The following vacancy will be advertised in the next issue of ARC Recruitment. Please pass on details to any colleagues who might be interested. 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 international visitors. 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 effectively. 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 community.