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Archives Assistant

Employer: Reading Borough Council

  • Reference: CUL0159
  • Published on: Fri 14/07/2017 08:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week • Permanent.
  • Salary: Scale RG3 (SCP15-21) £17,072 - £20,138 pa, pro-rata (actual £10,381 - £12,246 pa)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading

Economic and Cultural Development

Berkshire Record Office

9 Coley Avenue, Reading RG1 6AF

We are looking for a new team member at the Berkshire Record Office.

The Office collects historic archives relating to the Royal County and is run as a joint service for the six Berkshire districts. It is based in a modern building a short walk from Reading town centre. Notable holdings include the archives of Broadmoor Hospital, Reading Prison and the Upper Thames Conservancy.

Our archives assistants help with visitors and enquiries, collections support and some administrative tasks. You will need to be good at listening, good at communicating complex information and have an eye for detail and discovery.

The hours will be worked over three days a week, Tuesdays to Fridays.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Ellie Thorne, Senior Archivist, on 0118 937 5130 or email

For more information about the office please see our website, www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Closing date: 30 July 2017

Interview date: w/c 7 August 2017

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