Please bring this vacancy to the attention of anyone you think may be
interested. Please note that it is not currently being advertised
The Wellcome Trust is a world leading charity whose mission is to foster
and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health. We
are currently seeking an Archivist to manage the cataloguing of the
Wellcome Foundation Archive collection to current professional standards,
and promote its use as a public research resource.
The Trust has augmented its own archives through the acquisition, in 2001,
of the Wellcome Foundation pharmaceutical company archives (including
material from some its subsidiaries), which was originally the Trust’s sole
asset base. Historians and researchers have already begun to use this
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to continue to build a
comprehensive catalogue of the archive. The successful candidate will be
expected to enthusiastically promote the collection and assist users.
This post requires a self-motivated and well-organised person with a good
degree and postgraduate qualification in archive administration. You will
have at least three fiveyears experience in a busy archival environment and
be thoroughly familiar with current professional standards and practice.
You should also:
§ Be computer literate with strong attention to detail;
§ Possess excellent communication skills;
§ Enjoy promoting access to archives through a range of activities;
An interest in the history of medicine and/ or experience in the
pharmaceutical sector would be an advantage.
Salary will be on a scale from £22,111 per annum plus benefits. This is a
fixed term contract for 1 year. This vacancy is not being advertised
elsewhere so please refer to our website for further information
To apply, please send a full CV with a covering letter, including a daytime
telephone number to Lesley Watson, HR Department, The Wellcome Trust, 183
Euston Road, London NW1 2BE by Wednesday 17 March 2004.