An exciting opportunity has become available to work as an Archaeologist at Winchester Cathedral.
We are looking for a Cathedral Archaeologist who is technically capable and competent, at ease with working in an environment overflowing with archaeological riches, but who can filter and focus on what the Cathedral needs at each moment in time.
We are happy to consider employment on either a consultant basis on a 5-year term or as a part-time permanent member of staff.
For applicants interested in applying for the role as a consultant, a retainer of £3,000 per annum will be paid to cover attendance onsite for Fabric Advisory Committee meetings, the production of an annual report and general advice.
The Cathedral is committed to the minimum recommended rates as set out by the CIfA; prospective applicants should include an indication of their proposed hourly rate for work outside the annual retainer. As guidance, specific input for project works will be paid either at an agreed fixed sum or using hourly rates as contractually agreed.
For applicants interested in the taking the role as a part-time salaried member of staff, please email the
Chief Operating Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a further discussion regarding salary, conditions and benefits.
Please see the attached Job Information Pack for more information on the role requirements, including key responsibilities and a full Person Specification.
How to Apply
To apply for the role applicants are asked to submit their CV, referees (who will not be contacted before interview) and no more than 3 pages of supporting information describing how they meet the requirements of the person specification. The application should be submitted to the Head of Chapter Office, Rachel Sparkman email@example.com
Closing date for applications is Monday 8 January 2024 and interviews will be held in person at Winchester Cathedral on Wednesday 24 January 2024.
We are committed to safeguarding and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and follow safer recruitment policies and procedures. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
In addition, we are passionate about promoting a positive culture of equality and diversity in which staff and volunteers can reach their full potential. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming, respectful and safe environment for all, including children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and neglect.
The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Cathedral activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Cathedral Community. As such, all successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references, undertaking DBS checks where appropriate and Safeguarding training relevant to the job role.