9 March 2021

Boston Spa or London, UK


Fixed Term

The Programme Manager (Digital Library) manages two strategic programmes for the British Library: the UK Open Library programme and the Library Systems Transformation programme.

The first of these combines projects to enhance the Discovery experience at the British Library and provide a Research Repository Service, with a response to the AHRC’s Towards a National Collection Programme. Collectively these projects will enable a significant development in the researcher facing services provided by the British Library.

The Library Systems Transformation programme is an equally ambitious initiative which is delivering a new digital asset management and preservation system, will implement a new archive and manuscript cataloguing system and plan the long term future for how to manage the c. 250 million records that form the British Library's published collections.

Both programmes are well established and include a blend of live and pre-initiation projects.

The programme manager will operate between the Technology and Business teams responsible for the delivery across these programmes. They are responsible for ensuring timely delivery of all projects and managing all aspects of the programme (timeline, budget, risks etc.).

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, the British Library's 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 the British Library has well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year, plus manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. Collections and programmes are made available to all. The British Library operates the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. Preservinh the national memory and enabling knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere, is of utmost importance to the British Library.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: 03556

Closing date: 9 March 2021

Interview date: 24 March 2021

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