At Oxford Archaeology we are committed to being an organisation where our staff, clients, subcontractors, and members of the public can experience an inclusive environment, free from bias and discrimination. We value diverse perspectives and experiences. We recognise that we all have a role to play to improve equality and diversity and that being an inclusive workplace is an ongoing process.

Highly competitive pay & benefits

  • Competitive salaries, constantly benchmarked.
  • Company pension, with employees with 10 years of employment or in project management roles gaining access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), which is one of the few remaining defined benefit schemes in the UK.
  • Generous annual leave, including 3 days between Christmas and New Year, ranging from 24 to 31 days (not including public holidays, dependent on pay level).
  • Generous paid sick leave.
  • 100% of CIfA subscription fees paid, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the equivalent of ACIfA level)
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Programme that provides health advice, counselling and advice on a wide range of issues, from financial to housing, for employees and their immediate family.
  • Network of mental health first-aiders.
  • For all field staff: high quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleeces etc), free transport from regional office to sites, overtime paid for additional hours worked, including travelling time where you are the ‘responsible person’ or driver, and additional driver payments.
  • For field staff on away work: subsistence payment (£22.50 per night) and free accommodation (B&B/self-catering), no sharing in single rooms.

Industry-leading training & development

  • Industry-leading training schemes, with an ambitious and evolving training offer.
  • The opportunity to work for one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe with the scale and geographic reach to provide the best development opportunities through access to the largest projects and widest range of projects available in the industry.

Richly rewarding charitable work

  • The advantages of working for an active archaeological charity; opportunities for richly rewarding involvement in educational work, giving back to the communities in which we work.

Encouraging employee voice

  • Union recognition (the Prospect Union), providing improved teamwork and communication between management and employees, sharing responsibility for decisions, and making better decisions focussed clearly on staff needs.