact: Ianto Wain (Head of Heritage Management
Services)  at the Oxford office.
If  you would  like  to  be  part  of  a  respected  and  established  organisation,  please  apply  by completing an application form, available from:
Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to: Human Resources
Oxford Archaeology
Janus House Osney Mead Oxford
Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application. Closing date: Sunday 31st  January 2021.

Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience  of  the candidate,  and not  by  gender,  sexual  orientation,  marital  status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.
Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have  protocols  for  ensuring  high  levels  of  hygiene,  strict  social  distancing  rules  are adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.
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