Archaeological Officer

Montague Road/Warwick/Leamington Spa
£23,111 - £25,463 per annum
22 Jan 2019
24 Feb 2019
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About Us

Archaeology Warwickshire is a dynamic provider of a wide range of commercial heritage services. With over 30 years in the archaeology business, our reputation for proficient, client-focused, project delivery continues to exact a high demand for our services. 

Our progressive team are actively trained and supported to develop as archaeologists and progress through our ten levels to achieve their career goals. Not only do we encourage the development of specialisms, we will provide CPD led training, which can include attendance at seminars and conferences, fully paid travel and any necessary accommodation. The post is permanent subject to a six month probationary period. 

We are a CIfA Registered Organisation and as a Warwickshire County Council trading group can offer: 
• 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 37 after 4 years), 
• 37 hr working week, 
• flexible working which includes flexitime, 
• additional pay for any work or travel time over and above 7.4hrs per day, 
• Local Government Pension Scheme, 
• Top quality (eg Rab / Northface) waterproofs, thermal coats, trousers, socks, fleeces and safety boots – replenished when needed, 
• access to cycle scheme, 
• childcare vouchers, 
• A range of staff discounts, 
• 100% CIfA fees and conference costs paid 

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

We are looking to welcome an additional project officer to our highly experienced team to lead on a wide range of field projects and produce client and publication reports to the appropriate CIfA standards. Projects can include desk-based assessment, heritage impact assessments, historic building recording, community projects and backlog publications. 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have experience in a wide range of British archaeology and a portfolio of completed reports, although less experienced but highly motivated candidates will also be considered for Assistant Archaeological Officer (Level 3) @ £23,111 - £25,463. 
You will work from our base in Warwick/Leamington Spa, which has excellent transport links, and because your work life balance is important to us, fieldwork will mostly be within one hour of the office and home working will be available when you need it. 
We will provide training in GIS, GPS, SSSTS, Risk Assessment, First Aid, and CAT & Genny operation should you need it. 
Applicants must have a driving licence. Desirable attributes include CIfA membership, SSSTS accreditation and First Aid qualifications. 

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact Stuart Palmer on (01926) 412278 or

Please describe what you think are the most important advances in British Archaeology of recent years and how they have impacted the study and interpretation of our collective past.

Please return your completed application form to 

Closing Date: 22 February 2019

Shortlisting: 27 February 2019

Interview Date: 08 March 2019

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to access the application form please contact the Recruitment Centre on, including your contact details.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. 

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