Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council an area within The South Wales Valleys that prides itself on its Strong Industrial Heritage, has successfully secured a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant to deliver an exciting new heritage related project themed “The Altered Images”.
We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to fill the post of Heritage Project Co-ordinator to drive and deliver this project.
The successful candidate will be inventive and enthusiastic about heritage, leading, coordinating and developing this project to produce information and educational resources for diverse communities/ages to raise awareness of local history/heritage and the memorials and monuments that RCT care for. You will devise and host events that allow people to engage with and experience the heritage of RCT. You will manage, and oversee volunteers involved with this heritage project. You will work with local community and Friends groups to ensure local heritage is highlighted, protected, preserved, and appreciated within the locality.
The post is full time (37 hours) and fixed term for 3 years. You should possess the following skills and experience –
Ability to work both on own initiative and as a member of a team.
A passion for heritage, cultural and local history.
Strong communication, IT, social media, digital engagement facilitation, and presentational skills.
Excellent community engagement skills and the ability to work with various diverse teams within the borough.
Experience of working with, training, and supporting volunteers.
Experience of working on Lottery or Heritage Fund or similar community projects is desirable.
Sensitive approach to heritage.
Experience of managing allocated budgets as appropriate.
Coordinate and facilitate heritage community events.
Develop clear and simple monitoring and evaluation techniques
For further information please contact Menna James, Information Services Librarian on (01685) 880061 or 07557082878
Protecting children and vulnerable adults is a core responsibility of all staff appointed to the Council.
In addition to this safeguarding responsibility, the successful applicant for this role will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.
The Council values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to ensuring that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process on the grounds of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, transgender, including those with non-binary identities, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. We offer a number of staff networks for employees including the Allies Network, a Disability and Carers Network and Perthyn our LGBTQ+ Network.
The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 1 November 2021.
We encourage electronic applications, for further information please log on to our website or contact the Recruitment and Advertising Team on 01443 425005.