Archive Digital Development Lead

Job Description

Historic England have an exciting new opportunity for an Archive Digital Development Lead to join us as a key member of our Team.

If you are seeking a role where you have the opportunity to identify and implement improvements to our existing systems and to support a project which is aimed at reducing long term Cloud costs while delivering the necessary assurance around data quality, then this is the role for you.

As a member of the Historic England Archive you will ensure that the content, assets and collections in the Archive are shared in accessible, inspiring and engaging ways with a diverse range of audiences.

This is a 2-year fixed term contract.

We are flexible on location – based in one of our offices or home working. We will consider hybrid working where you are working in both the office and home.

What you will be doing:

Working in partnership with the technical teams across Historic England you will play a key role in supporting and delivering digital transformation of the archive technical infrastructure.

Critical to the success of the role will be to support a project which is aimed at reducing long term Cloud costs and providing a platform for growth while delivering the necessary assurance around data quality.

Supporting works to simplify the IT infrastructure of the Archive to deliver a more appropriate solution and help address timeliness of delivery.

You will work to connect existing and planned systems to ensure availability and usability of our assets.

In this new role you will play a key role in ensuring maximum impact, availability, and usability of our assets, through delivering and supporting improvements to existing Collections Management systems and through digital transformation of the archive technical infrastructure.

You will have the opportunity to research and report on new technologies that have the potential to improve the current solutions in terms of efficiency and service satisfaction, along with ways to measure this satisfaction.

Who we are looking for:

  • Strong IT systems experience and business exposure, particularly within an Archives or collections environment
  • Strong experience of working in cloud environments
  • Proven experience of managing and implementing Collections Management systems specifically in the collections, Archives or museums sector
  • Experience of implementing or maintaining Digital Asset Management systems specifically in the collections, Archives or museums sector
  • Excellent written communication skills, able to tailor information to audience (user, technical and management)
  • Able to effectively plan and organise projects

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognize the importance of a healthy work -life balance. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

Provisional interview date: 4th and 5th October

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