Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services. Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks. The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.
The successful candidate will undertake the full range of professional duties including assisting customers in the Searchroom, answering remote enquiries, managing volunteers, undertaking outreach and community engagement activities, developing and extending partnerships and relationships with colleagues in the Council, online service promotion, accessioning and cataloguing new donations and deposits. This is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced archivist who can display commitment, energy and enthusiasm.
For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description.
The successful candidate will have experience of working in an archives environment and familiarity with archive finding aids and catalogues such as CALM. They should also have a proven record of customer care skills, and a commitment to Council policies on equalities.
Enquiries and customer care, cataloguing and care of the archives, promoting collections and the department in the Council and Borough, supporting other staff and networking with stakeholders.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.