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Registered Finds Specialist

  MOLA in London
   £25,000 - £28,050 (depending upon experience)
  Apply before: 02/09/2018
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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Pay: £25,000 - £28,050 (depending upon experience)

Full time (37.5 hours per week)
The Role
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced registered finds specialist to join our expanding finds team. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of of registered finds of all types and periods found in London and the surrounding regions. Excellent identification skills and a proven record of publication to a high standard in this area of expertise are also vital to this role.
This post offers the opportunity to collaborate with a team of highly qualified specialists in all areas of artefact and ecofact analysis on a wide range of projects.  Work would be undertaken on material mainly from London, southern and central England and in particular from current infrastructure projects and other developer-led excavations. An ability to work within tight timescales and to highly specified briefs is essential.
The Candidate
Applicants must have a degree in archaeology or a related subject and have at least two years’ experience in identifying and reporting on registered finds assemblages. Relevant European commercial experience will also be considered and we welcome applications from EU Citizens. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions, and proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work well within large teams and independently.
Essential Criteria include:

  • Proven finds identification skills
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of registered finds analysis
  • Publication record relating to this area of expertise
  • Knowledge of British archaeology
  • Excellent writing and research skills: the ability to synthesise ideas from a range of sources and data to present ideas and arguments as written text
  • General understanding and awareness of current research within the specialism
  • A degree in archaeology or a related subject
  • Understanding of Health and Safety issues in archaeology
 Desirable Criteria include:
  • Post-graduate qualification in finds work or a related subject
  • Membership of CIFA
  • Experience of working in a commercial environment
 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
•    Childcare voucher scheme
•    Season interest-free travel loan

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 at  

Please note:
  • Applications without an application form will not be considered.
  • When completing the application form, please state which position you are applying for.
 Applications should be submitted electronically to  

The closing date for the vacancy is Sunday 2nd September 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.



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