Current Vacancies

Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Salary £24,000 – £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
  • 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
  • Equal Opportunities Form
  • Full CV

Project Officer Job Description

Project Officer Person Specification

Permanent positions following 6 month probation.
Assistant Projects Officer £21,000 – £24,000

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
  • 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
  • Equal Opportunities Form
  • Full CV

Assistant Projects Officer Job Description

Assistant Projects Officer Person Specification

Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Archaeological Officer £20,000 – £21,000
Trainee Archaeological Officer £18,600

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting Archaeological Officers and 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.

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.

For the Archaeological Officer posts 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
  • Equal Opportunities Form
  • Full CV

Archaeological Officer Job Description

Archaeological Officer Person Specification

Permanent position (following 6 month probation)
£21,000 – £28,000

Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable archaeological palaeoenvironmental specialist, either early career or highly experienced, with ideally an excellent track record in undertaking geoarchaeological mapping and sediment coring, flotation, pollen analysis, botanical macrofossil analysis and wood and charcoal analysis. You will be required to produce high quality reports for commercial and commissioned projects. Ideally you will have a proven track record in the use of key equipment and software including the use of GPS units and total stations as well as CAD, GIS, Tilia and potentially Oxcal. You must also have experience in, and be willing to undertake, some general archaeological tasks from time to time including fieldwork and project work. You will need to have excellent written English skills and will be responsible for completing environmental assessments and analyses on commercial and research-based archaeological projects. A good knowledge of British archaeology is highly desirable as well as a track record in reports and publication. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to tight deadlines. The post will be attached to our Bakewell office and you will be responsible to the Projects Manager.

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
  • Equal Opportunities Form
  • Full CV
Closing Date:

Friday 2nd October 2020

Palaeoenvironmental Officer Job Description

Palaeoenvironmental Officer Person Specification

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