Digital Preservation - Project Manager

There is a vacancy for the position of Digital Preservation Project Manager in the Parliamentary Archives, on a fixed term appointment to 31 March 2012, with the possibility of extension or permanency.

The Parliamentary Archives provides a records management and archives service for Houses of Parliament, and assists compliance of the House of Lords administration with Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation. It supports the corporate aims of Parliament in the areas of effective information
management, maintenance of heritage collections, promoting public understanding of Parliament’s work, and sound corporate governance and risk management.

There is a current complement of 25 permanent staff, and a conservation team of 6 supplied and managed by the British Library. The Parliamentary Archives is part of the House of Lords’ Department of Information Services, but it is jointly funded by both Houses of Parliament. Preservation & Access is a newly-restructured team which brings together responsibility for preservation of records in all media, their cataloguing and digitisation.

In 2008 the Archives launched a Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap which encompasses all of Parliament’s digital assets which require long-term preservation. We are now in the second year of a four year project implementing the Strategy and Roadmap. Current and planned activities include defining detailed requirements, procuring systems and services, developing detailed policies and procedures, raising awareness, and embedding new processes across Parliament.

The Digital Preservation Project Manager will provide project management, business analysis and technical input on the project, supporting the Assistant Clerk of the Parliamentary Archives (Preservation & Access) who is leading this work. This post will be a major contributor to the successful implementation
of the Strategy and Roadmap. There is no staff management responsibility included in this post, but the postholder will be expected to work closely with external contractors and consultants as required.

House of Lords Pay Band B1

For further information and an informal discussion about this role, please
Chris Morrow
Elan Public Services
0161 924 3923

Syndicate content