Salary SO2 £31,548 - £33,291 Per Annum
It is an exciting time for Newham, as an Area of Focus for National Lottery Heritage Fund and the first month long National Heritage Month. Newham is a borough of real opportunity to build your career.
Our aim is to build Newham’s Heritage Service, to support a wide range of local people engaging with their heritage. We want to work closely with and empower the borough’s heritage sector to celebrate Newham’s rich heritage.
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Archivist who is looking for a challenging but rewarding project to work in a borough with a rich heritage. You will be instrumental in ensuring Heritage is integrated into the borough’s cultural strategy.
The successful candidate will be responsible for organising, documenting, conserving, developing and promoting access to the archives and local history collections and resources held at the Archives and Local Studies Library relating to the history of Newham and its diverse communities.
We are looking for an articulate and innovative individual, with a passion for public engagement with heritage.
Along with a recognised qualification and experience in archives or records management, the successful candidate will also have good knowledge of developments and best practice in preservation and access, and some knowledge of museum collections practice.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
For an informal discussion, please contact Monica Thomas on 07980 042 987.