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Employment

Site Assistants required - Suffolk, 3 month fixed term and could be extended, casual work also available elsewhere in the UK

£19,000 pro rata

Recruitment Ongoing

Accommodation provided

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting Site Assistants for work on a large infrastructure project in Suffolk which will involve numerous excavations. Site assistants are required to undertake typical fieldwork duties under instruction from a supervisor.  You will be required to have good team-working ability and enthusiasm and drive to complete tasks and contribute to the operational success of the project. Previous archaeological fieldwork experience is required. Experience gained through voluntary work will also be acceptable although we would expect at least 6 months relevant experience. A valid CSCS cards is a mandatory requirement on this project. If you do not have a CSCS card then you must confirm that you will obtain one prior to employment – please speak to our Operations Manager for further information (Tel. 01629 814540). Contracts will be field-based initially and offered on an initial 3 month fixed-term basis. It is possible that these contracts could be extended and some roles could develop into permanent positions for the right candidates. We are a well-respected and growing company and are looking for individuals to become part of our team over the long term.

Candidates are expected to have the following:

  • Degree level education in a relevant subject or demonstrable longstanding field archaeology experience
  • A current and valid CSCS card
  • Full UK driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles preferred
  • Good communication and team- working skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Awareness of health and safety good practice and commitment to safe working
  • CIfA membership will be an advantage

The employment offer includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • 7 day accommodation provided
  • Transport to and from site from the accommodation is provided
  • Full personal protective equipment
  • Commitment to continuity of employment for all staff and offer of permanent positions to the right candidates subject to project demand
  • Accrual of paid annual leave
  • Subject to completing probation (6 months) you will become eligible for the Company’s contributory pension scheme, our health cash plan and other benefits

We have other projects in progress in other parts of the UK and candidates with flexibility will be considered for an immediate start on these projects. We also invite expressions of interest from self-employed archaeologists.

To apply please complete and submit the following:

  • ARS Ltd application form (downloadable below, using job title ‘Temporary Site Assistant Work’) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Full CV
  • Completed equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable below)

to personnel@archaeologicalresearchservices.com.If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for our Operations Manager.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities form

Archaeological Officer/Assistant Projects Officer - Tyneside Office

£18,500 - £21,000 dependent on experience with generous benefits package

The post is tenable with immediate effect and, subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period, will become a permanent position thereafter.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and professional individuals suited to a corporate environment with ideally six month’s field experience (preferably more), a full driving license, own vehicle and a valid CSCS card. ‘Archaeological Officer’ is our competent archaeologist grade, although we would also welcome a more experienced Assistant Project Officer. We provide in-house training for all of our staff to support the professional development of our team.

You will have responsibility for helping to deliver a wide range of project work working out of our Tyneside office where you will be accountable to the Project Manager and then the Operations Manager. Although you will be attached to this office you will be required from time to time to work elsewhere in the UK depending on where jobs are located and this will include occasional overnight stays. If applying for the higher grade then the more experience in report production and digital illustration the better. We are excited to hear from anyone who fulfils these criteria. We have a variety of projects coming on stream and are looking to recruit immediately. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals able to undertake watching briefs, evaluation trenching and excavation work.

You must have excellent fieldwork skills, English skills and IT skills and ideally have some experience in the use of CAD and/or GIS and the use of surveying instruments. We are looking for a hard working, professional and dependable individual who can be trusted to follow instructions and deliver project work. Training, career progression and promotion prospects exist for high performing individuals.

The Employee Benefits package includes:

  • Company administered pension scheme with a matching contribution from the Company
  • Health cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Training in support of continuing professional development
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees
  • High quality personal protective equipment (inc. waterproofs, fleeces etc.)
  • Accommodation provided for away-based projects
 Archaeological Officer Job Description  Archaeological Officer Person Specification
 Assistant Projects Officer Job Description  Assistant Projects Officer Person Specification

To apply please complete and submit the following:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the position
  • Full CV
  • ARS Ltd application form (downloadable below; please specifiy which position you are applying for) including the names and full contact details of two referees
  • Completed equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable below)

to personnel@archaeologicalresearchservices.com.If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for our Operations Manager.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities form