Come and work with us at ScARF!

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

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

The ideal candidate will have a strong 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.

Essential skills:

  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge and experience of the Scottish archaeology and heritage sector
  • Excellent organisational ability to work on multiple projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of website editing and content creation (WordPress)
  • Excellent computer skills – including the use of MS Office 365 and Adobe suite

Desirable skills:

  • Understanding of Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy
  • Use of photo editing and image creation software
  • Proofreading and copy editing of text
  • Use of social media in a professional capacity
  • Use of GIS software
  • Experience of working on projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work well independently and within a small team

Download the Job Description and Job Context documents


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.

Closing Date: Sunday 9th January 2022

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

For more details go to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland website.

All News

More News

Leave a Reply