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Senior Buildings Archaeologist / Buildings Archaeologist - London

  MOLA in London
   BA at £21,000 and SBA from £25,000
  Apply before: 18/02/2019
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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Senior Buildings Archaeologist from £25,000 (dependent on experience). Ref SBA0219
Buildings Archaeologist £21,000. Ref BA0219

London (for work in London and surrounding counties)
Permanent (subject to successful completion of probation period)

The Role                            
MOLA are looking for a suitably qualified Senior Buildings Archaeologist to work from our London office. We will also consider applications for the role of Buildings archaeologist.
This will be an opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types and tasks, including on- and off-site standing building recording work. The role is varied and will include activities such as creating drawn and photographic records of buildings, writing built heritage reports and undertaking documentary research.

The Candidate
The successful candidate will be driven and highly organised with a flexible approach to work. An interest and knowledge in the built environment is essential, as is the ability to create clear drawn and photographic records with a meticulous work approach. Experience in producing written reports is preferable and we are particularly interested in applications from those with experience in CAD, photogrammetry and high-frequency laser scanning.
As the role requires working on site, applicants should ideally have some experience working in an urban or construction environment, and will need to be comfortable working on demolition sites or in empty or derelict buildings, potentially also working at height, on scaffolding or in confined spaces.

Some UK commercial archaeology experience is preferable; 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 across departments and have a flexible approach to deployment. CSCS card holders are preferred, though we can arrange and pay for the test if necessary. Please note that the CSCS test stations are exclusively located in the UK.

Essential Criteria:
•    Construction Safety Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or willingness to acquire one
•    Full driving licence, or willingness to acquire one, and willingness to drive company vehicles outside London if required
•    Interest and knowledge in the built environment, archaeology, historic buildings and buildings technology
•    Some experience of preparing desk-based assessments and reports
•    Ability to produce clear scaled or annotated sketch drawings and well-composed photographic records
•    Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills, and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
•    Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages and use of database systems
•    Working to time and budget constraints

Desirable Criteria:
•    Degree in Archaeology or other comparable subject
•    Confined Spaces Entry training certificate or willingness to acquire one
•    First Aid at Work certificate
•    Experience of commercial archaeological fieldwork
•    Knowledge of building recording techniques, documentary archive research and building analysis
•    Working in an urban / construction environment
•    Contributing to project costings and tender documents
•    Producing Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS)
•    Experience of CAD, photogrammetry, Photoscan processing
•    Experience with high-frequency laser scanning and 4D data capture

Employee Benefits:
We offer a range of benefits to our employees including the following:
•    22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising based on service length
•    Company pension scheme
•    Healthcare cash plan (including dependent children)
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    Full payment of relevant professional membership fees (e.g. CIfA)
•    Cycle 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.

For more information and to apply, please refer to the application form and relevant job description attached at

Please note:

  • Applications without an application form will not be considered.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically to 
  • Please apply using the correct job reference for the post you are applying for as noted above
  • The closing date for the vacancy is 11th February 2019 at 23:59
  • Early applications are advised as interviews will be held throughout the application process.

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.

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



Please quote BAJR in your application.

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