Job Opportunity: Preservation Repository Manager at the British Library

OPF member, the British Library, currently has a vacancy in their digital preservation team for a Preservation Repository Manager.

Salary: £35,750 to £42,000 per annum
Location: Boston Spa, Yorkshire
Job type: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join the British Library as Preservation Repository Manager and help ensure their digital collections are properly preserved for future generations.

The Preservation Repository is a core strategic system within the British Library that provides the technical infrastructure to support long term digital preservation. Strategic management of the repository system will be a key element of this role as we transition from a custom-built system to a commercial solution and embed new workflows in business processes to ensure compliance with core policy and business needs. Alongside this, the post holder will contribute to the wider implementation of the Library’s Digital Preservation Strategy and play a leading role in related projects or initiatives to develop and embed supporting digital preservation solutions. The post holder will lead a team of operational digital preservation staff to both use and promote digital preservation tools and solutions across the Library, engaging closely with colleagues in other units to manage the overall service.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of digital preservation and its application within a large organisation. Ideally you will have some prior experience of managing a digital repository, but you will definitely be comfortable with project management and be able to demonstrate excellent analytical skills as well as strong problem solving capabilities. You should have excellent organisational, managerial, and decision-making skills. The ability to work collaboratively and constructively in a matrix environment, including strong communication and influencing skills, will be key to ensuring the post delivers as expected.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

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Closing date: 8 April 2018.



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