Permanent appointment

Required for Oxford
Salary range £26,258 - £31,211

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 position:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our growing Heritage Management Service (HMS). As a Project Officer within HMS you would work with a team of experienced historic environment professionals to provide specialist advice and consultancy services (including desk-based assessments, heritage statements, and environmental impact assessments) for a varied range of projects. In addition, you would have the opportunity to develop your existing skillset by working on some of the exciting research projects we carry out every year. While the role would be based in our Oxford Office, we carry out work across the UK and there may also be opportunities to work on consultancy/research projects abroad.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the chance to progress and grow a career in historic environment consultancy, this may be the job for you. This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects and be part of a dynamic and passionate team.

We are looking for an experienced Archaeologist who:
Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of British archaeology including the range of procedures, practices and processes carried out as part of both on-and off-site investigations.

Shows a good understanding of commercial archaeology in the UK and the legislation relevant to it, as well as the needs and priorities of commercial clients.

Has experience producing archaeological desk-based assessments and/or heritage statements from inception to report production.

Can characterise and assess the archaeological and historic landscape resource and make recommendations for mitigation strategies ahead of development.

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.

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.

Preferably you would also have:
Experience undertaking environmental impact assessments.

The ability to use GIS and/or CAD.

Experience of setting assessment.

A full clean driving licence.

Additional experience in the heritage field would also be considered an advantage e.g. in historic landscapes, community engagement, conservation management plans, heritage tourism, audits and characterisation projects.

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 of £26,258 to £31,211 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate).

35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary 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) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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

Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.

Closing date: Sunday 25th July 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, as set out by UK Visa and Immigration - see

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