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Current Vacancy — Conservation Works Manager

Location: South Central Wales     

Salary: £31,210 to £38,160 plus pension benefits

Closing date: 11/01/2023, 16:00

Cadw are seeking to appoint a professional Conservation Works Manager to work within the Properties in Care branch.

This post will help manage and deliver the conservation of historic and scheduled monuments and non-Facilities Management related operational maintenance at its 130 historic sites across Wales.  The post holder will ensure that Conservation services are executed to a high standard and monitor statutory compliance to ensure that Cadw’s World Heritage sites and scheduled monuments across Wales are safe, well conserved and accessible, giving a positive visitor experience within their region.

Applicants will need to be qualified to NVQ level 4 or equivalent with a minimum of five years’ experience in similar roles with excellent communication skills.  The conservation manager will need to be a skilled leader of craft-based teams of stonemasons and joiners, as well as the ability to procure, appoint and manage external contractors and specialist consultants on operational and minor project work.


Cadw is an agency of the Welsh Government, so people who work here are civil servants. We offer many benefits, including training and development opportunities, pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance, flexible working (depending on your role). And of course the chance to be a part of a committed team who are proud to be keeping Wales’ historic assets ‘tidy’ for future generations to enjoy.

There are a number of jobs for which the ability to speak Welsh is essential and this will be set out in the job advertisement. We encourage and provide opportunities for people to learn Welsh and, if you are a Welsh-speaker, you can expect a bilingual working environment and HR services and information available bilingually.

Our jobs include:

  • Stonemason
  • Custodian
  • Conservation specialist
  • Archaeologist
  • Historic Buildings inspector

We also employ people who do:

Casework, estates, events, facilities, finance, grants, health & safety, HR, interpretation, lifelong learning, marketing, photography, publications, retail,web development and even wedding planning!

We recruit on merit on the basis of fair and open competition in line with civil service recruitment principles.  Details of vacancies can be found by visiting the Appoint system on the Welsh Government website.

If you are interested in working for us and would like to be notified as and when vacancies arise, please visit the Welsh Government recruitment website and register for job alerts.