Marine Archaeologist



Temporary Contract of 12 months in the first instance

FULLTIME (35 hours per week) £27,108 to £35,289, (including Distant Islands Allowance)
Orkney College UHI is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the above post.
The successful candidate will be required to take a leading role in the initiation, development, implementation and monitoring of coastal and marine developer-led, commercial and research projects whilst working in collaboration with ORCA’s environmental and terrestrial archaeologists and the staff of the Archaeology Department.  Provision of relevant teaching and training will also be required.

Applicants should hold a primary degree in Archaeology or related discipline and post-graduate degree to at least MSc level, or equivalent, in a subject relevant to Marine Archaeology or Marine Geophysics, a doctorate in subject relevant to the marine historic environment and have experience of all stages of developer-led, commercial and/or research marine projects. 

This post is full time and for one year, with a view to extending depending on the success of the area. Key responsibilities and duties of the post are given in the job description. Applicants should note that the job will require periods spent away from home.
For further information please contact the College Principal Bill Ross on 01856 569250 or  For further details of roles and responsibilities please contact Paul Sharman, Senior Project Manager at ORCA Marine on 01856 569346 or

To apply, you must complete an application online or request a pack from the address below.  Please include in your application the title of your PhD, relevant research and/or commercial activity you have undertaken along with details of papers/publication you have written/contributed to. Please note that we do not accept CV’s.
It is expected that interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.  The successful applicant will be expected to take up post as soon as possible thereafter but this will be dependent on completion of Orkney Islands Council’s satisfactory pre employment checks.
Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through

Alternatively, contact Customer Services for an application pack at Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY, tel: (01856) 873535 or e-mail:

Closing date: Friday 10 May 2013