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Salary details: WY07 £26,999 - £28,785

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Ref: WYJS: 025-19

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West Yorkshire Joint Services

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Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Hours per Week: 37 hrs per week

Closing date: 20 September 2019 12:00 PM

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Kirklees Council are advertising this job on behalf of West Yorkshire Joint Services.

West Yorkshire Archive Service is looking for a qualified archivist to assist with the care, preservation and access to collections as well as the provision of public services at the West Yorkshire History Centre (WYHC) in Wakefield.

Opening in 2017, the award-winning purpose-built WYHC is the largest of West Yorkshire Archive Service’s five branches. Offering state-of-the-art visitor, learning and conservation facilities, we are looking for a dynamic individual, interested in running this busy archive building and managing a small team of archive assistants.

Are you interested in helping to develop a modern public service, building upon our existing social media presence and audience engagement activities? If so, this could be the job for you.

Situated in a central location in Wakefield, close to Kirkgate railway station, and within walking distance of the award-winning national modern art gallery, the Hepworth, WYHC is at the centre of the city’s developing cultural offer. The role represents a rare opportunity to be part of and shape that offer.

The postholder will undertake the full range of professional archive duties and will have experience of working in an archive environment along with good communication and IT skills. Familiarity with the CALM cataloguing system would be an advantage. They will be educated to degree level and hold the Diploma in Archive Administration. A current driving licence and the ability to travel around WYAS service points and other locations in West Yorkshire will be essential.

The normal pattern of work will be Monday - Friday. Some weekend and evening work may be required. 

For an informal discussion please contact: Stefanie Davidson (Records Management, Collections & Digital Archives Co-ordinator) 0113 535 0164 or Teresa Nixon (Heritage Manager) on 0113 535 0165 or.

To apply please download an application form and job description from www.wyjs.org.uk or call 0113 535 000. Completed applications should be returned to: hrrecruitment@wyjs.org.uk or Human Resources, West Yorkshire Joint Services, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley Leeds, LS27 0QP.

Please quote reference number WYJS:025-19 on your application.

West Yorkshire Joint Services is an equal opportunities employer where employees can enjoy a range of benefits in the salary package including a pension scheme, and holiday allowance.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need to not apply.

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