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This Vacancy has closed.

Conservator (Archives and Local Studies)

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/259356/31544
  • Published: Mon 20/03/2023, 12:41 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/04/2023, 13:41 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 28.8 hours a week
  • Salary: Up to £25738 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey History Centre

This role has a starting salary of £25,738 per annum, based on a 28.8 hour working week (£32,173 FTE).

We are now seeking a paper Conservator to join the archives and local studies team, dedicated to collecting, preserving and providing access to the historic records of the county of Surrey which range in date from the 12th to the 21st century.

Surrey Heritage based at Surrey History Centre, Woking, is a high quality integrated service for the people of Surrey and others with an interest in Surrey's past. Within Heritage, the nationally accredited archive service works closely with the other services in Cultural Services, part of the Customer and Communities Directorate, in delivering the Council's strategic objectives.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of preservation and conservation work at Surrey History Centre, Woking. You will personally undertake skilled conservation, cleaning, repair, and repackaging work, as well as train and advise other staff and volunteers on best practice so the service can continue to make the best of its outstanding collection. In addition, you will manage the physical conditions in which our records are stored, take an active role in public engagement through showcasing the vital role of conservation, and help maintain our disaster response plan.

About you

  • You will have a recognised qualification in conservation or be working towards such a qualification.
  • You will also have relevant practical experience in an archive conservation setting of cleaning, repairing, and packaging historic documents and will have a careful, methodical approach to work and an eye for detail.
  • As you will be the only conservation professional employed by the service an ability to organise your own workload and make independent professional judgements will be essential.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16/04/2023.

Interviews will take place on week commencing 01/05/2023.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Michael Page on 01483 518756 or by e-mail at .

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/259356/31544
  • Published: Mon 20/03/2023, 12:41 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/04/2023, 13:41 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 28.8 hours a week
  • Salary: Up to £25738 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey History Centre

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