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Records officer Jobs in Doncaster

Records officer Jobs in Doncaster

Job Description

As a records officer you're responsible for the effective and appropriate management of an organisation's records from their creation, right through to their eventual disposal.

The Skills Required

You'll need to have:

  • strong communication skills to deal with senior colleagues, suppliers and contractors;
  • negotiation skills to persuade senior colleagues to follow agreed record storing guidelines;
  • problem-solving and analytical skills to develop an understanding of how your organisation works and build integrated records systems;
  • good project management and organisational skills;
  • a good grasp of new technology to use and adapt to new IT packages and systems;
  • an awareness of information management principles and familiarity with information systems and archives;
  • attention to detail;
  • flexibility to get involved in all aspects of information provision.
  • Knowledge of the data protection and freedom of information legislation is also useful.

Qualifications

To become a records manager, you'll normally need a first degree followed by a postgraduate qualification recognised and accredited by the ARA.

The subject of your first degree isn't particularly relevant, and records managers come from a range of backgrounds, including archives management, scientific research, financial and retail management, and the civil service.

Entry onto a postgraduate course is competitive and you normally need a good honours degree and previous work experience. Courses lead to a nine-month Postgraduate Diploma, the minimum requirement for employment as a professional records manager, or a full one-year Masters degree on completion of a dissertation. Most courses are combined archives and records management programmes.

An historical market town, at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing, rich railway heritage and its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture on the Great North Road.

The town of Doncaster sits at the very heart of this borough, and has history all around and the architecture in Doncaster reflects the different ages. There are the remains of the original Roman wall; Saxon church architecture; Norman castles at Conisbrough and Tickhill; and a wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture reflecting the glory days of Doncaster when it really was the most important town in this part of England.

Doncaster is at the heart of the UK and its motorway network, with the M18, M1, A1 (M), M62, M180 making access and travel so easy in and around Doncaster and to other parts of Yorkshire and beyond.

Over 108 trains pass through Doncaster station daily linking the town to the major cities of London, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle and further North. The East Coast Main Line is one of Europe's most important rail routes, linking England's and Scotland's capital and passing directly through Doncaster and the region.  

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