28 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Project Manager
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom

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Closing Date:03/10/2021

Full time, Fixed Term until 30 September 2023
Grade: SB4
Salary: £45000 (BSP) £48750 (STP)
  • The Library Systems Transformation Programme underpins the Library’s essential services, developing core library capability and infrastructure.
  • The programme includes projects to deliver a new digital asset management and preservation system, implement a new archives and manuscript system andplan the long term future for how we manage the c. 250 million records that form our published collections. These projects facilitate other services that allow everyone to access, use and enjoy our digital and physical collections, now and in the future.
  • The Programme Manager is responsible for overall delivery and management of the Library Systems Transformation programme, working with a range of stakeholders from Technology to Business and Collection areas. They are responsible for ensuring timely delivery of all projects and managing all aspects of the programme (timeline, budget, risks etc.).
  • The Programme is well established within the British Library, and includes a blend of live and pre-initiation projects.
  • To succeed in this role, you will need significant project/programme management experience that should include delivering technology enabled business transformation.
As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.
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 a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. 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.
For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:03807
Closing date:  03 October 2021
Interview date: TBC

Skills Required

  • Project Management
  • Programming
  • Management

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