Senior Archive Assistant Ref 6752

School/department: Library 
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
: Maternity cover for 6 months
Reference: 6752
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  22 September 2021
Closing date:  15 October 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: tbc
Expected start date: asap

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 on-site 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.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 6752 [PDF 92.18KB]

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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 119.50KB] 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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