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Current Opportunities

Border Archaeology is a leading Contractor and Consultancy supplying Archaeological and Built Heritage Services across the UK.

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals with potential for fast-track career development for which speculative CVs are always welcome.

Please forward your CV to HR@borderarchaeology.com​

Director Level/Senior Management Staff

Midlands, Milton Keynes, London & The South-East

Full-time/Part-time

Applicants must be suitably experienced archaeologists with the requisite qualifications to fit into Border Archaeology’s management team.

General responsibilities will include project management, report writing/editing and helping to grow and improve the Company’s already high standards.

Salary and working hours by negotiation but a substantial remuneration package is envisaged for the right candidate.

Essential Criteria:

MCIfA

Established background and experience in British Commercial Archaeology

Good level of IT literacy

Excellent communication skills

Driving Licence

Ability to set and meet project deadlines

Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, both alongside and directing colleagues

Desirable Criteria:

PhD

Catalogue of published works

Why Join Border?

Field Archaeologists

Experienced Field Archaeologists

Midlands, Milton Keynes, London & The South-East

Full-time

We have opportunities for experienced Field Archaeologists seeking to develop their career.

Our projects include large-scale open area multi-phase excavations, ranging from the Iron Age to the early Medieval, which offer opportunities for professional advancement and development; from our Milton Keynes hub, we regularly undertake smaller projects, in both urban and rural areas, providing our staff with experience of all facets of Commercial Archaeology and greater autonomy and responsibility.

Essential Criteria:

A minimum of 6 months’ Commercial Archaeology experience

Ability to work to standards and deadlines

IT literate

Driving Licence

Archaeology (or related) degree (preferably post-graduate)

 Why Join Border?

Trainee Graduate Field Archaeologists

Milton Keynes

We have opportunities for graduates seeking to commence their careers in Commercial Archaeology on our large open-area excavations at Milton Keynes, which thus allows for on-the-job paid training in field archaeological techniques.

Essential Criteria:

Archaeology (or related) degree

Driving Licence

IT literate

Ability to work to standards and deadlines

 Why Join Border?

Palaeoenvironmental Services

Environmental Science Assistant

Full-time

Milton Keynes

The main duties will be manually processing large volumes of archaeological soil samples for the recovery of palaeoenvironmental material, using water flotation. This role can be physically demanding and repetitive, requiring manual dexterity with good attention to detail.

Additional duties may include accurately and efficiently sorting the palaeoenvironmental retents and flots in preparation for report writing.

Essential Criteria:

Ability to work well in a team

Work to a tight deadline

Desirable Criteria:

A degree in Archaeology (or related) or Palaeoenvironmental Archaeology

Driving Licence

Why Join Border? 

Illustration

Archaeological Illustrator

Full/part time

Leominster

The applicant should have demonstrable experience in digital drawing and show an interest in cutting-edge software applications in archaeology such as 3D modelling and digital recording.

Full or Part time.

Main duties: auditing and production of digital drawings and plans to publication standard for our archaeological projects; supporting the team in the development and implementation of site recording strategies.

Essential Criteria:

IT literate (Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)

Excellent problem-solving skills

Ability to work to standards and deadlines

Ability to work well in a team

Exceptional attention to detail

Good communication skills

Desirable Criteria:

Degree in archaeology or related subject

Knowledge of CAD/GIS/3D modelling software

Experience in archaeological surveying (TST/GPS)

Current Driving Licence

CIfA membership

Knowledge of InDesign

Why Join Border?