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Working for the Commission

The Royal Commission has a permanent staff of around thirty-five people who work full time or part time at its offices in Aberystwyth.

Over many years the Commission has developed a skilled and highly qualified workforce and it has become a recognised centre of excellence in heritage fields. Most staff fulfil specialist roles, for example in archive administration, archaeology, photography, graphics, education, architectural history or information management. Their work is guided by the Secretary (CEO) of the Commission and by its Chair and Commissioners.

Any vacancies are advertised in the press and on this website, including occasional opportunities for temporary appointments. The Commission also seeks to offer work experience, training placements and opportunities for volunteers.

Equal opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and it is our belief that everyone should have the same opportunities for employment and advancement based on their abilities, qualifications and suitability for the job.

Equality of opportunity is embedded in our employment policies and procedures including recruitment, training, promotion, performance management, induction and probation.

This means that no applicant for a job with the Commission or any employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or caring responsibilities, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or because they work part time.

Social partnership
At the Royal Commission, the relationship between the employer and the trade union is based on social partnership. We believe our goals can best be achieved by management and the trade union working together.

Our recognised trade union is Prospect.

This relationship is underpinned by a partnership agreement. This sets out how our union works with management at the Royal Commission on issues such as:

•         pay
•         terms and conditions
•         policies and procedures
•         organisational change.

Our trade union representatives work to give our members a real say in the workplace. They make sure that the interests of their members are promoted and protected. They also help reduce inequalities and improve terms and conditions for all. The Royal Commission has an excellent track record of working in partnership with the trade union. We encourage staff to get involved. We support you to join the trade union, to ensure your voice is heard in the workplace and to learn more about trade unions and partnership working.


For further information, please contact us.


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