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Archives Assistant - (19.5 hours)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Northumberland Archives is looking to recruit an Archives Assistant to join our team of Archives Assistants to support the work of a busy County Archive Service across a range of our activities. You will be expected to welcome visitors to our public searchrooms and provide advice and guidance to users.

In addition, Archives Assistants provide support across the range of our activities - collections management, digitisation, education, outreach and research. A knowledge of family and local history would be an advantage.

The post is based at Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn, Ashington, Northumberland, but the postholder will be expected to spend regular rostered time in the newly created Archives space at County Hall, Morpeth and work at other sites as required.

The postholder will be a frontline representative of Northumberland Archives and must have excellent customer care skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team and have a flexible approach to work.

Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • -26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 

  • -Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
    -Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
    -Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
    -Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
    -A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 

  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 


Further information 
Please note that this is a permanent position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    


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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 


Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications. 

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