St Quentin's Castle seeks key-keeper

Wednesday 25 June 2014

St Quentin’s Castle, Llanblethian, is seeking a dedicated key-keeper with responsibility for checking the monument on a daily basis.

St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian

St Quentin's Castle, Llanblethian

The post involves locking and unlocking the car park gate and gatehouse; 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.

The post is not a salaried position — a modest fee is paid gross on a quarterly basis. The key-keeper will not be a Welsh Government employee, agent or partner and will be appointed as an independent contractor.

The key-keeper should live in close proximity to the monument and no more than a distance of  2-3 miles away.

Jayne Rowlands, Head of Cadw’s Estates and Property team said: 'St Quentin’s Castle 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 St Quentin’s heritage and who would take pride in the role.'

If you think you can meet this challenge, please send your expression of interest with full details of recent and relevant experience to:

Jill Brinkworth,
Estates and Property team,
Plas Carew,
Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed,
Parc Nantgarw,
CF15 7QQ

or email

Closing date: 4 July 2014.