Ogmore Castle seeks Key Keeper

Monday 03 March 2014

Ogmore Castle, near Bridgend, is seeking a dedicated key keeper with responsibility for checking the monument on a daily basis and keeping it free of litter.

Ogmore Castle

Ogmore Castle

The post, for which a modest fee is paid, involves reporting any damage or vandalism to Cadw and notifying police of any undesirable person or activities at the site. Together with litter picking, the key keeper will keep a day-to-day eye on the condition of the monument. 

It comprises the substantial remains of a Norman stone-built castle, raised by the de Londres family. The initial earthwork castle was established by William de Londres, soon after 1100..

Jayne Rowlands, Cadw's Head of Estates and Property said: 'Ogmore is an open monument and is open to visitors without charge. The key keeper has a vital local role to play in ensuring the site is always well presented and looking at its best for our visitors. It would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in caring for a truly attractive monument and who would take pride caring for Ogmore’s heritage.'

If you think you can meet this challenge, please send full details of recent and relevant experience to Jill Brinkworth, Estates Support Officer, Cadw, Plas Carew, Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff CF15 7QQ. or email: jill.brinkworth@wales.gsi.gov.uk 

Closing date: 21 March 2014.