Senior Archive Assistant Ref: 5346

School/department: Library 
Hours: Full time (36.5 hours per week). Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
: Maternity cover  - 6 months  
Reference: 5346
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Placed on: 15 March 2021
Closing date:  29 March 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC 2021
Expected start date: 26 April 2021

Job description

The Library is seeking to appoint a full time, fixed term Senior Archive Assistant to cover maternity leave.

The successful applicant will be based in Special Collections at The Keep, play a key role in the management of the University's Special Collections and the provision of an enquiry service. This post will also play a direct role in the team's engagement activities, including delivering talks and presentations and teaching students and other groups.

To succeed in this post, you must enjoy working in a busy and varied environment, yet be well organised and able to handle regular, routine tasks. Flexibility, good communication skills and the ability to deal tactfully with staff and students are essential.

You should have experience of working in a customer orientated environment as part of a team, and with archival or library materials.

Please contact Karen Watson, Special Collections Archivist, for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5346 [PDF 95.55KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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