I would be grateful if you could alert any potential candidates to this exciting opportunity based within the Conservation and Collection Care, Collections Management team at Historic Royal Palaces.


Records and Archives Officer

Conservation and Collection Care, Collections Management


Hampton Court Palace


Temporary – eleven months, full time


This is a unique opportunity to use your records management expertise and organisational skills to help support the preservation of the information for some of the greatest palaces ever built.  You will handle a huge range of digital and physical records, including photographs that relate to our highly-specialised conservation work. You will ensure that these records and archive assets are organised to records management standards and practices, and are accessible.  You’ll also deliver a quality service to anyone needing to access this information.


A big part of your work will be writing guidance, delivering training and promoting the principles and practices of industry standard management of records and information to staff across Historic Royal Palaces. Running a champions network for Information Management, you will contribute to the embedding of a new retention schedule which is just part of our drive to become an organisation that practices correct records management.


To meet a challenge like this, you’ll need an information management qualification, ideally gained in a heritage, museum, gallery or library environment. Knowledge of records management and cataloguing are essential too. What’s more, you should have great time-management skills, a customer-focused approach, good attention to detail and a genuine interest in our conservation work.


Although based at Hampton Court Palace, there will be an occasional requirement to work at other palaces.


Closing date:     8 May 2016

Pay Range:                          8 - 26,291 (pro rata)


Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment


Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce.  Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.

Many thanks




Rebecca Wallace



Historic Royal Palaces

Collections Management Apt 37a 

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU


T +44 (0)20 3166 6449

M +44 (0)7580 312700


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Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers.

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