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Subject: Position at Public Record Office

Position at Public Record Office

From: Lisa Melling <lisa.melling>
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Conservation Department
Public Record Office
Salary: UKP12,276 - UKP15,345
Permanent Appointment

The Public Record Office is the National Archive of the United
Kingdom and in particular of England and Wales. As a leading source
of archival research material, we hold 167 kilometres of Government
and legal records from Domesday Book to modern Cabinet papers.

The Conservation Department, which is responsible for conserving and
preserving the records, is seeking a Conservation Officer. The post
holder will be part of a team of conservators and technicians
carrying out a range of conservation work on original archive
material under the direction of a conservation manager.

The postholder will initially be employed at the lower end of the
band but as soon as all the defined aspects of the development
programme have been successfully completed he/she will be promoted
further up the band. The minimum training period is for three and a
half years which can be decreased or increased at management's

Initially work will be carried out under close supervision until the
postholder is judged to be sufficiently practised and experienced.
Ultimately the postholder will be required to apply full specialist
professional knowledge and ability to achieve departmental
objectives without supervision.

The main duties involve both a theoretical and practical knowledge
of the conservation profession and includes full conservation
treatment of archival material, self management to plan and organise
own work targets, maintenance of written records, the ability to
undertake research and write occasional papers on conservation or
departmental issues and involvement with special projects or
committees. The post holder will also be required to attend as well
as to give advice, talks and lectures both to internally colleagues
and external bodies.

The post holder is encouraged to keep abreast of and develop a
broader range of managerial as well as professional skills both on a
personal level as well as those of less experienced colleagues.

Person Specification

    *   a minimum of 2 years conservation experience, which can
        include training or college
    *   a recognised conservation qualification
    *   a broad basic knowledge of conservation techniques and
    *   ability to perform work to targets
    *   ability to work under pressure and to use initiative
    *   the ability to work as part of a team,
    *   communication and administrative skills.

Hours: 36 hours per week excluding meal breaks. A flexible working
scheme is in operation at management's discretion. At management
discretion staff are expected to be flexible with their working
patterns within the hours of 7.00am to 7.00pm weekdays and 9.00am to
5.15pm on Saturdays.

Probation: 12 months probation period applies

Holidays: 22 days annual leave per calendar year, rising to 25 after
1 year's service, plus 10.5 days public and privilege leave per

    Non-contributory pension scheme
    Childcare voucher facilities
    Opportunities for training & development
    Subsidised staff restaurant
    Sports and social club facilities

Selection: Selection will be by interview.

Nationality Rules: Applicants must be British or Commonwealth
citizens, or national of states of the European Union.


    Satwinder Bamrah
    Personnel Department
    PRO, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
    +44 181 876 3444 (ext 2563)
    satwinder.bamrah [at] pro__gov__uk

Closing date for applications is 19 March 1999 at 5pm.

Application must be made by the PRO application form.  CV's will not
be accepted. Interviews to be held on 8 April 1999

Lisa Melling
Personnel Officer

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:67
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 17, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 17 February, 1999

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