Senior Geophysical Officer

Archaeological Research Services Ltd
Closing date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
Permanent positions following 6 month probation
£27,100 – £37,000


Archaeological Research Services Ltd are recruiting for an experienced Senior Geophysics officer for work on a variety of project work around the UK. The posts are based in our leading archaeological company with varied and innovative projects around the UK and potentially beyond. We have created a ‘Specialist Services’ division within the Company which is now well-established where we have brought various scientific techniques together, including truly cutting-edge techniques, to lead the way with our ‘Landscape Prospection Service’ amongst other things. We are building this team and we’re looking to attract further capable geophysics team members, ideally with specialist knowledge and experience, and for whatever role, the willingness and openness to learn other techniques, as the magic comes from combining the data sets.

Do you have a deep passion for delivering value and benefit through archaeology? Are you highly organised, efficient and with a high work-rate? This position requires you to be excellent at your job, and for a more senior position, an accomplished surveyor, report writer, editor and an effective leader and motivator. The post is nominally based at Sheffield, but there is potential for a hybrid arrangement, together with site-based work around the UK. Applications are invited for a professional, highly motivated and capable Geophysics /Senior Geophysics Officer with a strong track record and developed skills sets. We are seeking experience of overseeing, generating, managing and delivering geophysical work including geophysical and topographical surveys. Additional skills, such as UAV work will be welcomed and there will be the opportunity to upskill with UAV and geochemical survey to complement geophysics as part of our leading landscape prospection service. You will have responsibility for undertaking and delivering a wide range of projects where you will be accountable to the Head of Specialist Services. Excellent written English skills are required, together with strong survey, illustration and IT skills and be competent in the use of CAD/GIS. A good knowledge of British archaeology is essential as well as a track record in reports. We seek an effective team member who can be relied on and to deliver to deadlines. We are a high performing company with a professional and friendly culture with many outstanding performers. We maintain a high commitment to staff development and training and look forward to supporting career development and progression and developing people to be the best they can be.

In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits: 

  • Sector-leading commitment to training and career progression
  • Member of the Company’s health cash plan which includes a wide range of health services and financial support
  • Discounts and rewards on health, fitness and entertainment
  • Attractive pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Additional annual leave awarded linked to length of service
  • Accommodation provided for away work with subsistence
  • Full personal protective equipment and Company branded attire
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees and CSCS card fees

To apply, go to our website  and download, fill in and submit all the required documentation set out below and send to If you would like to discuss the post with us then please ring us on 01629 814540 and ask for ‘personnel’.

Applicants must complete and send in;

·Covering letter compromising 250 words on why you consider yourself a suitable candidate.

·Our application form (downloadable from the website) including the names and full contact details of two referees

·Equal opportunities form (to be completed at your wish)

·Full CV

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