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Legal Deposit Libraries Technical Relationship and Project Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: £45,000 BSP - £48,750 STP
Location: Boston Spa or St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Project Management
Closing Date: 10/10/2022
Date Posted: 28/09/2022
Reference: 04258


Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years


This exciting role will be based at the British Library but will provide a service to all six UK Legal Deposit Libraries (British Library; The National Library of Wales; The National Library of Scotland; Trinity College Dublin; Cambridge University Library; The Bodleian Libraries). The main purpose being to translate technical requirements, inform technical projects and build strong and open relationships between the technical departments of each of the Legal Deposit Libraries. The Legal Deposit Libraries Technical Relationship and Project Manager will also lead, or project-manage, specific legal deposit initiatives on behalf of all six Legal Deposit Libraries, be responsible for project budget and resource allocation and coordinate and undertake research to facilitate the activities related to Legal Deposit. The role will also require the holder to provide appropriate relationship management and technical communications to government and publisher stakeholders for all things relating to Legal Deposit.


The successful applicant will have experience of working in an academic or research library as a qualified librarian or in a project management role, with an understanding of electronic publishing. Educated to degree level, the candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organisation. They must demonstrate their ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences both written and verbally. Excellent planning and coordination skills with a familiarity of project structures. And an ability to work in a matrix environment and successfully deal with the stakeholders’ potentially conflicting priorities and objectives. The successful candidate will be analytical with an ability to conduct research and analysis and present their findings in a report. The candidate must be willing to travel to each Legal Deposit Library as required to build and maintain the relationships.


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 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: 04258


Closing date: 10 October 2022 

Interview date: 18-19 October 2022

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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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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