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    Knowledge & Information Management

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  • Salary:

    £29,776 per year

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  • Job ref:

    JN -032020-26058

  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Startdate:

    2020-03-16 00:00:00


A 12- month Maternity Cover

28hours per week

Salary of £29,776 pro rata

About the company

Our client is a focusing   on   celebrating   culture,  heritage   and   diversity   with vibrant   community   events   for   local   people,   businesses   and   visitors   to   enjoy.

What you’ll be doing

The Archivist will be developing the   collection,  ensure   its   security   and   preservation   and   oversee   its cataloguing   to   the   required   standards. 

Main responsibilities

  • Proactively   identifies   best   practice   in   the   sector   and   updates   systems, policies   and   procedures accordingly   alongside   the   Heritage   Team   Leader
  • Manage   the   archive   collections   stored   both   on   and   offsite,  ensuring   they   are   stored   to   required standards   and   that   there   is   public   access   to   the   collections   wherever   possible.
  • Lead   on   cataloguing   archival   collections   to   relevant   standards.
  • Prepare   and   maintain   archival   finding   aids   in   the   most   appropriate   format.
  • Coordinate   the   cataloguing   of   Heritage   Service   collections  (museum,   local   history   and   archival)  in   the  collections   management   system   CALM   by   providing   training,   setting   priorities   and procedures   and   overseeing   cataloguing   undertaken   by   other   staff   and   volunteers.
  • Contribute   to   the   ongoing   development   and   improvement   of   the   service, setting   and   achieving heritage   performance   and   income   targets.
  • Provide   an   excellent   standard   of   customer   service
  • Work   towards   the   service   being   delivered   in an   outcome-focused   and   efficient   way, training   colleagues, volunteers   and   customers   in   their use, processing   and   handling   of   archive   materials.

Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:


  • Have   a postgraduate   qualification   in   Archives   and   Records   Management (or equivalent)  
  • Have   post   qualification   experience   in   the   management   of   records   and   archives  
  • Demonstrable   experience   of   cataloguing   to   international   cataloguing   standards (such   as ISAD(G))   and   familiarity   with   CALM  
  • Experience   in   or   interest   in   digital   preservation   solutions
  • A good understanding of record management processes and be able to work closely with record manager to confirm what should be transferred to the archive.


  • Experience   of   supervising   the   work   of   staff   and   volunteers
  • Experience   of   working   with   heritage   collections   stored   off-site

Why you should apply

The position will give the successful candidate experience of preserving and sharing a diverse   heritage and make it accessible to the community. This is a great opportunity for an exceptional candidate to put your archival and cataloguing knowledge and experience to work with a talented team.

If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5468 on