10 January 2021

Boston Spa or St Pancras

£45,000 - £48,750

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 our 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 we manage the c. 250 million records that form our 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, 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.


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