Project Supervisors Northampton

Job ref: PS206N
Pay range: Starting from £24,088 to £26,138 (Salary dependent on experience)
Hours: Full time 37.5hours per week
Locations: Northampton based, but travel to sites across the UK will required
Duration: Varied; Permanent and fixed term contracts available

The Role

We are looking for Project Supervisors 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.

MOLA has an extensive and diverse range of projects starting in May and June across the midlands, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.  These provide the opportunities for committed individuals to advance their careers, undertaking important pieces of work for one of the largest commercial archaeological organisations in the UK.There are opportunities to develop careers and expertise beyond Project Supervisor, within an environment that values individuals and the contributions they bring to the organisation, recognising the importance of work/life balance.

The Project Supervisor will have sole responsibility for small-medium sized projects primarily involving fieldwork, post-fieldwork analysis, reporting and publication. These include excavations, evaluations, survey work and building recording.  They will also contribute to larger scale schemes as part of a team led by a Project Officer, being responsible for specific areas or tasks within the archaeological team.

Offers will be made to suitable candidates before the closing date, so early applications are advised.

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:

The following criteria are essential:
• Interest in and knowledge of British archaeology
• CSCS card (ideally Academically Qualified Person of Professionally Qualified Person) or willingness to acquire one
• Experience and understanding of UK commercial archaeology
• Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral
• Skills in people management
• An understanding of diversity and how it relates to the role

The following criteria are desirable:
• Degree in archaeology or equivalent experience
• Driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles
• Member of the Charted Institute of Archaeologist (CIFA) at AIFA level or willingness to join
• Experience of working in commercial archaeological in field work
• Experience of working in urban, rural and/or infrastructure construction environments
• Understanding of construction process

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 £1000 subject to eligibility
• Free access to many of London’s museums and galleries (excluding ticketed events)

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.

Please note:
• For more information and to apply, please download the full job description and application form below quoting reference PS206N
• Applications without an application form will not be considered.
• Applications should be submitted electronically to
• The closing date for the vacancy is 31st October at 23:59
• Early applications are advised as applications will be reviewed upon receipt and start dates are available immediately and through September and October 2020.

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.