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University for the Creative Arts - Library & Student Services

Location: Farnham
Salary: £29,798 to £33,519 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th July 2018
Closes: 16th September 2018
Job Ref: 18-LIBR229-0233-1

UCA is the No.1 Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide league tables.  Ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian, UCA is also top 10 in three of its subject listings: Fashion & Textiles (6th), Film Production & Photography (7th) and Architecture (9th).  For more than 150 years the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester has been leading the way for art and design education.

Part Time Post: 21.75 hours per week 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wants to join our creative and dynamic team to help ensure that our Archives & Special Collections Service meets the needs of our academic community.

Library & Student Services strives to be innovative, inclusive and anticipatory in the delivery of integrated services, which enable and empower students to realise their full academic potential.  Our Archives & Special Collections are rare or unique, such as original letters and artwork, with particular strengths in arts activism, animation and photography.  Materials include the works of Oscar winning animator, Bob Godfrey, and photographer Tessa Boffin, as well as our institutional records.

Reporting to the Head of Collections, Digital Innovation & Learning Services the Archivist will ensure that the University’s Archives & Special Collections are maintained, developed and promoted to facilitate excellence in learning, teaching and research practice.  They will be proactive in developing and contributing to the development of appropriate policies and procedures, and ensure best practice in the discoverability, curation, preservation and engagement of the Archives & Special Collections and management of its collections. 

The Library & Student Services seeks to continually improve services.  The role requires flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills and knowledge.  The University actively encourages staff development and training.  The post holder is expected to participate in a programme of continuous development to ensure the effective performance of duties assigned to the post and to meet institutional and personal goals as agreed with line managers.

For an information discussion about the post please contact Leigh Garrett, Head of Collections, Digital Innovation & Learning Services (

Pro rata salary for this position is: £17,878-£20,111 per annum

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16th September 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 26th September 2018.

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