Title Archaeological Geophysicist – Assistant/Supervisor – Fixed Term 3 month contract, with potential to lead into permanent position
Salary £20,250 – £23,400
Location Bradford, UK
Job Information

The Position

Magnitude Surveys is seeking to promptly recruit an archaeological geophysicist to help the company meet increasing workloads. Magnitude Surveys is seeking a driven, self-motivated individual who is looking to expand their technical skills and creative abilities in an expanding company. The position will entail mostly field-based responsibilities with a mix of office-based training. These could include:

  • Field survey.
  • Community survey.
  • Training in data analysis and interpretation.

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Full clean driving licence including experience driving off road
  • The ability to work as part of a close-knit team
  • Degree in archaeological near surface geophysics or similar

Although the above qualifications are preferred, we encourage anyone with a keen interest in archaeological geophysics to apply. Full training will be given to the right candidate.

The Company and the Candidate

Magnitude Surveys is seeking a driven, self-motivated individual who is looking to expand their technical skills and creative abilities in an expanding company. Magnitude Surveys is a social enterprise and independent provider of archaeological geophysics to the community, public outreach and commercial sectors. We are passionate about sharing geophysical survey as an interactive tool to encourage engagement and connection with archaeological and cultural heritage. As such, the ideal candidate will share our enthusiasm for community-based projects, working with participants from all ages and background.

We specialise in tailoring geophysical surveys to meet both the project’s specific geophysical requirements and the needs of community participants. To meet these requirements, we design and manufacture our own cutting-edge geophysical systems and software. Programming experience is not essential, but the ideal candidate will be eager to learn and develop their technical skills.

The ideal candidate would have an MSc in archaeological prospection or similar qualifications. As the position requires survey work away from site, a full, clean driving licence is therefore essential. The office-based responsibilities will be based in our head office, conveniently situated between Bradford and Leeds with good links to the motorway and public transportation network.


Employee perks package, including; Discounts at major retailers, Free coffee @ Cafe Nero, Free Cineworld cinema tickets.

Companywide performance based bonus scheme.

Travel to site, accommodation and subsistence is paid for while away from the office. Full PPE will be provided, including Gore-Tex or equivalent waterproofs and safety boots.

Magnitude Surveys encourages and supports its staff professional development by funding conference attendance and presentation, as well as training workshops. CIfA membership and a current CSCS card are desirable, but not essential. Magnitude Surveys will support the successful candidate in obtaining both CIfA membership and a CSCS card if they do not have one.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled into the NEST workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions of up to 6%. Magnitude Surveys offers 28 days holiday including bank holidays, in addition to any company shutdown days.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website. Interviews will be held in online.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Kayt Armstrong at [email protected] or 01274 926020.

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