Ref: 24940

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Community Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 22 hours

Closing Date: 25/04/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £29,223 to £31,248 (pro-rata)


The Environment and Culture Department at Harrow Council are looking for an Archivist to join their team on a part time basis. The Archivist will be responsible for the management, organisation, conservation, development and accessibility of the local history collection and archive held at Headstone Manor & Museum relating to the history of Harrow and its communities. They will contribute to the development and objectives of Cultural Strategy, specifically relating to archives and local history.

The post holder will manage and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the local history collection and archive to achieve and maintain Archive Service Accreditation.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree level education or equivalent, or relevant work experience
  • Experience of working in a public facing archives environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of best practice and recent developments in archives and record management, including collections care, preservation and storage, as well as outreach, access and partnership working
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills for dealing with a wide variety of people and working with diverse communities.
  • An understanding of the operations of an archives or public records service including health and safety, remedial and preventative conservation and related collections care systems and procedure.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of current legislation and standards regarding archives, including the Archive Service Accreditation standard.
  • Experience in undertaking historical research using archive collections, with a clear understanding and knowledge of local history and related resources.
  • The ability to manage and mentor a small team of work placement students and volunteers

For more information, please refer to the role profile/selection criteria.

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We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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