One of many decorative beads from Saxon inhumations, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

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Salary: £19,427.20 per annum.

Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd. is offering a full-time post as Environmental Assistant, based at the Company offices in Brockley, London SE4.

The work involves assisting in the processing and sorting of bulk environmental soil samples for environmental and cultural remains, as well as record keeping and updating of the company database and assisting the environmental specialist. Some supervision of volunteers may also be required. It offers the opportunity to handle a variety of archaeological objects, and to gain a familiarity into the wide range of material that may be found on archaeological sites, and how it may be processed and utilised.

A degree in Archaeology, Environmental Science or other related subjects, would be desirable, as would familiarity with floatation of environmental samples. The latter is not essential however, as training will be provided. Experience of using databases would be a bonus. The job will require an ability to be organised and consistent, and will involve some manual handling including lifting of sediment filled sample buckets and relocation of soil outwash from the storage tanks and main sump.

This job would be suitable for any applicant who wishes to pursue a career in Archaeology or Environmental Archaeology, and is ideal for someone who wishes to gain experience in the day-to-day running of an environmental processing facility.

The closing date for this position is 15/12/2017, with interviews to be carried out in the New Year

For further details and a full job specification, please contact Kate Turner, environmental specialist, at

​Applications are by CV and covering letter. Please send all applications to

Pre-Construct Archaeology is regarded as one of the best professional archaeological contractors in the UK. At PCA
we are totally committed to training, developing and rewarding our staff in line with industry practice. As an equal opportunities employer we ensure that opportunities for staff development and progress are available to everyone.
We attract and employ some of the best people in the industry. Our staff enjoy an excellent working environment and benefits.
Occasionally we have opportunities for extraordinary individuals to join our departments including excavation, post-excavation, surveying and management.

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited - ARCHAEOLOGISTS

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited, Southern Office
Field Archaeologists wanted for sites in Northwest London and Buckinghamshire
Salary £82.42 per day / £412.10 per week / £21,429.20 pa
Applications will be considered upon receipt.
Enquiries by email to:


Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited is seeking applications from Field Archaeologists who are able to work on sites in central and Greater London and in the wider South-East region with an immediate start.
Applicants who are members of the CIfA, have a clean driving license, have first-aid training, valid CSCS cards and at least 3 months experience in commercial UK archaeology would be strongly welcomed.
We are also taking on Trainees for our CIFA Approved Training Course.
Applications and enquiries can only be made by e-mail to Two references, preferably from recent archaeological employers, must be provided and will be checked.
Successful candidates may initially be offered a 6 month contract, with extensions thereafter if the work is available and performance is satisfactory.
Due to the anticipated high volume of interest, we may not be able to respond to all applicants. We will acknowledge receipt of applications if asked to do so.
Please apply by sending an up to date CV with covering letter and references to the email addresses above. Applications will be considered upon receipt, therefore prompt applications are encouraged.

Pre-Construct Archaeology Limited Registered in England: No 3534122 Registered Offices: 69-71 East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1BP