Field Archaeologists

Salary: £20,000 to £30,000 per annum Position: Full Time Location: Sheffield
Posted: 11-04-21 Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting archaeologists at all levels to work on a variety of projects around the UK. The positions will be attached to one of our various offices. We have positions available for an immediate start.

We are looking for people who are fully aligned to our Vision, Mission (purpose) and Culture and want to be part of our high performing team. You will need great team-working ability, motivation, enthusiasm and drive to complete tasks and contribute to the operational success of the Company. You will have experience of taking part in field projects, contributing to post-excavation work as appropriate, a sound knowledge of UK archaeology and the ability to write accurate, clear English.

You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering on a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to your line manager. Ideally, you will have in place the necessary skills for your role and ideally be competent in the use of CAD commensurate with the position applied for. We invest heavily in training and development and actively seek to progress staff members through the ranks to so that each person can achieve their true potential and the Company then also benefit from that.

You must be committed to our cultures of ‘health and safety first’, ‘innovation’ and our ‘adding value’ and positively contribute to Company initiatives. We are a high performing Company with a professional yet friendly culture and 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.

Field Archaeologists | Archaeologists | Archaeology | Project Officer | Assistant Project Officer | Archaeological Officer | Field Technicians | Field Projects | 2:1 Degree | CSCS | Post-Excavation | CAD


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

Essential Skills:

  • 2:1 degree in a relevant subject
  • UK Driving Licence 
  • CSCS card
  • Experience of working in a professional team

Desired Skills

  • Experience of working in an office environment

About Company:

Archaeological Research Services Ltd is an experienced commercial practice providing a full range of archaeological and heritage services. By offering a complete service we keep costs down and gain efficiencies for our clients through the life-cycle of a project so you can be sure of maximising the value of your investment. We operate throughout the UK from our network of offices and we welcome opportunities to work abroad.

Whether you are building infrastructure or houses, establishing a quarry, converting mills or regenerating urban places, we offer a one-stop shop for dealing with all archaeological and heritage matters. From preliminary advice and assessments to high level consultancy, fieldwork, post-excavation analysis and dissemination, our approach is committed to providing successful outcomes by way of tailor-made solutions geared to the strategic needs of our clients.

We are an efficient organisation committed to investment in our staff, equipment and technology. This means you can be sure of being assisted by skilled, hard-working and motivated staff who take pride in their work, create value and deliver jobs on time.