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Senior Investigator (Maritime)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a Senior Investigator (Maritime), a key post in its Survey and Investigation team.

Job title: Senior Investigator (Maritime)
Responsible to: Head of Knowledge & Understanding
Location: Royal Commission Office, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU
Duration: Permanent
Grade: Band D/HEO
Pay scale: £29,850 per annum rising to £36,500 per annum in four annual increments (Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale)
Hours: 37 hours per week (we will consider applications from individuals seeking part time or flexible working arrangements)

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2020

Job description

Job title: Senior Investigator (Maritime)

Responsible to: Head of Knowledge & Understanding

Location: Royal Commission Office, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BU

Duration: Permanent

Grade: Band D/HEO

Pay scale: £29,850 per annum rising to £36,500 per annum in four annual increments (Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale)

Hours: 37 hours per week (we will consider applications from individuals seeking part time or flexible working arrangements)

Job purpose and significance of role:
The Survey and Investigation team is responsible for enhancing the National Monuments Record of Wales and identifying previously unknown heritage assets through systematic and programmed reconnaissance using archaeological, maritime and aerial survey.

The Senior Investigator (Maritime) will play an important role in ensuring the Royal Commission meets its strategic deliverable objectives by carrying out maritime record enhancement, through research, survey and project work. This will include contributing to multi-disciplinary projects and working with people across specialisms, both within the Royal Commission and with external partners.

The postholder will be an expert in their field and play an important role in gathering information on, and enhancing the knowledge of, maritime archaeology around the Welsh coast whilst enhancing the Royal Commission’s database. The post holder will also be responsible for providing expert advice to decision makers and planners in the historic environment sector as well as engaging with national strategic developments on behalf of the Royal Commission (i.e. responding to Welsh Government consultations, marine plans etc)

The post holder will carry out the following key tasks:

Key tasks:

1. Lead in the development, implementation and completion of thematic projects that enhance the National Monument Record of Wales’s maritime records and target gaps in present knowledge and assets under threat, including in the intertidal zone.

2. Continue to enhance the maritime database through curating authoritative database records to a high professional standard for maritime sites.

3. Contribute to the Royal Commission’s advice services by providing impartial, professional and expert advice to decision makers in the historic environment sector on offshore and intertidal development, and the protection and designation of maritime heritage assets.

4. Lead and develop with colleagues where appropriate, programmes of marine and intertidal survey and investigation that promote innovation and excellence, including sonar and marine geophysics and documentary research.

5. Contribute, when required, to the Royal Commission’s work on the effects of climate change and rising sea levels.

6. Seek and obtain external funding and partnership resources for maritime projects in liaison with other Royal Commission staff.

7. Build, maintain and liaise with a network of contacts associated with the maritime environment to enhance information exchange and where possible explore opportunities for partnership working.

8. Prepare and contribute to Royal Commission and other publications on maritime subjects, as well as providing research material for other potential Royal Commission publications and contribute articles about work undertaken for use on the Royal Commission’s website, in its annual report and for other electronic publications and social media.

9. Represent the Royal Commission on committees, panels and partnership projects pertaining to the maritime heritage of Wales, and for initiatives to evaluate state of knowledge.

10. Carry out training and mentoring of Royal Commission staff and where appropriate, the wider sector, in maritime archaeology.

11. Prepare papers and statistical information on work undertaken for use in Commission documents and for presentation to Commissioners.

12. Undertake appropriate project, outreach work or other duties as may be required by the Royal Commission.

Person specification
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following criteria (divided into essential and desirable):

Essential criteria
Be permitted to work in the UK by being a UK National, a British Protected Person, an Irish or Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the EEA (European Economic Area)
Qualifications/level of education
Essential criteria
GCSE/GCE or O Levels at Grade C (or grade 4) or above in English (or English Literature) and Maths
First or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject such as archaeology, anthropology, history or other related disciplines
Desirable criteria
Post graduate degree in Maritime Archaeology or in another related discipline
Project management qualification such as PRINCE2 (foundation level or above), ISEB, APM or MSP
Professional accreditation
Essential criteria
Membership of an appropriate accredited professional body, commensurate with the level of responsibility
Essential criteria
Experience of delivering projects within a recognised project management environment.
Experience of using common ICT software applications, databases and GIS
Experience of applying equality and diversity principles in the workplace or in other settings
Experience of working with people across specialisms and with partner organisations to deliver strategic objectives and successful projects
Desirable criteria
Experience of working within the framework of a Welsh language policy and/or Welsh language standards
Knowledge and skills
Essential criteria
Direct experience of maritime survey, including in the intertidal zone. This may be through undertaking, organising, managing or supervising maritime survey in a professional capacity. The postholder must have, at least, basic survey skills using digital and/or non-digital survey methodologies and equipment
A record of publication in this field of work
Experience of managing and using maritime specialist survey data
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce reports to a high standard and give presentations
Good analytical and interpretative skills
Good organisation skills and the ability to manage own workload
Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining high standards of work
Have some knowledge of key law and policy in the area, such as MCAA 2009, licensing and consents etc.
Ability to work effectively with a team to deliver projects and objectives, both in managing teams and setting objectives, and as a team member working with others to achieve objectives
Desirable criteria
Good general knowledge of, or an interest in, the historic environment of Wales
Working language
Essential criteria
As the Commission is an organisation working in Wales it is essential that the successful applicant for this post is either a Welsh speaker or, if not, is willing to commit to taking lessons with a view to achieving the required level for this post (level 3 on the Royal Commission’s Welsh Skills Assessment Framework). Training will be provided and funded and time off will be given.
Particular working requirements
Essential criteria
Hold a current full, clean UK driving licence and be willing to drive for work
Have access to own car or be eligible to drive a hire vehicle
Have a level of fitness and mobility to be able to access remote rural and coastal locations whilst carrying equipment

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Gareth Edwards 01970 621223, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
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