Current Vacancies

Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Salary £20,500 – £22,000

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting Archaeological Officers for work on a variety of project work around the UK, attached to one of our various offices.  We have positions available for an immediate start.

You will be required to have good team-working ability, enthusiasm and drive to complete tasks and contribute to the operational success of the project. You will have experience of taking part in field projects, contributing to post-excavation work, a sound knowledge of UK archaeology and the ability to write accurate, clear English. You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to the Projects Manager. You will have excellent written English skills and will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects. You must also have survey and IT skills and ideally be competent in the use of CAD. You must be committed to our health and safety culture and positively contribute to Company initiatives. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a sector leading commitment to staff development and training which we require to be reciprocated, and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

Experience gained through voluntary work will also be acceptable.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all of the required documentation set out below and email to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Archaeological Officer Job Description

Archaeological Officer Person Specification

Permanent positions following 6 month probation.
Salary £22,000 – £25,000

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting Assistant Project Officers for work on a variety of project work around the UK, attached to one of our various offices. We have positions available for an immediate start.

You will be required to have good team-working ability, enthusiasm and drive to complete tasks and contribute to the operational success of the project. You will have experience of taking part in field projects, contributing to post-excavation work, a sound knowledge of UK archaeology and the ability to write accurate, clear English. You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to the Projects Manager. You will have excellent written English skills and will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects. You must also have survey and IT skills and ideally be competent in the use of CAD. You must be committed to our health and safety culture and positively contribute to Company initiatives. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a sector leading commitment to staff development and training which we require to be reciprocated, and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all of the required documentation set out below and email to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Assistant Projects Officer Job Description

Assistant Projects Officer Person Specification

Permanent position (following 6 month probation)
£18,000 – £25,000 pro rata plus generous benefits package

Are you a highly motivated Business Admin professional with attention to detail? Do you have a passion for promoting our Vision, Mission and Culture and making sound judgement? Are you an effective communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position requires you to be focused on getting things done and having attention to detail. You need to be analytical yet also a good ‘people person’.

Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable Business Administrator to assist with the full range of Business Administration work and work closely with our Administration team and under the direct line management of our Head of Business Administration. Experience with telephone answering, purchasing, payroll, invoicing and HR will be an advantage.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, an outstanding communicator (listening and verbal and written communications) and someone of a highly professional yet personable disposition. The post will be based in the beautiful market town of Bakewell where you will be accountable on a day to day basis to the Head of Business Administration. You will have a forensic attitude to your work, the ability to think from multiple perspectives and a passion for accuracy. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied upon to deliver to tight deadlines. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be. Training will be provided for this role.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • Attractive pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded for service
  • Company branded attire
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all of the required documentation set out below and email to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:
  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Business Administrator Job Description

Business Administrator Person Specification

Permanent position (following 6 month probation)
Salary £30,000 – £40,000 plus generous benefits package

Are you a highly motivated go-getter, people person with attention to detail? Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? We are looking for a highly organised person good at relationship building, good with numbers and with a high work-rate. This position requires that you can effectively operate from the right and left side of your brain at the same time. You need to be analytical, creative and a good problem-solver. You will work directly to our Head of Contracts

Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable Contracts Manager with a successful track record and developed skills sets. The successful candidate will have experience of successful quoting and tendering for archaeological or similar projects in the construction sector as well as for having financial oversight and understanding of Client accounts, contracts including NEC, and also setting up contracts with suppliers. You will have responsibility for winning work and acquiring new leads, opportunities and customers. The post will be based out of one of our offices where you will work directly to our Head of Contracts. You will have excellent written English and oral communication skills and will be responsible for completing all parts of our quotations and tenders supported by other team members who feed-in necessary information. You will have a forensic attitude to risk and the ability to manage this within contracts. You must also have strong IT skills as you will need to use our in-house CRM system and be accurate and thorough with figures. Some knowledge of British archaeology as practised through the planning system is highly desirable, although exceptional quick-learning candidates without any specific archaeological background will be considered. Training and support will be provided to make sure you hit the ground running. We operate at the high end of the archaeological market with a unique value proposition and approach. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to tight deadlines. We are a high performing company with a professional and friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people so they can progress and be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression including one to one coaching
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all of the required documentation set out below and email to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:
  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Contracts Manager Job Description

Contracts Manager Person Specification

Permanent position following 6 month probation
Salary £30,000 – £40,000+ (dependent on experience)

Are you a highly motivated, go-getter with an ability to oversee multiple projects, people and plan ahead? Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you an exceptional communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position is for a key member of our Field Archaeology division to help take the Company forward and requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader and motivator. You need to be highly disciplined, a good ‘people person’ as well as a competent archaeologist/allied professional. Although we are recruiting for those with an experienced archaeological background that will include a strong track record in report writing, we also warmly invite applications from those with a broader construction background experienced with NEC3 contracts/QS work to help deliver our projects, and especially applicants who can start relatively quickly. The post is nominally based at Bakewell but could be home-working based elsewhere in England with occasional office and site visits required.

You will ideally have experience of running a wide range of projects, motivating and leading teams, planning staff allocations to jobs, co-ordinating post-excavation work, negotiating with local authority archaeologists, producing risk assessments, quality assurance and report checking. You will have responsibility for delivering a wide range of projects and will be accountable to the Head of Field Archaeology. You will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects on time and to budget and for getting invoices issued promptly. A good knowledge of British Archaeology is important and ideally a track record in reports, editing and perhaps publication. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Excel and CAD and GIS are an advantage.

We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be. We have positions available for an immediate start.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:
  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Projects Manager Job Description

Projects Manager Person Specification

Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Salary £25,000 – £30,000 (dependent on skills and experience)

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting Project Officers for work on a variety of project work around the UK and in post-excavation. We have positions available for an immediate start.

Are you a highly motivated, go-getter with an ability to lead, manage and organise a field team? Do you have a deep passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position requires you to be excellent at your job and an effective leader, motivator and manager of a team. You need to be highly disciplined, a good ‘people person’ as well as a highly competent field archaeologist and report writer. The posts have geographic flexibility, but are nominally based at Bakewell or Sheffield, but could be based elsewhere and home-working is also possible. You will need to be prepared to travel for site work as appropriate.

Applications are invited for professional, highly motivated and capable Project Officers with a strong track record and developed skills sets. You will have experience of organising and running field projects, motivating and leading teams, completing post-excavation work and producing high quality reports for a wide range of projects. You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to a Projects Manager. You will have excellent written English skills and will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects. You must also have survey and IT skills and ideally be competent in the use of CAD. A good knowledge of British archaeology is essential as well as a track record in reports. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to tight deadlines. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme linked to achieving Company performance targets
  • Attractive Company pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded according to accrued length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded workwear
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all of the required documentation set out below and email to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Project Officer Job Description

Project Officer Person Specification

Permanent positions following 6 month probation.
Salary £18,600

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting Trainee Archaeological Officers for work on a variety of project work around the UK, attached to one of our various offices. We have positions available for an immediate start.

We provide Trainee’s with the opportunity to kickstart their career with our structured six-month programme. The aim of our Trainee programme is to produce competent and effective archaeologists able to undertake routine archaeological work to a professional standard with a view to them progressing to an Archaeological Officer position on successful completion. Trainee’s are guided through training, mentoring, and experience-based learning throughout the programme. The training incorporates field skills, surveying, data processing, post-excavation skills, archiving, and health and safety.

You will be required to have good team-working ability, enthusiasm and drive to complete tasks and contribute to the operational success of the project. You will have experience of taking part in field projects, contributing to post-excavation work, a sound knowledge of UK archaeology and the ability to write accurate, clear English. You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to the Projects Manager. You will have excellent written English skills and will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects. You must also have survey and IT skills and ideally be competent in the use of CAD. You must be committed to our health and safety culture and positively contribute to Company initiatives. We are a high performing company with a professional yet friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a sector leading commitment to staff development and training which we require to be reciprocated, and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

Experience gained through voluntary work will also be acceptable.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • Attractive pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded for long service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded attire
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees
To apply:

Download, complete and submit all of the required documentation set out below and email to our Personnel Department. If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in:

  • Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • Application Form including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Candidates may wish to fill out and send in the Equal Opportunities Form, but this is not mandatory.

Trainee Archaeological Officer Job Description

Trainee Archaeological Officer Person Specification

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