9 December 2019


either Grade 6 (points 25 to 29 £29176-£32817) or Grade 7 (points 32 to 36 £35845 - £40322)


The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to employ an Training Officer on a temporary basis while senior staff are committed to other activities.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a high-profile and wide-ranging role. Recruitment will be to the DPC offices in Glasgow and is available immediately. The post is offered on a full-time basis for six months. Applications for direct employment or secondment are welcome.

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) is an international not for profit membership organization, based in Glasgow, whose mission is to ensure a secure digital legacy.  Our member organizations are located throughout the world and include libraries, museums, universities, companies and public bodies. We enable our members to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, helping them to derive enduring value from digital assets and raising awareness of the strategic, cultural and technological challenges they face. 

We achieve our aims through advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, capacity-building, good practice and good governance.

You will work to deliver and sustain the DPC’s Workforce Development programme while the substantive post holder - Sharon McMeekin – is committed to an externally funded project called ‘Novice to Ninja’ which is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2020.

Employment will be under standard conditions articulated in the DPC staff handbook. The DPC’s staffing structure is tied to the UK Academic salary scales. The post is offered at either Grade 6 (points 25 to 29 £29176-£32817) or Grade 7 (points 32 to 36 £35845 - £40322) depending on experience. The successful candidate will be appointed at a point on the scale consistent with previous employment and skills. Cost of living increases will follow those agreed each year at the University of Glasgow. Increments will be available depending on performance, appraised annually. The DPC makes contributions into a private pension scheme for employees which should be matched by personal contributions from the employee. DPC staff are entitled to 30 days annual holiday, excluding public holidays. The post holder will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week. There may be times when staff are required to work extra hours to deliver to tight deadlines or before a special event or project milestone. Wherever possible, additional hours worked will be compensated by time off in lieu.

Some travel within the UK and overseas will be required.

The post is available immediately. It is offered full time, for six months in the first instance and the first three months of employment will be probationary.

This post will be located in our Glasgow office based at the University of Glasgow. Staff may be able to work from home from time to time but not as a permanent arrangement.

For more information and to apply, see the following:

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