Project Management Team - Northampton

Assistant Project Managers, Project Managers and Senior Project Managers - Northampton
Salary: £27,470 to £43,000 (dependent upon role and experience)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Based in Northampton (with travel to project sites as required & consideration will be given to flexible work locations)
Generous relocation allowance (eligibility rules apply)

Senior Project Manager ref. SPM620N
• To support the Directors in the operation and development of the business at Northampton and within MOLA and work with others to ensure the implementation of effective business wide strategies in alignment with the organisation business plan
• To lead on the tender, management and completion of major archaeological contracts in accordance with agreed business development target so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeology organisation

Project Manager ref. PM620N
• The purpose of this role is to work closely with Senior Project Managers in the tender, design and delivery of archaeological projects in accordance with agreed business development target and compliance with all local, regional, national and professional standards
• To manage and complete archaeological contracts from initiation to publication in accordance with agreed business development targets
• To manage the execution of contracts so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeological organisation

Assistant Project Manager ref. APM620N
• The primary purpose of this role is to support Project Managers and Senior Project Managers in the design and delivery of archaeological projects and to manage smaller / less complex projects within agreed business development targets.
• On a daily basis, you will have a number of varied responsibilities including costing, organising, managing and delivering projects, forming project teams in liaison with other managers, and managing the execution of projects so as to meet client requirements and underpin MOLA’s reputation as a leading commercial archaeological organisation.

We are looking for motivated and capable individuals to join our Project Management team at Northampton.  All applicants will be considered, from experienced Project Managers looking to develop their careers to candidates who want to move into Project Management for the first time.  MOLA are offering a generous relocation allowance for successful candidates who relocate to Northampton.

As one of the largest independent archaeological 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 Roles
The successful candidates will be expected to tender for and procure new business at a level appropriate to the level of the appointment.  They will manage a range of archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects simultaneously whilst ensuring delivery within set timescales and budgets.  Maintaining quality standards and safe working practices are essential.

Professional experience
Ideally candidates would have demonstrable experience of successfully tendering for and managing projects from initiation to completion.  However, there is also the opportunity for the right candidates with the ambition 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 to develop help the right candidate develop the appropriate skills.

Membership of CIfA at Associate or Member grade or eligibility and willingness to apply is required.  MOLA will pay for application and membership fees.  A full clean driving licence is essential as regular travel will be required.

Personal qualities
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 according to roles.  The successful candidates 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.  Good problem-solving skills and the ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams are essential.

Please note:  We have comprehensive COVID-19 plans in place and are following all current Government and Public Health England guidance on establishing and maintaining a safe working environment during COVID-19 (  We are in constant dialogue with clients and staff representatives and we’re doing all we can to ensure all staff can continue to work and operate safely while travelling to site, working on site, and working in our offices.   All new starters will receive a thorough and up to date health and safety briefing. For more details regarding MOLA's plan, please see the details here:

Employee Benefits
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
•    30 days annual leave (including bank holidays), rising based on service length
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
•    Health care cash plan (including dependent children)
•    Subsidy for relevant professional memberships
•    Cycle Scheme
•    Relocation incentive of up to £5000 subject to eligibility
•    Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

MOLA have a policy of mentoring and training for staff at all levels to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.

Please note:
• For more information about the role and to apply, please download the full job description and application form below.
• Applications without an application form will not be considered.
• When completing the application form, please clearly state which position you are applying for and use appropriate job reference:
        - APM620N – Assistant Project Manager
        - PM620N – Project Manager
        - SPM620N – Senior Project Manager
• Applications should be submitted electronically to   
• The closing date for the vacancy is 31st October at 23:59.
• Early applications are advised as interviews may be held throughout the application process.

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.