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Assistant Community Archaeologist

  Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust in Welshpool
   £18,746 to £21,693 (FTE) Part Time
  Apply before: 19/08/2018
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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This is a part-time role, up to 22.5 hours per week. Salary £18,746 to £21,693 (FTE) commensurate with skills, experience and enthusiasm. The position is part-time, job shares considered; flexible working essential.

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, including Welsh Government. 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.

Your job will be to help deliver CPAT’s education and outreach activities, working closely with the Community Archaeologist, the Trust’s Director and other colleagues in the development of a programme funded by Cadw grant aid. The role will also deliver a large element of the pan-Wales HLF-funded ‘Unloved Heritage?’ project.

This is a ‘community archaeology’ role, but we welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. You may have a background in archaeology and heritage, but this is not essential, as long as you are interested in the past and in the area in which CPAT operates. The role is intended:

  • To help deliver existing public engagement and outreach commitments, including open days, public presentations, work with schools, and other public events in co-ordination with the other Welsh Archaeological Trusts, Cadw and other partners as appropriate.
  • To assist in the development a range of public outreach and engagement initiatives across the Clwyd-Powys region, involving innovative and imaginative solutions to some of the issues faced working in a predominantly rural area of low population density. 
  • To help educate and engage people directly in caring for the historic environment in a sustainable way, and to build sustainable long-term partnerships with schools and local community groups.
  • To help develop CPAT’s social media and other marketing strands, including the website.
  • To support fundraising efforts for education, outreach and other project activities.
  • To help collect and monitor data and produce reports on the outcomes of projects.
The following attributes are essential for this role:
  • Interest in archaeology and/or heritage
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to convey it
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Clean full manual driving licence
  • Flexible working (evenings and weekends)
  • Experience of working with volunteers

In addition the following attributes are desirable:
  • Experience of archaeology and heritage
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience of marketing
  • Proficient in use of social media
  • Local/regional knowledge
  • Welsh speaker
  • CIfA membership

For further information and an informal discussion about the role please email the Trust Director, Paul Belford (, in the first instance (a response may be by telephone or email).

To apply for the job please send a CV and covering letter by email to the same address, with the names of two referees. Include links to social or conventional media, or anything else which you feel may support your application. Please also indicate whether you wish to work full-time or part-time and how many hours per week you feel you could commit to the post. 

Closing date for applications is midnight on 19 August. Interviews will be held on 30 August.

Hard copy applications by post or any other means will not be accepted.



Please quote BAJR in your application.

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