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Archaeologists x3

Institute of Archaeology

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Aug 2021
  • Salary: £21,814 - £25,217 per annum
  • REF: 1877961
  • Closes: 05th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Operating out of offices in East Sussex, Essex and London Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires staff to work on excavations in southern England.

An exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of archaeological research, developing new skills within the world-leading UCL Institute of Archaeology.

These posts will be based in Portslade, East Sussex, Witham, Essex or London depending on the situation of the successful candidates.

The successful applicants will be required to record, sample and describe archaeological finds and features, both in the field and off site and assist in the preparation of project reports. The applicant may also be required to take responsibility for small projects, possibly involving the supervision of small numbers of staff.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be competent at general excavation and recording techniques, with a detailed understanding of the principles of archaeological stratification. Ideally the applicant will have a degree in archaeology (or closely related topic). Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) at Practitioner (PIFA) or Affiliate level is desirable. A working knowledge of at least some period(s) of British archaeology is essential as is proven experience of archaeological fieldwork. Ideally this builds on previous professional employment in UK contract archaeology.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply, please click on the “Apply Now” button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Samantha Clacher, Archaeology South-East, Units 1&2, 2 Chapel Place, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1DR. Email ase-hr@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date

5 Sep 2021

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This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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