Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:

Fieldwork Archaeologist Technician

Based in Salisbury

Fixed term contracts, 6 months initially


£20,064 to £21,585

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Wessex Archaeology is one of the UK’s largest and most comprehensive heritage service providers, and a market leader in the provision of fieldwork archaeological services in the UK.

We are looking for upcoming fieldwork archaeologists to join a growing team working on a range of interesting projects in the south of England. We are confident that we can offer you a challenging and rewarding role, with access to a wide variety of interesting projects and with excellent scope for career progression.


The position:

For new starters this is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in fieldwork archaeology, for those with more experience this is an opportunity to develop your expertise with a company that can provide access to some of the most exciting archaeological sites in the UK.


Position requirements:

This post may suit those starting out on their career in commercial archaeology and less experienced archaeologists. Those within the role provide support on a variety of infrastructure projects from evaluations to excavation, full support and skills development will be provided for those employed at this grade.

Initially we will appoint staff on a minimum 6-month fixed term contract, contract extensions may follow for staff with appropriate skills, dependant on the availability of work.

Essential skills for successful applicants will be:

  • To have a valid CSCS card – we can provide help and advice on obtaining these.
  • A full clean Driving Licence
  • To have the ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions.
  • Able to manage their own time and work to deadlines.

Highly desirable attributes will include:

  • SSSTS or other H&S qualifications.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Whilst having a good degree in archaeology or a related subject will certainly be of benefit, at Wessex Archaeology we also recognise that there are many very capable archaeologists both within our company, and across the sector as a whole, who do not have university qualifications. We will therefore welcome applications from all who wish to join our South Region fieldwork team, graduates and non-graduates alike.


Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form with a copy of their CV; returned by e-mail to wa.applications@wessexarch.co.uk. Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 12th March 2021.  

Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. It should be noted that immediate appointments will be available, so prompt application is recommended.

Wessex Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.