Development Control Archaeologist


Permanent full time post 37 hours per week

Grade 3: Spinal Point 24-28 (£22,401 - £25,463) depending on experience

Location:  Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Offices, Craig Beuno, Garth Road, Bangor, Gwynedd.

Application Closing Date:  MONDAY, 11 MARCH 2019 (9.00 am)

Interview Date:  WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 2019

Primary Purpose of the post:   To assist the Senior Planning Archaeologist in providing a comprehensive regional archaeological planning service.

Description of Role:
The Development Control Archaeologist will assist the Senior Planning Archaeologist in delivering a planning service for north-west Wales by providing advice to local authorities, Cadw and other relevant bodies on the historic environment implications of development proposals. You will also assist with the provision of advice on permitted development schemes, and on other development impacts which fall outside the planning process. 

You will need to be a confident decision maker who is able to articulate clearly the basis of your decision making processes.  You must be technically capable or have an aptitude for digital mapping and GIS, ideally with Historic Environment Record and/or field experience.  The role will require you to arrange and attend site meetings and field visits, and monitor archaeological field work to ensure compliance with the agreed scope of works.

This is a full-time permanent post with an initial probationary period of 6 months. It is based in the Trust’s offices in Bangor.  The successful applicant will be expected to work 37 hours per week within the Trust’s operating flexi-time policy. 


Full Job Description in PDF format

Person Specification in PDF format


Applications should be made by CV and covering letter.  Gwynedd Archaeological Trust does not use a standard application form.  If you are invited for interview, this will include a short test in which applicants will be expected to interrogate data, demonstrate understanding of possible impact and provide coherent advice under pressure.  Prior experience of development control work will be an advantage but will not be necessary to complete the task, which will be designed to elicit the applicants’ aptitude for the day-to-day work of a Development Control Archaeologist.

Please send applications, by post or email to:    

The Administration Officer, Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, Craig Beuno, Garth Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2RT

Email:         Tel:  01248 366950

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jenny Emmett on 01248 370926.


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