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Geoarchaeologist / Senior Geoarchaeologist / Principal Geoarchaeologist
Wessex Archaeology
£21,871 - £36,461 - Salary Commensurate with skills and experience

Wessex Archaeology is one of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive archaeological service providers, and a market leader in the provision of geoarchaeological services across terrestrial, marine and intertidal environments.

Due to the continued success of our Geoarchaeology team, we are seeking to add at least two more members on a permanent basis. Geoarchaeologists at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply, from relative newcomers through to industry-leading experts. We are confident that we can offer you a challenging and rewarding role, with access to a wide variety of interesting projects and with excellent scope for career progression.

 

About us

Our current team includes geoarchaeologists at all stages of their career from Supervisor through to Senior Technical Manager, with specialists of international standing in Holocene geoarchaeology, Palaeolithic archaeology, Pleistocene geoarchaeology, Marine geoarchaeology and submerged prehistoric landscapes.

This range of in-house expertise ensures that we can provide an exciting variety of opportunities and offer on-the-job training across a wide range of specialisms, environments and project types.
 

The role

As well as providing advice to our fieldwork teams on some of the most exciting archaeological sites in the UK, you can expect to be involved in a wide range of specialist-led projects including borehole surveys, geoarchaeological desk-based assessments, Pleistocene and Palaeolithic evaluation and mitigation works, submerged palaeolandscape assessments and many more.

Day-to-day activities will vary by grade and specialism - further details are provided in the Role Specification.

 

About you

You should have a solid geoarchaeological skillset and knowledge base, together with good reporting and communication skills, and a familiarity with commercial practice. You will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in Geoarchaeology, Quaternary Science or a related discipline, with Palaeolithic/Pleistocene qualifications being particularly useful.  A publication record would be an advantage, but there will be opportunity to further build your bibliography while in post.

 

Locations

Wessex Archaeology’s geoarchaeology team operate nationwide from our six regional offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Meopham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Ruthin, Wales. A location within reach of one of these bases would be an advantage. Some projects will require staff to work away from their base from time to time; in such cases, a good quality of accommodation, travel and subsistence are covered by Wessex Archaeology as a matter of course.
 

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form, along with a CV and covering letter. Applications to be emailed to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk. Applications must be received by close of business on Monday 14th December 2020. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, and we will get back to applicants by 18th December. Interview dates in January, details tbc.

Application form and full role profile can be found at: www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies, and potential applicants are welcome to contact d.norcott [at] wessexarch.co.uk with any queries.

Wessex Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

 

Closing date: Monday 14th December 2020
Archaeological and Heritage Consultants at all levels
Lanpro Services
Dependent on position and experience
Permanent Full-time (part-time / home / flexible working will be considered)

Archaeological and Heritage Professionals at all Levels of Experience Wanted

Lanpro are expanding our archaeology and heritage services nationally and we have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and driven archaeological and heritage consultants at all stages of their careers.

You could be just starting out and looking to gain skills and knowledge as part of our dynamic team, or be highly experienced and keen to take on a new challenge - we’d love to hear from you regardless.  

Our archaeology and heritage services compliment  the planning, development and design services also offered by Lanpro Services. Building on our reputation for clear, practical, and commercially focused advice, we have continued to grow and this is a great opportunity for rapid career development.

We are looking for commercially aware, talented and motivated individuals to provide solid and consistent advice to our clients. You will have a number of varied responsibilities depending on experience, including providing consultancy advice, producing desk-based assessments and/or heritage statements, and costing, organising and managing fieldwork projects. A background in archaeological fieldwork or historic building recording would also be an advantage. However, a proactive attitude and a desire to work with the team to help develop the business will be central to the role at any level.

You will have a degree in an archaeology or a heritage-based discipline and, dependent on the role, be a member of either the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA; ACIfA or MCIfA) or be a full or affiliate member of the IHBC. Ideally you will have had some professional experience, however, applications from talented graduates will be seriously considered.

All roles will come with a generous salary, including discretionary bonuses as well as a flexible working environment and fantastic opportunities for career progression.

The role will involve travel around the UK, therefore a full driving licence and access to a car are essential. We have offices in Norwich, Chelmsford, Cambridge, Retford, London, York and Manchester, but we would happily discuss any location in the UK with the right candidate, including home working.

For an informal discussion about roles at any level, please contact Paul Gajos, Director (Archaeology + Heritage) on 01777 552 001.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to Paul Gajos at paul [at] lanproservices.co.uk

www.lanproservices.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 8th January 2021
Terrestrial Geophysicist - Sailisbury
Wessex Archaeology
Technician/Assistant Supervisor £19,373 - £22,401. Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Fixed term contracts, 3 months initially
Reference: SALGEO 11.20

Wessex Archaeology, operating throughout the UK, is a market leader in the provision of integrated archaeological and heritage management services to government, education and the private sector. As a registered charity, we aim to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science.

The position:

An opportunity has arisen for an additional Geophysicist to join the Geoservices Team based in Salisbury. The successful candidate will be well-placed to develop and improve their existing geophysics skills and will have the opportunity to work on some of the highest profile and most interesting development projects in the UK today.

The primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • To be responsible for assisting in the delivery of a comprehensive range of geophysical surveys (gradiometer, resistivity, GPR, EM, ERT) on field investigations across the UK;
  • To assist in the preparation, checking, editing, collation, and processing of digital data;
  • To assist other members of the team with project-specific research to support and inform the preparation of reports.

The successful candidate must have a demonstrable understanding of British Archaeology and the typical responses expected from various features for each technique.

 

Position requirements:

Essential

  • A good degree in archaeology or related subject;
  • An excellent, organised and efficient researcher;
  • Ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions;
  • Ability to manage own time and work to tight deadlines;
  • A flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including working away from home;
  • The ability to work as part of a team and the willingness to support and assist others;
  • A full, clean driving license;
  • A valid CSCS card

Desirable

  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists;
  • SSSTS qualification.

The behavioural attributes that we expect from you are:

  • Be open to learning and receiving direction; 
  • Be approachable in providing support, guidance and advice; 
  • Communicate appropriately and respectfully; 
  • Be responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions; 
  • Be confident, innovative and show good judgement in problem solving and decision making; 
  • To work collegiately across all departments and regional offices.
     

Applications

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available from the vacancies page on our website www.wessexarch.co.uk/vacancies) with a copy of their CV; and returned by e-mail to wa.applications [at] wessexarch.co.uk ( )by 3rd December 2020. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

Further details, including Job Descriptions can be downloaded from our website. For all queries, please contact Tom Richardson (Terrestrial Geophysics Technical Manager) t.richardson [at] wessexarch.co.uk.

Wessex Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

Closing date: Thursday 3rd December 2020
Archaeological Project Officer and Archaeological Supervisor
The University of Salford – Salford Archaeology.
£24,461 - £27,511 pa and £21,236 - £23,754 pa.
Fixed term 24 months
Reference: 1872937 and 1872938

Salford Archaeology is part of the Centre for Applied Archaeology, an enterprise Centre within the School of Science, Engineering and Environments at the University of Salford. We are currently looking to recruit two new members to our team.

The post holder will be based either on site or in the office depending upon each project's requirements. While much of our work is within Greater Manchester we do operate regionally and nationally, Travel expenses are paid based on the university being the place of work. Should overnight stays be required accommodation and a subsistence allowance will be provided.

Archaeological Project Officer. £24,461 - £27,511  pa. Fixed Term- 24 months:  Ref:1872937

The Project Officer will be dedicated to the delivery of individual commercial archaeological projects as directed by the Project Managers. The focus will be to manage fieldwork taking a lead from start to completion. The post holder is expected to be capable of working independently to assist the Project Managers in their delivery of multiple projects.

They will direct the workload of Supervisors and Archaeologists and should the project require it, volunteer members of the public. They will need to liaise with clients, archaeological officers and consultants and attend project meetings.

The Project Officer may be required to undertake engagement-based duties such as school visits, skills-based workshops and public lectures.

Further information about the post and application details can be found at Archaeological Project Officer (SEE), - Ref:1872937

Archaeological Supervisor,  £21,236 - £23,754 pa. Fixed Term- 24 months:  Ref:1872938

The purpose of the role will be to provide archaeological support to the various projects conducted by Salford Archaeology This may include the undertaking of the following: archaeological excavation and associated recording, community engagement (both onsite and undertaking skills-based workshops) and assisting in the production of archaeological desk-based assessments, building surveys and post excavation technical reports.

You will be under the daily supervision of the Project Officers and Project Managers from Salford Archaeology and support them in the delivery of the various projects to completion.

Further information about the post and application details can be found at Archaeological Supervisor (SEE) , - Ref:1872938

If you would like to discuss the posts further or have any questions please feel free to email Ian Miller, Assistant Director with Salford Archaeology at I.F.Miller [at] salford.ac.uk (mailto:)

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020
Historic Environment Record Officer
Historic England
£25,067 - £25,800 pro-rated.+ Benefits
Temporary - (FTC until end of March 2021)

Location: The Atrium Building, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA

Summary

We are seeking a Historic Environment Record Officer to work as a key member of The Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service Team to support the management of change by providing access to information relating to the historic environment of London.

You will be part of a friendly team that maintains and develops the London Historic Environment Record in line with national standards and benchmarks, ensuring that it contributes to the effective use of the planning system at strategic and local levels, and provides advice to owners and others on the balanced management of the historic environment.

If you are seeking an opportunity where you can gain specialised sector experience whilst directly impacting on the conservation of London’s historic environment then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

This is a fixed term contract role till end of March 2021 based in London but home working whilst COVID restrictions are in place.
 

What you will be doing:

As part of this team, the Historic Environment Record Officer will support the Historic Environment  Record Manager (HER Manager) by continuously maintaining and developing the Historic Environment Record (HER) for London in accordance with the London Historic Environment Record Development Plan. You will contribute to promoting and ensuring accessibility to the London HER to champion understanding and promote good stewardship of the historic environment of the capital, including responding to enquiries for searches of the record and assisting with the management of volunteers.

You will support the HER  Manager with building effective working relationships with historic environment specialists and other partners to identify relevant sources of information relating to the historic environment and ensure that it is incorporated into the London HER.

Supporting the HER Manager in maintaining the HER, you will be adding new information from a range of sources and ensuring that information is accurate, comprehensive and up to date. As the first point of contact for those who wish to access HER information, both within Historic England and externally, you`ll provide assistance, interpretation and advice to users. You will also be responsible for supporting the supervision and training of volunteers and placement students involved in Historic Environment Record projects, with support from your manager.
 

Who we are looking for:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject or significant experience in a relevant field

  • Experience of working with a Sites and Monuments or Historic Environment Record
  • Experience of investigations involving historical research, analysis, surveying and recording and/or archaeological fieldwork
  • Ability clearly and accessibly to synthesise information relating to the historic environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of community engagement activities, including working with volunteers
     

Provisional interview dates: 7th and 8th December 2020

Interviews will be conducted online.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work -life balance. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.
 

How to Apply:

Please visit our careers page and complete the online application form

https://historicengland.org.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/

 

 

Closing date: Sunday 29th November 2020
Sponsored PhD in Roman Ceramic Building Material
Cotswold Archaeology

Cotswold Archaeology invites applicants for a sponsored PhD (full time or part time) in the field of Roman Ceramic Building Material (CBM) at a British university. We will consider any proposal within this field. The project does not have to be artefact based but could, for example, explore production or distribution or economics or touch on all of these. The research should aim to generate results that would have general applicability, thus proposals based on the material from a single site might struggle to meet this objective. The purpose of the sponsorship is help develop the study of Roman CBM so proposals that focus purely on areas that have already been extensively studied, for example fabric analysis, would be less likely to be successful. Proposals that draw on material from outside Britain would be welcomed but the practicability of this work would need to be considered.

The successful applicant will be responsible for making the arrangements with his/her chosen university although Cotswold Archaeology will offer assistance in so far as it is able. The sponsorship will pay all university fees; provide an allowance for research expenses and make a contribution of £12,000 per annum towards living expenses over a 3-year period. These details will be discussed at the interview.

Applicants can be any age and do not need to be currently studying at university or working in commercial archaeology. There is no requirement for the successful applicant to become employed by Cotswold Archaeology.

Please send us a brief CV; a short statement outlining why you want to study for a PhD and how it fits into your career plans (up to 500 words); your research proposal (not more than 1000 words) and any initial thoughts you have about which university you would like to study at. Please submit by email to careers [at] cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by midday on Monday 14 December 2020. Interviews will be held in December 2020 or January 2021 and the successful candidate will be expected to have commenced their research by autumn 2021.

Closing date: Monday 14th December 2020
Editor
The Royal Archaeological Institute
annual emolument of £4,500

The Royal Archaeological Institute is seeking an editor for the multi-period, peer-reviewed Archaeological Journal to succeed Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito, who, during her five-year tenure, has introduced many modern features to the Journal with our publishing partner, Routledge. Her last volume will be Volume 179 for 2022. We hope that the newly-appointed editor will shadow Dr Shillito during 2021, and will then edit Volume 180, to be published online in January and June 2023, and in print in July that year. We anticipate that the person appointed will commit to the publication of five volumes, to Volume 184. The position attracts an annual emolument of £4,500. The Editor is an ex officio member of Council which meets up to four times a year. In addition, the RAI Editorial Committee meets once or twice a year.

 

Membership of the Institute will be expected. Current members, or those at subscribing institutions, may review the back stock of publications online on Taylor and Francis’ website. (Those unable to familiarise themselves with the Institute’s published work may contact the Administrator on admin [at] royalarchinst.org for login help.)

 

The editorial team also includes a Reviews Editor, and an Editorial Committee which will consider

expressions of interest at its meeting on 9th December. The person appointed will be expected to attend the next Editorial meeting on 14th April 2021.

 

Essential criteria:

Experience of editorial work in an academic setting

Experience of the academic peer review process

Knowledge of the academic and commercial archaeological sectors in Britain and adjacent areas

 

Desirable criteria:

Experience as an editor/associate/assistant editor of an academic journal

Experience of using online editorial management systems and social media

Knowledge of a range of archaeological periods in Britain and adjacent areas
 

Please submit expressions of interest to the Institute’s Administrator at admin [at] royalarchinst.org by Tuesday, 1st December.

For further information, please contact Dr Pete Wilson, Honorary Secretary on pete.wilson331 [at] btinternet.com or Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito on Lisa-Marie.Shillito [at] newcastle.ac.uk.    

Closing date: Tuesday 1st December 2020
Team Leader - Principal Cultural Heritage & Archaeology Consultant, Leeds or Manchester
WSP
WSP do not advertise salaries but can confirm that these roles will pay over £28K as per CIFA guidelines.
Full time and Permanent

About the Role:

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organizations and society in general.

The Cultural Heritage & Archaeology team is one of the largest heritage consultancies in the UK, working as part of an integrated Environmental Services team. We work across the UK and overseas and cover all aspects of the historic environment (cultural heritage design, built environment, heritage landscapes and setting and archaeology). We provide our clients services throughout the full lifecycle of projects, giving expert advice on an ever-increasing portfolio that includes high profile and large-scale infrastructure projects. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team we pride ourselves on delivering high quality and innovative work that effectively addresses the challenges of each project.

You will be the point of contact for all queries related to Cultural Heritage & Archaeology from both internal and external clients in the Northeast of England and will play a strategic role in one or more sectors, depending on your experience. The role is integral to our heritage team’s development in the North and will require the combination of high-level technical expertise with commercial and business acumen. You will have an appetite for business development, excellent team management skills and the ability to create and maintain a positive team culture, whilst ensuring a focus on delivery and careful adherence to WSP Business Management System processes. You will be accountable for winning and delivering work to budget and programme and will be a self-starter, able to work with a high degree of autonomy whilst reporting regularly to the Regional Lead. You will be a great communicator who is able to build strong relationships within the team and with external and internal clients, and to work with other senior members of the Cultural Heritage and Archaeology team to achieve strategic development goals. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable portfolio of work in the renewables and/or residential sectors and/or international cultural heritage including EIA/ESIA and heritage development master planning.

A typical week would include:

  • Leading bids for large complex and specialist projects
  • Reviewing deliverables produced by the team prior to review by the Regional Lead to ensure technical excellence is always maintained and projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Ensuring operational compliance with WSP business systems, Health and Safety and Risk management
  • Management of team resources for project work and maintaining all relevant resource programmes on a weekly basis
  • Regular liaison with other Team Leaders and the Regional Lead
  • Contributing to the strategic development of our heritage services nationally and internationally

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • A Degree in a Cultural Heritage & Archaeology or Conservation related subject
  • A managerial qualification (Desirable)
  • Membership of an appropriate professional Institute (e.g. CIfA) (Desirable)
  • Experience of leading and managing teams, including performance management and mentoring
  • Experience of technical report writing and quality assurance
  • Excellent business development skills and a proactive approach to managing change
  • Financial management and oversight of budgets
  • A proven track record of successfully tendering for large and complex heritage projects
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to act as a specialist ambassador for our services
  • Robust knowledge of the historic environment in the UK
  • Full knowledge of the planning process and relevant environmental/heritage legislation and guidance
  • Full Drivers' Licence
  • Experience using ArcGIS (Desirable)
  • Experience of tendering for and working on international heritage projects (Desirable)
  • A demonstrable track record in winning and delivering projects within your specialist area (Desirable)

You will be based in Leeds or Manchester and will be active in promoting and diversifying the team service offering and in winning new work from internal and external clients.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition, we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Check out www.wsp.com for more info about the great work we do.

 

Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

Please use the below URL for candidates to apply.

https://apply5.lumessetalentlink.com/apply-app/pages/application-form?jobId=PA4FK026203F3VBQB8N6GLOHN-52108


Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020
Senior or Principal Consultant, Archaeology, Cambridge or Bristol
WSP
WSP do not advertise salaries but can confirm that these roles will pay over £28K as per CIFA guidelines.
Full time and Permanent

About the Role:

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

The Cultural Heritage and Archaeology team is one of the largest heritage consultancies in the country. It works across the UK and occasionally overseas and covers all aspects of the historic environment (archaeology, built heritage, setting and design) throughout the full lifecycle of projects. We provide our clients with expert advice on an ever-increasing portfolio of heritage related enquiries that address the management of change in our historic environment. We work on high profile and large-scale infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad as part of a multi-disciplinary team and aim to deliver high quality work while contributing to innovative approaches and challenges within the heritage sector.

As Senior Consultant you will be responsible for the management and delivery of archaeology projects in the southern half of the country, principally fieldwork projects, including geoarchaeology. The role is key to our heritage team’s development and will require the combination of high level technical expertise and knowledge of archaeology and heritage with commercial and business acumen.

A typical week would include:

  • Lead fieldwork projects from planning and other consent applications and deliver bespoke archaeological strategies and works for developments and infrastructure. Much of your work will need to be able to withstand the test of public inquiry.
  • Health and Safety and risk management, in particular on fieldwork projects.
  • Working together with the Head of Heritage, South Region Director and the heritage team in the southern offices, you will contribute to the strategic development of our heritage services.

You will be based in either the Cambridge or Bristol offices and will be active in promoting and diversifying the team service offering, and winning work from internal and external clients.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • BA/BSc Degree in Archaeology or relevant subject
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification, in particular geoarchaeology (Desirable)
  • Associate/Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology (CIfA) (Desirable)
  • Experience of professional report writing
  • Experience of fieldwork project management (project, financial and staff management)
  • Competent in Archaeological fieldwork
  • Experience of competitive tendering
  • Technical report quality assurance
  • The ability to carry out stakeholder and client liaison
  • Experience in most or all of the following areas: heritage and planning, masterplanning, heritage conservation, heritage led-regeneration, recreation and tourism, heritage sustainability masterplanning, placemaking, multi-disciplinary collaboration and business development.
  • Robust knowledge of UK archaeology and history
  • Full knowledge of the planning process and fully conversant with the relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance
  • Full Drivers' Licence
  • Experience using ArcGIS (Desirable)

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

Please use the below URL for candidates to apply.

https://apply5.lumessetalentlink.com/apply-app/pages/application-form?jobId=PA4FK026203F3VBQB8N6GLOHN-52109

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020
Archaeological Project Managers, Report Writers, Team Leaders and Archaeologists
Red River Archaeology Ltd
Varying salaries (see below)

Projects initially based in the Buckinghamshire area

Red River Archaeology Ltd is part of Red River Archaeology Group a CIfA Registered Organisation, which is the only major archaeological contractor with offices in both the UK and Ireland. Red River Archaeology has bases in Edinburgh and Cardiff, providing services across the UK.  

Red River Archaeology Ltd was established in 2018, although Group elements have held a presence in the UK since 2012. During this period, we have successfully undertaken a large number of projects and are currently experiencing rapid growth especially across the south and east of England on major infrastructure programmes. 

As a result of this, and if you are enthusiastic about joining a dynamic and growing company and want the opportunity to progress rapidly and shape your future, then get in touch with us about our opportunities. Team working and flexibility will be key attributes, as well as a sound knowledge of British archaeology linked to commercial awareness. This opportunity offers the chance for rapid career development in this very exciting period of expansion.
 

Archaeological Project Manager

We are looking for someone educated to degree level in an appropriate subject and with experience of fieldwork management in commercial archaeology, or someone wanting to make the transition from fieldwork to management.

Responsibilities include delivery of the safe planning, implementation and completion of archaeological projects to the highest professional quality; team leadership and staff skills development; participation in company business management, business development and marketing Tender writing experience would be advantageous.

A full clean driving licence and current CSCS card are essential. SMSTS qualification (or similar) will be advantageous. MCIFA membership welcomed. The position is a permanent role and is subject to a 6 month probation period.

There is a starting salary of £30,000 and will be dependent on proven experience.
 

Report Writer

We currently have a requirement for an experienced report writer.  This position will be offered initially as a fixed term 6 month contract and will also involve many aspects of project documentation.  You must have a demonstrable track record in report writing.  This position is offered as a work from home position to assist with social distancing protocols.

Starting salary £26,500
 

Archaeological Team Leaders (Project Officers and Project Supervisors)

The successful candidates will be expected to supervise a range of projects according to skills and experience.  They should have demonstrable experience of successfully supervising projects and be flexible, driven and innovative, with excellent communication skills. Applications are welcome from ambitious individuals who wish to develop their career rapidly. Support will be provided to the successful applicants in the form of training and mentoring from the experienced management team at Red River.

Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Appropriate experience of leading and participating in the archaeological fieldwork and reporting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Varied archaeological experience (rural and urban)
  • Good knowledge of British archaeology
  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation and frameworks
  • Understanding of commercial archaeology and client liaison
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety considerations pertaining to archaeology
  • Flexibility with regard to travel

A full clean driving licence and current CSCS card are essential. SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications (or similar) will be advantageous. CIfA membership welcomed. Positions are initially for 6 months and are subject to a 3 month probation period.

Salary range: Team leaders dependent on skills, experience and responsibility £22,400 to £30,000 pa
 

Archaeologists

We are looking for individuals to carry out archaeological fieldwork with at least three months UK or Irish commercial archaeology experience, although relevant European commercial experience will also be considered.  Applicants should be able to work well as part of a team and have a flexible approach to what is often a dynamic working environment. CSCS card is essential.

Red River is committed to training and CPD for all our staff across the company. Our training plans are CIfA accredited and we have adopted the BAJR Skills Passport to help develop and document our team’s fieldwork skills and a completed training log from this or a similar scheme will be advantageous.

£19,000 (graduate) to £21,500 pa for PCIfA level skills and experience, with appointments made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate.

For all posts, transport, accommodation in individual rooms and subsistence payments (£22.10 per qualifying night away) are provided for overnight stays away from our office base.

Quality PPE is provided for all staff as is onsite welfare of the highest standards.

Other benefits include, a company pension scheme, contractual sick pay in addition to statutory sick pay, free site transport, paid driving time and targeted training opportunities.=
 

All applications (CV, covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and two contacts for references. Referees will not be approached without the candidate’s permission) should be sent by email only to jobs [at] rrarc.co.uk () by 30 November 2020.

We are also looking for immediate starts, so early applications are welcome.

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK without restriction and be able to demonstrate this. Red River Archaeology is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are looking to retain staff beyond the scope of these projects. In view of the geographical range of our project portfolio we are happy to receive applications from people based in all locations across the UK.

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020
Senior Investigator (Maritime)
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
£30,600 to £37,410 per annum. Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

This is a permanent position. The post is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the National Monuments Record through research and survey of maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast and for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector.  

The successful candidate will have direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone, a record of synthesis and publication in this field of work and experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data. We are particularly looking for someone who can work effectively as part of a team to deliver projects and objectives.

The postholder must be based in Wales and be able to attend the office for face to face meetings when necessary. As the Commission is an organisation working in Wales it is essential that the successful applicant for this post is either a Welsh speaker or, if not, is willing to commit to taking lessons with a view to achieving the required level for this post (level 3 on the Royal Commission’s Welsh Skills Assessment Framework).  Training will be provided and funded and time off will be given.

Full details and an application form can be found here: www.rcahmw.gov.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 1st December 2020