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The Society is recruiting for a new ScARF Project Officer

15th December 2021 | Categories: Appointments, ScARF

Scottish Archaeological Research Framework Project Officer

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is seeking an exceptional candidate for the post of ScARF Project Officer. The post will help deliver the Society’s role within Aim 2 of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy by assisting the ScARF Project Manager with the management, development and updating of the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework. Work will include helping to create and publish new regional and thematic research frameworks.

Position Title: ScARF Project Officer

Reporting to: ScARF Project Manager (Helen Spencer)

Starting salary: £24,429.70 to £27,035.53 per annum depending on experience, plus a 10% pension contribution and a flexible working policy.

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week. This is a fixed term position until the end of March 2026 with possibility of extension.

Holidays: 38 days per year

Key duties of the role:

Working on Research Framework Projects

ScARF Website



Society Duties

Essential skills:

Desirable skills:

Person specification:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and interest in archaeological research into Scotland’s past, as well as an understanding of the strategic role of research frameworks. They will also have knowledge of the wider heritage sector in Scotland.

They will be able to manage and prioritise a varied workload and they will enjoy organising and hosting events. They will be able to write engaging content for our website, newsletters and social media, but also have an eye for detail to ensure the content is of high quality. The post holder will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate wishing to develop or broaden a career in Scottish archaeology.


Applications should be sent by email to Helen Spencer, ( Please include a CV along with a cover letter describing how your skills and experience fulfil the criteria for the role. Please also provide names and contact details of two referees whom the Society may invite to comment on your suitability for the post in advance of appointment. Referees will not be contacted until a position has been offered. The Society is an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on the post:

Job Description

Job Context

Closing Date: Sunday 9th January 2022

Interview Date: Monday 17th  January 2022 – interviews will take place online via Zoom or MS Teams

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