Archaeologist and Senior Archaeologist

Foundations Archaeology in Swindon


Foundations Archaeology is an independent commercial unit based in Swindon, which operates country-wide. It is a well-established, small company, which has been trading for over 20 years. Due to a successful year there is currently a need for additional members of staff. The work will be based out of the Swindon office, but will involve stay-away projects across the UK, as required, for which accommodation; subsistence and mileage (where applicable) will be paid.

Position: Archaeologist
Financial: 17,650 - 20,560(dependent upon experience)
Timescale: Permanent after a 3 month Probation Period

Skills required:

  • Full UK driving licence, clean.
  • Minimum 6 months experience of fieldwork.
  • CSCS certified.
  • Membership of CIfA desirable.
  • Minimum PCIfA or equivalent required.

Personal Skills:

Enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will be required to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application: Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to jobs@foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 3rd February 2017 Immediate start possible for outstanding applicants.

For further details: contact us on jobs@foundations.co.uk

Position: Senior Archaeologist
Financial: 20,560 - 26,600 (dependent upon experience)
Timescale: Permanent (3 month Probation Period)

Skills required:

  • Proven track record in supervising a variety of commercial, fieldwork projects.
  • Previous experience in client and supervising bodies' liaison.
  • Extensive experience in writing fieldwork (grey literature) reports and experience in desk-based assessments desirable.
  • Full UK driving licence, clean.
  • CSCS certified.
  • Membership of CIfA desirable.
  • Miniumum ACIfA or equivalent.

Personal Skills:

Candidates should be enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will have proven experience in relevant roles within commercial archaeology organisations. S/he must be able to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he must have good prioritising and organisational skills in order to supervise fieldwork, post excavation work and be able to work effectively to short project timescales.

Application: Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to jobs@foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 3rd February 2017 Immediate start possible for outstanding applicants.

For further details: contact us on jobs@foundations.co.uk

published: 09 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.