A428 Post-Excavation Project Manager

Closing date: 
Friday, December 9, 2022
Fixed Term Contract – 2 years/ 37.5
£38,387 - £44,873 (dependent upon experience)
Based initially at our Northampton Office and then at the A428 Processing Facility at St Ives


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Post-Excavation Manager to lead the delivery of our post-excavation programme for one of MOLA’s major infrastructure projects. 

Highway England’s A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme will see more than thirty individual archaeological sites in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire excavated over a two-year period.  The pivotal role of the Post-Excavation Manager will be to oversee the A428 reporting and processing teams and liaise with specialists and other teams to ensure the effective and timely delivery of all post-excavation outputs for this major landscape project.

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, liaising with colleagues from other MOLA departments as well as our external clients.  As such, you will need to be an effective, concise and confident written and verbal communicator.  You will have a sound understanding of current professional standards and legislation and how these relate to commercial archaeology.  You will have a broad knowledge of British archaeology across a range of periods and type sites, have written reports (or equivalent outputs) and be keen to communicate the results of MOLA’s work to our audiences. As part of MOLA’s Research & Engagement team you would also be contributing to MOLA's wider research culture.

You will line manage the A428 processing and finds staff and support their career development, training and appraisal needs.  You will therefore need excellent people skills and an ability to motivate and inspire confidence in others.  You will be supported in this by colleagues both directly working on the A428 project and MOLA’s wider Research & Engagement Team.  Specific training in line management will be available and so the post may suit those looking to advance or move their career into this area of archaeology.

Want to find out more?

For any queries, or to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact the A428 Framework Director, Gary Brogan (gbrogan@mola.org.uk).

You can apply via our recruitment portal link on the MOLA website where you will find full details of the role along with a job description and person specification.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions.  Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.

MOLA promotes diversity and equality of opportunity at all levels, and welcomes applications from people regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or belief.

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