FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS
Required for Cambridge, Lancaster and Oxford
Salary range £20,046 to £21,014 pay award pending

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 range of projects, and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.

Successful candidates for Archaeologist positions will benefit from our comprehensive ‘Archaeologist to Assistant Supervisor’ training programme which provides a clear path for career development, and encourages you to record your progress through site and reading logs, as you learn new skills. The programme also includes off-site training sessions lead by OA specialists and senior managers, and with content including the understanding of formation processes, matrix generation, burials archaeology, environmental archaeology, Health and Safety, the exciting range of OA apps – including our digital recording system - and much more. When the required levels of competency are achieved you will advance to Assistant Supervisor level.

OA East
OA East continues to have a busy programme and we are looking for experienced staff to join our field teams at all levels. We have several long-running field projects underway on rural sites in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire, with later prehistoric to Roman occupation remains being our main focus, and are particularly interested in candidates based in these areas. Later in the summer we also expect to deploy teams in Lincolnshire and Norfolk for more investigations in rural settings.

OA North
OA North have recently commenced an important prehistoric site near Poulton-le Fylde in north Lancashire and we wish to recruit additional staff to work on this long-running (in excess of six months) excavation; we are particularly interested in candidates based in the North West. The site has elements from the Mesolithic through to the Bronze Age periods and is regionally extremely significant, so if early prehistory and wetlands archaeology are your thing and you want to make a major contribution to archaeological research, then this is the site for you!

Further afield, later in the summer/early Autumn, we are hoping to commence a large-scale burials excavation in East Yorkshire; candidates with osteological experience would be welcome, though this is not essential, and again the site will run for many months.

OA South
OA South has a busy programme for the coming months with a variety of projects located in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. We are also undertaking large, mainly rural projects in Dorset, Gloucestershire, East Sussex, Essex and Kent where exciting Roman and Prehistoric remains are expected and are particularly keen to hear from archaeologists who may be located within convenient travelling distance of these sites.

Our forward work programme is strong, and those willing to stay away or even relocate can expect lengthy contracts of employment, likely to be at least 6 months duration.

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, and the 2m rule is strictly adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.

Archaeologist Position:
• Competitive salary £20,046 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.

• 37.5 hours (basic) per week.

• Training programme with clear career path for promotion to Assistant Supervisor grade.

• Candidates will have 6 months experience of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment. Documented evidence of competence, in the form of a completed training log from our Graduate Trainee programme or the Archaeology Skills Passport scheme will be advantageous.

• A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.

• A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.

Assistant Supervisor Position:
• Competitive salary range £20,397 to £21,014 in line with CIfA salary guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate.

• 37.5 hours (basic) per week.

• Candidates must demonstrate proven experience, technical proficiency and good working knowledge of professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment.

• Candidates will be able to support the Project Supervisor and assist with supervision, guidance, task allocation, performance monitoring and training where appropriate for Fieldwork Archaeologists and Graduate Trainees.

• Candidates will be able to undertake tasks such as surveying, watching briefs, machine watching, record checking and matrix building.

• A degree in archaeology or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of the CIfA at PCIfA level.

• A full clean driving licence is desirable, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.

Employee benefits:
• 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

• Company pension scheme.

• Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.

• 100% of CIfA subscription fees.

• Free transport from regional offices to sites.

• High quality personal protective equipment (inc. full breathable waterproofs, fleeces etc).

• Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing - single rooms only.

• Annual driver’s allowance of £520 for approved drivers (pro-rata), in addition to overtime for driving.

• Cycle to work scheme.

If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:

https://oxfordarchaeology.com/jobapplication

Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to:
Human Resources
Oxford Archaeology
Janus House
Osney Mead
Oxford
OX2 0ES

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd August 2020. Applications will be considered on receipt.

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.
Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all applicants. If you have not heard from us four weeks after the closing date, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance.

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