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Archives Officer - QMUL24981

Department: Student & Academic Services - Library Services
Salary: £27,742-34,220 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL24981
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Jun-2021
Closing date: 27-Jun-2021

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Department of Library Services

Student & Academic Services

Archives Officer



About the Role

The post provides an excellent opportunity to undertake many of the wide range of tasks that are integral to providing an efficient and effective Archives and Special Collections Service. The post holder will answer enquiries, supervise users, carry out reprographic requests and monitor storage environments. In addition, they will work on their own projects such as sorting, arranging and cataloguing specific collections, basic preservation work, and digitisation of archive material, under the supervision of the Lead Archivist. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to outreach initiatives including talks, exhibitions, workshops, online publicity and social media.


About You

The post holder will hold a good honours degree or equivalent. The role would be ideally suited to an individual who is currently undertaking a distance-learning MA in Archives and Records Management, or has gained the relevant Masters qualification and has some experience of working (whether paid or voluntary) within an archive service. Alternatively, we would welcome applicants who do not have the archive qualification but who can demonstrate significant experience of working within an archive service, relevant to the job profile for this role.


About the Department

Queen Mary University of London is the fourth largest College of the University of London and has gained a reputation for the high-quality of its academic teaching and research. Its Archives and Special Collections hold a wealth of fascinating institutional records and personal archives, as well as rare books and prints, which document the rich history of the university.


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based primarily at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment with an expected start date in July 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742 - £34,220 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Katie Ormerod at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 27th June 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


                 Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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