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Project Supervisor

  MOLA in Northampton
   Starting from £24,088 to £26,138 (dependent on experience)
  Apply before: 30/04/2021
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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MOLA is continuing to grow at a fast pace and we are looking to recruit suitably qualified people for the role of Project Supervisor on permanent contracts to be based from the Northampton office.  We have a number of varied and exciting projects of all scales due to start imminently as well as in major infrastructure schemes. Our expertise is being sought across infrastructure, residential and commercial developments across the central, eastern and southern counties.

We are looking for dynamic, motivated and experienced individuals to be a part of a highly successful team. MOLA have a policy of mentoring and training staff at all levels in order to develop individual capability and enhance career prospects, with opportunities for internal advancement and promotion, as well as developing specialist skills.

We are offering a highly competitive salary for the right candidate. Ideally someone already in role, but we will also look favourably on a Project Assistant who is looking to progress their career.

The role will be based in the MOLA office in Northampton and at project sites as required, so a level of flexibility to work away is required.

Membership of or willingness to join CIfA at AIFA level or above is preferred.  Membership and Application fees to CIfA are paid for by MOLA.

A full clean driving licence is essential for this role as regular travel will be required.

The role

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.

The successful candidate will have proven extensive and relevant experience within commercial archaeology.  They will have good prioritising and organisational skills with an ability to work to fixed timescales and deadlines. They will be able to provide evidence of clarity in both written and spoken communication and be able to liaise effectively with colleagues, clients, and planning archaeologists. 

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 via the MOLA website at
  • The closing date for the vacancy is 23:59 on Friday 30th April 2021
  • Early applications are advised as interviews will be held throughout the application process
  • 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.

The Company

MOLA is an experienced and innovative archaeology practice. We have been providing independent, professional heritage advice and services for over 40 years across the UK and internationally on schemes both large and small. Our commercial services are designed to help our development, infrastructure and construction sector clients to meet their planning process requirements swiftly and expertly, with the certainty and value they need.

As an education charity our aim is to inspire people to be curious about their heritage. We are proud of our award-winning community engagement and education programmes, which are founded on partnership and participation. As an Independent Research Organisation, we set out to share the knowledge and information we generate with the widest audience possible for the benefit of society. The research we conduct as part of the planning and development process takes place alongside our own research framework

The Benefits

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Generous sick pay provision
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym discounts
  • Generous parental leave
  • PPE provided
  • Relevant professional subscriptions paid
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Free access to over 900 museums, galleries & exhibitions
  • Season ticket loans




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