The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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

Assistant Stewardship Officer: Permanent.

Salary: £23,800 pa. 35 hours a week.

Location: South Wales

Deadline for applications: Applications must be received by close of business on 27th June 2022

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd is a charitable company that undertakes advisory, archaeological and public education works for a wide range of organisations (see The Trust is a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

The Trust is established with a clear public benefit object.

We are looking for an experienced archaeologist to join our Advisory Services team, whose work is particularly supported by Welsh Government through Cadw and by the twelve Unitary Authorities in South Wales.

The position:

As one of our Stewardship Team, you will play a role in ensuring the effective management, investigation, understanding, and promotion of the historic environment in South Wales.

The role involves working at case work levels and working with a wide range of bodies and persons. At a casework level you will assist in providing advice to bodies with oversight for permitting development whether within or outside of the land-use planning regime including bodies with their own permissive regimes on the impact of proposed land-use on the historic environment. Where development proceeds you will assist in ensuring that archaeological mitigation proposals meet current professional standards and are delivered to approved schemes, and in doing this assist in monitoring fieldwork and review and approve reports and other outcomes.

More generally, the role will also involve assisting in providing advice to academic and other researchers, community groups and others wishing to carry out research or other investigations of the historic environment.

The post holder:

You will be a member (ACIfA accredited) of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists and therefore have the attested competencies of such professional accreditation.

Whilst you may have a background of working in an archaeological advisory or consulting capacity, experience in archaeological practice or educational role would also be relevant.

You must be able to work under multiple pressures and have clarity in communication. You will need to be able to be consistent in decision-making often in different contexts and justify your determinations.

You will need have a good working knowledge of MS Office and GIS software applications and must have a clean driving licence. A knowledge and appreciation of Welsh Language and Culture is desirable but not essential.

Remuneration and benefits:

We offer a professional working environment centred on collective success and achievement and promotion of personal and professional development. In addition to the salary, the remuneration package includes twenty-five personal and two privilege holidays in addition to Bank Holidays, 6% employer contribution to pension, contribution to CIfA membership costs and CSCS card renewals.


Applicants are invited to register their interest by e-mailing with the reference Assistant Stewardship Officer in the ‘subject box’ and providing some contact details in the body of the e-mail. Applicants registering their interest will be sent the full job description, further details of how to apply, and data privacy notices.

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.