Inspector of Ancient Monuments Job Advertisement
Full-time, £29,100 - £35,750 (starting salary will normally be at the minimum)
Location: The post holder will be responsible for regional casework in NE Wales covering the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham but will also have Pan-Wales responsibility for the designation programme.
It is anticipated that the post will be based in the Welsh Government Office in Llandudno Junction.
An exciting vacancy has arisen for an Inspector of Ancient Monuments in Cadw’s busy Historic Environment Branch. Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well organised and motivated archaeologist or heritage management professional with good communication skills interested in protecting the historic environment by working with owners and communities to help them care for and manage their scheduled monuments.
Based within our Historic Environment branch, your key task will be identifying archaeological sites and monuments of national importance for statutory protection through scheduling. Working throughout Wales you will visit and inspect archaeological monuments and sites, meet owners and provide recommendations for designation.
This post also involves regional responsibility for casework relating to scheduled monuments in North East Wales covering the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. This includes providing specialist archaeological advice on applications for scheduled monument consents and grants, advising owners and site managers on appropriate management of their monuments and handling damage cases.
To join us, you will need a degree in archaeology or a related subject, together with a wide knowledge of the archaeology and history of Wales and a familiarity with archaeological monuments of all types and periods. Membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) at Associate level (ACIfA) or higher and experience of working on archaeological fieldwork and/or heritage management projects is desirable.
Most monuments are on farmland or in open countryside; many are in remote and upland locations only accessible by car and foot. For this reason you will need to hold a full driving licence and be capable of working safely and alone in remote environments. Health & safety equipment and training for accessing remote sites will be provided.
In return for your dedication, you will benefit from our commitment to your on-going personal and professional development, including support with CIfA membership, along with favourable terms and conditions.
Please be aware: should you be invited to interview, as part of that selection process, you will be required to assess and provide comments on documentary and photographic material relating to a piece of casework, although no prior preparation will be required in advance of the interview.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please call Ian Halfpenney on 07968 609837 or Dr Kate Roberts on 03000 259013.