FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS
Required for Cambridge
Salary range £21,120 to £22,140

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.

Please note that we have stringent COVID-19 safety measures in place: All sites and offices have protocols for ensuring high levels of hygiene, strict social distancing rules are adhered to at all times including during travel to and from site, with extra welfare in place where needed.

Archaeologist Position:

  • Competitive salary £21,120 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 £21,489 to £22,140 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 28th November 2021. 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, as set out by UK Visa and Immigration - see https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/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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