Archivist – London


University of London



The University of London

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global. We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

We are also a federation of 17 world class higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of our ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines.

Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.

The School of Advanced Study – a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in the promotion and facilitation of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It comprises eight research institutes as well as centres in Digital Humanities and Public Engagement. It has four recognised specialist research libraries. 

The Role

This is a new opportunity for an archivist to work with the 4 libraries of the School located in the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Historical Research and Warburg including on specific archive projects, giving advice, offering practical help, scoping new projects and taking responsibility for the development and promotion of access to archival and manuscript collections in all formats.  It is expected that the post holder will develop digital archives capability, knowledge and skills. The post holder will work with partners around the University including those in Senate House Library and wider profession to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies to increase access to the collections and contribute to archive strategy, policy and procedure.

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For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Monday 27 March 2023. 

The University currently operates a Hybrid Working framework involving a mix of working remotely and in the office. Typically, the majority of employees will be able to agree to work remotely for up to 60% of their working week, role dependent, however will be required to attend on specific days for training or team meetings

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.  

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