31 May 2020





Based in the Preservation & Access Team, this exciting role has responsibility for digital collections management, operational management of the Digital Repository, and assisting with digital preservation skills-building across the Parliamentary Archives. The role provides both professional and technical support to the whole office, helping us embed best practice in terms of how we preserve and provide access to digital archives.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Archivist (Digital Preservation), the post holder will support the delivery of a comprehensive digital preservation function for the Parliamentary Archives, in order to enable the long-term survival and continued accessibility of Parliament’s digital records. They will lead on the monitoring, reporting, and control of risks to digital records held in Parliament’s Digital Repository. Working with digital preservation staff and related roles in the Parliamentary Archives, they will advocate digital preservation awareness, become familiar with and communicate initiatives, standards in use or under development, and the training of staff to undertake basic digital preservation tasks themselves. They will be a motivating and supportive line manager to the digital archives trainee, as well providing supervision and support to Archives colleagues engaging with digital preservation work, such as ingests.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Substantial hands-on experience of digital preservation, digital repository management or digital asset management.

  • Understanding and experience of archives and/or information management standards and practices.

  • In-depth understanding of digital preservation principles and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of relevant tools, methodologies and standards.

  • Excellent communication skills, and experience explaining complex technical topics compellingly to diverse and non-specialist audiences.


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