Archaeological Research Services Ltd

Archaeological Officers / Assistant Project Officers

18,500 - 21,000 dependent on experience with generous benefits package

Timescale: The post is tenable with immediate effect, and subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period, which will become a permanent position thereafter.

Details: Applications are invited from highly motivated and professional individuals suited to a corporate environment with at least one year's professional field experience (preferably more), a full driving license, own vehicle and a valid CSCS card. 'Archaeological Officer' is our competent archaeologist grade, although we are also looking for more experienced archaeologists for Assistant Project Officers. We provide in-house training for all our staff to support the professional development of our team.

You will have responsibility for helping to deliver a wide range of projects working out of our Bakewell office where you will be accountable to the Project Manager and then the Operations Manager. Although you will be attached to this office you will be required from time to time to work elsewhere in the UK depending on where jobs are located and this will include occasional overnight stays. If applying for the higher grade then the more experience in report production, digital illustration the better. We are excited to hear from anyone who fulfils these criteria. We have a variety of projects coming on stream and are looking to recruit immediately. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals able to undertake watching briefs, evaluation trenching and excavation work.

You must have excellent fieldwork skills including use of surveying instruments, English skills and strong IT skills and ideally have some experience in the use of CAD and/or GIS and the use of surveying instruments. We are looking for a hard working, professional and dependable individual who can be trusted to follow instructions and deliver project work. Training, career progression and promotion prospects exist for high performing individuals.

The Employee Benefits package includes:

  • Company administered pension scheme with a matching contribution from the Company
  • Health cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Training in support of continuing professional development
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. waterproofs, fleeces etc.)
  • Subsistence allowance (15 per night) and accommodation provided for away-based projects

To apply please submit all the required documentation set out below and send to If you would like to discuss the post with us then ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for Personnel.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • a covering letter comprising 500 words on why you consider yourself the most suitable candidate
  • our application form (downloadable below) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • full CV
  • completed equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable below)

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posted: 25 October 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.