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Operations Manager Suffolk Archives

Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
The Hold, Ipswich
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Job term:
Full Time or Part Time
37 per week
Maternity / Paternity Cover
Closing date:
09 March 2021 11:30 PM
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£32,910 pa

Fixed term/Secondment for 15 months, to ensure full handover of work. (maternity cover)

Do you have a passion for preserving history, and a proven track record in growing audience engagement with archives and local studies materials?  Can you deliver a sustainable service across a new heritage building, two branches, communities and online? If so we would love to hear from you.

You will be based at our wonderful new Suffolk Archives facility, The Hold, which is located close to the historic waterfront in Ipswich and the University of Suffolk with whom we share a great working relationship.

Our Operations Manager will have:

  • a relevant professional qualification – Postgraduate Diploma/Masters Degree in Archives Administration or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience supported by a management level qualification
  • the knowledge and skills to evaluate, plan and prioritise, the best use of resources to deliver effective collections management, exhibitions, activities, and events, working positively with key funders and partners
  • excellent customer care skills, proven ability to develop staff and volunteers and apply creative thinking to deliver enhanced services physically or online.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed below.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Kate Chantry on 07860831742.

Interview date: 19 March 2021

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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