English Heritage Professional Placements in Conservation

Training Placements in Archaeological Investigation

As part of its programme to further Continuing Professional Development in
the Historic Environment Sector, English Heritage is continuing its scheme
to provide paid placements for young professionals in archaeology. The
intention is to increase professional capacity in this specialism.

These opportunities will be with the Archaeological Investigation teams in
York and Exeter. The placements will last twelve months, starting on April
1st 2004 and will be based in the field teams surveying historic sites and
landscapes. These are training posts and you will be paid a graduate
placement salary of c.13,500 (pro rata) plus agreed travel expenses whilst
on fieldwork. As training posts, relocation expenses are not payable. In the
course of the year you will develop an analytical approach to landscape
archaeology and a familiarity with the techniques, equipment and
presentation of interpretative landscape survey. At the end of the year you
will re-enter the job market with expertise in a new aspect of the

*       Ideally, you will have a degree with at least 18 months work
experience in British archaeology after undergraduate level. 
*       You may have a post-graduate qualification or comparable practical
experience in archaeology, and you are probably looking for an opportunity
to diversify into a new branch of the subject. 
*       You will certainly have a full driving licence.
*       English Heritage values diversity and aims to employ people who
reflect this.

To apply send a CV, supporting letter and self-addressed envelope to:

Bob Brookes,
English Heritage,
37 Tanner Row,
YO1 6WP.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 13th February 2004. A short-list of
candidates will be invited to a field test and formal interview on the 24th
and 25th of February 2004 in York. The successful candidates will be
notified by post on the 27th February, and will be expected to take up post
on the 1st April 2004.