Job Type:  Full or part-time fixed term 12-month contract Maternity Leave Cover

Salary:  19,500-£22,585 depending on experience

Closing date for applications:  14th December 2018


Are you interested in community archaeology and in working for one of the leading commercial archaeology companies in the UK?

 If so, AOC Archaeology is a forward looking company, with a highly skilled and dynamic team of over 100 providing a full range of archaeological services from offices in Edinburgh, York, Leeds, London and Inverness.   Our highly successful programme of community archaeology and public outreach projects is at the forefront of our organisational output and we are currently looking to recruit a Community Archaeologist to provide maternity leave cover at our Edinburgh Office.

This opportunity is for someone with enthusiasm and commitment who will work closely with our project managers to initiate, co-ordinate and manage community archaeology projects.  You will be comfortable working with local schools and community groups, in volunteer management, designing and working with learning and outreach materials and in assisting with the delivery of fieldwork. 

You will have confident communication and presentation skills and a knowledge of social media platforms. 

A degree in archaeology or a related subject together with a sound understanding of British archaeology and archaeological techniques is essential.  CIfA membership would be advantageous, and a CSCS card would be desirable. Computer literacy and a clean driving licence are essential, as there may often be a need to travel around the UK with overnight stays.

AOC Archaeology is a CIfA Registered Organisation and has ISO 9001:2015 certification

Sounds interesting?  If you would like any further information, please contact Pat Buchanan at  Your enquiry will be treated in confidence. 

Applications with CV and cover letter should be sent to Pat Buchanan.

The closing date for applications is 14th December 2018 and interviews will be held in January 2019 at our Edinburgh Office.  We are looking for an immediate start on either a full or a part-time basis so early applications are welcome. Two references will be required.  Referees will not be approached without the candidate’s permission.

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AOC Archaeology Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.