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Assistant Repository Services Specialist

Vacancy Details

Salary: BSP £23,250 - STP £26,000 per annum
Location: Boston Spa or St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Closing Date: 03/11/2021
Date Posted: 15/10/2021
Reference: 03838



Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 Months

Applications are invited for an exciting and interesting role working with the British Library’s Shared Research Repository, to support UK heritage organisations in sharing their research. The Shared Research Repository allows galleries, libraries, archives and museums in the UK to make their publications and data openly available. Currently five partners use the repository, and over the next 12 months the Assistant Repository Services Specialist will support more partners to join the platform. 

 This role forms part of the Repository Services team, which sits within our Research Infrastructure Services department. You will work alongside team colleagues to help new partner organisations joining the service to identify their research content, and use appropriate routes to create the metadata and load the content to their new repository. You will also support training and professional development of our colleagues at partner organisations, allowing transfer of ongoing responsibility for their repository administration after the on-boarding period. This is an exciting opportunity to help set up new repositories for a range of partners and support heritage organisations in making their research more discoverable.

You will have experience of working with and managing research outputs and metadata in a research repository, in support of open research principles. Proven partnership and relation management skills are also required, as well as an ability to learn how to work with new technical tools, and ultimately pass that knowledge on to your colleagues.

The British Library has a positive approach to working flexibly to accommodate the work/life balance and wellbeing of its employees by offering hybrid or remote working agreements alongside the Library’s flexible working hours scheme.

Other benefits include:

•           Employee Assistance Programme

•           Health Care Plan

•           Interest Free Season Ticket Loans

•           Cycle to Work Scheme

•           Subsidised staff restaurant.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:03838 


Closing date: 03 November 2021

Interview date: 16 November 2021


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