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Early Career Human Osteologists – London

  MHI - MOLA Headland Infrastructure in London
   £24,933 (for 42.5 hours per week)
  Apply before: 20/08/2018
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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Early Career Human Osteologists – London

PAY: £24,933 for 42.5 hours per week
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term until 31.3.19 with possible extension
HOURS: 42.5 hours per week
LOCATION: London – work on site in Central London
RELOCATION ALLOWANCE: £2500 (payable over 3 months) if relocating to London from outside of London (eligibility rules apply)

MOLA Headland Infrastructure (MHI) is seeking to recruit and develop the skills of a team of talented and enthusiastic early career Human Osteologists to support our current team.

The successful applicants will work on a major archaeological excavation in central London for one of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects. This project will involve one of the largest burial ground excavations undertaken in this country.

Excavations on such a scale will provide an opportunity to gain commercial osteological experience and contribute to a highly significant project. The excavation will further our knowledge and understanding of the life, death and burial practices of the population of post-Medieval London.

Working closely with a team of highly experienced archaeologists and human osteologists you will contribute to and develop understanding of the past through the excavation, identification, processing (washing and packaging) and recording of human skeletal remains.

Successful candidates will have a degree in Archaeology or a related subject and post-graduate qualification in Osteology or a related subject. Candidates with a demonstrable background in Osteology will also be considered. Proven ability in the identification of human remains and pathological bone conditions and knowledge of current legislation and guidelines are essential.

A good general knowledge of British archaeology and commercial archaeology, particularly in the excavation of post-medieval burial grounds would be an advantage.

Full training will be given and the successful candidates will be able to work rapidly and accurately under pressure as part of a large team. Good IT literacy and written and oral communication skills are required as is the ability to work well within a team and independently. Candidates should also show a willingness to learn.

We welcome applications from EU Citizens.  Candidates should demonstrate a flexible approach towards working hours and location.  CSCS accreditation at AQP/PQP is required but MHI can provide test vouchers for successful candidates without a CSCS card.

Employee Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays) pro rata
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle Scheme & Childcare vouchers
  • Access to promotion / transfer opportunities within MOLA and Headland
  • Relocation allowance of £2500 (payable over 3 months) if relocating to London from outside of London (eligibility rules apply)
Please download a job description and application form to apply from  

Please note that applications without an application form will not be considered.

The closing date for the vacancy is Monday 20th August at 23:59 but early applications are advised as applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

The anticipated contract start date is the end of September 2018.

Applications should be submitted electronically to .

While everyone recruited will have common contracts, the employer will be either Headland or MOLA. Successful applicants will be assigned to one organisation for management of HR issues.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to commencement.

MHI 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.




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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