Human Resources

Lead Archivist - QMUL20653

Department: Student & Academic Services - Library Services
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL20653
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 04-Dec-2019
Closing date: 01-Jan-2020

Job profile Apply online


We are seeking an independent and motivated Archivist to lead a team of professional Archivists and Librarians in the management of Archives and Special Collections; the team sits within the Research Support section of Library Services, and the post-holder will report to the Head of Library Research Support. Working closely with a range of stakeholders and partners, the Lead Archivist is responsible for the development and management of archives, rare books and other special collections for study and research.  In addition, the post holder leads outreach and engagement activities, as well as the development of services in the management and preservation of born-digital and digitised collections.

Queen Mary University of London is a leading research-intensive institution with a difference. Our campuses in East and Central London are hosts to a university community drawn from both the local area and from 162 nations around the world, and over 3,000 of our students study at centres in China, Greece and France. With a commitment to working in a culturally and socially diverse environment, you will share our deeply-held values of integrity, collegiality, inclusivity, and community engagement.

With outstanding communication skills, and a commitment to public engagement, you will have experience of planning, preparing and curating exhibitions and other events, and be conversant with recent trends and developments in the delivery of archives services. You will have an excellent track record of managing staff relationships, as well as strong planning and organisational skills.

To arrange an informal conversation about the post, please contact Sarah Molloy, Head of Library Research Support

Location: Based at Mile End Library, but with occasional travel to the Whitechapel and West Smithfield campuses as required by the needs of the service.

Hours: 35 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday, but with very occasional weekend or evening working in relation to events.

Starting salary will be in the range £38,084 - £44,807 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about the department can be found at 

Application enquiries can be directed to

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL20653

The closing date for applications is 1st January 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing diversity and committed to equality 

Apply online