Current Vacancies

Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Salary £23,320 – £25,440

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 profile and application form

Permanent positions following 6 month probation.
Salary £25,970 – £27,030

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. Survey and IT skills will be an advantage. 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 and 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 PROJECT OFFICER – Job profile and application form

Permanent positions following 6 month probation
Salary £28,620 – £34,980 (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? We are looking for highly organised and efficient people with a wide range of experience. 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 we particularly welcome applications for being based out of our Sale Office. Applications are invited for professional, highly motivated and capable Project Officers with 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. Survey and IT skills will be an advantage. A good knowledge of British archaeology is essential. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to 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 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 profile and application form

PERMANENT POSITIONS FOLLOWING 6 MONTH PROBATION
SALARY £28,620 – £42,400 (DEPENDENT ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE)

We are expanding our successful Consultancy team and are looking for competent, motivated and team-playing personnel. Our Consultancy division forms part of a leading archaeological company with varied and innovative projects around the UK and potentially beyond. Working closely with our ‘Specialist Services’ division we have truly cutting-edge techniques and services that make our Consultants uniquely placed to provide a comprehensive range of solutions for evaluating, mitigating, reducing carbon and creating value for our clients. This gives our Consultancy team a clear USP and access to innovations which are leading the way in key areas of commercial archaeology.

Are you a highly organised with attention to detail and a drive to get projects completed on time? Do you have a passion for finding solutions and delivering value and benefit through archaeology? These positions require technical and analytical skills, as well as sound judgement and great ‘people person’ skills. Applications are invited for professional, highly motivated and capable Consultant/Senior Consultant/Principal roles with a strong track record and developed skills sets to undertake consultancy work and help lead and manage our growing consultancy team as per the relevant role. You will have experience of providing sound and successful client advice, production of excellent consultancy documents, including ideally all content (e.g, GIS images), quality assurance and relationship building. We are looking for recruits with excellent communication skills (listening as well as verbal and written comms). The post can be either office-based or a hybrid model of office based, plus some home working, where you will be accountable to the Head of Heritage Consultancy.

A forensic attitude to consultancy work, the ability to think from multiple perspectives and a passion for accuracy are key. A detailed working knowledge of the planning system and British archaeology is essential. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied upon to deliver to deadlines and help set goals, provide support and motivate. We are a high performing company with a professional and friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We are committed to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and developing people to be the best they can be.

We offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

  • Strong, positive corporate culture and Management Team
  • 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 (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave accrued linked to length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and 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.

SENIOR ~ PRINCIPLE HERITAGE CONSULTANT – Job profile and application form

PERMANENT POSITIONS FOLLOWING 6 MONTH PROBATION
SALARY £25,970 – £34,980 (DEPENDENT ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE)

Are you a highly organised Historic Buildings Consultant with attention to detail and a drive to get projects completed on time? Do you have a passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? This position re-quires technical and analytical skills, as well as sound judgement and written and visual communication skills.

Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable historic building specialist with an excellent track record in undertaking historic building surveys. You will be required to produce high quality reports for commercial and commissioned projects and able to demonstrate at least two years professional commercial experience in undertaking such work. The role requires responsibility for undertaking and delivering a wide range of projects working from one of our offices around the UK. The consultant will be accountable to the Head of Consultancy and work within the Heritage Consultancy team. We require our consultants to be adaptable and to undertake other duties across the heritage consultancy team, as we are committed to team support and pulling together. The role requires you to have excellent IT skills and competency in CAD and/or GIS, as well as written English skills. A good knowledge of the planning system, British archaeology and architectural history is required as well as a track record in reports, and ideally publication. Membership of the IHBC or CIfA will be an advantage. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to tight deadlines. A forensic attitude to consultancy work, the ability to think from multiple perspectives and a passion for accuracy are key. We are a high performing company with a professional and friendly culture with many outstanding performers.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

  • Strong, positive corporate culture and Management Team
  • Competitive salary
  • Commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a range of health services
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • Attractive pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave accrued linked to length of 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.

HISTORIC BUILDINGS CONSULTANT – Job profile and application form

PERMANENT POSITION FOLLOWING 6 MONTH PROBATION
SALARY £33,000 – £45,000 (DEPENDENT ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE)

Are you a highly motivated, competent manager able to oversee multiple projects, people and plan ahead? Are you business-focused with a passion for delivering solutions and benefit through archaeology? This role requires you to be an excellent communicator, highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate. This position is within our Field Archaeology division and will encompass a wide range of jobs of different scales, types and periods. Our managers need to be good team-players, effective motivators, good at receiving and issuing instructions, delivering projects to budget and programme and finding solutions and contract management. 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 who may have a broader construction background, as experience with NEC3/4 contracts/QS work to help deliver our projects is an advantage. Applicants who can start relatively quickly is desirable. The post is based out of one of our offices in Bakewell, Sheffield, Hebburn, Sale and Bedford, with potential for some homeworking. Regular visits to the Bakewell office and on-site visits are required.

You will ideally have experience of running a wide range of projects, liaising with clients, motivating and leading teams, planning staff allocations to jobs and maintaining productivity, co-ordinating post-excavation work, negotiating with local authority archaeologists, producing risk assessments, quality assurance and report checking. The role is directly 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 Excel, and Microsoft Project and GIS are an advantage.

We offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

  • Strong, positive corporate culture and Management Team
  • 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 (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave accrued linked to length of 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.

PROJECT MANAGER – Job profile and application form

PERMANENT POSITION FOLLOWING 6 MONTH PROBATION
SALARY £25,440 – £36,000 (DEPENDENT ON SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE)

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting for a Scientific Officer / Senior Scientific Officer for unique and rare positions to work in a leading archaeological company with varied and innovative projects around the UK and potentially beyond.

Our ‘Specialist Services’ division within the Company, where we have brought truly cutting-edge techniques together to lead the way with our ‘Landscape Prospection Service’ amongst other specialisms, is recruiting for a Senior Scientific Officer and Scientific Officer. We are building this team and we’re looking to attract capable team members, ideally with specialist knowledge and experience, and whether for a junior or senior role, the willingness and openness to learn other techniques, and to map and analyse multiple landscape-scale data sets is important.

Do you have a passion for landscape archaeology/geospatial and scientific data, innovation and delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate and willing to undertake field data capture as well as office-based data analysis and reporting? This position requires you to be excellent at your job with attention to detail, and for the senior role an established specialism (e.g. geophysics, geochemistry, aerial mapping and interpretation) and an effective manager and motivator. You need to be highly disciplined, as well as competent in scientific applications that could include one or more of geophysics, geochemistry, geomatics, UAV piloting and processing, mapping archaeology from remote sensing and fluency in GIS. The post is nominally based out of our offices in Sheffield or Bakewell, with site-based fieldwork and office working. There is some home-working flexibility. Applications are invited for professional, highly motivated and capable Scientific Officer / Senior Scientific Officer with a strong track record and developed skills sets. You will need excellent written English skills and will be responsible for completing work on commercial and research-based archaeological projects. The roles require strong survey, illustration and IT skills and ideally competency in the use of CAD and / or GIS. A good knowledge of British archaeology is essential as well as a track record in reports, and ideally publication for the senior role. You must be able to work as an effective team member who can be relied on to deliver to 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 to be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits:

  • Strong, positive corporate culture and Management Team
  • Competitive salary
  • Commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a range of health services
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • Attractive pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave accrued linked to length of 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.

SENIOR ~ SCIENTIFIC OFFICER – Job profile and application form

Last updated June 2024

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