Pension scheme
Healthcare cash plan
PPE provided


Salary Unremunerated (reasonable expenses paid)
Location Based remotely but must be able to travel on limited occasions to the MOLA offices and/or sites
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Passionate about the past? Interested in inspiring current and future generations? Relish the challenges presented by transformation and change?

This is your opportunity to play a crucial role shaping the future of one of the UK’s leading archaeological practices and education charities.

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) has been providing independent professional heritage advice and services for over 50 years across the UK and internationally. In this time, we have delivered some of the largest archaeological projects ever undertaken. This includes excavations ahead of new developments such as Crossrail, HS2 and the A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge scheme.

But that’s not all! As the only British archaeological practice to be awarded Independent Research Organisation (IRO) status, our research and its impacts are recognised worldwide. Our fieldwork and research feeds into driving our award-winning public impact programmes; inspiring current and future generations about the past and the places they live. We genuinely believe archaeology has the power to change people’s lives for the better and as such seek to embed partnership and participation throughout our work.

With a new Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive in post, we are about to embark on a significant programme of transformation and change and have big ambitions.

Whilst archaeology deals with the past, we aim to continue leading the way when it comes to innovation and impact. Are you the right person to support us on that journey?

About the opportunity

We are seeking up to four new trustees to join our board. After a period of significant change in 2023, we are seeking innovative and experienced individuals as we enter a new and exciting period for our world-leading charity.

We are particularly looking for individuals with the following experiences and skills:

  • Digital and Technological Innovation: We are seeking support from an individual with a strong background in tech/digital with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to advise and guide us on our programme of digital transformation.
  • Finance and Commercial:  Although we are a charity, 90% of our funding is generated through commercial activities. We’re looking for a trustee with a sharp eye for the numbers who can help us push the margins on our commercial activities.

We also welcome trustees from a variety of backgrounds, and we are keen to boost the following skills on our board:

  • Legal and HR
  • Research & grants
  • Health, Safety, and environment
  • Media and communication

An understanding of or a background in the archaeology sector is not necessarily required. However, a passion for the past is a must!


We anticipate that Trustees will need to participate in a minimum of 4 meetings per year, but there will be the opportunity to play a broader role, including attending board sub-committees, staff committees and working groups.

Why become a Trustee at MOLA?

As a Trustee you can make a difference.  You will play a crucial role in guiding MOLA’s strategic direction and help make important decisions that will have an impact on both our organisation and the wider archaeological sector.

Becoming a Trustee for MOLA will be a fulfilling role and you will have the opportunity to see and hear about

some of the fascinating archaeology discoveries we encounter every day.

Find out more?

If you would like to find out more about MOLA or one of the trustee roles, please contact Chris Henry, HR Director for an informal conversation on


CLOSING: Sunday 28th April 2024 at 23:59

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

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Healthcare cash plan

Generous sick pay provision

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