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Head of Conservation

REF: IRC238679

DEPARTMENT: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Department for Communities (DfC)

SALARY: £36,812 - £40,473 (under review)

LOCATION: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Belfast, BT3 9HQ.

The Head of Conservation is an exciting new leadership role which provides an opportunity to further develop collections management in PRONI. The post holder will provide a professional lead and strategic direction for the broad range of preservation and conservation activity and collection care provided by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take their career to the next level, with the scope to influence and shape the direction of the conservation service. You will have a qualification in paper conservation (books and documents) recognised by ARA and/or ICON, along with Accredited Conservator-Restorer status through Professional Accreditation of Conservator Restorers (PACR); The Institute of Conservator –Restorers in Ireland (ICRI) or an equivalent body or be able to demonstrate your commitment to gain it.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which require the same eligibility criteria and have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC238679.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 28th June 2019. 

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.