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Technical Lead

Vacancy Details

Salary: £45,000 BSP - £48,750 STP per annum
Location: Boston Spa or St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Strategy, Development, Commercial
Closing Date: 26/09/2022
Date Posted: 05/09/2022
Reference: 04248


Full Time, Fixed Term until 31 March 2024

This is a high profile and exciting role where you can make a real difference to national services and local delivery. The Single Digital Presence is a major strategic programme funded by Arts Council England and being delivered by the British Library. We will develop a brand new national website to represent all public libraries across the country and what people most love about them.

You will have experience in assessing technology options and approaches, confident working with modern technologies and standards, and you will feel comfortable leading technical teams and guiding the way they work. You will have experience in creating and optimising development processes while working on an emerging, iterative product, as well as the ability to explain technical choices to non-technical team members.

As the Technical Lead, you’ll shape this exciting new service alongside a head of delivery, product manager, interaction designer, content strategist and a user researcher, as well as with strategic partners and agencies when required. It’s essential that you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team, have experience in developing digital products and services, and are enthusiastic about the prospect of influencing the future of the library sector. Public library users are among the most diverse universal service users in the UK, benefiting from free access to reading material, Wi-Fi, tech, business support, children’s activities, literacy development, health and wellbeing offers and much much more and we're passionate about their ability to change lives.

This is a fixed term post to March 2024, with the possibility of extension, subject to future funding. Further information about our work is here:

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, support flexible and hybrid working and offer 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 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 quoting vacancy ref: 04248

Closing Date:  26 September 2022

Interview Date: w/c 10 October 2022 (TBC)

We are able to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does 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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