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Finds and Environmental Processing Supervisor
Salary £28,057 - £31,644 (dependent upon experience)
Location Stansted

This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy
The Vacancy

MOLA is seeking a Finds and Environmental Processing Supervisor to join our Research and Engagement division in Stansted. We have a number of ongoing varied and exciting projects of all scales, related to infrastructure, residential and commercial developments across the eastern counties.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual 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

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

To support the Post-Excavation Team Leader (Stansted) deliver the post-excavation processing element of MOLA’s contracts by overseeing all stages of environmental and finds processing for Stansted projects
Line manage the Finds and Environmental Processors in their day-to-day tasks, ensuring that finds and environmental processing is being completed within the given timeframe and budget and to high standards
Co-ordinate with the Archives and the Specialist Team Leaders (Stansted)
To 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 Dan Garner - Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Closing date for all applications is Friday 10 March 2023 @ 17:00pm

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.

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.

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

Job Description
Job Title:
Finds and Environmental Processing Supervisor
Research and Engagement
MOLA Pay Band 2.3
37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Up to 40 hours can be required. Flexibility with working hours will be required.
MOLA Stansted office
Responsible to:
Post-Excavation Team Leader (Stansted)
Responsible for:
Finds and Environmental Processors, archaeologists, volunteers and assigned contractors
Overall job Purpose
• To support the Post-Excavation Team Leader (Stansted) deliver the post-excavation processing element of MOLA’s contracts by overseeing all stages of environmental and finds processing for Stansted projects
• To line manage the Finds and Environmental Processors in their day-to-day tasks, ensuring that finds and environmental processing is being completed within the given timeframe and budget and to high standards
To co-ordinate project deliverables with Specialist Team Leader (Stansted)Key result areas
• To manage incoming finds and environmental samples and liaise with Field Team Leaders to ensure the high-quality processing, packaging and storage of archaeological artefacts, and provide advice about lifting and stabilising sensitive archaeological materials
• To line manage members of the finds/environmental processing team and supervise their tasks, including processing output and the storage and quantification of materials prior to specialist analysis
• To be responsible for the finds/environmental processing documentation in accordance with MOLA standards and procedures
• To monitor the movement and storage of finds and environmental material through the facility, and to ensure any issues are reported to the Post-Excavation Team Leader (Stansted)
• To maintain good and accurate processing records using MOLA’s digital databases
• To liaise with and assist the Archives and the Specialist Team Leader (Stansted) to produce project deliverables
• To provide support with overseeing the organisation of the processing facility and be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and good order of equipment
• To help promote the work of MOLA to external clients and audiences
• To be responsible for supervising any Archaeologists and volunteers temporarily working at MOLA at the facility
• To support the Engagement team by participating in or contributing to outreach events where necessary
• To undertake processing tasks when necessary
• To undertake any other duties commensurate with the position, as designated by Post-Excavation Team Leader (Stansted) or other Senior Officers and Managers
• To ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and others, and to comply with the policies and procedures relating to health and safety within MOLA
• To support and promote MOLA’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity agenda within and beyond the organisation
• To contribute to and support positive morale within the Processing team
Working conditions
• The work involves some repetitive manual tasks and lifting
• Predominantly warehouse based but may occasionally involve working on site
• On nominated projects you will be required to work 40 hours per week. This will be made up of the standard 37.5 hours per week plus an additional 2.5 hours compulsory extra time paid at single time rates
NB This job description reflects the requirements of MOLA as of February 2023. This job description should not be taken as an exhaustive description of the role and is rather indicative of the types of responsibility covered by this job. MOLA reserves the rights to make reasonable changes as are necessary commensurate with the nature of the post held.
Person Specification - Finds and Environmental Processing Supervisor
• Degree level education in a relevant subject or substantial practical experience
• Academic qualification in Archaeology or equivalent
• CSCS card
• Full, UK (Category B) driving licence or valid equivalent
• Practitioner Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
• Experience of line / people management, and supervising a team to meet deadlines and deliver projects on time, ideally both within and outside the archaeology sector
• Experience in archaeological finds and environmental processing, and the identification of different categories of finds and/or environmental materials
• Understanding of archaeological recording and excavation strategies particularly those related to the collection of finds and environmental samples
• Understanding of the processes of post-excavation analysis and reporting, and the nature of the resulting paper and digital archives
• Active specialism in finds or environmental archaeology or demonstrable knowledge/experience in conservation of sensitive artefacts
• Experience of commercial field archaeology
• Knowledge of Health and Safety requirements relating to work equipment and work premises
• Experience in using digital databases
• Experience of working with new to sector staff; supporting, mentoring and encouraging them and others in new or unfamiliar environments
• Experience of public engagement
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrable evidence of a fully inclusive and positive attitude towards others
• Demonstrable evidence of patience and an openness to new ideas and ways of thinking
• Good organisational abilities
• Good written and numeric skills
• Good IT skills
• Good communication skills to enable you to understand/assist colleagues’ needs
• Demonstrable evidence of taking
• Knowledge of the archaeology of the Midlands, Eastern England and surrounding Counties
• Knowledge of Health & Safety and other legislation relating to archaeology and the design of archaeological projects
• Demonstrable ability to produce specialist reports for a commercial archaeological project
• Demonstrable ability to produce publication-ready academic reports or articles
initiative and motivating others
• Capable of working as part of a team
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