Assistant Archivist - RCN00697

Library and Archives | RCN Scotland HQ | £29,694 pro rata

Contract type: Permanent

At the Royal College of Nursing we're an optimistic organisation. And we've got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK - with around 435,000 members - all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're number 14 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to work for, with Two Star Best Companies Accreditation for 2018 and are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Our Library & Archive Services have been awarded Archives Accreditation and Customer Service Excellence.

Assistant Archivist
RCN Scotland HQ, 21 hours per week, Permanent

As the Assistant Archivist you'll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of archives and your ability to deliver all aspects of archive management.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from contributing to departmental planning to building cross-organisation relationships, as well as helping staff to access the archive. We'll look to you to support our collecting, implement our preservation plans, scope and deliver cataloguing projects, share expert knowledge with staff. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and to develop your potential.

As our Assistant Archivist you'll manage our corporate archive cataloguing projects, making the collections accessible to researchers and the organisation.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our archives. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure and annual leave of up to 32 days pro rata.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages.

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you'll need an in-depth knowledge of archives and experience handling corporate records.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything's possible.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Fiona Bourne, Archives Operational Manager on 0131 662 6155.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Closing Date: Monday 30th April 2018

Assessment Centre & Interview Date: 9th and 10th May 2018

We have another Assistant Archivist (Digital) role available, and your application may also be considered for this. Please state on your application if you do not want us to consider your application for this role.

Interview date: 2018-05-09

Contracted hours: 21

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