Salary:  £32,640 per annum
Location:  Birmingham, UK
Contract:  One Year Fixed Term
Ref:  ARM/F&S-F/0714


We are currently looking for an Archivist & Records Manager based in Birmingham, UK. The Archivist & Records Manager will be an integral member of the Facilities team (Finance & Services), they will set up and oversee the implementation of new document management systems to improve the organisation’s efficiency, provide access to accurate records for a range of operational and strategic purposes and to help ensure the preservation of future IR global archives.

The Archivist & Records Manager (ARM) will work closely with the Country Directors and Departmental Managers, ensuring that the archives are stored in such a way as to meet their long-term preservation and conservation needs and taking responsibility for departmental environmental monitoring. S/he will catalogue and index the archives including paper based, electronic, videos, photographs and tapes currently held by the IR Offices to national and international standards and adding records to the Archives Hub.

The successful candidate will be qualified to a Degree level in a relevant subject and you will have a qualification in Archives and Records Management recognised by the Archives and Records Association. The applicant will have experience in an archives repository, preferably including work with born-digital or digitised materials and have relevant experience of devising and maintaining records management systems. The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills and competence in automated cataloguing to modern archival standards with experience of conservation and reprographic issues. You will be Computer literate: highly proficient in the use of word processing software (MS Word), presentation software (MS PowerPoint), spreadsheet software (MS Excel), database software (MS Access), email software and knowledge management system. In addition to this the candidate will have excellent fluent written and spoken English; a working knowledge of Arabic will be a significant advantage. Knowledge of a European language particularly French or German will also be positively considered also or an Indian subcontinent national languages particularly Urdu.

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website and forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.

Closing Date:  10 August 2014

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