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Subject: Position at National Archives, Kew

Position at National Archives, Kew

From: Samantha Wiltshire <samantha.wiltshire>
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2003
Head of Archive Research
Position at National Archives, Kew
Circa UKP31,500 per annum

The National Archives is the UK's largest source of archive research
material of Government and legal records from Domesday Book to
modern Cabinet papers. The National Archive brings together The
Public Record Office and The Historical Manuscripts Commission in an
exciting new organisation. As part of an on-going programme of
development within the Preservation department, The National
Archives is seeking to recruit a Head of Archive Research at Kew.
The successful candidate, to this newly formed position, will be
charged with formulating and implementing a broad programme of
practically based preservation/conservation research projects within
the overall strategic development of the National Archives and the
Preservation department in particular. The post holder will work
directly with the Head of Preservation to encourage the development
of new techniques and innovative thinking.  The National Archives is
a key stakeholder in the development of regional and national
preservation planning therefore the post holder will be charged with
developing practically based research projects to underpin the work
of preservation in all sectors of the archives community.

Specific responsibilities will include, developing a long term
preservation research strategy for The National Archives, fostering
research projects with other major national and international
organizations and representing the National Archives at seminars

To fill this role you will need to  have approximately 10 years
experience in a relevant preservation context with a proven track
record of research combined with excellent management skills and the
ability to work under pressure.

Nationality Rules: Applicants must be British or Commonwealth
citizens, with the right to work in the UK, or nationals of states
of the European Union.

For an application form, please contact

    Samantha Wiltshire
    Personnel Officer
    National Archives
    Kew, Richmond
    Surrey TW9 4DU
    +44 20 8392 5330 ext: 2427
    samantha.wiltshire [at] nationalarchives__gov__uk

Applications must be made on the National Archives application form.
CVs will not be accepted.

We cannot guarantee that your application will be considered if it
is received after the closing date. When returning the completed
application form please ensure that it is not delayed in transit by
putting the correct postage on the envelope. Please quote reference
number 678 on your application form.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday August 20, 2003.
Selection will be by interview on September 5, 2003.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme: As part of the National Archive's
commitment to equal opportunities, all applicants covered by the
Disability Discrimination Act who meet the minimum criteria of the
job description will be guaranteed an interview.

For more information about the National Archives visit
<URL:> .  We are striving towards
equality of opportunity and will consider all applicants fairly on

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