Project Specific Archaeologist (London)


Archaeology team on A14C2H (c) A14C2H courtesy of MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Project Specific Archaeologist (London)

PAY: £20,650 for 37.5 hours per week/£23,235 for 42.5 hours per week

START DATE: January onwards


ACCOMMODATION: Not provided, but a £2500 allowance will be offered to those who relocate to London

HOURS: The project will progress to 42.5 hours and applicants must be committed to working these extended hours


Project Specific Archaeologist (London):

MOLA Headland Infrastructure is recruiting archaeologists to work on the largest infrastructure scheme in the UK. Successful applicants will work on a burial ground excavation in central London, the largest ever undertaken in this country.

Applicants should ideally have at least three months’ experience in commercial archaeological fieldwork in the UK, although relevant European commercial experience will also be considered. Candidates should have demonstrable experience in working in teams to meet tight deadlines and without close supervision. Applicants must be comfortable working on an active, urban construction site and excavating human remains; we are particularly interested in hearing from those who have some prior experience of this.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt and immediate start dates are available for the right individuals. Preference will be given to applicants who already hold AQP/PQP CSCS cards. Please note that CRO cards are not accepted on the scheme. We can arrange and pay for a test if necessary and provide information about how to upgrade CRO cards to AQP/PQP. Offers of employment will be conditional on acquiring the right card. Please note that the test stations are only available in the UK.

Employee Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays) pro rata
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to promotion / transfer opportunities with MOLA and Headland
  • Relocation allowance of £2500 (payable over 3 months) if relocating to London from outside of London (eligibility rules apply)

There may also be opportunities to transfer to work on other projects within MOLA and Headland. These will only be available subject to successful completion of the probationary period.

Applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected]Please make sure you refer to job code MHA-L when making your application.

The closing date for applications is Sun 13th January 2019 at 23:59.

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 download a job description and application form to apply. Applications without an application form will not be considered.