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Web Archivist

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Job summary

B2 - £29,759 - £34,087
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
21 July 2019 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Web Archivist within the National Records of Scotland based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

You will manage, develop, and widen the operations and impact of the NRS Web Continuity Service. This Service provides NRS with the means to capture, preserve and make available archived snapshots of our client organisations’ websites for the public record. The NRS Web Archive is available to access here: https://webarchive.nrscotland.gov.uk/.

Working closely with an international commercial supplier, you will develop your digital archiving skills as part of a collaborative and dynamic team. You will also be responsible for shaping the future of the service, and how it can continue to support NRS in its transition to a digital archive.

Qualifications Required:
Post-graduate qualification, recognised by Archives & Records Association.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria:
1. Demonstrable understanding of archival theory and practice, and the particular challenges associated with digital records.
2. A demonstrable ability to manage information, to draw out key messages and findings in order to support decisions.
3. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the experience of building strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
4. Experience of delivering work in partnership with others, working collaboratively to agreed timelines.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Garth Stewart who can be reached at garth.stewart@nrscotland.gov.uk or 0131 270 3346.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing on 0131 244 2843 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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