Finds Manager

Andover or Milton Keynes
£33,522 - £40,788

As one of the leading archaeological practices in Britain we are looking to strengthen our specialist team and to ensure we have the capacity and breadth of skills to maintain our own high standards of service.

Finds Manager (Andover or Milton Keynes)

We are seeking a highly experienced pottery specialist with great organisational and communication skills to lead, manage and further develop our Finds teams in our Milton Keynes and Andover offices. Responsibilities will include the programming and co-ordination of finds work to meet project deadlines, the undertaking of specialist finds work (to publication standard where required), quality assurance, and the management, training and development of the Finds team, as well as contributing to the ensuring of quality standards and improving efficiency across the organisation.

You will have substantial specialist ceramic knowledge (desirably covering the later prehistoric, Roman and/or post-Roman periods of southern England) and experience within developer-funded archaeology in Britain, an established track record in archaeological publication, and experience of computer applications for the recording and analysis of finds. A broad knowledge of other finds is desirable. You will also be a great organiser, capable of the successful delivery of a busy work programme to standard, budget and deadline; and an excellent and proactive communicator, capable of working both individually and as part of wider project teams across CA. Ideally you are already a member of the CIfA (or able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for membership) and other relevant specialist groups, and possess a full manual driving licence.

If you meet these criteria and are looking to develop your specialist career with an organisation that is committed to high quality finds work and to publishing the results of our endeavours, we would love to hear from you. We are able to offer generous relocation expenses as well as an attractive benefits package which includes 30 days annual leave, paid sick leave, paid membership of CIfA, life assurance and a pension scheme. Ideally you will be based in our Andover or Milton Keynes office.

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Walker (07889 811393) or Alistair Barclay (01285 772602), or email

Application Process

If you meet the essential requirements for either role please submit a completed application form, CV and covering letter, to or by post to HR Department, Cotswold Archaeology, Building 11, Kemble Enterprise Park, Cirencester, Glos GL7 6BQ by 10am on Monday 3 February 2020.


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