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Come and Work with Us on an Exciting Community History Project Recording Welsh Asian Heritage!

Passionate about the rich diversity of Wales? Love history, working with community groups, gathering archive material and creating interest-grabbing exhibitions and learning resources? Then this may be the job for you!

We are looking for two new members of staff to lead and deliver our new Welsh Government-funded community engagement project: ’Places’ I Remember’. This project will celebrate Welsh Asian culture and, in particular, the history of those Ugandan Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972 and who initially settled at Tonfanau in Wales. Working at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, this project will run until the end of March 2025.

This project will raise awareness of the remarkable contributions that migrant communities have made to Welsh life. It will create a permanent record of Welsh Asian culture for present and future generations to use for learning and research. This archive will form part of the National Monuments Record of Wales (our public archive) and will include photographs, documents, audio and video recordings, and stories that link to the history and culture of Asians of Indian origin in Wales, marking their contribution to Welsh life in religious, cultural, social and economic terms.

It will include a photographic record and story map of places of significance to the Welsh Asian community – the Tonfanau resettlement camp, homes, shops, cafes, temples, mosques, schools, places of work, the use of Welsh rivers for funeral rites – and activities associated with them – cooking, festival preparations, weddings, funerals.

The outputs will also include a project website, newsletters and blogs, talks, learning materials and a series of exhibitions.

There will be two project posts, a Project Leader and an Outreach Officer.

Both roles will involve working flexibly and creatively with people of all ages and backgrounds and their mentors, arranging and facilitating project activities and events, including the creation of major exhibitions. An understanding of the languages, culture and religious practices of Welsh Asian communities and empathy with their experiences are essential for both these posts.

Project Leader

The Project Leader will be responsible for helping to define the Welsh Asian heritage project’s delivery plan and for ensuring the effective and timely implementation, administration and management of the project.

  • Full time: 37 hours per week
  • Fixed term appointment to 31 March 2025
  • Starting salary: £32,460
  • Hybrid/flexible working
  • RCAHMW is based in Aberystwyth.

Project Outreach Officer

The Project Leader will be assisted by and responsible for the Project Outreach Officer who will play a key role in delivering the project.

  • Full time: 37 hours per week
  • Fixed term appointment to 31 March 2025
  • Starting salary: £26,900
  • Hybrid/flexible working
  • RCAHMW is based in Aberystwyth.

Background information on the Royal Commission
The Royal Commission was established in 1908 and is sponsored by the Welsh Government. As the investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales, it has a lead role in ensuring that Wales’s archaeological, built and maritime heritage is authoritatively recorded, and seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of this heritage nationally and internationally.

This project is being funded by the Welsh Government as part of its anti-racist Wales programme.

Closing date 5pm 14 May 2023.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Nicola Roberts, Communications Manager, Tel: 01970 621 248, email: nicola.roberts@rcahmw.gov.uk Or David Thomas, Head of Public Services, Tel: 01970 621205, email: david.thomas@rcahmw.gov.uk .

Further details:

Further details and application forms can be found on our Current Vacancies page.

17/04/2023

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