The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust invite applications for the following post

Historic Environment Record & Information Manager

Work Location:

Head Office, Heathfield House, Heathfield, Swansea SA1 6EL.

Starting Salary:

£31,881pa plus 6%pa contributory pension.


35 per week.



Deadline for applications:

5pm Friday 9 March 2018

Interview Date:

Week starting 19 March 2018 at our Swansea office

Closing Date:

Friday 9 March 2018

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd is seeking to appoint a Historic Environment Record & Information Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance, management, updating, and development of the GGAT Historic Environment Record and related information flows and controls.

The record provides an essential information base for the management and conservation of the historic environment in South Wales. The record is mounted on a platform developed and shared by the Welsh Archaeological Trusts using applied open source software, public access is available through Archwilio.

The record is used by Welsh Ministers to discharge their duties in respect of compiling and keeping up to date a historic environment record (HER) for each local authority in Wales as set out in the Historic Environment Wales (2016) Act. Duties in these respects are delivered under contract to Welsh Ministers. The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing this and for delivering other record maintenance, usage, and enhancement works funded by Cadw and the following local authorities: Swansea, Neath Port-Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Monmouthshire.

The position:

We are seeking a highly-motivated and diligent professional, who has a collaborative working focus but is also open to innovation, and who has the leadership and organisational skills to drive forward the development and use of the GGAT HER.

You will have significant experience of working with Historic Environment Records, and the competence to ensure the effective management, integration, and use of both digital and non-digital elements of the record. This will include: administration of related digital systems including cyber security; oversight of data protection, intellectual property rights and copyright; supervision of support staff and volunteers; maintenance of non-digital archives; oversight of legal transfer of archive and other information; administration of the provision of information.

Position requirements

You will have the technical knowledge to assist with ensuring the digital continuity of the record. You will need to be able to ensure satisfactory public and other customer access. You will need to have a degree or equivalent in archaeology or a related subject (or in exceptional circumstances equivalent experience and publication record) and Membership (at MCIfA level) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (or, in exceptional circumstances, if already accredited at ACIfA level, demonstration of ability and action to attain the higher level of professional accreditation).

You should have the following knowledge areas:

You should be able to demonstrate that you have the following skills:

The possession of a post-graduate qualification or similar in GIS applications and an ability to speak Welsh may be advantageous but are not essential.

Further details including a full job and person description and information about the application procedure can be obtained by writing to Mrs B Rees, Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, Heathfield House, Heathfield, Swansea, SA1 6EL or email