We seek to be the best in the field of archaeological expertise. If you feel the same about yourself and want to develop your career we will be keen to hear from you.

Benefits of working at CFA include:

  • Subscription to CIfA paid in full where applicable.
  • Paid overnight subsistence and travel time (compliant with all current Govt and industry guidance).
  • Weekend accommodation provided where applicable.
  • Competitive paid mileage.
  • Annual profit distribution scheme.
  • Basic 28 days annual leave (including public holidays), rising with continuous service.
  • Paid for ‘Time off in Lieu’ above threshold.
  • Generous company sick pay after qualifying period.
  • Paid medical, family and compassionate leave after qualifying period.
  • Generous weekend working compensation when required.
  • Paid for / supplied full compliant PPE etc.
  • Competitive remuneration (above CIfA recommendation) with annual review.
  • Employer contribution to pension scheme up to 6% after qualifying period.
  • Performance Reviews, Competencies, Objectives and Development Needs via personal access to HR portal.
  • 4×4 off road training, asbestos awareness, confined spaces training, CAT and Genny training and specialist archaeological training.
  • Continuous training in all areas of profession, including H&S, Skills & Technical, GDPR, First Aid and Health.
  • Employees offered opportunity to develop in all aspects of profession and not be compartmentalised.
  • Occupational Health Support.
  • Independent external counselling support.
  • Relocation support where applicable.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

CFA follows all GDPR regulations when handling personal data. All enquiries and applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

For further information please email: privacy@cfa-arch.co.uk

CFA Archaeology follows a policy of equal opportunities for employment, training, and other conditions of service. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and right to work in the UK will be required prior to commencing employment.

If you require a copy of any of our policies and/or procedures, or further general information, please email: enquiries@cfa-arch.co.uk

February 2022 UPDATE

Field Archaeologists (Permanent)
Musselburgh Office, Scotland

Salary: £21,296 to £22,334 (DOE + benefits)
Apply before: 31st March 2022

CFA are looking to appoint permanent Field Archaeologists to our Musselburgh, Scotland office. You will be able to work effectively and professionally as part of a team both in the field and in the office and thrive positively in a busy Company. You must be available to work away on field projects and be able to carry out manual work in outdoor environments in all weather.  CFA provides transport to site and, if working away, overnight accommodation and subsistence will also be provided.

For further details please check out the link below:


Please apply by email to: careers@cfa-arch.co.uk quoting ‘Field Archaeologists FA0222‘ in the subject line enclosing a covering note and CV.

Please apply early as we may conduct interviews before the closing date.

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