Archaeologists Northampton, England

Museum of London Archaeology
Full Time Northampton, England 24730 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

This is a temporary, full time vacancy that will close in 13 days at 23:59 BST.
The Vacancy

6 Months Fixed Term Contracts (with possibility of extension)

MOLA is a well-established and innovative archaeological organisation and one of the leading voices within the profession. Our expert commercial services support clients in their sustainable development and we conduct highly significant research both as part of the development process and independently within our own framework.

As a charity where education is at our forefront, our aim is to inspire people to be curious about their heritage as we set out to share our knowledge and information with the widest audience possible.

We are looking for people to join us who are passionate about delivering quality heritage services and about using archaeology as a force for good to benefit society.


MOLA is continuing to grow at a fast pace, and we are looking to recruit hard-working and enthusiastic Archaeologists to join our Northampton field team. MOLA has a policy of mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capabilities and enhance career prospects, with opportunities for internal advancement and promotion, as well as developing specialist skills.

Recent highlights from our Northampton office include a large Anglo-Saxon settlement and cemetery, Neolithic burials, extensive Iron Age and Roman settlements, and part of a Medieval manorial complex.

We have several exciting projects of all sizes, covering different types of archaeology, ongoing or due to start imminently. Our teams are currently working on infrastructure, residential and commercial developments. Examples of projects include:

  • A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet
  • A project with multi phased archaeology in East Anglia
  • Iron Age settlement sites in Northamptonshire

The role primarily involves excavating and recording archaeology of various periods on a range of site- and project-types, in line with MOLA procedures. Training may be provided to use a GPS to record archaeological features, and there may be opportunities to contribute to post-excavation processes as well.

The role will be contracted to the MOLA Northampton office, with work taking place on projects within Northamptonshire and outside the county. Transport from the Northampton office to sites is provided with the MOLA fleet vehicles, and subsistence and accommodation costs are provided for away work in line with MOLA policy.

We have start dates available throughout June and July offers will be made to suitable candidates before the closing date, so early applications are advised! Contracts are initially for six months with the possibility for extension.

We are looking for people with:

  • Experience of archaeological recording systems and fieldwork, especially on commercial projects and even better if that experience includes rural sites;
  • Good organisational, communication and teamwork skills;
  • A valid CSCS card;
  • A commitment to creating a safe, positive, and inclusive work environment;
  • We are particularly interested in applications from archaeologists who would be willing to drive for MOLA.

If you would like more information regarding the opportunity or an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Northampton Field Team Manager, Gemma Hewitt ([email protected]).


Please apply via our recruitment portal link on the MOLA Website.

The closing date is 23:59 on 30th June 2023.

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

MOLA is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Company

MOLA is an experienced and innovative archaeology practice. We have been providing independent, professional heritage advice and services for over 40 years across the UK and internationally on schemes both large and small. Our commercial services are designed to help our development, infrastructure and construction sector clients to meet their planning process requirements swiftly and expertly, with the certainty and value they need.

As an education charity our aim is to inspire people to be curious about their heritage. We are proud of our award-winning community engagement and education programmes, which are founded on partnership and participation. As an Independent Research Organisation, we set out to share the knowledge and information we generate with the widest audience possible for the benefit of society. The research we conduct as part of the planning and development process takes place alongside our own research framework.

The Benefits

Generous annual leave allowance

Cycle to work scheme

Healthcare cash plan

Generous sick pay provision

Employee Assistance Programme

Gym discounts

Generous parental leave

PPE provided

Relevant professional subscriptions paid

Employer contribution pension scheme

Free access to over 900 museums, galleries & exhibitions

Season ticket loans


Museum of London Archaeology
London, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
Non-profit Organisation
Grantmaking & Charitable Foundations
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