Regional Inspector of Ancient Monuments

Cadw (Welsh Government Historic Environment Service)
Closing date: 
Friday, June 23, 2023
£41,700 - £49,370 (starting salary will normally be at the minimum)
Llandudno Junction


An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Regional 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 conserve and manage their scheduled monuments.

The post holder will be responsible for regional casework in Mid Wales and the Borders area covering the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire. This involves undertaking statutory duties and casework relating to designated (scheduled) monuments of all types and periods from prehistoric to 20th century. In addition to regional duties, the postholder will have Pan-Wales responsibility for defined strategic historic environment policy areas. These policy areas are assigned based on Cadw’s business plan priorities and the successful applicant’s areas of expertise and experience.

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. The postholder is required to provide advice in line with best practice and guidance and will ideally be a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), or capable of obtaining such membership within one year of taking up the post. You will also need to demonstrate substantial experience of working on archaeological fieldwork and/or heritage management projects.

For full details of the post and the application process, please click the apply button.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please call Ian Halfpenney on 07968 609837.

Please be aware: should you be invited to interview, as part of that process, you will be required to assess and provide comments on documentary and/or photographic material relating to a piece of casework, although no prior preparation will be required in advance of the interview.

Welsh Government currently operate a hybrid working arrangement, but it is anticipated that the linked office for this post will be the Welsh Government Office in Llandudno Junction.

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