The College of Arms is seeking to recruit a new probationary officer of arms with military experience subject to a twelve-month training period. This role would suit someone with a genuine interest in British and Commonwealth history. The successful candidate will learn how to deal with heraldic and genealogical enquiries arising from members of the public and various organisations, how to process applications for new grants of arms and about other work undertaken by the College. Upon completion of this training period, the candidate will be assessed with a view to formal appointment as an officer of arms. If appointed, he or she will run an independent heraldic and genealogical practice within the College generating his or her own income.
The role would suit a candidate with military experience, excellent research and communication skills and with a strong interest in heraldic and genealogical matters.
- Good university degree
Excellent analytical and drafting skills
First-rate communication skills (oral and written) and approachability
Enthusiasm, adaptability and ability to learn quickly
Professionalism, proactive nature and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to deal directly with members of the public
Ability to establish a wide network of contacts.
- Military experience as a commissioned officer
Knowledge and experience of heraldry and genealogy
Knowledge of British and Commonwealth history, languages and legal matters
Probationary Officer of Arms