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Winchester and Cambridge: trainees to supervisors

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The Cambridge office is currently running a wide range of exciting projects of all periods, including large scale excavations of complex Iron Age and Romano-British settlements.

We are looking to recruit staff at Trainee, Field Archaeologist, Assistant Supervisor and Supervisor levels for both our Cambridge and Winchester offices.
 
PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including a pay banding structure that allows for career progression. All successful candidates will undergo a probationary 3-month period, after which, given satisfactory performance, they will be offered a permanent contract.

About the job:
Location: Pampisford (Cambridge) and Winchester
Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4 pm
Salary range:

  • Trainees- £20,764.79
  • Archaeologists – starting at £22,252
  • Assistant Supervisors – starting at £24,532
  • Supervisors – starting at £26,161


General Requirements for all of the following positions:

  • Degree in Archaeology or related subject (e.g. History, Classics, Geology etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Excellent oral and written English, basic maths skills are essential
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Good teamwork
  • Excellent punctuality and timekeeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK

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Trainees
Responsibilities (you will receive training in the following) – circa 3 months :

  • Excavation of archaeological features and deposits
  • Collection and labelling of artefacts
  • Writing context sheets for archaeological features and deposits, drawing plans and sections to scale, on site photography and basic survey using a GPS unit
  • Collection and processing of environmental samples
  • Post-ex office work (occasionally required) including washing, marking and labelling finds and archiving site records

Field Archaeologists
Responsibilities:

  • Excavation of archaeological features and deposits
  • Collection and labelling of artefacts
  • Writing context sheets for archaeological features and deposits, drawing plans and sections to scale, on site photography and basic survey using a GPS unit
  • Collection and processing of environmental samples
  • Post-excavation office work (occasionally required) including washing, marking and labelling finds, archiving site records

Minimum requirements:

  • 3 months of commercial fieldwork experience from the UK
  • CSCS card

Assistant Supervisors and Supervisors
Responsibilities:

  • Excavation and recording of archaeological features and deposits to a high quality
  • Supervision of small teams
  • Machine watching
  • Site survey
  • On site liaison with clients and contractors
  • Preparing written account of undertaken field work (grey literature reports)

Minimum requirements:

  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining excellent quality of work, mindfulness of project budget
  • Computer literacy (MS Office package, databases, knowledge of graphic programs such as Auto Cad, QGIS, Illustrator etc. will be advantageous)
  • Minimum two years of fieldwork experience in the UK
  • Experience in report writing is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in GPS surveying is desirable but not essential
  • Full clean UK driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles (if applying for a Supervisor)


Our benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and 2 days for Christmas, if employed over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • H&S training relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

How to apply:
Please email your CV and covering letter to Caroline Edwards, HR Manager: CEdwards@pre-construct.com

Please state on your application which role you are applying for and describe your suitability by referring to the requirements listed above. If successful you will be asked to attend an interview at one of our offices.

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job.

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is up to date with government guidance and site-specific RAMS are available.

Please be advised we are expecting a high volume of applications, and therefore cannot commit to responding to all emails. In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do.

OPERATIONS COORDINATORS Warwick/Newark and London

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PCA is one of UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country. We have been delivering professional heritage services for well over 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we continue through 2022 with a range of exciting projects being undertaken at our various offices.

We will be looking to recruit two Operations Coordinators, to assist our management teams with a variety of tasks. PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including a pay banding structure that allows for career progression. The right candidate does not necessarily require an archaeological background either in experience or education.

All successful candidates will undergo a probationary 3-month period, after which, given satisfactory performance, they will be offered a permanent contract.

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is up to date with government guidance and site-specific RAMS are available.

About the job:

Role Summary: To assist with archaeological operations and provide support for administration, management, and post-excavation. Support management in sourcing quotes and maintaining supplier and client accounts.

Salary: Newark & Warwick- £24,532.89 per annum / London- £27,918.20 per annum

Location: One post in London, and one to cover the Newark and Warwick offices, with occasional site visits.  Please ensure you specify which region you are applying to work at. The Newark/Warwick post could be based at either. Both roles could be carried out as part-time or job-share posts.

Working week: Mon-Fri

The successful candidate will be someone ready to assist with a variety of different tasks. This will include archaeological operations, administrative, managerial, and post-excavation support and being on hand for assisting the respective office(s), and PCA as a whole.

Minimum Requirements:

Essential-

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Previous work experience in an office setting
  • Proven experience in working with suppliers, including sourcing quotes and availability
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to help out in multiple areas of the business 

Desirable-

  • Experience in client and supplier account administration
  • Previous experience in logistics and operations
  • Previous experience in data entry and record upkeep/maintenance
  • Driving license

An archaeological background or experience is not required, but an interest in the subject would be advantageous.

Employee benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and 2 days for Christmas, if employed over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • High quality PPE and site welfare provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working, TOIL, possibility of work from home if eligible
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • H&S training relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job.

Please be advised we are expecting a high volume of applications, and therefore cannot commit to responding to all emails. In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Caroline Edwards, PCA’s HR Manager (CEdwards@pre-construct.com) Please state on your application which role you are applying for. If successful you will be asked to attend an interview at our office in Newark/Warwick or London.

The closing date for this post is 25/02/2022.

Trainees to Project Officers, various regions

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PCA is one of UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country. We have been delivering professional heritage services for more than 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we venture into 2022 with a range of exciting projects, which will be undertaken from our offices in Cambridge, Durham, Norwich and Winchester.

We will be looking to recruit staff at all levels from Trainees up to Project Officers.

PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits, including a pay banding structure that allows for career progression.

All successful candidates will undergo a probationary 3-month period, after which, given satisfactory performance, they will be offered a permanent contract.

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About the job:

Location: Various (Cambridge, Durham, Norwich, Newark and Winchester)- please specify your preferred location

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4 pm (may vary)

Salary range:

Trainees- £20,764.79

Archaeologists – starting at £22,252.10

Assistant Supervisors – starting at £24,532.89

Supervisors – starting at £26,161.81

Project Officers – starting at £30,521.62

Trainees

Responsibilities (you will receive training in the following):

  • Excavation of archaeological features and deposits
  • Collection and labelling of artefacts
  • Writing context sheets for archaeological features and deposits, drawing plans and sections to scale, on site photography
  • Collection and processing of environmental samples
  • Post-ex office work (occasionally required) including washing, marking and labelling finds and archiving site records

Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate student of Archaeology or relevant subject
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Good oral and written English, basic maths skills are essential
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Excellent punctuality and timekeeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times (explained in full during induction)

Field Archaeologists

Responsibilities:

  • Excavation of archaeological features and deposits
  • Collection and labeling of artefacts
  • Writing context sheets for archaeological features and deposits, drawing plans and sections to scale, on site photography
  • Collection and processing of environmental samples
  • Post-ex office work (occasionally required) including washing, marking and labeling finds, archiving site records

Minimum requirements:

  • 3 months of fieldwork experience
  • CSCS card
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

Assistant Supervisors and Supervisors

Responsibilities:

  • Excavation and recording of archaeological features and deposits to a high quality
  • Supervision of small teams
  • Machine watching
  • Site survey
  • On site liaison with clients and contractors
  • Preparing written account of undertaken field work (grey literature reports)

Minimum requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to strict deadlines while maintaining excellent quality of work, mindfulness of project budget
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Degree in Archaeology or related subject
  • Computer literacy (MS Office package, databases, knowledge of graphic programs such as Auto Cad, QGIS, Illustrator etc. will be advantageous)
  • Minimum two years of fieldwork experience in the UK
  • Experience in report writing is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in GPS surveying is desirable but not essential
  • Full clean UK driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles (if applying for a Supervisor)
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

Project Officers

Responsibilities (all of above plus the following):

  • Assisting in the management of projects
  • Supervision of a variety of sites, including large scale and infrastructure projects
  • Preparing written account of undertaken field work, including publications, journal articles etc.
  • Report checking, preparing WSIs, DBAs and RAMS
  • Regular liaison with clients and contractors
  • Health and safety responsibilities

Minimum requirements: (all of the above plus the following)

  • Degree in Archaeology or related subject
  • Full clean UK driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • Experience in GPS survey
  • At least five years of field work experience in the UK, including minimum two years of working in a supervisory role
  • Proven written account of undertaken projects (grey literature reports, desk-based assessments, publications etc.)
  • The successful candidates need to present a high level of self-motivation and discipline
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

Employee benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays and 2 days for Christmas, if employed over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working, TOIL, possibility of work from home if eligible
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • H&S training relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All

applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job.

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is up to date with government guidance and site-specific RAMS are available.

Please be advised we are expecting a high volume of applications, and therefore cannot commit to responding to all emails. In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Caroline Edwards, HR Manager: CEdwards@pre-construct.com. Please state on your application which role you are applying for and at which office would you want to be based. If successful you will be asked to attend an interview at the relevant office.

PCA London Field Staff

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PCA is one of UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country. We have been delivering professional heritage services for more than 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we continue through 2021 with a range of exciting projects across Greater London and North Kent. We will be looking to recruit Field Archaeologists and Supervisors.

About The Job:

Location: Various projects in and around the London/Greater London area and north Kent

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4.30 pm, with breaks for lunch and tea

Salary range: Field Archaeologists – ranging from £25,581.06 to £26,672.37 per annum; Supervisors – ranging from £30,187.35to £31,371.50 per annum.

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Archaeologist roles-

Requirements:

  • Interest in archaeology
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Good oral and written English, basic math skills are essential
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Attention for detail
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times
  • 3 months of commercial fieldwork experience

Desirable:

  • Membership with CIfA
  • Clean driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • First-aid training
  • Valid CSCS cards
  • Experience of Watching Brief work

Supervisor Roles-

Requirements:

  • Excavation and recording of archaeological features and deposits to a high quality
  • Supervision of small teams
  • Machine watching
  • Site survey
  • On site liaison with clients and contractors
  • Preparing written account of undertaken field work (grey literature reports)
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Ability and willingness to work on site in all kinds of weather
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to strict deadlines while maintaining excellent quality of work, mindfulness of project budget
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Degree in Archaeology or related subject
  • Computer literacy (MS Office package, databases, knowledge of graphic programs such as Auto Cad, QGIS, Illustrator etc. will be advantageous) 
  • Minimum two years of fieldwork experience in the UK
  • Experience in report writing is desirable but not essential
  • Experience in GPS surveying is desirable but not essential
  • Full clean UK driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles (if applying for a Supervisor)
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is continuously updated in line with government guidance and site-specific RAMS are provided for each project.

Employee benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays, with 2 extra days for If you are employed with us over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working, TOIL, possibility of work from home if eligible
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • H&S training relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

We are expecting a high volume of applications and therefore cannot commit to confirming receipt of applications. In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to PCA’s HR Manager Caroline Edwards (CEdwards@pre-construct.com). Please specify on your application which role you are applying for. If successful, you may be asked to attend an interview at our office in London.

Field Archaeologists and trainee positions, Greater London and North Kent

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PCA is one of UK’s largest archaeological companies, with seven regional offices across the country. We have been delivering professional heritage services for more than 25 years. We are delighted to announce the opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of specialists, as we continue through 2021 with a range of exciting projects across Greater London and North Kent.

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We will be looking to recruit Field Archaeologists and we also have a limited amount of spaces for trainees.

PCA offers a competitive salary and a range of attractive employee benefits. The successful candidates would benefit from having an interest in history and/or archaeology, enjoy working outdoors and be able to undertake physical work (eg. digging and being outside in any weather), often in challenging weather conditions.

About The Job

Location: Various projects in and around the London/Greater London area and north Kent

Working week: Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week, usually 8am – 4.30 pm, with breaks for lunch and tea

Salary range: Trainees – £23,074.32 per annum; Field Archaeologists – ranging from £25,581.06 to £26,762.37 per annum.

Requirements:

  • Interest in archaeology
  • Good oral and written English, basic math skills are essential
  • Willingness to learn new skills, positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Good teamwork
  • Punctuality and good time keeping
  • Attention for detail
  • Commitment to PCA’s health and safety policies at all times
  • 3 months of commercial fieldwork experience (if applying for Field Archaeologist)

Desirable:

  • Membership with CIfA
  • Clean driving license and willingness to drive company vehicles
  • First-aid training
  • Valid CSCS cards
  • Experience of Watching Brief work

Candidates applying for traineeship roles could be offered an initial 3-month trainee contract, if they are able to show an interest and passion for archaeology. All successful candidates will undergo a probationary 3-month period, with the potential of long-term employment.

PCA follow all current guidelines regarding SOP and COVID19 and take the safety of our staff as paramount – advice is continuously updated in line with government guidance and site-specific RAMS are provided for each project.

Employee benefits:

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • 28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays, with 2 extra days for If you are employed with us over the Christmas period), rising on service length
  • £15 per night subsistence when working away from home (and high-quality accommodation provided)
  • High quality PPE and site welfare provision– the safety of our staff always comes first
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working, TOIL, possibility of work from home if eligible
  • Childcare vouchers, Christmas vouchers
  • H&S training relevant for your role will be provided and paid in full (CSCS, SSSTS, First Aid, Asbestos Awareness, CAT and Genny etc.)
  • Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (Cifa) subscriptions paid in full
  • Driving time paid at 150% normal rate (when driving company vehicles outside of normal working hours)
  • Paid mileage if using own vehicle (subject to eligibility)
  • Annual appraisal and progression opportunity
  • Company pension scheme

PCA is committed to a comprehensive equal opportunities policy in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities without regard to race, religion or belief, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. All applicants with the relevant qualifications and experience are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

We are expecting a high volume of applications and therefore cannot commit to confirming receipt of applications. In accordance with our GDPR policy, we will not keep unsuccessful applicants’ details or CVs on our system, unless you expressly request that we do. Please be advised that you must hold the right to work and live in the UK in order to apply for this job. To apply please email your CV and covering letter to PCA’s HR Manager Caroline Edwards (CEdwards@pre-construct.com) Please specify on your application which role you are applying for. If successful you may be asked to attend an interview at our office in London.