The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is the unique, independent national archive and investigation service for Wales, dedicated to the authoritative recording and interpretation of our rich historic environment. We operate at arm’s-length from the Welsh Government, with skilled staff providing professional advice and expert information to the public. We’re committed to delivering the best possible historic environment service for Wales, fostering greater understanding and care for our historic buildings and landscapes, and recognising the potential for heritage to help improve people’s lives.
Founded by Royal Warrant in 1908, we now receive our principal funding from the Welsh Government as a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Through our work we:
- Research and record archaeology, buildings, landscapes and maritime remains from prehistory to the present;
- Care permanently for Wales’ rich archive of the historic environment in the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW);
- Support people to learn about our rich heritage through online resources, community outreach and publications;
- Provide impartial advice and information to help people manage the historic environment sustainably and ethically.
- Have experience in commercial ways of working, marketing and PR, and a proven record of fundraising;
- Have expertise in archive management;
- Have expertise in working with communities, particularly hard-to-reach groups, at a strategic level, and a commitment to the principles of equality and diversity;
- Providing oversight and constructive challenge to organisations with charitable aims;
- Have knowledge of, and a successful track record, in a senior governance role.
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