The following vacancy will be advertised in the next issue of ARC
Recruitment. Please pass on details to any colleagues who might be
Deputy Group Archivist
£ competitive package and excellent benefits
City of London
Prudential plc was founded in 1848, and since then we have grown into a
leading financial services group with operations in the UK, Europe, Asia
and the United States. How we achieved our success is not only fascinating,
but it is also incredibly important to our future.
Our archives include both corporate records and business records covering
areas such as investment, product and policy development and our overseas
businesses. A significant proportion of the collection consists of
publicity material. The archive is a vital communications resource and a
core business function in areas as diverse as legal issues through to
publicity campaigns and is also a valuable resource for social history.
Beyond the traditional archivist’s role you will be closely involved with
the promotion, launch and ongoing maintenance of the company’s ‘Virtual
Archive’, a digital repository providing online access to vital records.
Based at Prudential’s head office building near Cannon Street, you’ll
contribute to all aspects of the archive’s work. This demanding role will
provide opportunities for you to work with the Group Archivist in
developing the function: providing research and information services to the
company; improving standards and awareness of archives/record keeping
across the Group’s operations and developing ideas for the promotion of the
archive and company history supporting the Prudential brand
internationally. As part of the Corporate Relations department, you will be
actively involved in promoting the company to a broad range of
In addition to a good first degree and a postgraduate qualification in
Archive Administration you need at least three years’ post-qualification
experience in a business, specialist or government repository. You’ll be
familiar with current developments in archival and records management
practice, as well as with database and digital imaging systems. Adaptable
and enthusiastic, you will want to work on your own initiative and as part
of a wider communications team.
We’re looking for someone with a real passion for business history, who
understands its importance to the future, and who can communicate it
To apply, please e-mail your CV and covering letter, quoting reference PRU
DGA, to [log in to unmask] or by post to work communications (PRU
DGA), Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8EQ.
Closing date: Monday 19th July.
Alternatively, for an informal discussion about the role please contact
David Carter on 020 7548 3582.
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the