Project Supervisors, Project Officers and Senior Project Officers

Milton Keynes
Salary up to £30,757 (dependent on experience)
Permanent Contracts


Cotswold Archaeology is continuing to grow as a sustainable and strong business, working as one company from our four offices. We have been operating from our Milton Keynes base for over 6 years now and will be in our new office in January. We currently employ over 70 permanent staff in MK, a number that has trebled in the past two years and our plans are to grow further still.

We are looking for experienced and ambitious Supervisors, POs and SPOs that are ready to take the next step in their career and lead large and complex archaeological projects. With already commissioned schemes in the field and further projects programmed for the forthcoming year you will have a once in a generation opportunity to work on some of the most exceptional archaeological excavations.

All of our Supervisors, POs & SPOs are expected to take leading roles in the publication of our work. Publication, dissemination and outreach is a fundamental driver for all of our work.

Our awarding winning training programme provides support through-out all of the stages of your career and this can be demonstrated by the progression of our colleagues from site archaeologist to managers and technical specialists.

 The Package

Along with a starting salary well above the CIfA minimum, we offer a highly competitive benefits package including:

  • Generous financial assistance with potential relocation
  • Pension and life assurance schemes
  • 30 days leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • A lieu and overtime scheme operated for all driving time, and time spent in excess of 45 minutes each way as a passenger, outside of the normal 7.5 hour working day (accumulate up to 10 days additional lieu time annually)
  • Good quality accommodation and subsistence payments for all away projects
  • Paid CIfA membership subscription
  • Employee Assistance Programme

How to apply

You can download copies of job specifications here: Project Supervisor, Project Officer (Scale 2), Project Officer (Scale 1) and Senior Project Officer.

You can download an application form here: Application form

Please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, including complete contact details of two referees with recent first-hand knowledge of your fieldwork ability.

Email or post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, GL7 6BQ. Closing date for these opportunities is 22nd December 2017.

If you are interested and would like to know more, we would recommend an informal discussion with Rob Sutton Head of Milton Keynes office (07739 321816), or alternatively we can arrange for you to speak to one of our existing Supervisors/Project Officers about their experience of working at Cotswold Archaeology.