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Head of Sound and Vision

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £48,750 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Management
Closing Date: 01/26/2020
Date Posted: 01/10/2020
Reference: 03185

Description


                        

Full Time, Permanent,

 

The Head of Sound and Vision leads the staff of UK’s national sound archive, one of the greatest collections of sound recordings in the world. They oversee the Save our Sounds programme to save the nation’s current and future sound heritage, including the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund; and show leadership across the Library and externally across the audiovisual archives profession.

 

You will need to have substantial experience of working in a sound archive at manager level, with experience of project and programme management.

 

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 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 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.

 

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 26.6% (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 www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: 03185

 

Closing date: 26 January 2020

 

Interview date: TBC

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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.

 

 

 

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?

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Contacts
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Contact Name: Employee Services-Recruitment
Telephone: 01937 882030
Email Address: EmployeeServicesRecruitment@bl.uk

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