Marine Archaeologist


Orkney College UHI

Marine Archaeologist (Ref: ORK00401)

35 hours per week
Temporary for 12 months in the first instance
£27,645 to £35,988, (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 and the Archaeology Institute’s environmental and terrestrial archaeologists.  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, or equivalent experience, in subject relevant to the marine historic environment and have experience of all stages of developer-led, commercial and/or research marine projects. Commercial diving qualifications or equivalent are also required.  Applicants should note that the job will require periods spent away from home.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Paul Sharman, Senior Project Manager at ORCA Marine on 01856 569346 or

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 satisfactory completion of Orkney Islands Council’s pre-employment checks.

Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through

Closing date: Sunday 2 August 2015