• Job Reference: MOLA/1/159
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: MOLA
  • Website:
  • Location: Based remotely but must be able to travel on limited occasions to the MOLA offices and/or sites
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Unremunerated (reasonable expenses paid)
  • Sector: Education, Charity
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part Time

Job Description

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 opportunityWe 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’re 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 and grants
  • H&S 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’ll 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: Midnight on Sunday 28th April 

4 meetings per year