Job offer: Records manager and archivist at SOAS

Do you have a background in Record Management? Could you make a difference at one of the most prestigious universities in the world? If so you could be the next Records Manager and Archivist at SOAS University of London!

About the role

The Records Manager and Archivist is primarily responsible for providing records management expertise and embedding records management policies and good practice across SOAS. They will be responsible for reviewing and developing existing policy and guidance in the context of business requirements and legislative change, and promoting information and records policies and best practice through targeted and relevant messages to the School’s different audiences. They will also manage the day-to-day processing of the School’s Freedom of Information and Data Protection subject access requests, under the supervision of the Information Compliance Manager.

The post holder will spend one day a week in the Archives & Special Collections office based in the SOAS Library, managing the School’s corporate archive. This will primarily involve cataloguing, responding to research enquiries, and special project work to place the archive on a sustainable footing in the longer term.

About you

The successful candidate will need a recognised postgraduate qualification in Archives and Records Management, and will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of record keeping principles and best practice, in addition to a sound knowledge of applicable standards such as ISO15489, ISAD(G) and ISAAR(CPF). They are looking for an individual with good working knowledge of data protection law and the Freedom of Information Act (2000) which will be beneficial to the role. The post requires a professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, highly self-motivated with strong organisation skills.

The successful candidate will also need to show an eye for detail and the ability to convey complex messages in clear language. Recently qualified candidates are welcome.

In return they offer 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days; a generous employer pension contribution; a number of loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment; Cycle to Work Scheme; enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme and financial support for childcare

Salary: £37,360 – £43,886 per annum (Including London Allowance)
Location: Bloomsbury, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday, 28th October 2020

SOAS is one of our content provider: you can find their records at Archives Portal Europe here

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