The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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Vacancies at GGAT

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


Deadline for applications:

31 October 2018.

Interview Date:

Mid November 2018 at the Trust’s Swansea office

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust (GGAT) is a charitable company with the stated object of educating the public in archaeology. The Trust provides strategic and development control advice to twelve unitary local authorities in south Wales, advises a wide range of other statutory bodies, maintains the Historic Environment Record for the area, carries out outreach in the communities of south Wales, and undertakes archaeological work under contract. The Trust currently employs twenty-two staff, has a cohort of long and short-term volunteers, and a budgeted turnover for 2018-2019 of £785,000.

The position:

GGAT is seeking a new Chair to provide leadership to the Board of Trustees in developing the strategic direction of the Trust to ensure that it can continue to deliver its object effectively at a time of potential challenge and change.

Time Commitment

GGAT has an Annual General Meeting. The Board of Trustees meets at least 4 days a year. Meetings are sometimes held with Cadw, the other Welsh Archaeological Trusts, and other partners.

Much of the communication between fellow Trustees and with senior staff between meetings takes place by email, but it is also important that the Chair is able to visit the GGAT office and projects from time to time and is accessible to the Chief Executive Officer and senior staff on a regular basis.

Membership of GGAT

The successful candidate will be required to be, or be willing to become, a Member of the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust.

GGAT HER Charitable Trust

The GGAT Trust is the Trustee of the GGAT HER (Historic Environment Record) Charitable Trust. Therefore, all GGAT Trustees have a role in managing this charity.



Desirable Experience:

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

Desirable Knowledge and skills:

The successful candidate should be able to:

Interested candidates are warmly invited to submit a CV with a short covering statement of why they are interested in the role, and to submit these by 31 October 2018. See 'How to Apply' document below.

Download the following documents:

Introduction and Challenges document

GGAT Chair - How to apply

GGAT Chair Job Description and Person Specification

GGAT Data Privacy Notice