Working with ASE

Archaeology South-East provides placement opportunities for school and university students. As we cover a variety of aspects of archaeology from excavation to surveying to environmental and finds analysis, placement students will see a number of aspects of archaeology. Please note that we cannot provide transport or accommodation for any of these placements, and travel to and from the offices must be arranged by the student.


Current Vacancies - Permanent Appointments

Archaeologist, Geomatics

(Grade 5 - £20,198-£23,386)

Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires an archaeological surveyor to work on fieldwork projects in southern England, based in our main office in Brighton, Sussex. 

Successful applicants will be required to undertake topographic surveys of excavation sites, ancient landscapes and historic buildings, and assist in the preparation of project reports.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be competent in archaeological survey, with a detailed understanding of the principles of archaeological stratification. Ideally the applicant will have a degree in archaeology (or closely related topic). Membership of Institute for Archaeologists (IFA) at Practitioner (PIFA) or Affiliate level is desirable. A working knowledge of at least some period(s) of British archaeology is essential as is proven experience of archaeological survey using differential GPS. Ideally this builds on previous professional employment in UK contract archaeology.

For further information about the post please email fau@ucl.ac.uk. Applications must be made through the UCL on-line recruitment system www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs using the Archaeologist, Geomatics ref: 1437568

Closing date: Thursday 30th October 2014


Archaeologist, Environmental Specialist

(Grade 5 - £20,198-£23,386)

Archaeology South-East the contracts division of the UCL Centre of Applied Archaeology (a research centre within the Institute of Archaeology) is looking to appoint an experienced Environmental Specialist. 

The post will be based at our head office near Brighton, and will be a member of the wider in-house Environmental Archaeology team based at the Sussex office, which includes specialists working on plant macrofossils, charcoal, wood, animal bone and geoarchaeology, and the environmental processor based at our Essex office in Braintree. The applicant will be expected to undertake identification work on samples of plant macrofossils, charcoal and/or waterlogged wood and prepare reports for a variety of clients including grey literature, post-excavation assessments and publication. The applicant will be expected to organise samples and associated paperwork/digital archive including liaising with site staff and specialist staff. The post holder will be expected to process a range of environmental samples using flotation or wet sieving where appropriate. Specific tasks also include residue sorting, sub-sampling and preparation of samples for specialists.

Key Requirements

Applicants should have a proven track record in the analysis and reporting of plant macrofossils, charcoal and/or waterlogged wood. They should have demonstrable experience of contributing to environmental sampling and processing strategies; on-site visits may be required to advise on strategies and undertake training with fieldstaff. Ideally the applicant will have a degree in archaeology (or closely related topic). Membership of Institute for Archaeologists (IFA) at Practitioner (PIFA) or Affiliate level is desirable.

For further information about the post please email fau@ucl.ac.uk. Applications must be made through the UCL on-line recruitment system www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs using the Archaeologist, Environmental Specialist vacancy, ref: 1440614

Closing date: Friday 7th November 2014


Job Vacancies

Archaeology South-East is midway through a period of planned expansion. In the last two years we have invested in developing a range of new services (prehistoric and Roman ceramics, lithics, palaeobotanical analysis, geomatics, geophysics, quaternary studies, site interpretation, landscape characterisation, environmental impact assessment, etc).

We need to attract the best staff possible, and accordingly offer generous terms and conditions. We also aim to provide all staff with a first-class platform for gaining new skills, and for developing and publishing the results of their research. The real reason for joining us, however, is that you will be joining a lively team that is committed to meeting the highest standards in both contract and research archaeology. As a division of the Centre for Applied Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology our staff have unparalleled access to a teaching and research projects, with opportunities for overseas work.

We are continually looking for experienced fieldwork staff and welcome applications for the posts of Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeologist, and Senior Archaeologist level at all times.

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