Post-Excavation Assistant

Salary £19,300.00 - £20,376.13 (pro rata)

The Company

Northern Archaeological Associates is the leading independent heritage and archaeology consultancy in the north of England and has a broad range of current excavation, survey, geomatic, historic environment and community projects.

The Role

NAA is seeking a Post-Excavation Assistant to join our team in Barnard Castle to undertake skeleton washing and environmental sample processing in our dedicated facilities.

The role is fixed term for 3 months with a possibility for a contract renewal dependent on work being available.

The role is expected to be predominantly office-based.

You will have an interest in archaeological finds, human remains and/or environmental sample processing, preferably with previous experience in one or more of these areas. Additional training in processing and identification work can be provided where required. It is essential that you can work methodically and accurately.

Other requirements

A current driver's licence is desirable.

Further information

Starting salary will be commensurate with the expertise and experience of the successful candidate and payment will be made weekly in arrears.

A job description for the Post-Excavation Assistant role, and information on NAA and the range of projects the Company undertakes, can be found on our website:

NAA offers a range of benefits to recompense and reward our staff:

  • Proficiency-based pay and career progression
  • Paid overtime
  • Annual pay review
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • 20 days minimum holiday, plus statutory or public holidays
  • External and internal training and CPD opportunities
  • Annual appraisal and review scheme
  • Personal protective equipment provided
  • Accommodation on 'away' fieldwork projects
  • Overnight subsistence allowance
  • Paid travel time

NAA is an Equal Opportunities Employer. All applications will be considered positively, judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality, ethnicity, or sub-culture. All applicants must meet the requirements of UK Visas and Immigration to live and work in the UK without restriction.

Applications only by CV with covering letter outlining suitable experience, emailed to

Closing date for applications is 12pm, Monday 24 June 2019.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and successful candidates will be contacted promptly for informal interview.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible for NAA to reply to all applications.

If you have not been contacted within four weeks following the closing date of this advert, please consider this notice that you will not be invited to interview on this occasion.

NAA is always interested in attracting talented people and welcomes CVs from individuals with lots to offer. If you would like to learn more about careers at NAA, please write to us at You can find out first about new opportunities at NAA by following us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Registered Company No: 3736728

posted: 13 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.