Archivists Grade III National Archives in the Civil Service

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The Civil Service is at the heart of Irish society. Everything we do impacts our country, and most importantly, our people. We are a robust and trusted institution, which has served the people of Ireland since the foundation of the State.

The National Archives is a statutory body within the Civil Service with responsibility for preserving and making publicly available the archival records of central government, including Departments of State, the courts, and a range of other State bodies.

The National Archives now seeks to recruit suitably qualified professionals with an interest in participating in developing and delivering series to government and the general public, and in preserving and providing access to archives.

The successful candidate will:

    • Hold a qualification of at least level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in arts, science, information science or computer science


    • Hold a qualification of at least level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications in archival studies and/or records and information management from a course accredited by the Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland, or an equivalent professional body
    • Have at least two years satisfactory post-qualification relevant work experience
    • Have demonstrable knowledge of current information and governance compliance requirements and legislation, e.g. National Archives Acts, 1986 and 2018; data protection legislation (GDPR), FOI, copyright etc.
    • Have excellent ICT skills including proficiency in working with Excel spreadsheets and archival and/or records management software and systems.

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The closing date for receipt of application is 3pm, Thursday 21st October 2021

The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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