Finds & Environmental Processor

Closing date: 
Friday, December 9, 2022
Permanent / 37.5 Hours
£23,844 per annum


MOLA is seeking Finds and Environmental Processors to join our Research and Engagement division in Northampton. We have a number of varied and exciting projects of all scales due to start imminently as well as continued work on major infrastructure schemes. Our expertise is being sought in infrastructure, residential and commercial developments across the central, eastern, and southern counties.

We are looking for dynamic and motivated 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. You will also work alongside a range of finds and environmental specialists. The role will be based in the MOLA processing facility in Northampton. We are open to appointing to either full or part time contracts and will happily discuss flexible hours/working patterns.  The role may suit someone with an interest in archaeology but who hasn’t previously worked in the sector.

The Role

The successful candidate will join our large Finds and Environmental Processing Team, and tasks will include:

  • Processing environmental samples via flotation and sorting their residues
  • Process finds and human remains from excavations, including washing, marking, and packaging to MOLA standards
  • Logging finds and environmental information into MOLA databases in an accurate, detailed, and reliable fashion.
  • Contribute to the successful commercial operation of MOLA.

As one of the leading archaeological contracting organisations in the UK, MOLA offers continued career progression within the organisation, and the opportunity to expand and develop personal and professional skills.

Want to find out more?

For any queries, or to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Dr Claire Finn, Head of Research and Engagement Programmes, Northampton (

You can apply via our recruitment portal link on the MOLA website where you will find full details of the role along with a job description and person specification.

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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