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  1. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star


    Part Time - 17.5 Hours Per Week

    Capita are seeking to recruit a part-time Archivist/Researcher, initially for a 6 month period. The post holder will be responsible for reviewing files and documents retrieved from Interventions into Solicitor practices. This is done on behalf of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). When the SRA intervene into a Solicitors practice, Capita uplifts all files and documents relating to the firm on their behalf. Some of these files and documents contain items of historical interest. Every effort is made to repatriate files and documents to their owners, however this is not always possible. The Archivist / Researcher will be responsible for identifying items of historical interest and liaising with various repositories to loan the items so that they can be preserved, managed and maintained. The post will be based at Prologis Park, Coventry.

    To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter to:

    Sarah Cartwright, Capita, Unit A, Colonnade Point, Prologis Park, Coventry CV6 4BU.

    Further information from

    Closing date for applications is: 10th February 2016
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Dear Colleagues, I am posting this job advert on behalf of Gloucestershire Constabulary. Please bring it to the attention of anyone not on listserv who may be interested. Thankyou, Kate Maisey, Glos Archives

    Constabulary “For the Record” archive project assistant

    Based in Gloucester & Stroud

    22.5 hours per week (worked over 3 days, to include Tuesdays)

    Scale 3 £17761 - £18933.-pro rata

    Fixed term post for 1 year

    Gloucestershire Constabulary has been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to open up the Force’s unique archive, which tells the story of England’s’ second oldest county police force from 1839 to the present day. The project is part of “For the Record”, a major community archive project, funded by the Heritage Lottery and led by Gloucestershire County Council. Getting to grips with "For the Record" - Gloucestershire County Council

    The Constabulary is now recruiting for the new role of part time project assistant to work alongside its Records Management team, Constabulary archive volunteers, Gloucestershire Archives and other key partners to help deliver this exciting project.

    The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in heritage, archives and/or police history, and be a confident user of IT and digital technologies. S/he will be an effective and flexible team worker, with excellent inter-personal and communication skills, able to work alongside, recruit, retain and enthuse a team of volunteers. Experience of oral history recording, and Wordpress based websites would be an advantage, as would previous experience of working with archives and volunteers. The postholder will need to travel between various locations in the county, particularly Gloucester and Stroud.

    Closing date: 12 February 2016

    Please apply via Gloucestershire Constabulary website Police Staff

    For an informal chat, phone Kate Maisey on 01452 425294
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    The Marx Memorial Library is home to a unique collection of archives and books on Marxism, the trade union movement and the British left. For further information about the Library and its work please visit our website at MML - Marx Memorial Library and Workers' School

    We are currently looking for volunteers to work 1-2 days per week assisting with two major projects:

    1. To write up collection level descriptions for some of our smaller archive collections according to our house style. This is an excellent opportunity to get some archive description experience.

    2. A special project to work on the papers of artist & writer Gertrude Elias. Her artworks need digitising and re-packaging. There may also be scope for assistance in a broader outreach project associated with this collection.

    Travel expenses will be covered and efforts will be made to ensure that candidates learn about a range of archival practice and procedures.

    A familiarity with archive work and an interest in Marxism and the trade union movement are desirable.

    For further details please contact Meirian Jump, Archivist & Library Manager at
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  4. Fuchs66

    Fuchs66 Ring a ding

    Any places for someone with 14 years experience of working with chemical weapons? Will be free from the end of April. ;)
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    try mr b. al-assad, damascus, syria
  6. Fuchs66

    Fuchs66 Ring a ding

    Already been 2 years in Syria, had a good contact in the Foreign Ministry but not quite the angle I was looking for. Although you do raise an interesting issue that nobody wants to think about when giving large numbers of chemical weapons specialists the boot :)
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  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    you could always try a mr al-baghdadi of raqqa, but i understand his severance terms not that competitive.
  8. Fuchs66

    Fuchs66 Ring a ding

    Yes I hear it is very easy to get the chop there!
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    yeh when he fires someone, he really fires someone
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  10. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Job for charitable dog-lovers. Scroll down to bottom, Philanthropy Assistant, Dogs Trust, London head office:

    Jobs - Dogs Trust

    Passed on by my sister in law who's worked there since she left university, over 20 years ago!
  11. Lea

    Lea Sur un seul mot de toi...

    Was made redundant last March after 9 years. Got good package luckily. Found temp job in June 2015 which ended at the end of November 2015. Been looking for work since then. Was offered on Friday a 12 month fixed term maternity cover at a multinational as PA to VP in marketing. Well pleased. was starting to get worried. I'm so useless at competency based interviews. Luckily for me this company I'm going to work for didn't do competency interview either in the first or second round interview. I can be myself when I do a conversational interview. I hate having to do memorise stuff for competency interviews. It's like you are reciting rather than being yourself.

    Anyway, good luck everyone.
  12. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Need a work from home java/webservices programmer.
  13. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    Don't suppose you could get them to re-engineer to python/Django? :D
  14. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member
  15. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    No, sorry :D
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star


    Applications are invited for the following post -

    Archivist, Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

    Salary: £25,225-£28,465

    35 hours per week, permanent

    Closing date: 8 April 2016

    We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and committed professional to assist in the management of collections as well as providing a high quality public service within the Highland Archive Service. The postholder will manage staff and volunteers as well as liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders. They will be responsible for the smooth running of the Searchroom, contribute to planned programmes of cataloguing and take an active role in outreach activities.

    Informal enquiries to Fiona MacLeod, tel 01463 256428 or 256444 or email

    An application pack is available at
  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    PhD opportunity “Accessing Barclays’ historical customer records”

    The University of Liverpool and Barclays Group Archives (BGA) invite invitations from suitably qualified candidates for the first of two fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentships. The project will centre on access to, and the research use of, data – and particularly nominal data - held within the Bank’s archives.

    The successful candidate student will enjoy privileged opportunities to work in situ as a member of the professional archival team responsible for Barclays Group Archives in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester. S/he will explore the possibilities for developing access to the rich information resources available in these archives, focusing in particular on the customer/nominal data. Such information exists in a number of different locations across the bank’s holdings, but its research potential remains to be fully realised.

    'Accounts with Interest' is conceived as a genuinely interdisciplinary project; we are keen to attract suitably-qualified candidates from any area of the humanities and social sciences who can demonstrate their potential to conceive a coherent research project aimed at enabling access, adding value to the information held in archival records, and promoting audience development. Thus, while the research might be conceived with the framework of archival science or organisational studies, and take a methodological stance from either of those disciplines, it is not restricted, or limited to, either. Whatever approach is adopted, outcomes of the project will include enhanced understanding of the research potential of the materials, and of how Barclays can provide enhanced corporate and (appropriate) public access. The candidate will work closely with a second studentship holder, to be appointed from October 2017, whose research will take place within a technology/digital humanities-based framework. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will either have completed (or be close to completing) a Master’s degree by 1 September 2016.

    Download AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship 2016 (pdf) for further details or email Dr Margaret Procter, Senior Lecturer, Record and Archive Studies or Dr Andrew Smith, Senior Lecturer in International Business.

    Deadline for applications and interviews
    The deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday, 6 April 2016.

    Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 19/20 April 2016.
  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Manuscripts and Archive Collections Curator, Political Collections

    Full time


    Salary £34,346 per annum

    The National Library of Scotland seeks to recruit a specialist curator to have responsibility for its significant and world-class holdings of archives of Scottish political parties; personal papers of Scottish politicians and diplomats; archives of pressure groups and civic organisations concerned with Scottish devolution, civil liberties and human rights; Scottish labour history records, including records of trade unions, co-operative societies, workers’ educational organisations and the personal papers of activists; selected Scottish business archives.

    This role is vital to the achievement of the Library’s strategic objectives, and a plays a significant part in setting scholarly and professional standards of work for the Collections and Research team.

    The ideal candidate will already have experience of professional work in the archive sector and a familiarity with some of the subjects the post curates. Alternatively, the capacity to demonstrate thorough knowledge of this subject area and an affinity for curatorial work in a manuscripts environment would be welcomed.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kenneth Dunn, Manuscript and Archive Collections Manager, on 0131 623 3868 or email

    The post will be based in Edinburgh.

    For more information and to apply please go to:


    The closing date for applications is Friday 1 April 2016 at midnight. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 25 April 2016.
  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Applications are invited for the following post:

    Library Decant Assistant, The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) £25-27k per annum pro rata, full-time; 10 month contract

    As part of Project 2020, which is considering the redevelopment of its Lincoln’s Inn Fields buildings, the RCS is recruiting a team of fixed term project staff to support the library, museums and archives departments in the preparations needed to move to alternative accommodation. We are looking to appoint a Library Decant Assistant to help prepare the Library’s print collections, which include books, journals and pamphlets and date from the fifteenth century to the present day, for packing and moving. The work will involve assessing and prioritising the conservation needs of the collections in relation to the move, carrying out remedial conservation work required before the collections can be moved, and advising on and carrying out packaging and protection. Supervision and training of staff and volunteers in the cleaning and packaging of the collections will also be required.

    You will have a degree in paper conservation, with demonstrable experience of working with bound and flat material and mixed format collections across a wide range historical periods. Ideally, you will also have some experience of collection moves. The ability to offer clear instruction to non-professionals is also important for this role. You will have the ability to work accurately, methodically and reliably to agreed standards and criteria within project timescales and as part of a team; to prioritise and schedule your workload; and to be flexible in response to changing demands.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 4th April; the expected interview date is Tuesday 26th April. Full details, including job description and application form, are available from the RCS vacancies page at Current vacancies — Journals

    If you have any questions about this post, please get in touch with Hilary Webb (Collections Manager) –
  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Records and Archives Officer (part time)

    Conservation and Collection Care, Collections Management

    Hampton Court Palace

    Part time – 2/5

    Temporary – 12 months with a possible extension to two years

    This is a unique opportunity to use your records management expertise and organisational skills to help support the preservation of some of the greatest palaces ever built. You will handle a huge range of the digital, written and photographic records, many of which relate to our highly-specialised conservation work. You will ensure that our records and archive assets that are both digital and non-digital are organised to the standards of records practices and accessible. You’ll also deliver a quality service to anyone needing to access this information. A big part of your work will be in assisting our Records Officer in writing guidance and training staff on the principles and practices of industry standard management of information, and contribute to embedding our retention schedule, and exploration of a document management system for our organisation, which is just part of our drive to become an organise that practices correct records management.

    To meet a challenge like this, you’ll need an information management qualification, ideally gained in a collections-focussed environment such as a museum or library. Knowledge of archive management and cataloguing are essential too. What’s more, you should have great time-management skills, a customer-focused approach, good attention to detail and a genuine interest in our conservation work.

    Although based at Hampton Court Palace, there will be an occasional requirement to work at other palaces.

    Closing date: Monday 28 March 2016

    Pay Range: 8 - £26,291 (pro rata)

    Find out more and apply by visiting

    Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
  21. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Won't be advertised for a week or so but we will be looking for another editor for our journals team working on technical journal on Construction. Area knowledge not a necessity, but editorial skills, commissioning and ability to handle bolshy people occasionally required. Really great employer (we came no.7 or 8 in Best Companies in not for profit field this year), flexible about working from home and stuff. Drop me a line if interested. :)
  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Hello everyone

    I've been asked by the Science Museum Group Head of Collections Services to post the following job opportunity. To discuss the role, please contact the HR team at the Science Museum Group

    The Science Museum Group has ambitions to scale up its documentation and digitisation programme, and to improve online access to object, archive and library collections across the four museums in the Science Museum Group: Science Museum, London; National Media Museum, Bradford; National Railway Museum, York and Shildon; and Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

    To support these ambitions, a new role of Digitisation Manager has been created:

    The Science Museum Group

    The role can be based at any of the SMG sites. Closing date 2 May 2016.
  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Archives Manager

    The Royal Household

    Location: Windsor Castle

    Salary band: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum, pro rata, plus benefits and a 15% employer-contribution pension scheme

    Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

    About the role

    It's making the Victorian age accessible to the digital age

    It’s finding new ways to push things forward, and it’s the satisfaction of caring for a truly unique collection. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

    The Royal Archives has a uniquely rich and engrossing history, containing manuscripts of the official and personal archives of the Sovereign and Members of the Royal Family spanning 250 years.

    Your challenge will be to drive through change, leading and motivating your team to bring centuries of archives into the digital age.

    Working to The Librarian & Assistant Keeper of The Queen's Archives, you'll deliver a range of transformational projects for the Royal Library and Royal Archives. Establishing an effective digital archive system, you'll ensure there's a consistent approach to both digital and analogue metadata.

    You'll also implement long-term plans for the conservation and storage of the archives, overseeing the physical preservation, stewardship, access, service and security of all items.

    The accessibility of the Royal Archives for both internal and external audiences will be a key part of your role. You’ll act as the main point of curatorial expertise, developing the cataloguing system and establishing a reference system that will enhance access for current and future researchers. Looking to expand educational opportunities for the Royal Archives, you'll develop external academic and commercial partnerships.

    You’ll also drive broader online access and website development, as well as change projects relating to electronic working for the wider organisation.

    And working to preserve these unique historical archives for future generations, will be your biggest reward.

    About you

    With a degree in a related field and substantial experience in a library, archives or a similar environment, you’re the expert we need.

    Your knowledge of historic archives and library management will make you a real asset to our team. You're also able to meet the challenges of digital preservation, archiving and security that come with working with historic and current archives.

    With a strategic outlook, you'll be practiced at delivering and implementing digital archives strategies, including developing cataloguing, presentation and discovery tools, and will have experience of international archive and library cataloguing standards.

    Your extensive project management experience, preferably based on PRINCE2 or APMP, and your experience of delivering change, has given you the ability to deliver major programmes of work, within strict timescales and to budget.

    Your excellent people management skills mean you'll be confident leading the Archives team, developing and inspiring them to utilise new technologies whilst also delivering to the highest standards.

    As a natural communicator and with a user-centric approach, you’re able to develop and manage excellent working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and can bring about change through collaboration.

    A working knowledge of one or more foreign languages, and a track record in publishing and speaking on archives policy and practice would be desirable, but is not essential.

    In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 25 days holiday (exclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility - to increase contributions or draw down as salary), lunch provided, with on the job training and development, as well as a range of out of hours recreational facilities.

    Closing Date: Wednesday 27th April 2016

    For more information and to apply online, please visit: The Royal Household - Archives Manager
  24. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    Does anyone know of any non-archives jobs for me please. Comms things and projecty type stuff. Doesn't have to be in London. Cheers.
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  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Please see below for details of a vacancy at BOAT International, including details of how to apply. Any queries about the position should be addressed to Kimberleigh Williams at The closing date is 3 May 2016.

    Project Archivist (3 month fixed term)

    Department: Editorial

    Location: BOAT International Head Office, Wimbledon, SW19 (5 mins Wimbledon tube)

    Reports to: Head of Digital Content

    Closing Date: 21 April 2016

    Salary: £19,500 - £24,500 (pro-rata)

    Job type: Temporary, full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Closing date: 3 May 2016

    Applications: By email, with PROJECT ARCHIVIST in the subject line to Kimberleigh Williams (

    Purpose of the Job

    BOAT International has been the leading publisher of magazines on Superyachts for more than 30 years. Over this time the company has collected a significant archive of non-digitized assets – slides, prints, negatives etc.

    The Project Archivist’s main task is to undertake an initial project whereby the company will develop a plan for making the archive accessible and useful.

    They will begin the process of organising, cataloguing, managing, and digitizing these assets for editorial, marketing and/or commercial use.

    Key Deliverables/Accountabilities

    1.Undertake an initial investigation of the Archive and propose a plan of action for making it accessible

    2.Identify resources required to achieve accessibility – people, technology, working practices

    3.Work closely with key stakeholders – especially editorial – to ensure that the archive contents are understood

    4.Work closely with stakeholders to identify potential editorial and commercial projects

    5.Undertake one or more editorial projects to demonstrate the value of the archive in practical terms, bringing it to life for internal and external stakeholders

    Candidate Profile

    •Have, or be working towards, a post-graduate qualification in archive administration/archive and record management

    •Demonstrate practical skills, training and experience relating to handling, processing and digitizing still and film images stored on analogue media (slides, negatives, prints and film)

    •Have knowledge of the standards and issues surround electronic and digital archival records

    •Have experience of working with a diverse range of archival and library material and having a full understanding of how they should be cared for, researched and presented

    •Excellent written communication skills for a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences

    •Excellent communication, and influencing skills

    •Ability to react positively to change and uncertainty

    •Ability to work to tight deadlines, often in pressured environments, maintain attention to detail

    •Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders of different backgrounds, supporting and learning from other team members

    Please note this job description is not exhaustive and amendments and additions may be required in line with future changes in policy, regulation or organisational requirements, it will be reviewed on a regular basis.
  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i just post what i find out about: good luck tho
  27. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    Cheers. There doesn't seem to be much about. Well unless your an archivist. Maybe I should retrain :hmm: :D
  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    sadly i'm not an archivist either :(
  29. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Sparkly cat whisperer

    I work with an archivist and her job does seem amazing. She's mostly shuffling around in a dimly lit room with old photos and books about social reformers and things. Some of the photos are amazing.
  30. pianistenvy

    pianistenvy Won't Wash Out

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