Reference: RA0005344
Having secured a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund,Heritage & CultureWarwickshireare looking to appoint an enthusiasticarchivist to lead an exciting andinnovativeproject working with communities across Warwickshire. It isa great opportunityto gainexperienceworkingwith theimportantarea to improveDiversityand Inclusion within archives.The successful candidate will be supported by other members of the archivist team, mainlythe EngagementArchivist,recently the recipient ofWarwickshireCountyCouncil’sStar AwardforDiversity & Inclusion, and the Senior Archivist who will line manage the position.

Theywillidentifyandwork withawide variety ofcommunities to support them instoring and caring for,understandingand recording their collections.The project will alsobegin workon compilinga directory ofarchivesheld within communitiesand promote their usetomakemore people across Warwickshireawareoftheserecordsandincrease the number of people accessingthe county’sdiverseheritage.

This role will suit someone who has a sound understanding of cataloguingand promoting archival collections anda passion for engaging withcommunities todemonstratethe importance of heritagein community identityandthe need tosafeguardit for future generations. The successful candidate will develop and deliver a training programme to inspire and equip communities tolook after and record theirowncollections.We arelooking for someone with energy and imagination to make the most of ashort-termcontract that willbenefittheir continued professional development.

The post is fixed term (six months) full time (37 hours per week)and not suitable for home working.

For further information or to discuss this role, please contact Richard Lewis, Collections & Development Manage on richardlewis@warwickshire.gov.uk or01926738950

For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas.

Additional Information
For further information or to discuss this role, please contact Richard Lewis, richardlewis@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 19th October 2023

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.
If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding your contact details and any relevant screenshots.
You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukand we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore.
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*29,439 to *GBP*32,020 per annum
Package: 6 months Fixed term Contract
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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