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Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 Years

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Digital Processing Team based at Boston Spa. This fixed term role is part of an exciting development within the British Library that revolutionises our approach to acquiring and saving audio content. The Save our Sounds programme addresses changes in the UK's recording industry, particularly the transition to file-based distribution and the fragmentation of sound production. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the processing and ingest of digital audio content, working closely with curators and content experts to ensure successful ingest and preservation. In addition, the post holder will be required to work with Digital Processing colleagues ingesting other forms of born digital content the British Library as acquired for its collections.

Therefore, we are looking for someone with the following essential skills;

  • Flexible, pro-active approach to work
  • Be highly competent in PC usage (e.g. file management systems, file structures - such as Windows Explorer or SharePoint)
  • Good customer focus
  • Good oral and written communication skills, both internally and externally
  • Display initiative in problem solving and in prioritising duties
  • Good organisation skills
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to meet deadlines/targets
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • Understanding of the external environment in which the BL operates

    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 www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref: 03460

    Closing date: 8 November 2020

    Interview date: 26 November 2020

    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

    In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:
    • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
    • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?

    To apply to this vacancy click the ‘apply’ button which will direct you to the British Library recruitment system. Then candidates need to apply by completing an application form on the in the British Library recruitment website
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    Boston Spa
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    Boston Spa, Wetherby LS23, UK Show on map
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