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Imaging Technician


Vacancy Number 001886
Location London
Campus Russell Square
Post Class Professional Services
Department / Centre Archives, Special Collections and Galleries
Contract Type Permanent
Closing date for applications 21 July 2019
 
Salary Range - £25,517- £28,983 (pro rata) per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Part time (17.5 hours per week – 0.5 FTE)

Library and Learning Services
 
Professional Service vacancies at SOAS University of London
 
 
SOAS University of London has redesigned its Professional Services to improve the student experience, work successfully across our teams and deliver excellent support to our academic colleagues. New team structures were approved in March 2019 and we have been appointing to them internally.
We are now undertaking external recruitment over the coming months for the remaining new posts in all Professional Services teams, including a new team reflecting SOAS’s global ambitions. This is an exciting time to be joining SOAS, as we look to develop and improve the services we provide to our staff and our students, alumni and academic partners across the world
 
The role and its responsibilities
We have an opportunity for an Imaging Technician to join the Special Collections team within the SOAS Library. The post holder will be responsible for digitising materials in a range of formats, including manuscripts, archives, printed books, photographs and works on paper.
 
 
Skills and experience
You will have experience and knowledge of photography and current imaging standards. You will be familiar with all stages of library digitisation work flows. You will have experience working with image manipulation software packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Phase One Capture One or Scan Tailor. You will be able to demonstrate a proactive and effective approach to problem solving. Good communication and customer care skills are vital as you will be working closely with all elements of the library and will be networking with colleagues from other parts of the institution.

Competitive benefits package
 
As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare
 About Library and Learning Services
 
SOAS Library and Learning Services are in the process of developing world leading digital collections in order to support research and teaching within SOAS and engage with researchers and institutions world-wide.
 
 
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form, and provide a copy of your CV, together with a copy of your supporting statement. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
 
 
Closing date: 21st July 2019
 

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.
 

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing or on: 10th August 2019
 
 
For Grade 6 and below Professional Services roles:
 
Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
 
 
For part-time roles that fall below the minimum salary level of £25,000 (£30,000 from April 2017)
 
Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
 
 
If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.
 
 
At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.


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