Foundations Archaeology is an independent commercial unit based in Swindon, which operates country-wide. It is a well-  established, small company, which has been trading for over 20 years. Due to a successful year there is currently a need for  additional members of staff. The work will be based out of the Swindon office, but will involve stay-away projects across the UK,  as required, for which accommodation; subsistence and mileage (where applicable) will be paid.


Benefits also include: a company pension, no shared rooms when accommodation is provided and we will pay all CIfA subscription fees during your time with us.



Position: Archaeologist


Financial: £19,200 - £20,500 (dependent upon experience and pending pay review)

Timescale: Permanent following the successful completion of a 3 month Probation Period

Skills required:

Full UK driving licence, clean.

Minimum 6 months experience of fieldwork.

CSCS certified.

Membership of CIfA desirable.

Minimum PCIfA or equivalent required.

Personal Skills:

Enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will be required to work effectively as a team  player as well as independently and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application: Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to admin@foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks  of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 20th March 2020 Immediate start possible for outstanding applicants.

For further details: contact us on admin@foundations.co.uk



Position: Supervisor/Senior Archaeologist


Financial: £20,500 - £25,000 (dependent upon experience and pending pay review)

Timescale: Permanent following the successful completion of a 3 month Probation Period

Skills required:

Proven track record in supervising a variety of commercial, fieldwork projects.

Previous experience in client and supervising bodies’ liaison.

Extensive experience in writing fieldwork (grey literature) reports and experience in desk-based assessments desirable.

Full UK driving licence, clean.

CSCS certified.

Membership of CIfA desirable.

Minimum ACIfA or equivalent preferred for Supervisor but required for Senior Archaeologist.

Personal Skills:

Candidates should be enthusiastic, ethical, hard-working and flexible, as well as being able to use initiative. The successful candidate will have proven  experience in relevant roles within commercial archaeology organisations. S/he must be able to work effectively as a team player as well as independently and  will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. S/he must have good prioritising and organisational skills in order to supervise fieldwork, post  excavation work and be able to work effectively to short project timescales.

Application: Covering letter and c.v. with two references. Email to admin@foundations.co.uk

Due to the nature of the position, we are anticipating a large response to this advert so if you have not received a response within 4 weeks  of the closing date, assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 20th March 2020 Immediate start possible for outstanding applicants.

For further details: contact us on admin@foundations.co.uk