Trainee Archaeologists, Archaeologists, Senior Archaeologists and Project Officers

Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Closing date: 
Friday, June 9, 2023
Fixed and permanent contracts, 6-month probationary periods
Trainee Archaeologists, £21,223, Archaeologists, £23,666, Senior Archaeologists, £24,135 to £26,266, Project Officers, £27,672 to £30,997



Trainee Archaeologists: no experience necessary although some experience of outdoor working would be useful preparation.

Archaeologists: minimum 6 months commercial experience, CSCS card, PCIfA or equivalent.

Senior Archaeologists, minimum 2 years commercial experience, CSCS card, PCIfA or equivalent.

Project Officers: minimum 5 years commercial experience, CSCS card, ACIfA or equivalent.

We welcome applications from those who do not quite meet these criteria but who feel they are ready to take on a new challenge.

Trainee Archaeologists will be automatically enrolled on our CIfA Approved Training programme, details of which are available on request. We will acknowledge any previous training recorded by a recognised employer or university department so long as it is recorded on a BAJR Skills Passport.

A significant increase in our fieldwork programme means we have an immediate requirement for a range of archaeologists to work on a variety of projects.

Canterbury Archaeological Trust employs a large full-time team of archaeologists and specialist staff, mostly based out of our Canterbury head office. It is one of the UK’s longest established commercial contracting organisations having been founded in 1975. The Trust is also a registered charity with an enviable record for community archaeology, academic and grant-funded research. The Trust operates throughout the UK.

Please send cv and covering letter, including the earliest date you are available to start work, to

Applicants must be a British citizen or hold a current work permit. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to any offer of employment; if you hold a Work Permit you should send a copy with your application or it will not be considered.

Canterbury Archaeological Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Registered Charity No. 278861, Company Registration No. 1441517

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