Assistant Business Partner - Archives

Leigh Town Hall
Market Street
Leigh
WN7 1DY

Salary: Grade 8, £30,095-£34,373 per annum. 

37 hours per week

Your role:
 
Wigan Council is looking for an experienced archivist to lead the recently refurbished archives for the Wigan Borough at Archives: Wigan & Leigh (AWL). Based at Leigh Town Hall, the role includes the practical management of the new facilities, including new strongrooms, research area and exhibition space. You will lead a team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the service and development of collections, volunteering and engagement work. The postholder will have oversight of AWL’s digital delivery and development, participate in regional sector partnerships and oversee the delivery of the final stage of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported ‘Revealing Wigan Archives’ project and the re-accreditation of the service.
 
About you: 
 
You will be an experienced professional holding a formal archive qualification, with experience of managing archive service delivery and development and able to act as an advocate for Archives: Wigan & Leigh in engaging internal and external audiences and stakeholders.
The postholder should have excellent communication and organisation skills, knowledge of collections care and management, and be familiar with managing service delivery both physically and through digital platforms. 
You will have experience of project management and sector standards, with excellent written skills. You should be able to work independently and find solutions to operational service issues, as well as collaboratively alongside a range of colleagues across the Culture service. 
 
About us: 
 
In Customer Services we focus on our customers and understand their needs. We make change happen through innovative thinking, redesigning services and recognising areas for improvement. As the first point of contact we are the ‘face’ of the council and pride ourselves on a right first time approach for our customers.  
 
Wigan is a great place to work; we put customers at the heart of everything we do. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation and be part of the cultural transformation of Wigan Borough. We are an organisation that will offer you the support you need to succeed and every opportunity to learn and develop further within the organisation.
 
For informal discussions please contact Sally Smith (sally.smith@wigan.gov.uk)
 
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
 
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
 
Covid safe: 
 
All relevant covid secure measures are in place for roles that require us to work from an office or the community.    
 
To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

 

Job Specification

 
 
Interview dates: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June at Leigh Town Hall 

Find out more about working for Wigan

 

Location
Leigh Town Hall
 
Leigh Town Hall
Market Street
Leigh
WN7 1DY

Salary: Grade 8, £30,095-£34,373 per annum. 

37 hours per week

Your role:
 
Wigan Council is looking for an experienced archivist to lead the recently refurbished archives for the Wigan Borough at Archives: Wigan & Leigh (AWL). Based at Leigh Town Hall, the role includes the practical management of the new facilities, including new strongrooms, research area and exhibition space. You will lead a team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the service and development of collections, volunteering and engagement work. The postholder will have oversight of AWL’s digital delivery and development, participate in regional sector partnerships and oversee the delivery of the final stage of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported ‘Revealing Wigan Archives’ project and the re-accreditation of the service.
 
About you: 
 
You will be an experienced professional holding a formal archive qualification, with experience of managing archive service delivery and development and able to act as an advocate for Archives: Wigan & Leigh in engaging internal and external audiences and stakeholders.
The postholder should have excellent communication and organisation skills, knowledge of collections care and management, and be familiar with managing service delivery both physically and through digital platforms. 
You will have experience of project management and sector standards, with excellent written skills. You should be able to work independently and find solutions to operational service issues, as well as collaboratively alongside a range of colleagues across the Culture service. 
 
About us: 
 
In Customer Services we focus on our customers and understand their needs. We make change happen through innovative thinking, redesigning services and recognising areas for improvement. As the first point of contact we are the ‘face’ of the council and pride ourselves on a right first time approach for our customers.  
 
Wigan is a great place to work; we put customers at the heart of everything we do. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation and be part of the cultural transformation of Wigan Borough. We are an organisation that will offer you the support you need to succeed and every opportunity to learn and develop further within the organisation.
 
For informal discussions please contact Sally Smith (sally.smith@wigan.gov.uk)
 
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough.  We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
 
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
 
Covid safe: 
 
All relevant covid secure measures are in place for roles that require us to work from an office or the community.    
 
To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:

 

Job Specification

 
 
Interview dates: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June at Leigh Town Hall 

Find out more about working for Wigan