Project Officers - Northampton

£26,800 to £28,750 (Salary dependent on experience)
Based in Northampton

We are looking for Project Officers to join our expanding team in Northampton during a period of sustained business growth based from the Northampton  office. We have a diverse and interesting portfolio of exciting projects throughout the UK and an expanding client base.

The role will be based in the MOLA Northampton office and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required.

The role:
The Project Officer will be responsible for medium to large projects primarily involving excavation and post-fieldwork analysis, reporting and publication but could also include evaluation, survey work and building recording.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive and relevant experience within commercial archaeology.  They will have good prioritising and organisational skills in running archaeological fieldwork and post-excavation projects, with an ability to work to fixed timescales and deadlines.  They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to liaise effectively with colleagues, clients, and planning archaeologists.  They will have sound understanding of archaeological project costing and budgets.

The ideal person will already be working in a project supervisory capacity and this could provide an ideal opportunity for someone looking move to the next stage of their career.  Training and mentoring would be provided for the right candidate with the ambition to move their career forward as part of MOLA’s commitment to career development.

Membership of the CIfA is preferred at AIFA level or above.  A full clean driving licence is essential for this role as regular travel will be required.

Employee Benefits:
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
•    22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pro-rata, rising based on service length
•    Company pension scheme
•    Life Assurance and Sickness Income Protection Policies
•    Free health care cash plan (including dependent children)
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    Payment of relevant professional memberships e.g. CIFA
•    Cycle Scheme

We are committed to mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects.  We offer a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

For more information about the role and to apply, please download the full job description and application form below.

Please note: Applications without an application form will not be considered. When completing the application form, please state which position you are applying for using the job reference PO319N

Applications should be submitted electronically to   

The closing date for the vacancy is Sunday 24th March at 23:59.

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.