Researcher, Air Historical Branch (RAF)

  • Civil Service
  • Part Time
  • Ruislip
Civil Service

Job Description

The Researchers primary duties include:

Researching and replying to historic casualty identification cases in response to requests from the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and members of the public.

Presenting and discussing the results of your research with senior staff and in Identity Case Panel meetings. Drafting and issuing letters to the Claimant and JCCC/CWGC as required.

Researching cases of non-commemoration of RAF casualties in response to requests from the CWGC.

Assisting in answering enquiries regarding RAF unit seniorities.

Assisting other AHB staff in answering public enquiries including the more complex requests for clarification of Record of Service documents, analysing each document to provide clarification and address the particular queries of each enquirer.

Ensuring replies maintain professional standards and are compliant with MOD and government policy.

Occasional outreach activities, including attending family history events to represent the MoD and provide advice to the public.

The post currently does not manage any staff.ResponsibilitiesWorking pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday-Friday. There is potential for home working 1-2 days per week.

Qualifications: A degree or similar in history or a related subject is a requirement. Evidence of previous research work and publication desirable, as would a demonstrable interest in RAF history. A good standard of written English is a necessity.

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