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The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust

Supported by the Heritage Lottery

‘Unloved Heritage?’ Project Officer

22.5 hours per week (or thereabouts). £18,070 - £20,661 pro rata (pay award pending). Some flexibility on hours and salary depending on the circumstances and skillset of the successful candidate.

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust is looking for someone to deliver the ‘Unloved Heritage?’ project in our region of mid- and north-east Wales.

What is the ‘Unloved Heritage?’ project?

‘Unloved Heritage?’ is a new multi-partner HLF-funded project taking place across Wales. It is being delivered by Cadw, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts. The focus is on activities and locations not usually considered as heritage. There are seven strands to the project. Although thematically and geographically varied, each strand will recruit young volunteers from all walks of life and inspire them to explore their local heritage through some unique unusual projects. The projects will culminate in a video presentations for each project.

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust is focusing on the introduction of the internal combustion engine and its impact on the landscape of rural Wales. We want to look at how the archaeological evidence of the rapid changes to society that the invention of the internal combustion engine led to physical changes to the landscape that can still be seen today.

What is the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust?

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) is an educational charity which was established in 1975. Its objective is ‘to advance the education of the public in archaeology’, and it achieves this with the support of funding from a variety of sources. CPAT is one of four Welsh Archaeological Trusts (WATs) which work to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic environment. This includes the provision of advice to local authorities on archaeology and planning, undertaking archaeological projects for private- and public-sector clients, and delivering a programme of community archaeology events and activities.

What does the job entail?

The job involves working with young people, volunteers, community groups and local groups to deliver the wide range of activities and events of the Unloved Heritage Project. Key aspects include:
  • Engage with youth and community groups and individuals with whom the Trust are currently working.
  • Working with youth and community groups and others to help facilitate their ongoing heritage projects.
  • Attending events, activities, festivals and helping groups tell their stories.
  • Promoting the Unloved Heritage Project through talks, websites, social media, articles and other media.
  • Working with stakeholder organisations and project partners.
  • Working with the Community Archaeologist to produce progress reports and other reports on the Unloved Heritage Project.
  • Working with the Community Archaeologist to embed the learning from Unloved Heritage into the organisation more widely.
  • Occasionally working outside normal office hours, eg. at the weekend and during evenings.
  • To undertake other duties as the Trust may determine from time to time.

What skills and experience do I need?

You will need to:
  • be able to communicate clearly and concisely, deal confidently and tactfully with people at all levels.
  • be able learn new subjects quickly, be willing to think creatively.
  • be aware of other's workload and be willing to help out when necessary, be aware of your own impact on others.
  • apply a range of skills, knowledge and expertise, take steps to update, develop and widen knowledge and skills, apply sound professional judgement, know when to obtain advice and expertise.
  • focus on results and getting the job done, plan and manage their time effectively.
  • be willing to respond positively and flexibly to change, make suggestions to improve working practices, learn from mistakes, share good practice.
  • be confident, motivated and reliable, work methodically and consistently with attention to detail, have the ability to cope with authority.

A background in archaeology and the historic environment would be advantageous, as would Welsh language skills and an understanding of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts.

How do I apply?

Please download the full Job Description and Person Specification from this link

Applications will only be accepted via email. Your email should have two attachments: a covering letter and a CV. The covering letter should clearly show how you meet the criteria for the role, and highlight relevant experience. The attachments can be in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats.

Please send your email to

The closing date is midnight on Sunday 25 March 2018.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible.