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Research Officer (Irish History)

Job Description

VANRATH are partnering with a large Public Sector organisation based in Lisburn in their search for a academic Research Officer on a ongoing basis with potential for permanency.

Starting salary
£31-£32k plus excellent benefits

The Ideal Person
A third level qualification for example degree, NVQ level 5 (or equivalent) in modern Irish history or social and economic history (or equivalent).

Employment experience in writing and editing of educational and academic text in at least one of the following:

  • public exhibition
  • web
  • printed literature

A high level of written communication skills demonstrated by authorship of papers in recognised academic research journals


  1. To source and research material/information on the history of Irish industry, Ireland, Ulster, and the local history of the Lagan Valley region, as required, and to develop and maintain such information within the reference library to service the functions of the Organisation.

  2. To contribute to exhibitions by writing and developing original material based on primary and secondary research; research information for storyline scripts; compose write, edit and proof reading display texts and captions, and; develop exhibition promotional support material as required.

  3. To respond to research enquiries from the public, students, academics and historians, commercial bodies, scientists, media and production companies, and public bodies, which are unrelated to the artefact collections, and develop this material for archive.

  4. To develop, update and produce content for the Organisation's website and social media platforms. In conjunction with the Services Manager, formulate and oversee the digital media and social media strategy. To prepare and edit text for promotional activities / advertising material and organise the placing of such material, thereby engaging with external bodies involved in design and production and with commercial outlets.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Public Sector job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Adam Stinson in the strictest confidence.