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Leicestershire County Council
Full Time, Hours per week - 37
Reference: CE0230

Location: County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious archaeologist to join our historic and natural environment team. You will be working alongside skilled and experienced colleagues and be given the opportunity to get involved in a range of interesting projects.

To be successful, you will be well organised and have a good eye for detail. You will work well on your own initiative but also be an effective member of a team. You will have good IT skills and most importantly, be a good communicator.

- A relevant degree in archaeology or related subject
- British archaeology fieldwork knowledge and experience including archaeological excavation, post-excavation analysis and report writing
- Knowledge of the local historic environment
- Understanding of British archaeology and historic landscapes
- Familiar with current legislation and guidance relating to the planning process and archaeological resource management in the UK

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page

For informal enquires please contact Richard Clark, Tel: 0116 3058322, E-mail: richard.clark [at]

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2019
Project Manager
UCL Institute of Archaeology (Archaeology South-East)
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum, exclusive of London Allowance.
Full time

Operating out of our office in Sussex, Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires a Project Manager to take a leading role in our commercial and research projects throughout southern England.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us pioneer new ways of integrating development-led archaeology with academic research, whilst ensuring that our archaeological work meets wider social needs. You will be a full member of staff of the UCL Institute of Archaeology: one of the leading academic departments of archaeology globally and the largest department in its field in the UK.

Candidates will need to co-ordinate field operations and specialist research to satisfy project briefs and specifications in an efficient and cost-effective manner. They will need to prepare tenders and specifications for archaeological projects and provide professional and academic advice to clients, colleagues and public agencies.

This is a challenging post within a fast-growing team, and we are keen to attract applications from suitably experienced archaeologists committed to delivering research excellence that meets the exacting standards of our commercial and public sector clients. The post will be based in Archaeology South-East’s premises in Portslade, East Sussex.

Applicants should have an excellent working knowledge of British archaeology of all periods and a comprehensive knowledge of field practice. Applicants should have a publication record, including the completion of at least one major excavation report to publication standard. Applicants should have the ability to manipulate archaeological and financial data within a range of relevant software programmes.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1813674

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Samantha Clacher, Archaeology South-East, Units 1&2, 2 Chapel Place, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1DR. Email fau [at]

We offer an excellent employment package, details of which can be found at the link at the bottom of the advert.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

To apply click here

Closing date: Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Programme Manager
Commensurate with MCIfA (dependent on experience)
Full time

Location: Barnard Castle DV office, with some homeworking considered

As an archaeology sector innovator in digital workflows, public engagement and sustainable social business, we’re asking the universe for an exceptional combination of business manager / operational and strategic planner /sales wizard / committed and aware public archaeologist to be part of the next big step in our public-facing archaeological programmes.

The Programme Manager will support our Directors with key functions including business development, project management, operations and reporting. Fieldwork and post-excavation activities are not the primary responsibilities for this role, however some experience and understanding of methods and processes is essential, as well as the ability to support the team in these areas if needed.

For more information and to apply, please view full job description:

Interviews: Initial interviews will be scheduled by Skype during the w/o 5th August 2019

Closing date: Friday 2nd August 2019
Heritage at Risk Project Officer
Historic England
£27,464 + Benefits
Reference: 9188

Location: 10 Holiday St, Birmingham, B1 1TG

As our new Heritage at Risk Project Officer for the Midlands, you will provide expert advice on the planning, funding and delivery of heritage at risk projects across a fantastically diverse range of asset types across the region.

Through applying the ethos of constructive conservation, you will work closely with owners, local authorities, trusts and with partner agencies to negotiate effective projects, identify funding and facilitate consents. You will report on project progress, update the HAR Register, and contribute to associated administration and public promotion of heritage at risk cases and themes.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience of working constructively with owners and other partners as a practitioner in the repair and management of heritage assets. With an understanding of the planning and statutory consents system, you will also have a good knowledge of the principles and practices of building and monument conversation as exemplified in Conservation Principles. You will have good negotiating and influencing skills, as well as the ability to adapt communication styles to a variety of circumstances and audiences.

Interviews will take place on August 1st in our Birmingham office. You will be supported in developing your leadership and administrative skills to develop your career. We also offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites as well as the flexibility in your working day to create a strong work-life balance.

We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive working environment where your individuality will enable us to be successful. We are committed to having a recruitment experience that creates opportunity for all.

Click here to apply:

Closing date: Wednesday 17th July 2019
PROJECT OFFICERS (Post-Excavation)
Oxford Archaeology
£24,074 to £29,331

Location: Oxford

Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensures that we work on the most exciting and varied projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development. We have offices in Oxford, Lancaster and Cambridge and we are a registered heritage charity.

The Position:

We are seeking Project Officers to join our highly successful and respected post-excavation department at OA South in Oxford. The successful candidate or candidates will report to the Head of Post-Excavation and will contribute to a range of archaeological and cultural heritage investigations and projects. The Project Officer will assist with interpretation, analysis and presentation of project data. They will work primarily in post-excavation analysis and publication, but will also provide research support for other departments as required.
This is offered as a full-time role, based in our Oxford office, but applications for part-time working would be considered.

The role will encompass varied responsibilities, the key aspects of which are:

• Post-excavation analysis leading to publication.
• Writing and editing grey literature reports and publications (including journal articles,
monographs and digital publications).
• Assisting in the management of the programme for specific projects, including liaison
with a range of stakeholders and monitoring of progress and budget.

Position Requirements


• Knowledge and understanding of post-excavation procedures and practices.
• The ability to work independently when required but also to operate as part of a team.
• Good organisational and administrative skills.
• Good communication skills.
• Excellent written English.
• Thorough knowledge of British archaeology.
• The ability to undertake academic research on relevant subjects.
• A degree in archaeology, archaeological science or a related discipline.
• The ability to operate with regard to health and safety legislation and any related policies
and procedures.


• Expertise in one or more categories of archaeological specialism. We would particularly
welcome applicants with expertise in pottery or other finds from any period.
• Experience of copy-editing or proof-reading of publications.
• The ability to drive.

Applicants should be members, or eligible for membership, of the CIfA, preferably at the ACIfA level.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.

Employee benefits:

• Competitive salary range £24,074 to £29,331 (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 concessionary days at Christmas).
• Company pension scheme.
• Cycle to work 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).
• Childcare vouchers.

For further information about the role, please contact Leo Webley (Head of Post-Excavation) by email in the first instance at leo.webley [at]

If you would like to join the team 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

Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.

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.

Registered Charity No. 285627; Company Registration No. 1618597

Closing date: Sunday 4th August 2019
Finds Liaison Officer
Norfolk County Council's Historic Environment Service
£24,313 - £26,317 per annum
Temporary contract until 31 July 2020

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join the Identification and Recording Service (I&RS) of Norfolk County Council's Historic Environment Service as Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), a national organisation which records archaeological objects found by the public, advances archaeological knowledge and increases opportunities for active public engagement in archaeology.

The FLO works within a team of five (one half-time), embedded within the I&RS, producing c.15,000 records per annum, which are uploaded onto the PAS database and the Norfolk Historic Environment Record, one of the largest in the country.

You will hold a degree in archaeology or a related discipline or have considerable relevant experience.

A working knowledge of British archaeology and experience of recording finds is essential, and an understanding of the Treasure Act (1996) is highly desirable. Your communication skills, including public speaking and dealing personally with a wide range of individuals, will be highly developed. Excellent data-entry, report writing, and IT skills are essential, as is the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.

Norfolk Historic Environment Service is responsible for safeguarding Norfolk’s archaeology and built environment, recording, conserving, interpreting and providing information and advice on the historic environment. For further information about the Historic Environment Service, visit

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Steven Ashley (Senior Finds Archaeologist) on 01362 869295.

For further details and how to apply:

Closing date: Wednesday 17th July 2019
Archaeological Consultant / Senior Consultant
CFA Archaeology Ltd
£26,291 to £34,435 (commensurate with experience)
Full time (permanent) – 35 hours per week

Location: Musselburgh or Leeds Office

CFA Archaeology Ltd (CFA) is a Registered Organisation (RO) with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), and ISO 9001:2015 accredited. CFA provides cultural heritage consultancy and contracting services across the UK.

Our Consultancy team has been a leading supplier of cultural heritage assessments for development projects since 2000 and our customer base includes: multinational corporations and government agencies, local government bodies, commercial and industrial clients and single partner consultancies.

CFA’s business portfolio includes: residential, commercial, industrial, transport, renewable energy and mineral extraction industries, including providing expert witness testimony for planning appeals and public inquiries.

CFA is looking to appoint a Consultant to join our friendly and highly experienced team at either our Head Office in Scotland or Leeds Office. This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant with proven experience to deliver consultancy sector projects and develop their career with a market leader.

You should have a first degree or equivalent in archaeology, or in a subject related to cultural heritage studies; experience of field survey and monument identification skills; and good all round knowledge of the planning and legislative frameworks as they apply to cultural heritage within the United Kingdom.

You should have previous experience of producing Desk-based Assessments, Heritage Impact Assessments and EIA Reports. You should be motivated, with a good positive attitude and be an effective team-worker and communicator. Experience of the procurement of consultancy work, preparing quotations and appropriate Project Designs. Applications from candidates with experience of providing EIA's for windfarms and OHL's would be especially welcome.

Key Skills Required:
• The ability to produce accurate and literate outputs to tight deadlines and within resource allocations
• The ability to multi-task and to prioritise workloads and effectively manage scope change when necessary
• The ability to provide up-to-date heritage advice to clients and colleagues, with excellent oral and written communications skills
• Have effective negotiation and communication skills when dealing with stakeholders, clients, landowners and the general public
• Have a collaborative attitude to project management and client relationships, working as part of a wider project team

Essential Criteria:
• Educated to degree-level in relevant discipline
• Proven consultancy experience
• Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or equivalent experience
• Excellent team-working and communication skills
• High levels of attention to detail, time-management, planning and organisational skills.
• A full UK driving licence.

Benefits of working at CFA include:
• Financial assistance with potential relocation
• Profit distribution scheme
• Contribution to pension scheme
• Paid overnight subsistence and travel time on fieldwork
• Subscription to CIfA paid in full
• TOIL and Sickness Benefits
• Cycle to work scheme

Please apply via email to careers [at] quoting 'Consultant C0719' in the subject line by close of business on 29 July 2019. Only completed applications containing a cover letter and CV will be accepted. Interview dates to be confirmed.

CFA Archaeology follows a policy of equal opportunities for employment, training and other conditions of service. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and right to work in the UK will be required prior to commencing employment.

Closing date: Monday 29th July 2019

Expressions of interest are sought by the National Trust for a contractor to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for Osterley Park and House, Middlesex. The site includes nine listed structures (5 at Grade I), a significant collection and a Grade II* Park and Garden. The aim of the Plan is to help understand the significance of the heritage asset, inform its future management and to inspire discussions on how we might reach the full potential of this important estate and all its elements.

The Consultant should provide a project design in response to the NT’s brief, setting out how the plan will be approached, the method of working and any matters not covered by the brief. The Lead Consultant should be an experienced project manager with a proven track record in producing effective conservation management plans. If subcontractors are to be used and have already been identified their experience and knowledge must be included in the tender document. Further details and a copy of the brief can be obtained by emailing Osterley’s Business Support at Jennifer.spittle [at], 02082325053.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 29 July with interviews expected to take place the first week in August.

Closing date: Monday 29th July 2019
Researcher - Architectural and Urban History (Heritage Team)
Montagu Evans
Salary in line with CIfA minima
Reference: 73

Location 5 Bolton St, London W1J 8BA
Reports to Partner, Heritage team

About the firm
Montagu Evans has been providing expert advice in the property sector for nearly 100 years.
We are proud of that heritage - just as we are proud of our reputation as a highly professional firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants. We do not stand still and are forever adapting, constantly looking at innovative ways to service our clients and deliver forward thinking solutions.

About the role
We are looking for an intelligent and highly-motivated individual to join our Heritage and Townscape team as a Researcher. The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree in architectural or urban history, and demonstrable experience of undertaking primary and secondary research into the built environment.
You will be an agile thinker who can apply academic rigour to practical issues in a commercial context. Whether investigating a medieval parish church or a post-war housing estate, you will be capable of producing clear and authoritative written work that reflects your knowledge and appreciation of architecture and urban history.
We offer a highly competitive remuneration package and a rewarding career.

Person specification

  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • High service delivery skills.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Committed and organised.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages.


  • Previous research experience working in a heritage team.
  • PhD in architectural urban history.

To apply please attach your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and send to job.applicant [at] quoting reference Number 73 in the subject title on the email.

Closing date: Friday 23rd August 2019
Graduate (Historic Environment and Townscape) – Planning and Development
Montagu Evans
Competitive starting salary
Reference: 74

Location Bolton Street, London, W1J 8BA
Reports to Partner – Planning

About the firm – Why Montagu Evans
Montagu Evans advises on some of the UK’s largest commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects and has been doing so for nearly a century.

As a partnership we understand the value of the people who make up the firm. They and our clients are at the heart of our business.

The partnership comprises over 380 people, based in our UK offices from Scotland to London, focused on four key sectors – Housing, Retail, Business Space and Public. The practice is professional and partner led, its success down to the personal qualities and talents of the staff. This is not a bland, corporate environment, or a rigid one. Partners are closely involved, and staff have the opportunity to work with different senior professionals. The Partners’ commitment, passion and experience are what makes Montagu Evans one of the UK’s most successful planning and development advisers.

  • Be part of one of the UK’s longest trading and most established property advisory practices - working within the private, public and charity sectors nationwide
  • Many of our Partners joined a Graduates, showing a clear progression path for those with real ambition
  • Dedicated mentor and supervisor assigned to each Graduate for the duration of their 2 year training.
  • Great personal accountability within an entrepreneurial culture. You will have exposure to some of the largest commercial, residential and mixed-use property projects in the UK today
  • Voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Property 2019 by Property Week.
  • Annual conferences, away days and socials offer a platform to really get to know people throughout the firm, to team build, learn and strengthen relationships

About the role
We are looking for a talented, ambitious and personable assistant to join our busy Planning and Development Department in London. This opportunity is within our sector-leading Heritage and Townscape team, providing advice on planning and design matters in relation to development in the historic environment.

This person would work on a wide range of sites and on many different forms of development. You will assist different members of staff and they will have a close working relationship with partners and senior partners. Our clients include public bodies, the NHS, arts organisations and charities as well as universities, alongside major blue chip commercial developers and investment funds. This role is largely client facing and it is a real opportunity to engage with clients and the whole project team.

The work is largely in London and southern England but our expertise takes us around the country to work on complex projects, drawing on our wide experience. You will support and learn from senior team members under the guidance of qualified professionals engaged in all areas of town planning and property consultancy. We operate a merit-based advancement system and creative, determined people have the opportunity to progress up through our organisation. The culture of the firm is based on individual excellence which we reward.

Who are we looking for?

  • This consultancy sector attracts talent from a diverse background, and so we have an open mind about qualifications. The successful candidate must have or be working towards a post-graduate qualification in a relevant area.
  • Your course may have put you in line for membership of the RTPI and our APC candidates have a high pass rate due to our mentoring system. Alternatively, your qualification may be more suited to IHBC membership. Practical knowledge of planning and the historic environment, however that has been achieved, is what we are after.
  • Those with a specialism in architectural history and experience of this field, or a strong interest in it, are likewise encouraged because expertise is at the heart of our commercial success.
  • You must, however, have a pragmatic problem-solving mind with a positive attitude.
  • Keen interest in the way planning and development shapes the historic environment and our quality of life.

Salary & Benefits

  • A competitive starting salary.
  • Discretionary annual Bonus Scheme.
  • 26 days paid holiday. Rising to 28 days after 5 years complete service.
  • Payment of fees for the cost of qualifying and any subscriptions.
  • APC Training seminars and workshops.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Permanent Health Insurance (on qualification).
  • Cycle2Work Scheme.
  • Season Ticket Loan.
  • Office based sports & wellbeing initiatives.

To Apply
Applicants applying as planning graduates should respond with their CV and covering letter explaining how their experience would match our expectations. To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter to Job.Applicant [at] with Reference Number 74 in the subject line.

"People know each other and social events encourage this. The graduate programme provides experience and support to get professionally qualified at the earliest opportunity. The company is autonomous and staff are encouraged to take advantage of this to develop their careers." - Anonymous feedback from Property Week's 2018 Best Places to Work.

“What we’ve created here is special; we’re not just a bunch of people going to do a job. Yes we’re a large collection of planners and surveyors…but together we have a unique commitment to our clients and colleagues; we’re truly a team and we treat everyone with respect, trust and honesty. We have some of the brightest minds in the industry and every day I’m surrounded by people who make me laugh, who I value the opinions of and who help each other enjoy what they do. We may not shout the loudest but in some respects, I admire that most…the humbling modesty of our incredibly talented group of people." – Rob Bower, Managing Partner.

Closing date: Friday 23rd August 2019
Wessex Archaeology
Salary £21,871 to £24,839 London Fringe Payment £870
Reference: MAIDFWK 06.19

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK, and as a registered charity our aims are to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Ruthin.

The role of Archaeological Supervisor is predominantly a full-time field-based role, sometimes including working away from home during each week, but we also promote work-life balance as a vital aspect of modern-day employment. If you need a more flexible arrangement, whilst we can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, we do promise to listen and provide what we can.

The position
Due to the continued expansion of our operations, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic archaeologists to join our fieldwork supervisory team based at Maidstone.

This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career in fieldwork archaeology with one of the largest independent archaeological companies in the UK. At Wessex Archaeology, we are dedicated to investing in our staff through training and development. The role of Project Supervisor will be an appointment to our core staff on a permanent contract, initially with a 6-month probationary period. Successful applicants will assist in the delivery of fieldwork services across London and the South East.

Position requirements
For successful applicants, prior experience of supervising and report writing within a commercial environment would be a distinct advantage, but the post may also suit experienced Archaeological Technicians who feel they are ready to move up to the next level in their archaeological career.

As an Archaeological Supervisor at Wessex Archaeology, you will be expected to

  • Be open to learning and receiving direction;
  • Be prepared to mentor/ train more junior colleagues – whether through task-specific training events or on-the-job guidance and advice;
  • Communicate appropriately and respectfully; and
  • Be responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions.

Essential skills for successful applicants will be

  • A full clean Driving Licence;
  • To have a valid CSCS card – we can provide help and advice on obtaining these;
  • To have the ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions; and
  • Able to manage their own time and work to deadlines.

Highly desirable attributes will include

  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists; and
  • SSSTS or other H&S qualifications.

Whilst a having a good degree in archaeology or a related subject will certainly be of benefit, at Wessex Archaeology we also recognise that there are many very capable archaeologists both within our company, and across the sector as a whole, who do not have university qualifications. We will therefore welcome applications from all who wish to join our London & South East fieldwork team, graduates and non-graduates alike.

With highly competitive salaries we are also able to offer many additional benefits to working for Wessex, including

  • Pension and life assurance schemes;
  • Financial assistance with relocation;
  • 30 days (including bank holidays) annual leave increasing with seniority of post and length of service;
  • Childcare vouchers;
  • A company Employee Assistant Programme – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • Staff discounts for local businesses; and
  • Bike2 work scheme.

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website with a copy of their CV; returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 19th July 2019.

For more information about the post please contact Mark Williams, Regional Manager, London and South East (m.williams [at]; 03303 133541).

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’ or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Vacancies | Wessex Archaeology Closing date: Friday 19th July 2019
Wessex Archaeology
Salary £31,856 to £50,744 London Fringe Payment £870
Reference: MAIDFWK 06.19

Wessex Archaeology is the largest independent archaeological practice in the UK, and as a registered charity our aims are to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Ruthin.

Our commitment
The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the most pressing challenge to the mental health of the population. At Wessex Archaeology, we are committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance, and many of our staff work flexibly one way or another, whether that be part-time, remote- or home-working, term time arrangements, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us about the flexibility you’ll need. We can’t promise to be able to give you exactly what you want, but we absolutely promise to listen and provide what we can.

Who we need
As a result of our continued expansion, we need a talented and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our fieldwork team based at Maidstone – whether you are someone already experienced in project management, or a fieldwork director looking for the next step in your archaeological career, this is the position you are looking for. It is an opportunity to join our innovative, industry-leading team, and with our nurture advance your professional project management and leadership skills, whilst always being encouraged to develop autonomy in your role. As a key member of the regional team, working with our specialists across many different offices and departments, you will develop innovative responses to a wide range of challenging projects from tendering to project completion.

You will directly contribute to the business development of the regional office and proactively market the company as a whole, whilst developing a portfolio of your own projects and key clients in the process. Wessex Archaeology is a truly collaborative organisation, and though based in the South East, the successful candidate will work with our project teams in all regions on some of the most significant and challenging heritage projects across the UK and beyond.

Our Project Managers are not only responsible for creation, planning, management and safe delivery of high-quality projects and tasks which fulfil the vision and values of the company, but also contribute directly to our sustainability and charitable objectives. Our work has a significant benefit on our collective aspiration to broaden an understanding of our heritage and the social impacts it can create. As befits an organisation of our size, your projects will undoubtedly include large and complex programmes of work.

What we require
This position requires an applicant with

  • a minimum of five years’ experience in a commercial environment, whether that be directing projects and liaising with stakeholders in the field, or managing projects of your own;
  • the necessary skills and/or aptitude to track and manage project finances;
  • to preferably be educated to at least degree level in an appropriate subject, but if that’s not you and you think you’re the right person, we still want to hear from you;
  • a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of health & safety associated with fieldwork, preferably backed up with qualifications and accreditation; and
  • knowledge of project management systems, or at least a fundamental understanding of the principles of project management.

We expect you

  • to most importantly be visible, accountable and trustworthy;
  • to be optimistic and a positive influence, inspiring creativeness and innovation in others;
  • to provide for the mentoring, coaching and training of your team;
  • to provide constant encouragement, recognition and reward to your teams; and
  • to be assured and confident in your work and personal interactions.

You must have an enthusiasm for influencing the development of our industry, and be able to focus on the needs and concerns of our clients to ensure consistent customer satisfaction by providing high quality, commercial and most importantly professional advice. As part of your role you will promote the positive culture of the business and work collegiately across all the departments and regional offices.

A full UK Driving Licence is essential. Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and another appropriate professional body is highly desirable, but if you don’t have this, we will support you to get it.

What we offer
In addition to our highly competitive salaries, we are also able to offer a host of additional benefits to working for Wessex, not least including

  • Pension and life assurance schemes;
  • Financial assistance with relocation;
  • 30 days (including bank holidays) annual leave increasing with seniority of post and length of service;
  • Childcare vouchers;
  • A company Employee Assistant Programme – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • Staff discounts for local businesses; and
  • Bike2 work scheme.

What you must do
If you think you’re the right person for us, please submit a completed application form, which is available from the vacancies page on our website, together with a copy of your CV and any other information that will support your application. These must be returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] by close of business on Friday 19 July 2019.

If you need to find out more about the post, please do contact Mark Williams, Regional Manager, London and South East (m.williams [at]; 03303 133541), and he will discuss it with you.

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’, or must hold a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Vacancies | Wessex Archaeology Closing date: Friday 19th July 2019
Expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands
Archaeology Warwickshire

Archaeology Warwickshire are seeking expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists wishing to be considered for fieldwork contracts in the midlands.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. Our reputation for proficient archaeological solutions and efficient, professional delivery has resulted in a high demand for our services.

We are looking for skilled, motivated, and mobile archaeologists with considerable experience in a wide range of British archaeology to undertake fieldwork both as part of a team and independently. We are particularly keen to receive expressions from archaeologists with a proven track record in undertaking and reporting on watching briefs, and/or supervising evaluations and/or directing excavations with report production to publication standard. We are also keen to expand our network of experienced historic building recorders and IHBC qualified built heritage consultants.

Archaeology Warwickshire is a CIfA Registered Organisation and we expect to pay over and above the salaried equivalent CIfA minima and BAJR approved rates (including the necessary uplift for sickness and holidays), and in return we expect to get professionalism, integrity and commitment.

Applicants should provide a minimum of two contactable referees; prove their self-employed status (or commitment to become so); provide evidence of their insurance and hold valid CSCS cards. Membership of CIfA is highly desirable.


For an informal and confidential chat call Stuart Palmer on 01926 412278, stuartpalmer [at]