Senior Buildings Archaeologist

Closing date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Permanent / 37.5
£28,858 - £35,656 (dependent upon experience)


We are looking for motivated, experienced and capable individuals to join our Built Heritage Team to deliver building recording projects, principally within the London Region but also nationwide. Applications from experienced buildings archaeologists, or those with relevant experience are welcome.

As one of the largest independent archaeological and heritage practices in the UK, MOLA offers continued career progression within the organisation and the opportunity to expand and develop personal and professional skills into all aspects of archaeological practice, within a dynamic and interesting environment. In the longer term there are career opportunities to move into senior management roles within the organisation, contributing to the strategic direction of the business.  Flexibility and innovation are key factors in the success of any organisation and you will be encouraged to develop your own solutions and approaches to your projects, with the independence to manage your own time and priorities.

We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and are growing the business and client base.  You will have the opportunity to join a close-knit team with the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of the business.

The role

The successful candidate will be part of MOLA’s Built Heritage Team and will undertake a range of built heritage projects, principally building recording, typically in London and the southeast, but sometimes further afield. You will report to the Head of Buildings Archaeology and will work on a range of projects with a team of Buildings Archaeologists and Heritage Consultants, including supervision of the MOLA project team. You will be required to maintain high professional standards and produce the quality of work expected of MOLA, while also completing projects within set timescales and budgets. Health and safe considerations in all working practices are essential. 

Ideally candidates will have demonstrable experience of building recording both on site and through research and reporting stages of a project. There is also the opportunity for the right candidate to move their career forward as part of MOLA’s commitment to career development, for which training and mentoring would be provided.  In order to help with this, MOLA offer a structured training and development programme.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills, the ability to manage their own workload and prioritise accordingly.  A suitable level of experience in team management and project delivery is expected.  The successful candidate will be able to motivate, empower and inspire project teams and be able to build productive and professional relationships with all our partners across the sector including clients, consultants, other contractors and curators.  Problem solving skills and the ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams are essential.

Membership of, CIfA or IHBC or willingness to apply is required. MOLA will pay for application and membership fees.  A full clean driving licence, or commitment to learn to drive, is also required as regular travel may be required.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on 31st December and interviews are expected to be held in early January

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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