Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:

Geomatics Technician

Sheffield, United Kingdom


Archaeological Technician grade £18,900 to  £20,333

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Wessex Archaeology, operating throughout the UK, is the market leader in the provision of integrated archaeological and heritage management services to government, education and the private sector. As a registered Charity we aim to promote the advancement of education, the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol and Edinburgh.

The position:

We are looking to fill the post of Geomatics Technician within our Geomatics department. The role will involve undertaking a range of duties in support of the rest of the Geomatics team and other departments within the Company. Tasks will include, but are not limited to; equipment set up, processing and tidying of archaeological survey data, use of CAD, admin tasks and archaeological fieldwork.

The ideal candidate will have fieldwork experience in a professional commercial archaeological environment, although recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. We expect the successful candidates to be able to work well as part of a team but also be motivated and able to work independently.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in archaeological survey with one of the largest independent archaeological companies in the UK. At Wessex Archaeology, we are dedicated to investing in our staff through training and development; and are looking for candidates who are keen to learn new skills.

Initially we will appoint on a 3-month fixed term contract, with an extension available after performance review. The successful applicant will assist in the delivery of Geomatics services across the Company.  

Position requirements:

You will be expected to:

  • Be open to learning and receiving direction;
  • Communicate appropriately and respectfully;
  • Be responsible and accountable for your work, actions and decisions.


  • Ability to work with self-awareness and the confidence to ask questions
  • Ability to manage own time and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills
  • An interest in archaeological survey


  • Full clean Driving Licence
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Experience of using CAD programs
  • Experience of using survey grade GPS to record archaeological sites
  • A good understanding of photography
  • A good degree in archaeology or related subject  

Employee benefits:

  • Competitive salary range in line with CIfA salary guidelines (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership as appropriate). 50% contribution towards CIfA subscription fees;
  • A company Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – confidential external advice on health and wellbeing;
  • 22 days p.a. holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays) rising to 27 after 5 year’s continuous employment;
  • Paid sick leave from start of contract;
  • Immediate eligibility for inclusion in the group pension plan with an employer contribution of 4%;
  • Free accommodation provided for projects beyond reasonable travel distances, as well as an overnight subsistence payment (£15 per night, with a further £5 per night as breakfast contribution if in S/C accommodation);
  • Free transport from regional offices to sites;
  • High quality personal protective equipment;
  • Drivers are entitled to time in lieu in excess of the 7.4 working day;
  • Individual training and development, including free BAJR skills passport, HSE certification, mentoring, annual appraisal, personal development plans and career progression maps;
  • Life assurance scheme;
  • Childcare vouchers;
  • Bike2Work scheme.



Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form (available to download below) with a copy of their CV and returned by e-mail to  wa.applications@wessexarch.co.uk. Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 5 April 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. 

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa and where appropriate be registered under the ‘Worker Registration Scheme’ or must hold a current work permit.  Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.