Senior Archaeological Clerk of Works (Senior ACoW)

Archaeological Management Solutions Ltd (AMS)
Closing date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Full time permanent contracts subject to probationary period.
£39k – £41k based on experience
Nationwide UK


Role Overview: Be responsible for the provision of professional advice to the relevant project team on the progress of archaeological programmes across a range of infrastructural projects such as road, rail, flood relief projects etc. The ACoW needs to ensure that the money is being spent efficiently.

The ACoW will also monitor the relevant contractor/s compliance with their contractual obligations to ensure that the particular scheme complies with all archaeological and historic environment legislation, policy and consents throughout the relevant phases of a project.

The role requires working closely with key suppliers and stakeholders across a range of infrastructural projects.


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience relevant archaeological site works, including 3 years at project officer/senior project officer level / ACoW
  • Experience on infrastructure projects particularly valuable.
  • Qualified to degree level in archaeology or relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.
  • Membership of CIfA and/or other appropriate professional body.

Core Skills and Competencies

Communicating: Ensuring good communications between contractor, client, stakeholders and the public throughout. Excellent written communications.

Collaboration and Influence: Working with the project team, various archaeological contractors, clients, and stakeholders to get the best results.

Delivering Results: Taking responsibility for the delivering of results and bringing project and tasks to completion. Setting key deliverables which are realistic, achievable and adhere to legal obligations including Health & Safety directives.

Further details of the role and tasks involved:

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Applying: Applications via CV and cover letter should be sent to  If you would like any further information on this post, please contact for an informal discussion. Your enquiry will be treated in confidence.

AMS is an equal opportunities employer.

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