Vacancy: Project Manager

Post-Excavation: Edinburgh

Salary range £28,000 - £34,000 (depending on experience); Immediate Start



We are looking to appoint an experienced Project Manager to be based in our successful and growing Edinburgh office. The role involves the management of various post-excavation projects in Scotland. You will be involved in the successful management of projects from inception to completion. You will be responsible for mentoring staff by communicating your knowledge and experience to foster a rounded, successful team. In recent years our post-excavation team has worked on programmes from some of the most important discoveries in Scotland including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, Auldhame Anglo-Saxon cemetery and the Galloway Viking Hoard. The successful candidate will be part of a team who is looking forward to working on other nationally important programmes such as Black Loch crannog, Orkney Viking burials and Clachtoll broch in the coming years. AOC encourages diversity and new skill sets; at this juncture we actively encourage any specialist (environmental or artefactual) with project management experience to apply.

 About You

  • Highly experienced, motivated, professional archaeologist who is interested in developing their career with a forward-thinking company with high professional standards of work.
  • Dynamic individual who will be central to the future growth and success of the Group.
  • Experience in a senior archaeological project management role in a commercial context is essential, as is experience of tendering, budget control and reporting.
  • Sound post-excavation knowledge and a creative approach to business development.
  • Good team member with a positive approach to commercial archaeology.
  • You will also need to be self-motivating with good leadership skills.
  • You will need to be willing to travel to site meetings and visits.
  • Degree level qualifications or above, MCIfA or equivalent and a publication record are preferable.
  • A clean driver licence and computer literacy are essential.
  • Proven track record in a specialist area of post-excavation study.



  • Competitive salary, in line with CIFA and BAJR guidelines; appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIFA membership if appropriate;
  • Profit Distribution Scheme;
  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays);
  • Company pension scheme;
  • Accommodation and subsistence (£15 per day);
  • Training budget and time allowance to attend conferences;
  • Support for research;
  • Subscriptions to CIfA;
  • Paid overnight subsistence and travel time on fieldwork;
  • Flexible working; and
  • TOIL and sickness benefits



The closing date for applications is Friday Dec 14th.  For further information please contact Dr Ciara Clarke either on or 0131 440 3593 for an informal discussion. Your enquiry will be treated in confidence.  Candidates are expected to be invited for interview w/c Jan 14th.


Application is by email to Ciara.

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Two references will be required. Referees will not be approached without the candidate’s permission.


AOC Archaeology Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.