Business Archives Surveying Officer

University of Glasgow - Library

Job Purpose

To carry out surveys of business records to ensure that the records most valuable to Scotland’s business heritage are preserved and undertake activities to promote the preservation of Scotland’s business heritage.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Surveying business records to ensure the records most valuable to Scotland’s business heritage are preserved appropriately.
2. Advising businesses and other target organisations on archives worthy of permanent retention, records management policies and the value of business archives.
3. Raising awareness of the value of business records and promoting the work of the Surveyor, the Ballast Trust, the Scottish Business Archive and the Business Archives Council of Scotland.
4. Maintaining regular communications with the Business Archives Council of Scotland, National Registrar of Archives for Scotland, and other stakeholders.
5. Facilitating the deposit of business archives with appropriate repositories.
6. Acting as the key Scottish representative to the UK Business Archives Crisis Management Team.
7. Monitoring the current Scottish business environment to inform and establish strategies for thematic surveys.
8. Actively presenting the work of the Surveyor by speaking at conferences and in written form through articles in newsletters and publications.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This post is offered on a full time and fixed term basis to 30 April 2019.

Hours are 35 per week, Monday to Friday.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
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