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Our Culture

“I believe being an archaeologist is one of the best jobs in the world, and that working at MOLA is the best place for a career in archaeology. There is a place for everyone. We are a charity, so we are committed to our purpose of creating great archaeology and benefitting society through sharing it.  We are one of the UK’s largest archaeology practices, so we can offer a range of opportunities for our people to gain new experiences and learn new skills, all in a challenging and nurturing environment where innovation is recognised and rewarded.”
- Janet Miller, Chief Executive Officer, MOLA

Our mission at MOLA is to benefit society through archaeology – it’s at the centre of what we do and the services we provide for clients. We help the development, infrastructure and construction sectors to demonstrate the societal value and relevance of their work through development-led archaeology. This is why we place such emphasis on our research and engagement programmes, which aim to ensure that archaeology leads to meaningful research which we can then translate into the delivery of genuine community participation.

We believe that:

  • archaeology should be a force for good and we must always ask challenging questions of ourselves and the world around us
  • better archaeology is created when it is produced by a diverse range of people, which is why we will actively focus on recruiting more people from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • actions speak louder than words and we will ensure that we keep matters of social justice central to the focus of all our work – excavation, research and engagement

Employee welfare

We are committed to creating an environment where conversations about mental health and wellbeing are commonplace and where you feel supported both by MOLA and your colleagues. We incorporate mental health fully into our health and safety practices and policies, and have a team of trained Mental Health First Aiders across our offices and sites. Our people also have unlimited access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which offers emotional support and advice on a wide range of matters.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to broadening the diversity of our team so that it is more representative of all sections of society. We are striving to create an inclusive culture that ensures equality of opportunity for all.

In order for us to further our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity at MOLA, we want to understand the demographics of all job applicants and invite you to complete our Equality and Diversity monitoring form when submitting your application. Your participation in this survey will be kept entirely confidential and will also help to inform and enable the development of the work of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group.