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Systems Change Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £29,000 per annum
Location: Boston Spa
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Human Resources
Closing Date: 09/01/2022
Date Posted: 05/01/2022
Reference: 03886


Part Time 21.6 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31 December 2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced System Change officer. The British Library is currently in the early stages of implementing a new HR Payroll System. This will involve significant amounts of organisational change and you will become an expert in the new system in order to redesign and roll out new processes and support staff and managers and the People Team. This role will require you to ‘hit the ground running’ and therefore an experienced HR Payroll system officer is required.  

The following essential skills are required:

• CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) or CIPD qualification or equivalent by experience
• Able to work in an organised and flexible manner, prioritising own time to complete agreed tasks to standards, in a pressured environment with conflicting demands, meeting deadlines.
• Attention to detail and numerical accuracy.
• Has an understanding of policy and procedures relating to employee lifecycle transactions such as Pay/Leave/Pension/Time Recording/Recruitment.
• Uses initiative to solve queries quickly.
• Good customer services attitude - confident and courteous communicator - face to face, on the telephone and in writing.
• Must be absolutely discreet and able to handle confidential information.
• Excellent PC skills particularly competent in Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Ability to coach, motivate and train others.


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.


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 a minimum of 20.6% (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 quoting vacancy ref: 03886


Closing date:   09 January 2022

Interview date: TBC


We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route


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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

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

  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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