Come and Work with Us on an Exciting NLHF-funded Community Project!

Love archaeology, history and conservation work? Are you able to handle a multi-themed community project in both Welsh and English? This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with schools, community groups and heritage bodies to empower local residents to engage with, learn about, excavate, interpret, manage and protect Pendinas Iron-Age Hillfort in Penpencau through archaeological survey and fieldwork, enhancement of the natural heritage, learning and creative activities.

 For further information, read on!

Community Outreach Officer for the NLHF-funded Pendinas Hillfort Project, Penparcau, Aberystwyth.

  • Full time: 37 hours per week
  • 18-month fixed-term contract from February 2023
  • Starting salary: £25,860
  • Working in Welsh and English
  • Closing date: 5pm 27 November 2022.

Job purpose and significance of role:

The Pendinas project is an 18-month community project to learn more about the hillfort that dominates the heights above Penparcau. The project will seek to answer questions about the history of the hillfort through the ages and throw light on the ways in which our ancestors used the site. The results of a programme of excavation and geophysical survey, will provide the material for various community activities, including film making, pottery making, schools projects, guided walks and storytelling. We will also work with local wildlife experts to clear bracken and gorse and improve the hilltop site for the rare plants, birds, invertebrates and insects that have a home at Pendinas. The project will include a weekend Pendinas festival in August 2024 to showcase all these activities and an exhibition at the end of the project.

The Outreach Officer will play a key role in delivering the Pendinas project, which is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Cadw. The archaeological work will be led by Dyfed Archaeological Trust and the outreach work by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. An advisory panel will be established from members of the Penparcau and Aberystwyth communities to help us to work closely with schools, community groups and heritage bodies to empower local residents to engage with, learn about, excavate, interpret, manage and protect the Pendinas hillfort through archaeological survey and fieldwork, enhancement of the natural heritage, learning and creative activities.

The Outreach Officer role involves working flexibly and creatively with people of all ages and backgrounds and their mentors, arranging and facilitating project activities and events as well as assisting with the administrative, governance and reporting tasks required of a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Dr Toby Driver, Senior Investigator (Aerial Survey), Tel: 01970 621 207, email

toby.driver@rcahmw.gov.uk  or Nicola Roberts, Communications Manager, Tel: 01970 621 248, email: nicola.roberts@rcahmw.gov.uk .

Further details

Further details and application forms can be found on our current vacancies page.

10/27/2022

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