College of Arms: Probationary Officer of Arms

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College of Arms: Probationary Officer of Arms

Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 am

Brief description
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.

Requirements
The role would suit a candidate with military experience, excellent research and communication skills and with a strong interest in heraldic and genealogical matters.

Essential
  • 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.
Highly desirable
  • 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
Yours aye

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Re: College of Arms: Probationary Officer of Arms

Post by J Duncan of Sketraw » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:39 am

Are you not going to apply Stephen?
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Re: College of Arms: Probationary Officer of Arms

Post by Mark A. Henderson » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:34 am

I believe Stephen would be an excellent probationary officer of arms.
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Re: College of Arms: Probationary Officer of Arms

Post by Stephen J F Plowman » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:48 am

Regrettably, my lack of a degree is a "showstopper". Having used the expression "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" to my adult children* in recent months they took delight in repeating it to me. :oops: So I was honour bound to enquire and duly received the anticipated reply.

Furthermore, the College retire their Officers at the age of 70. I have just turned 60 and so would be in for a "short career".

* All of whom possess a degree but no interest in Heraldry. :cry:
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