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Senior Archivist

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 06/02/2019 12:00
£27,358 - £30,756
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Northumberland Archives - Woodhorn
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Closing date:
6 Feb

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Job Title
Senior Archivist – Northumberland Archives

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
Northumberland Archives role is to collect, preserve and make available records relating to the history of our county. We operate from two service points – Woodhorn in south-east Northumberland and Berwick-upon- Tweed in the north. A team of twenty one work across the two service points. We are an Accredited Archive Service and an Approved Place of Deposit. We offer a full range of public services operating two public search rooms and participating in education and outreach activities across the county. In 2017 our service moved back into Northumberland County Council management and we form part of the authority’s Information Services.

The role
The Senior Archivist is a new role that will provide support into both service points – Woodhorn and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Based at Woodhorn, it is a key role that will support the development of our service moving forward. The postholder will be responsible for some aspects of operational management particularly around the delivery of some aspects of public service including searchroom services, volunteer projects and the development and delivery of education and outreach services. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £27,358 - £30,756 (BAND 7)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
First degree.
Post-graduate qualification in Archive Administration or equivalent.
At least two years’ experience of working in a Local Authority Archive.
Experience of managing staff and volunteers.
Experience of collection management and cataloguing of records.
Experience of operating public enquiry services.
Experience of using CALM cataloguing system or similar.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre on Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Sue Wood on 01670 624469 for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Sue Wood or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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